Wardle explains how he fell into a deep, fully understandable depression during his teenage years: “I thought I was going to end up dying from all the drugs. I just didn’t even care.” He was tired of lying and tired of feeling embarrassed about his body. Even as an adult, Wardle would prefer to find his girlfriends online, so he could hide the truth as long as possible. His current girlfriend, known only as “Fedra,” didn’t know his secret until after they cohabitated. Surprisingly, she stuck with him even after her grand awakening.
Very soon, Wardle will undergo a series of four surgeries that doctors say will leave him with a fully functioning penis. [Editorial note: This procedure is called a Radial Forearm Flap Phalloplasty.] How exactly will it work? “They told me they could build a penis out of my arm.” Doctors believe they can build Wardle a penis from the muscle and skin in his arm, which they will graft together “to create a fully functioning penis.”
Wardle hopes the doctors are correct. If things don’t go as planned, Wardle says, “I’m at the age where I really don’t care. Since I hit 40, I don’t care what people think or do.” Betcha his girlfriend has her fingers crossed though
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