Kylock Geek of Many Things

from Lakeville, MN

  • Activity

    • 3 years ago

      Kylock
    • 3 years ago

      Kylock
    • Nuzlocke Challenge Starter Poll

      3 years ago

      Kylock

      I have recently started streaming on Twitch and I'm planning to do a Nuzlocke Challenge stream in Pokemon LeafGreen hopefully starting next week. To randomize the starter, please vote on which one I should use (even if you don't know anything about Pokemon, please choose a random one to help with this). I'm also looking for suggestions on the starter's name. Thank you and appreciate the help.

      http://strawpoll.me/5467551

      twitch.tv/kylock46

    • 3 years ago

      Kylock
    • Adventures of the Month

      3 years ago

      Kylock

      This last month has been an incredible journey (I will be keeping it short for there is a lot more that I could go into details). I had my top surgery towards the end of July and got most of my stuff moved in to my new apartment (rooming with Newbs) before then. The surgery was a great success and I am really happy with the results (#nonipples). I had only one instance of a nurse refusing to use male pronouns, but otherwise everyone was respectful and awesome in the way they treated me. I got to go home the same day as the surgery. The first day was a struggle, I got really nauseous and had a hard time controlling it but each day got better and easier. I really don't remember much about the drive home, but I'm proud of myself for only throwing up once and this was at night in my room. I spent the first few weeks of recovery at my parents' house with my mom being my nurse (she is actually a nurse so she knew exactly what she was doing). I was placed on a restriction of no lifting, pulling, or pushing 5 pounds or more, which has been a very difficult thing to do because it makes me feel worthless. I also didn't allow myself to drive for a few weeks to allow all the anesthesia to fully leave my body and all the pain meds that I was on for a while. My car is also a manual and when the clutch gets stuck, it takes too much force than I'm allowed to move it.

      I got to attend SGDQ for the first time this year and got to meet the awesome Ray and Tina. I was so nervous that I didn't really say much to them, my shyness took over and I worried the whole time that I would make a fool out of myself. SGDQ took place a week after my surgery, but I was able to handle it because I sat and watched the speedruns while there. I'm hoping the next event is close enough for me to attend again because I had a blast!

      My next adventure was RTX and it was the first time I had attended. I went with three other friends, but really only one of them went to the convention with me the whole time. It was great catching up with my friend and talking about what we did and saw during the day when we separated from one another. It was also great running into my other RT Community friends and catching up. I didn't mind going to panels alone because then I got to see what I wanted to. Unfortunately we drove there and back (16+ hours and I got lucky that I still wasn't able to drive yet), but driving down wasn't too bad. We stayed at the Hilton, which made walking to the panels and Convention Hall very easy. I cosplayed as Mogar and had a blast doing it, I plan to do it again next year and add a few items to the bear vest (might even go shirtless since the scars will be healed a lot more). The red makeup I used I bought last minute and it rubbed off and stained easily. I attended a few panels each day and enjoyed seeing all the venues at the Convention Hall. I got to meet (in order) Kdin, Colton, Jeremy, and Matt. I was one of the lucky winners of Alpha Brain's exclusive posters and I still need to get a frame for it. I attended the Rooster Speak party, which was a lot of fun, but I got a bit overwhelmed by the amount of people there (I don't always do good in big crowds, but proud of myself for staying there until I had to leave). I had to leave the party at 11pm to get back to my hotel room and pack. Then my group left (around midnight) and we headed home. I think the drive home really messed with me and I got sick for almost two weeks. After returning from RTX, my friends helped me move the last of my stuff into my new apartment room and I have been living here ever since. So far, have no complaints and it's going well.

      My next lovely adventure came to me in the form of intense pain on my left side, which I thought was intestinal problems. Nope, it was another kidney stone trying to mask itself. I have had them a few times in the past and a large one seems to cause me problems once a year. This one ended up being 1.2cm in diameter and my new Urologist decided to zap it. So I got to have another surgery. They zapped it to break them into smaller pieces and now I get to deal with a stint tickling my bladder and causing spasms that make me feel like I always have to run to the bathroom. It was great being told from my boss at Teavana that the always having to pee sensation is what it's like to be pregnant. I've been told that kidney stone pain is comparable, and sometimes worse, than having children. So I've gotten to go through the always pee and pains of labor, but getting nothing out of it, which in my opinion sucks (not that I'd be ready for any little ones, just stupid that I have to go through this without getting something in return). It made going to the Ren Fest interesting yesterday, but luckily as long as I was moving or sitting, I was distracted enough from my bladder (another event that I got to cosplay in, went as a Kitsune Oracle).

      I have started back at Teavana last weekend and my coworkers have been awesome with my restrictions. The big tins we hold the tea in that we sell from are a little over 5 lbs so they were all kind enough to bring them to me. I tried to grab one on my own and one of my coworkers grabbed it from me and told me to knock it off. I am potentially starting back at the UofM next week and my restrictions should hopefully be lifted by then. The only thing that makes my chest/incisions hurt (not including lifting heavy object, which I don't do) is when I over stretch the muscle (reaching really far).

      It has been a busy but an amazing past few weeks. Hopefully I will continue to go on new adventures and become more active on the site (I know I keep saying this but I need to just get over my shyness and fears and just do it).

    • 3 years ago

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    • 4 years ago

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    • Surgery

      4 years ago

      Kylock

      Quick update on surgery:

      I finally had my top surgery (bilateral mastectomy) on July 20th and it couldn't come any sooner. The weeks leading up to it were agonizing and slow, my chest dysphoria at its highest. It has only been a few days of recovery and I am still more than happy with my decision. This is something that I have wanted before I understood what transgender is, and that it is something that I identify as.

      Today I got my first look at my chest bare. It is healing very well and looks great so far. I'm already feeling restless from all the sleeping and sitting I have been doing, which is why I'm glad I have plans coming up while I heal. Of course, I will be taking it easy and not overexert myself. It sucks having a weight limitation of no more than 5 pounds (lifting, pushing, pulling, etc) for the next 6-8 weeks and having to rely on others to help when I want to be independent again.

      I hope that my recovery continues to go in a positive manner.

    • 4 years ago

      Kylock
  • Comments (3)

    • Joel_K FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Welcome to our Spectacular Community!! I hope you enjoy yourself here as much as I have and feel free to add me as a Friend!!

      • Joel_K FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        No problemo! It's a great place so have some fun!

      • Kylock Geek of Many Things

        5 years ago

        Thank you for the welcome message. I look forward to becoming more involved in the community and embracing all it has to offer.

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