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Shay

today is the day...1st HRT consult...all smiles

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Shay

in about 2 hour, 37 minutes (but who is counting) i have my first professional hrt consult. I self hrt'ed a few years ago (bad idea). 

I am ready and excited....

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Charlize

It sounds like you aren't excited at all.  I'm sure as i see it is several meetings since your post that the calmness is growing.  Thank you for reminding me of the excitement i felt some time ago.  I had just filled my prescription as a major hurricane approached.  The fact that i had that medication made the storm and the damage it caused bearable.

 

Enjoy!

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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KayC

Looking forward to hearing how it goes, Shay.  Good luck❣️

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Shay

thank you and even a hurricane won't stop me from making this teleconference - I'm signed in 1-1/2 hours early to make sure I could figure out this zoom thing and mychart.... hope I got it right...☺️

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Kaltia_Atlas

I have my first in office consult today too! Leaving at 2:30 to be there before 4. My wife and I will probably sit in the parking lit for half an hour... But it will be worth it. 

 

It might still be a while before I actually start HRT, but I'm at least getting information for moving forward! Can't wait I'm so excited!!

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Shay

I can totally understand and I can't say enough about your wife supporting you. 

 

I had my blood tests last week but my HRT NP needed a couple additional tests - so I jumped in my car and had the blood drawn today. I'm not crazy about needles but that should tell you how much this means to me.

 

Good Luck to you Kaltia - I'll be thinking on you (actually you are there right now). 

 

Please let us know how things go,

 

Shay

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Dinaki

Bonne chance chère Shay

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Shay

Thank you for the "Good Luck" message - I appreciate it so much....

Shay (all smiles)

 

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Kaltia_Atlas

So the appointment went AMAZING!!! I swear, Becca even started getting a little excited and really interested in everything! We learned so much and the Dr has such an amazing personality! We love her!!! And she was straight forward with everything! 

After the appointment, Becca and I talked and made a deal. When we have conceived another child, and have our own house, I can start HRT. Between now and then, I can work on electrolysis, and work on vocal training.... So excited!!!

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Kaltia_Atlas

Shay... I'm sorry if I seem like I took over your thread! How did everything go for you?!?!

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Shay

everything went fine for me. i start hrt next week. i,am so glad your wife is supportive and having another child bedore turning off the sperm is a wonderful idea. i think it,sounds much better then,freezing it. both of your,decisions together are wise and be extremely happy she is with you in this journey. You are a very lucky woman.

Shay

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KayC

@Kaltia_Atlas and @Shay  Happy it went so well for both of you❣️

 

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Susan R

Congratulations @Shay & @Kaltia_Atlas . I know that you’re both very happy right about now. The thought of taking that very first dose is still as fresh in my mind as it was back then. I’m sure you‘ll both will have this memory for the rest of your life. Another huge milestone soon to be completed for the both of you ladies.

 

Best of luck on your next adventure!

Susan R🌷

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Kaltia_Atlas

❤️ I love all of you! Thank you so much for the support! @Shay so happy for you and proud of you! This was a very good day for both of us indeed!

 

Have a good night ladies!

 

Hugz ❤️

Kali

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Carrie

Hi Kaltia

I am so happy for you. We all are here to support each other that is why it is so wonderful here.

Hugs 💖

Carrie

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