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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #420 on: March 23, 2018, 10:02:47 pm »
Really enjoyed chatting with you tonight Liz. You are such a warm and friendly person. Moni
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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #421 on: March 24, 2018, 06:41:26 am »
I like the new peepers Liz, and the pinks really suit you.

Glad to here you're sleeping a little better :)

Peace and love and all that good stuff,

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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #422 on: March 25, 2018, 09:11:44 pm »
Thanks for compliments...a gal can never get too many..

Moni Moni Moni.....what an absolute pleasure it was to speak with both you and Anne. I really enjoyed hearing her perspective on things. It was brilliant to get such down to earth practical advice. I was incredible to see how closely we matched each others feelings...it really has made me re-think where I was.

After a great call with Moni ,Anne and that other reprobate Laurie (Hi darl :))  I went off to a support meeting. It seems there are 4 of us all heading for surgery within the next 6 months so you can i8magine the topic of conversation....full cavity vs no cavity, Electrolysis vs Laser, inability to find Genital Electrolysis services etc etc but all in all a nice few hours. Even managed to find info on a LBGT group that is local to me so will have to see how that goes...

Just started the process to see if I can get my SRS paid for via my super...that would leave me sitting in a much better financial situation and is the most appealing because I can also claim airfares and accommodation (at least I am going to try)

Other than that I am feeling quite a bit more relaxed (thank Moni, Anne and Laurie) and am sleeping better again...except for last night but will blame this innocent looking little guy for it...



...butter wouldn't melt in my mouth? :D

Take care
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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #423 on: March 26, 2018, 12:53:23 am »
Though I hardly got a word in edgewise I enjoyed the session also. That Woman and sweet Ann ( I don't know what she sees in Moini? Merkie? Whatever) both enjoyed talking with you Liz.

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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #424 on: March 31, 2018, 08:24:01 pm »
Been a busy week with one thing and another. Still working on using superannuation to pay for my surgery but that seems to be moving along in the right direction. It's been a peaceful week in all with the highlight being, having my hair done.



Having my Daughters over for a family meal this evening...that should be a lot of fun.

Have started on redecorating my space...trying to turn it into a Girl Cave and could use some suggestions...

Managed to get through mowing the lawns this week, with only a minimal amount of Dysphoria. All in all it seemed to be a bit better than it normally is, however I remained quite down for the remainder of the day. I wish I knew why it impacts me so badly but I think its probably one of those things that may never change. Overall I have been feeling very positive this last week with only a couple of days when things weren't that great.

I am now down to 101kgs so 5 more to lose to hit my surgery weight....I have been spending time hunting down accomodation for the two weeks after surgery where I need to remain in Melbourne before I am "released" to return to Adelaide. I have no clue as to what things I am going to need on a more practical level...a donut to sit on, pads, lube are a few things that spring to mind, but I am told the surgeon will give me a list after our final presurgery consult in September.  Plenty of time..241 days to go...not that I am counting LOL

Hope to catch up on everyones threads whilst here today..

Take care

Liz


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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #425 on: April 01, 2018, 04:06:08 am »
Wow lots going on with you Liz, and what a smile :).
I'm also in the process of making my cave more feminine. Man things are being replaced by soft fluffy things. All the pictures on the walls have have been replaced and I discovered I love purple.
Good job with the weight, I lovely to hear your progress :)

Peace and love and all that good stuff,

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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #426 on: April 01, 2018, 05:33:58 pm »
Your looking good Liz the weight loss and hair really make a difference😊
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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #427 on: April 02, 2018, 03:25:55 am »
Liz, congratulations on weight loss!  I had to do this a couple decades ago - it was so difficult but incredibly rewarding.  And as additional encouragement, after you keep a desired weight for awhile it becomes easier to maintain as your metabolism adjusts. 
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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #428 on: April 02, 2018, 02:49:58 pm »
Very smart, well done on the diet , managed to lose a couple of LB ( 1 kilo?)
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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #429 on: April 10, 2018, 09:25:14 pm »
So Once again Life has overtaken me and I have been slow to keep in touch with everyone...although I have had the chance to speak to a number of you lovely ladies via skype which I have enjoyed so much. Thankyou to all that have taken the time to chat with me.

The weight loss continues very slowly which is fine by me as I am told it is better to lose it slowly as it has a tendency to staff off easier if you do...well I guess time will tell.

I continue with my quest to get early superannuation release to  pay for my surgery in 231 days. I have been frantically organising appointments to have the paperwork filled out. It all appears to be on track...so far...

