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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2017, 09:02:50 pm »
Today was my first self administered dose of Estradiol tomorrow will be my first Spironolactone dose as well.

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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2017, 01:13:20 pm »
I think I got checked out by a creepy man.  He walked towards me while I was at work.  He looked about 80.  He stared at me; and looked me up and down.  I figured I must be in his way, so I moved.  He turned to leave, did a double-take back at me, leaned in and read the male name on my shirt.  He immediately left without another word.  Now I can only imagine the day when something like that is more annoying than exciting! 


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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2017, 02:00:48 pm »
I had my first blood test with gender dysphoria written in the comments section.

Mine say something like "hormonal imbalance."
Yeah, too much testosterone and not enough estrogen.  ;)

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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2017, 02:24:08 pm »
Amanda, for the first time you gave an 80 year old dude something new in his life to complain about!  (It's his problem, not yours.  If he can't handle people that aren't just like him, he probably shouldn't leave the house, because the whole wide world is different.)


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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2017, 04:54:59 pm »
Well I'll start with the good, went to my first endocrinologist appointment, took my first Estrace, Spironolactone, and finsinrade pills today.

My wife and I had our worst fight in years this morning. For the first time she decided to stay at her moms. We've been in a rough place for a while again. We had talked about spending some time apart before. Well she said maybe we should spend some time apart before. I hope we can both cool off and come back together. God I'm not sure this time though.  :'(
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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2017, 05:44:08 pm »
I just got my new birth certificate yesterday, with my correct name and gender. 


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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2017, 04:04:41 pm »
Today for the first I after my makeup tutorial at Ulta I did my makeup and took pictures.Did I do ok?

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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2017, 04:41:46 pm »
Today for the first I after my makeup tutorial at Ulta I did my makeup and took pictures.Did I do ok?

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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2017, 04:44:42 pm »
Today for the first I after my makeup tutorial at Ulta I did my makeup and took pictures.Did I do ok?

You did just fine.  That looks really good, like a polished everyday look.  Nice choices!
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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2017, 05:39:28 pm »
Thank you Angela & Michelle. It only took about 30 minutes..surprised myself.

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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2017, 08:46:44 am »
There is a local LGBTQ group in my small town.  I went last night for the first time.  Myself and 4 others plus a licensed therapist and an intern.

Not the experience I intend to frequent since I was the only "T".  Nice people, but not what I had expected.
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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2017, 01:06:24 pm »
This isn't so much about taking big steps, but yesterday for the first time, I saw her looking back at me when I took a glimpse in the mirror. I've seen the real me before when presenting totally female, wig, makeup & the like, but never when I was totally dressed down with a beard shadow & boy clothes. Something about the look in my eyes or the smile on my face just seemed to bring Libbey out! Or maybe I'm finally just starting to settle into my own skin.
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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2017, 01:11:48 pm »
Started using facial moisturizer and night cream.
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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2017, 02:34:05 pm »
Found myself walking, heal to toe with hands resting high and across my tummy in a very casual, feminine way.
Nothing planed, nothing forced just being normal, natural, going about my business. Until I did of course... think about it. But it's nice to know i'm getting comfortable in my skin. It felt like a moment.

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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2017, 01:21:32 pm »
Went full time yesterday and today i went to stores that I frequented while <old-name>.  Most of the people there know me.  Ma'am 100%.  :)

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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2017, 01:54:13 pm »
Awesome!

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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2017, 01:59:37 pm »
Well it was a couple days ago, but I went out to a store in full female presentation with no one with me and no safety nets whatsoever. Following my therapist appointment (which always attend now presenting as the real me) I went over to a nearby Ulta Beauty store. Spent 30 minutes looking at blush, bronzer, eye shadow and working with a sales rep to find the right shade of concealer. Was treated with absolute respect and genuine friendliness. So great.

I've been out in public before but always with someone. I've been out on my own, but only in fairly safe places like church.  I've been out by myself in public in mixed presentation (wearing high heeled boots with skinny jeans but no attempt to feminize from the waist up).  However, this was the first time for being in a completely public place, by myself, full presentation, without any safety net.  Felt so good to just be me out doing an everyday task without any real concern.
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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2017, 02:23:39 pm »
I am a little late to this thread, but I got myself a manicure and pedicure for the first time in my life a couple of weeks ago. I loved it! I left with beautiful long French-tipped gel nails and bright red toenails.

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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2017, 03:25:09 pm »
I am a little late to this thread, but I got myself a manicure and pedicure for the first time in my life a couple of weeks ago. I loved it! I left with beautiful long French-tipped gel nails and bright red toenails.

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Wasn't it fun?  What color gel on the fingers?

  I'm sorry I don't know your status in life - are you full time?  I would have hated to get a manicure unless it was going to stay more than a few hours.  (I'm having one tomorrow or Sunday so my first day in the office...)
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Re: Today for the first time....
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2017, 04:02:54 pm »
I went out the door in full on girl mode without any makeup (I couldn't wear any because my upper lip is still swollen from last night's laser hair removal session).

I went to my 9 month endo appointment and later picked up some lunch for my wife and myself.  We will also be doing some shopping later this evening. 

I've finally reached the point where I feel comfortable (if not totally passable) without laying on the foundation with a trowel.
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