Evan Semon (Metropolitan State College of Denver)
Before & After
Caption withheld at request of photographer.
Reflection On Her Marriage
Dana (left) supports herself against the bed post in her and her husbands suite at the Tarabino Inn bed and breakfast in Trinidad, Colo., as her husband who has been living as a woman for a year finishes getting ready in the mirror. In less than twenty-four hours Dana's husband who now goes by Lynne will have an operation that will forever change him into a woman. Dana struggles with mixed emotions of support for her husband of eleven years and feelings of rejection as a heterosexual married couple.
Dana gets mad
Mood swings are heavy for Dana who's husband of eleven years and has been living for the last year as a woman will under go a surgury that will forever change him into a woman.
Good by to her husband
This is where Lynne gets what Lynne wants and this is where I lose the rest of what I though I had,' Dana (right),41, would remark as her spouse is taken off to sex change surgery in the early morning Monday June 14, 2004 at Trinidad's Mt. San Rafael Hospital. Dana would return to an empty hospital room as her husband, who has changed his name from David to Lynne makes the final step in his transition to womanhood, sex change surgery.
Lynne lies heavily sedated while Dr. Marci Bowers starts the beginning of the sex change operation by removing first the left testicle. By the conclusion of the operation Dr. Bowers will have concluded the creation of an adequate vaginal pouch, a sensate and hooded clitoris, and a feminine vulva with delicate labia. Lynne paid $500 to reserve a surgery date, with the total surgery cost being $12,000.
In the Operating Room
Dr. Marcy Bowers removes the left testicle of David to continue the surgury that transformed David forever to a woman.
Death of a husband?
Dana rest her head, between sobs, on an empty hospital bead where the night before her husband slept. She waits through the four hours of surgery that will result in her husband of 11 years being forever changed into a woman.
Dana steps outside the hospital and shouts at her therapist over the phone having reached the height of her frustration while her husband of 11 years undergoes sex change surgury that will turn him into a woman.
'This is where Lynne gets what Lynne wants and this is where I lose the rest of what I though I had,' Dana (right), would remark as her spouse Lynne (left) comes out of the operating room after going through sex change surgery in the early morning Monday June 14, 2004 at Trinidad's Mt. San Rafael Hospital.
Lynne puts out her set of stints or medical grade dildos used to maintain and extend vaginal depth after a male to female sex change operation.After suitable wound healing, sexual activity is a natural way to establish the permanency of the result.
Lynne has had no problem reemerging herself into the public just six weeks after making the change from a male to a female getting a sex change operation in Trinidad, Colo. Lynne seen here at Best Buy electronics store picking out a remote control for her home entertainment center has no question that it was the right decision to make.
New Pumps for Lynne
Dana (left) and Lynne take a look at an order they both received in the mail from New Port News. Lynne takes a look at a new set of Pumps and Dana brags about the amount of sequence on her new bathing suit. The two now shop together online at www.newportnews.com.
Trying to Deal
Six weeks after undergoing the surgery that changed Lynne (left) to a woman, her spouse of 11 years, Dana (right) tries to keep as natural a relationship as she can. The two still frequent their favorite dining spots in Albuquerque, The Flying Star Cafe.
Learning to Deal
Dana lies on her side of the bed she shares with her husband of 11 years Lynne, in their Albuquerque, NM., home. Lynne (right) who just six weeks earlier underwent sex change surgery changing from a male to a female is fully confident that her decision was the right one to make.