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11-06-2018, 05:38 PM
RE: So I am transitioning
(11-06-2018 11:53 AM)kim Wrote:  You should inquire at the hospital if they are hiring since, they appear to be clearly understaffed in their processing departments. Dodgy

In this case I am pretty sure that I have been "forgotten" on purpose. The psychiatrist was a complete asshole. And he told me, and I quote: "It will take very long" and when I left, he did not say "good bye" or something normal, his parting words were "We won't see each other again".
He was an asshole throughout the whole session and very clear about the fact that he did not want to work with me and that nobody would want to deal with me.
So yea... there goes him taking "very long" by simply not doing his job at all.

I am glad that my GP is happy to help me though.
And as mentioned, I am also going to call the private one after sleeping to check what nr on the waiting list I am and so on. I will be getting my stupid letter somehow.

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11-06-2018, 08:41 PM
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(06-06-2018 12:47 PM)Leerob Wrote:  So today I called my GP again to check if my letter arrived and of course it has not. So I asked for an appointment which I have next week on Monday morning. I will ask if they can help me as calling the hospital myself didn't actually help. So wish me luck.

On other news I bought a new binder and my first packer. I like the new binder a lot, it fits very well. And the packer. Fuck I love the thing.
Now if you don't know what a packer is. It's a phallus shaped prosthesis to alleviate bottom dysphoria. You put it in a pouch or harness or packer underwear so it stays in place and it gives you a bulge. And it may sound weird, but it's actually very nice to have it on. And quite honestly, those guys born with a penis, I don't think you know to appreciate that you have that there. It's so wonderful to reach down and feel a bulge there. And my packer actually feels very real in that too and takes body temperature easily due to the material. Of course it is still different from one that is actually... well a body part. But this packer comes pretty damn close. Loving it! Feeling very good about myself with it on. Though for now only wearing it at home lol.
cool. the perfect segue to an old, bad Norwegian joke .......
Oly and Olga wanted to get marrried, and at the time in Minnesota they needed to see a doctor prior to getting a marriage certificate.
Now Olga, she stood about 6'2" and 200 pounds of muscle. Oly was this little guy about 5'2" and 120 at best.
The doctor was quite impressed with Olga, " why young lady," he said, "you could play for the Green Bay Packers"
She blushed and said " Oh no, I just vant to play with Oly's packer"

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11-07-2018, 02:26 PM
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Maybe it's time for an update and trans stuff....

Nothing has been moving so that is why I didn't give any updates.

But the last few weeks things were going on so that now I can give some news.

1. Letter from the psychiatrist:
As the letter still had not arrived after waiting for 5 months, I asked my GP if he can help me there. Because when I called the hospital to ask, nobody picked up the phone and nobody called back either. So my GP wrote a letter requesting the diagnose from the psychiatrist. This was a month ago and of course the letter has still not arrived.

2. Testosterone:
As nothing is moving whatsoever and getting a bridging prescription without a diagnose isn't possible, I started looking for options.
I did find a distributor for Testosterone, I found out how much I need and how to administer it correctly. So I have decided to wait until September (one full year of waiting is then over) and if nothing has moved until then, I will be ordering Testosterone and begin my hormone treatment.
And yes, I know the risk that is involved but honestly there aren't any other options. I keep getting lost in the system for some reason but I need to transition. Without transition, it's not worth going on. So yea.

3. I have contacted a private gender clinic in the UK
This gender clinic is expensive as fuck and the Dr that I got in touch with specifically is really expensive as well but he has a great reputation and is a specialist PLUS he is in a position to give me a bridging prescription as well. I just wrote an initial message and a few days later received an answer to provide more details in case I am still interested in an appointment with him. So today I sent the details.
The automatic reply explained that I should get an answer within 15 working days. If no answer comes within this time frame, he thinks he can't help me and wishes me luck in the future. So now I am really hoping he wants to work with me. The waiting list with this clinic is about 2 or 3 months and they know what they are doing. So yea...

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10-08-2018, 05:00 PM
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After long long.

First of all, there has not been an answer from the Dr in the UK. So I suppose he won't take me on.