Received an e-mail from my Father wanting me to attend my mothers 75th Birthday in New Zealand in June . I have politely declined on the basis of the prohibitive cost for a few days...that's my excuse and I am sticking to it. The only spanner that could be thrown in the works is my older brother may offer to pay for the air ticket (he has several times in the past). I will have to deal with that when and if it happens. I still have not heard from my brother who was going off to "think about things" and decide if he wanted a relationship with me. Unbeknownst to him that decision has already been made...by me!!

It is hot here as were are in the middle of an Autum heatwave...highly unusual with hopefully a cool change due in this afternoon. I am sick of melting...went to an appointment yesterday and spent an hour running back and forth out of the heat trying to get my makeup from sliding down my cheeks...I eventually got it as good as I could with as few sweat lines as possible...Attended my appointment and confirmed my medication pump is going to be replaced(YAY) and I don't have to see my specialist now until next year!! He is very pleased with my progress and appreciates the difference getting the GD under control has had in my ability to deal with my pain issues.

Still working on the batgirl cave...have cleaned most of it and taken out a couple of bags of junk(with plenty more to go)and slowly getting my space back.

Will try and catch up with everyones threads before I have to go out today hope everyone is well.

Take care

Liz

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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #430 on: April 10, 2018, 09:36:10 pm »
Liz, kudos for keeping your commitment to protect yourself from the painful family stuff! I know that it can be difficult to hold your ground and I am pleased to see you staying strong.

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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #431 on: April 10, 2018, 09:37:42 pm »
Lovely to hear from you Liz.

I can vouch for the heat wave. I'm photographing spiders wearing a bikini.
They look a bit strange but .......

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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #432 on: April 10, 2018, 10:04:30 pm »
Thank you Liz for the visit to my thread......I need to catch up on yours!
231 days.......excited much?

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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #433 on: April 10, 2018, 10:30:21 pm »
Thank you Liz for the visit to my thread......I need to catch up on yours!
231 days.......excited much?

Hugs and smiles, Jess

nah..not even counting 231 days 6hrs 37mintues and 23..no 22 no 21 seconds

Lovely to hear from you Liz.

I can vouch for the heat wave. I'm photographing spiders wearing a bikini.
They look a bit strange but .......

Its when they run off with your glass of wine you know you have a problem...  ;D

Liz, kudos for keeping your commitment to protect yourself from the painful family stuff! I know that it can be difficult to hold your ground and I am pleased to see you staying strong.

Tia Anne

Thanks Tia Anne you are absolutely right!!! its all the support I receive that helps me stay strong...so thank you  :)
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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #434 on: April 21, 2018, 09:37:41 pm »
Its been about 10 days since I last posted and I have been busy with getting all my paperwork prepared for my superannuation release. This is time consuming  but both Drs have been really helpful and completed the forms with a minimum of fuss.

I confirmed with my Psychologist that I used to see for my therapy that she would write my second surgery letter and she is more than happy to do that for me. Confirmed with my primary Psych that he is prepared to write my primary letter and he is fine. So I see them both just before my next appointment with the surgeon and will have the letter when he calls 10 days later. So all that is progressing

Lost a Thomas Sabo bracelet yesterday much to my disgust...well over $200 to replace it. I have rung around however no one seems to have handed it in...it has real sentimental value to me far more than the $$ amounts.

Skyped with Laurie and Michelle twice which was very nice and lots of lively discussions...trying to persuade them than Road Trip 4 should be "Down Under". I am sure between Cindy and I we could find them plenty to do and put them up for a bit...although I haven't run this past Cindy yet as its a bit premature...gotta convince the two love birds first. LOL

Things remain the same no contact from anyone in the family (sigh of relief) including my wayward brother. I am still adamant that I will not be contacting them although Meryl and I were discussing it the other day and there is going to come a point where it will have to be dealt with. I am happy to let sleeping dogs lie at the moment.

So 220 days 14 hrs and 34 minutes till GCS....not that I am counting...I have been asked if I am getting excited about it and right up until very recently I could not see it as real...well things are starting to feel that way now and I am starting to feel a little something about it...this is going to consume much of my time wether it be prepping or organsing...

Ok well I am about to have visitors in the form of both my Daughters and their boyfriends come over for a light lunch and some chit chat...always a lot of fun and an enjoyable time. I need it today..,for the first time in months I had a really horrible vivid nightmare about a family member and woke up with tears streaming down my face. It has taken me most of the morning to start to rid myself of the feelings of dread and doom. This afternoons activities should be the perfect foil for it.

