Third Trip to Sloan Is A Charm

Only a few dozen close friends have received this, so try and keep it confidential. (Sh, Sam Garcia!) 

Wow, it’s really great to have friends with a great sense of humor and thank God I still have mine!

All the best,

Samantha (aka Joe D)

© JoAnne Kalish

Just so there are no surprises, he has apparently undergone sex re-assignment surgery, and successfully as you can see him in this photo he sent, walking around in what apparently is his first simple shift/dress…! 

(Perhaps this is part of the psychological process I know these patients also undergo…?)

I’m sure you have questions, but unfortunately I can’t answer them. You now know what I know.

For example, I really can’t say if he’ll switch to ‘Josephine’, although logic might support that guess.

And no I don’t know how long he’ll be in the hospital. (Again, logic tells us cutting things off is probably easier to recover from than adding things on.)

I know some of you will find this difficult to adapt to, but I’m sure as soon as he…, errr…, I mean as soon as SHE begins to shave you’ll probably find this easier to accept.

So let’s try and be welcoming when SHE gets back out in the civilian population.

I think I’m going to get her a subscription to VOGUE.

She definitely needs more clothing ‘style’ to pull this off.

And makeup.

Oh god…and support hose…

© JoAnne Kalish

Frankly, between the berets and the pedicures I suppose we should have all seen this coming…


P.S. He left out my earring and my purse!