Transgender woman known as Tiamat Dragon Lady spends thousands to turn herself into a dragon

An HIV diagnosis changed everything for Richard Hernandez, who has since become Eva Tiamat Medusa, the Tiamat Dragon Lady. 

In 1997, Hernandez was working as the vice president at an American bank when she received the grim diagnosis. However, the Texas native was "determined not to die a human," according to The Daily Mail.

Eva believes that after being abandoned by her parents at the age of 5, she was a born-again diamondback snake. It's called trans-speciesism.

"I have two mothers: One is my original birth mother and my second birth is to my reptilian parents, which are the rattlesnakes," she explained. 

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Today was the most interesting day. Unlike the experience I had last time I went out and got on the bus, today's bus ride to my surgeon's office was very pleasant everybody was smiling and some people asked questions when I smiled and I made them feel comfortable and unintimidated. On the streets, and waiting for the bus at the bus stops, I got so many thumbs ups, people taking pictures, people stopping in the middle of the street to take video of me while I flick my tongue at them. Everybody giving me the thumbs up nobody was rude to me at all. I did legitimately scare a couple of people which was kind of funny and that in itself made my day. We went over the CAT scan results from yesterday and much to his surprise and to mine too the the report he got back from the reading said that there were no signs of any hernia so it's really crazy because there are visible signs, I have two, they are large, and I am in pain. The doctor said "well I can see them so I know they're there" so he what he's going to do is go to the hospital cuz it's in another part of town and do the reading himself on the reports. He says because he knows exactly where to look and what he's looking for he'll be able to do a more accurate reading and he's going to call me tomorrow afternoon and we will discuss and set the date for the surgery.
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Yesterday, I had my psychiatric appointment it was the first for 2018 and it went really well. My doctor didn't seem to surprise when I mention to her that I see things that most people don't see and that I feel like I live in I live in a double reality. My anxiety has that been going through the roof and my depression has been getting the best of me too so we upped my medication both my Seroquel and my Pristiq so hopefully in the change will help me as I go forward. Another note, I have until the 16th which is the end of next week to finish going to go in through my post-op healing or recovery time so I will be getting back to my normal duties a little bit at a time, but, until then it's continued bed rest cuddled up with the puppies and getting up and doing a little bit of work on my computer when I can when I have the energy to do it. Sending everybody my love from Oblivion.
I'm at my surgeon's office doing a post-op follow-up to see how things are going and he's going to check out see what's going on with the my continued bleeding.
Well it didn't take too long for the year to get going for someone to go be going after me and my Facebook has account has been shut down again by Facebook so I am officially done with Facebook. I deleted the application and all the pages off of my phone I will never go back to Facebook. I will do all my work here on Instagram and on YouTube Twitter and other platforms and I will be on Kik really soon too. This means my transformation and all the work I do 4 Mod World. Including Modify II, will be primarily done here on Instagram and on the website that we are in the process of the building. Haters can keep on hating and as far as I'm concerned ain't nothing going to break my stride I got to keep moving forward and onward. Thank you for to everyone who is following me here on Instagram. Sending my love to everyone from Oblivion.
The end of June will be here before I know it so I am already getting the wheels turning and making plans to go west and move to California after my lease is up here this summer. There is a certain special man in California whom I've been talking to since late 2014. We were going to finally meet in person when I was in Los Angeles last time October but something came up and we weren't able to, so I'm really looking forward to getting to meet him in person and see where things go with us. Because I decided to leave Texas, I did not pursue anything with Jose here in Houston because I don't want to start something and then leave and I don't want to have a long distance relationship with anyone. I just decided it was best for me not to start anything with Jose, but we will be friends. Get ready California, here comes the Serpent Dragon, flicking its tongue and shaking its rattle.
My dear friend and also my body modification artist, #emiliobodymodificator Emilio Gonzalez from Venezuela. <3 #tiamat #dragon #dragonlady #transspecies #transgender #metamorphosis
Draconian greetings to everyone. #dragonlady #tiamat #medusa #transgender #transsexual #transspecies
56 years ago on this very day on the first Wednesday of the year I was born. I can't help but to think think or wonder if my mother knew deep in her heart that she was giving birth to a dragon. #tiamatdragonlady #evamedusa #transspecies #oblivion #metamorphosis #bodymodification
Since my Facebook profile was reported and deactivated again I'm done with Facebook I'm simply adding all my Facebook friends to Instagram and here no one can report my profile is fake... haters kiss my Royal rattle! #tiamatdragonlady #evamedusa #metamorphosis #transgender #transspecies
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Since then, she's undergone many surgeries to transform her into a dragon, including cutting off her ears and reshaping her nose. Eva had her tongue split in two, orthodontic surgery, 8 horn-like features attached to her head and tattooed scales on her body, including her face. 

“As much awesomeness and goodness there is in humans, compared to other species they are the most destructive and hateful. I decided at that time, that it was time for a change in my life, so I wanted to look like something that wasn’t human," she explained, according to The Sun

She's even had the whites of her eyes dyed green to match those scales, which she calls her "Medusa green eyes of death." It's estimated that her surgeries have totaled in more than $60,000, and she has plans for more procedures.  

Eva said, "I would like for there to be an open dialogue about the world of body modification and understand what it was like to live as a gay-man for 53-years and now as a transsexual woman."  

You can follow more of her reptilian adventures on her Instagram

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