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Just now, Charlize said:

Funny how the itching persisted.

First, Thanks you!! I had itching, but for me that was from the healing, hair from growing back, and moisture from the surgery, Baby powder worked wonders for me. 

Oh the new freedom is a dream come true. It helps me everyday. Thanks, I still have to wait a month for my 6 month. I’m going to check with my doctor to see if I can get it a week before my appointment, so it will be Ready to go over during the Appointment.

 

==Hugs==

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lauraincolumbia

Ellora,

You are a great saleswoman for orchie.  You've made me want to get one, and I'm not even on lady meds yet.

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Just now, Kirsten said:

And I have been told keeping all that stuff makes the surgery easier. (Think that depends on the surgeon) 

Thank you!! Everyone that I have spoken to says that the full bottom surgery is easier if the Orchie has already been done. One big thing is the healing is faster if it’s been done already. I just had to tell my surgeon that I planned on having the rest of my bottom surgery done on a later date, so they leave enough skin for the lady area. Maybe you should get a second opinion? Plus no more T ! Which means no more spiro, no T to interfere with the E and progesterone! Knowing those things are gone is the best.

Thanks again! 

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Just now, lauraincolumbia said:

Ellora,

You are a great saleswoman for orchie.  You've made me want to get one, and I'm not even on lady meds yet.

Awww, thanks! Seriously tho! You should look into getting one, at least continue to do the research if you’re planning to do the Lady Meds. Spiro is bad for the body, so having it done would help in so many ways. It’s out patient surgery, and I went home after I could walk to the bathroom and urinated, which I did as soon as I woke up after I woke up in recovery. Allow yourself a couple of days relaxing and frozen peas. I actually drove my car about 24-48hrs later. No heavy lifting for several weeks.

There are so many benefits! 

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Just now, Ellora said:

Thank you!! Everyone that I have spoken to says that the full bottom surgery is easier if the Orchie has already been done. One big thing is the healing is faster if it’s been done already. I just had to tell my surgeon that I planned on having the rest of my bottom surgery done on a later date, so they leave enough skin for the lady area. Maybe you should get a second opinion? Plus no more T ! Which means no more spiro, no T to interfere with the E and progesterone! Knowing those things are gone is the best.

Thanks again! 

Yeah my surgeon told me to hold off if I could. The extra skin staying stretched makes the creation of the “parts” easier. Less chance of needing to get tissue from somewhere else. I want my full 7” and labia with no issues. I think if it was close to the surgery and I could have my gcs surgeon do the procedure I’d think of it, but not going to Az for an orchie. Lol.

Idk how it would mean longer healing because the orchie is such an easy surgery, but maybe. Idk. I think it’s the first step in the gcs surgery actually as well. 

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Kirsten

Okay so apparently they can do an orchiectomy from above too!! This leaves no scar tissue below allowing all of that tissue to be used for future surgeries. I may be making calls soon!! 

Ellora thanks for posting this today. You are now possibly the vehicle that got me to this stop! 😜

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Alex C

you really have convince. I will see my doc 2mor and see what my next step is Ty

 

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51 minutes ago, Kirsten said:

Okay so apparently they can do an orchiectomy from above too!! This leaves no scar tissue below allowing all of that tissue to be used for future surgeries. I may be making calls soon!! 

Ellora thanks for posting this today. You are now possibly the vehicle that got me to this stop! 😜

Yay! Very Happy to help you with your Journey! 

I dont know how much of the tissue is scarred, but I dont think its too much. They pretty much left enough/ a lot for them to work with in the future, But I am glad that you received info that will help what you want =)!

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15 minutes ago, Alex C said:

you really have convince. I will see my doc 2mor and see what my next step is Ty

 

Yay again! Always good to find out all of your options, and I am Happy to have helped you! I hope you have a great visit tomorrow!  

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Alex C

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Ellora

Today was my 6 month visit! Very Happy , great visit! My Doctor Upped my Estradiol from xmg to xmg!! This makes me veeeery happy! In two months i will do another E test, and hopefully I can get good test results. Im not looking for anything drastic, just improvement. Im am happy about the changes physically and mentally, so it will be good news anyway im sure. 

My Doctor made a referral for a voice therapist, so i will be calling them soon, it wont hurt to check that out. 

I just took an extra lady med Squuueeeeeeee!

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No dosages allowed

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Janae

Soooo happy for you Ellora!

 

Hugs

 

Janae ❤️

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Alex C

you rock GF. Much lv and hugs

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SaraAW

Great news Ellora!  Happy to hear things are heading in a good direction. 

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Cyndee

That's fantastic news Ellora, congrats on the meds and being you

 

Enjoy

 

Cyndee -

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Ellora
16 hours ago, Janae said:

Soooo happy for you Ellora!

 

Hugs

 

Janae ❤️

Thank youuuuu!

 

=HUGS=

 

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15 hours ago, Alex C said:

you rock GF. Much lv and hugs

Thank you!! 🤸‍♀️!   💜  👯‍♀️!!!

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8 hours ago, SaraAW said:

Great news Ellora!  Happy to hear things are heading in a good direction. 

I had forgotten we were going to discuss upping my lady meds, and she brought it up as a question, and if i remembered  we were talking about it. She asked me if I still wanted to up my meds, and I smiled and said YES! I am going to be happy no matter the dosage, cause im super happy Im on it period. So to double the dosage, is great! Im super interested to see how my body reacts. Plus in two months we will do another reading, so thats exciting. 

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7 hours ago, Cyndee said:

That's fantastic news Ellora, congrats on the meds and being you

 

Enjoy

 

Cyndee -

Thank you! Thank you again and Again! You are so kind! I am sooo happy about upping my meds, it feels good, big and small, it all feels good.

 

Thanks!

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Alex C

you're Kicking Ass.

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On 9/12/2019 at 1:16 AM, Alex C said:

you're Kicking Ass.

Thank you Thank you! You’re kicking ass too!! We are All kicking ass! Just look at us all, standing up for ourselves and others, researching, getting  therapy, going to doctors and getting the information, medication, surgeries, and anything that can help our journeys. No matter how small or big, we are all kicking ass! 

 

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Alex C

Amen sister

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