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JoniSteph

I am 70 year old MtF Transgender awaiting my appointment for HRT on the 18th of December.  I am learning all I can about my new self to be and information on questions to ask.

Am so glad to meet all of you and have been lurking for months and loving all of you dearly.

With Love

JoniSteph

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Charlize

Welcome dear.  Glad you've joined us here.

 Many here, including myself, got a bit of a late start.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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NB Adult

Welcome Joni, wish many more would come out of the woods and join us around the campfire here!

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Susan R

Hello @JoniSteph Welcome to the family and good luck to you on your upcoming HRT appointment.  If there's ever a place to learn about your "new self to be", it's right here.  Everyone on TP is a different flavor but we all are hoping for some of the same things you are...peace with ourselves, our mind, and our body.

 

My Best,

Susan R🌷

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JoniSteph

A BIG Canadian HUG to you ladies for the warmest of welcomes. I am sure I shall learn a lots and be as nervous as everyone else has been plus a whole lot more. I break down at least 3/4 times a day over the least little thing. Be it my voice, my thick white facial hair, or my self doubts. I am know what i want though, so i keep that in mind on my journey of 40+ year adventure of life.

 

HUGS and love to All

JoniSteph

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TammyAnne

Hi JoniSteph, it just so happens I'm younger than you - by a year!

White facial hair, etc. comes with the turf. Glad you decided to step out of the forest!

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Carolyn Marie

Welcome to Trans Pulse, JoniSteph.  I hope that you find all the answers you need and all the encouragement you desire in these forums and among our terrific members.

 

HUGS

 

Carolyn Marie

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SaraAW

Welcome to to the forums from a fellow Canadian. There are so many wonderful people here, you’ve made a good choice in joining the conversation. 
 

*hugs*

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Timber Wolf

Hi JoniSteph,

Welcome to Transpulse. I'm glad you're here!

 

Lots of love and a big welcome hug, 

Timber Wolf 🐾

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JoniSteph

Thanks all for a warm welcome. Glad to be here. I still do a lot of lurking in the shadows and learning all I can.

 

Hugs and Love

JoniSteph

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