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    • ChickenLittle
      I looked through the playlist and he has one a ways down specifically about HRT! Hopefully it's helpful.
    • Tommyftm
      Hi, my name is Tommy. I was born female but 2 months ago I decided to transition to male. I chose to transition without treatment and in a more natural way.
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      He sees me as a grandson and granddaughter.Plus he inspired me to enlist in the military,he saw I was going to the road to no where hanging around people I should never hanged  around.He is a veteran,served in the Army during WW2.Was proud of me when I enlisted in the Marines 21 years ago serving 10 years
    • Sydneyblue
      I dont feel im conflicted about my gender. I think im just scared to show people who i am. I dont have a very good therapist who is trying to see what kind of surgeries i can get with the current insurance that i have. I always wanted to be a girl thats never going to change no matter how much i lie to myself.
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      The secret is out, at least to my friend! I could not dwell anymore on it.  I described my struggle to fit in. And suddenly I wrote the words. Whatever the response is I feel free!!  It really feels like the journey has begun, a new adventure even if it is hard. Maybe there is still a chance that Anna can be freed from her closet for real! At least I’ve told someone for the very first time   I am happy to be Anna.
    • Abigail3051
      Thank you! Ill be sure to watch this and see if it will help
    • ChickenLittle
      I think many parents worry about the safety of HRT and other transition-related medical stuff. I don't have any HRT-related links right now, but there's a YouTuber named Chase Ross who made a series called Trans 101 that's good for sharing with family and friends who may not know much about trans issues. Here's the link to the video playlist:   
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      So about a week ago I got a call from my insurance saying I was "approved" for surgery (which is good I'm assuming?) I have no idea how much they are covering, and they said they would send me a letter in the mail. Does anyone know what I should do at this point? I don't know if I should wait for the letter before calling the surgeon and scheduling. I know my insurance is not the best (United Healthcare), but I want to get this done ASAP. I guess I am just curious as to what other people had to go through with their insurance in order to get top surgery. If you have UHC and got top surgery covered any advice would be awesome! I am very nervous about all of this!
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      Hello All:   So I just want to ask and see if anyone might have any suggestions on body changes on hormones.  So I have been on hormones for 6 month where I was first on patches and then recently switched to injections and have been on injections for 8 weeks.  Right now my dysphoria has really been getting to me when I look in the mirror when I am male and I really hate it and wish that my body would just some how go fast on hormones.  I am following my Endocrongolist and doing my proscribe dose of hormones and when to take my hormones, but it is just really bothering me seeing me still as male.  I really want to be my identity that I identify as, but at the same time I am really trying to learn patience and just sit back and enjoy the ride.   Wanting to know if anyone else has felt the same way or know of ways to combat this feeling of hate looking at myself as male and just wanting my body to speed things up on hormones.   Look forward to hear back   Amy
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      I don't really know how well shes taking it anymore, she seems to mostly be trying to avoid the topic. I also found out that she has a problem with the idea of HRT, she's worried that its dangerous and I might end up with a tumor or something. I don't thing she understands it at all V_V
      Does anyone have a good link I can give her to re-assure her its perfectly safe to give to her when  I'm ready to start taking that step?
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      Wow! I look forward to the journey. Even if it is a hard one.  The wholeness of it all is my ultimate focus. Thanks Jani for your wonderful words about the journey!
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      Welcome Abby!! Congrats on coming out to your mom, even if it didn't go perfectly (it rarely does). Give her time. My wife had the same reaction. At first she was like "oh, that's it?" And she was super supportive the rest of that day. I think it's mostly the shock factor taking over. The next day she really had a hard time. Crying a ton. Not really understanding. But after a few days, I could tell that she was making peace with it. And now, almost two years later, we are happier than ever. Just don't lose faith that things can still work out. Take care!!!
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      I'm sorry she's having a harder time than you originally thought. When I first told my mom, she was so sweet and accepting but as the days went on I think she got more and more scared. After some time and some awkward/difficult conversations she's feeling much better. She can see how much happier I am since I began my transition and I think that's what really helped. I hope your mom is able to find some support and that she soon realizes that this is a positive change in your life. Don't give up hope!
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      I agree with you completely about the cost if I decide to go for it, Jani.  Not an area where you you want to compromise.

      My real issue now is trying to judge the degree to which FFS will contribute to increased happiness and if that's worth the cost and the risks. I'm pretty sure I know what I want to do, but I need to be certain.

      Julie
    • Jani
      When we transition it is the whole body and mind.  A holistic approach as it were.  Focusing on one aspect is planning for an unsuccessful and unhappy transition.   As Vicky notes, generally speaking our sexuality does not change although sometime we have hidden or buried it so deep so not to be seen.  Once we are open and honest we see our true selves in totality.     Jani
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