hello from michael joe, a 58 year old transman who began his transition 27 years ago and had my “lower surgery” about 15 years ago. it was an awesome feeling finally assuming the complete resemblance of a male. i belief that we can never be a “real man” no matter how many procedures we have. we can only be a reasonable faxcimile. but find myself proud to be what i am…a transgendered man and not a “real man”. i was born a transman and i will die the same. i feel fortunate having the experiences of this life.