And then, as I was at my GP today anyway for the lungs, I also asked about my letter from the Psychiatrist.
It has finally arrived and here is the video I made because of that.




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10-08-2018, 06:06 PM
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(10-08-2018 05:00 PM)Leerob Wrote:  After long long...

Thanks for taking the time to read the letter for us Rob. I find it hard to believe that there are so many inconsistencies and blatant errors in his diagnosis/assessment report. To me it almost indicates that he had virtually no in-depth understanding of your situation, nor did he seem personally interested enough to do any real research. A lot of his phrasing was purely textbook stuff too; lightweight fluff. (Sorry if that all sounds a bit muddled.)

I'm also pissed off, on your behalf, that you're encountering so many needless hurdles throughout this scenario. But I'm also glad that you're hanging in there mate, despite all this fucking around by idiots in the medical (so-called!) profession.

The other thing was that he repeatedly referred to you as "she", which I thought was extremely ignorant of him, and demeaning for you—it would've been better under the circumstances to call you by your chosen first name, rather than indirectly reinforcing the notion of your former sex. It also suggests that he's not really acknowledging, or accepting of your needs, psychologically or physically, at any level. It was almost as though he was talking about a different person.

Anyway Rob, my thoughts are with you mate. Take care.

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11-08-2018, 07:33 PM
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Ok I inquired with a local clinic for aesthetic surgeries if they also offer top surgery for transgender people. Let's see how that goes.

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12-08-2018, 09:52 AM
RE: So I am transitioning
(10-08-2018 05:00 PM)Leerob Wrote:  After long long.

First of all, there has not been an answer from the Dr in the UK. So I suppose he won't take me on.

And then, as I was at my GP today anyway for the lungs, I also asked about my letter from the Psychiatrist.
It has finally arrived and here is the video I made because of that.




I'm so sorry you had to deal with a jerk like that. I can hear the sadness and frustration in your voice and see it in your face--I wish I could give you a big hug UndecidedHug
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12-08-2018, 01:05 PM
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I think tomorrow I will call the specialist, where I am on the waiting list, and ask how far I am now.

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13-08-2018, 03:13 PM
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This letter was really such a blow in the face.
I just tried to make a vlog video to follow up on the last one. But I just keep stuttering and zoning out.
I am not dealing well with this. I was sure the diagnosis would be on there properly so it can be used.
At the moment I don't know how much longer I can wait. A lot of trans people say "it seems long now but in the end it will be worth it" and I believe it or I want to. But such a blow is hard to stomach.
I don't know if I wanna go and order hormones on the internet. I know how much and frequent it is needed and I know how to administer them. But as far as I can tell, there aren't sources in the country and getting stuff into the country is pretty difficult. Please don't tell me to think about the risks etc. I know about the risks.
And the problem is I can't even really talk about this stuff because my mind just keeps going blank and I start stuttering so much.

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13-08-2018, 03:36 PM
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(13-08-2018 03:13 PM)Leerob Wrote:  This letter was really such a blow in the face.
I just tried to make a vlog video to follow up on the last one. But I just keep stuttering and zoning out.
I am not dealing well with this. I was sure the diagnosis would be on there properly so it can be used.
At the moment I don't know how much longer I can wait. A lot of trans people say "it seems long now but in the end it will be worth it" and I believe it or I want to. But such a blow is hard to stomach.
I don't know if I wanna go and order hormones on the internet. I know how much and frequent it is needed and I know how to administer them. But as far as I can tell, there aren't sources in the country and getting stuff into the country is pretty difficult. Please don't tell me to think about the risks etc. I know about the risks.
And the problem is I can't even really talk about this stuff because my mind just keeps going blank and I start stuttering so much.

I'm sorry the British doctor won't help you I don't know the circumstances of the rejection as I have data restrictions to my phone, I do know as an ex British nurse who has worked in the public and private sector that British doctors are not at all keen on taking on patients from north America due to the frequently highly litigious nature of those clients should things go wrong, this may and probably doesn't have anything to do with your case idk but I thought I would mention it just incase it helps provide an understanding of any possible reason why you were rejected. Hug
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