Take care

Liz

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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #435 on: April 22, 2018, 01:54:38 am »
Hi Liz,
Sorry you lost your sentimental bracelet. Hopefully it shows up again.

It must be very exciting for you to be counting down to GCS, that is if you are counting! Keep us updated on your progress.

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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #436 on: April 22, 2018, 04:14:41 pm »
Hope you had a good time with kids, saw my daughter tonight.
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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #437 on: April 22, 2018, 04:44:05 pm »
  Thanks for the update especially for not pestering us by counting down the 199 days 8 hours 43 minutes and 3 seconds. Some people become so obsessed with such trivialities. Glad to hear the part of no family drama yet but I fear like you do that it is going to occur. /sigh on the other hand it's a joy to read of the famial support you do have from Meryl and the girls.
  btw Did I mention I'm home again and the are only 29 days 3 hours 17 minutes and 4 seconds until Michelle and I see each other again? but who's counting right?

  Hugs, Liz
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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #438 on: April 23, 2018, 05:25:20 am »
Liz, I can't blame you for counting down the days like that. Now is definitely a good time to start getting excited about your upcoming surgery!

Hugs,

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Re: On being Liz
« Reply #439 on: May 01, 2018, 10:45:34 pm »
So once again my slackness is showing by my lack of updates but I am getting better...maybe...anyway as far as updates go

I was so upset about losing my bracelett and had lost out all hope when it came to the  following wednesday and I had no contact from anyone I just assumed it was lost. BUT at about 5 pm on Thursday I received a call from one of the shops to say that a worker from the store had just found my bracelet on a shelf and had handed it in to management. I was estatatic, and went the following morning first thing to pick it up. I was so happy that I left the manager a bottle of bubbles to share with her staff. I find that kind of honesty refreshing...it absolutely made my day.

The other thing I have been busy doing is organising the flights and accomodation for November. With 6 months (209 days 18 hrs and 6 minutes if you are counting along :) ) to go I figured now is the perfect time to grab some cheap accomodation. I not only managed that but I got some really cheap return airfares...this also enables me to put together the last of my funding request.

I was just about to post off my superannuation forms for my GCS funding and as I read the instructions, I noted that they stated clearly that the entire form had to be filled out by the Dr. Now me in my attempt to help had completed the basic information on the form including in the Dr's area and in each case the information was about the hospital that I was having the op at....long story short I had to race around and get both the Drs to re-write the parts of the report that had been computer filled. I have fixed one and am waiting on the other to come back from the Dr's but that won't happen until at least next week so I just have to sit tight....I should have known better and read the instructions first...sigh...no real harm done it just delays stuff for a week.

Had an uplifting conversation the other day with my wife. I was procrastinating over booking the accomodation and airfares for Melbourne and each time I went to confirm it I hesitated and began running things back through my head and then I would have another go and then stop and so on and so on. When I eventually sat down for a coffee and she asked me if I had sorted out the accommodation and if not then why not? So I babbled on about some stuff, running excuses but no reasons...she stopped me and gently told me that it was time I took care of myself that I had spent a huge portion of my life being who I wasn't for other people and it was now time to take care of me.....WOW what can you say to that...I went directly to the computer and paid for the accomodation and airfares without further hesitation. Her generostiy of spirit never fails to amaze me, even after 35 years.

Today I attended a sugical consult in regards to my bad hip...I have to have a new hip one...a hip replacement at 55...bugger...and I have to have it ASAP....now what that means is it is supposed to be done within 90 days but we will see what happens because I doubt it will happen that quickly. I will be glad to lose my cane which I have had for the last few years although the surgeon did say I needed my right side doing as badly as this side but that will be for another time. I have emailed my surgeon, as with these things it is more likley to go well over 90 days before they will get to me and it could easily be towards November before I have my new hip which of course could potentionally cause me issues if Dr Ives has some rules around how close together he will do surgeries. I should know fairly soon what his parameters are.

Things have become very real as far as surgery goes. I can actually feel a little excitement starting to build now that I have booked and paid for everything...it is taking on a very real feel to it. I am fluctuating between being scared/terrified to happy/elated and all stages in between. Overall I am very positive about it but would love to skip straight to post recovery.

So that is my life at the moment...each day I get one closer to my GCS and also its now one closer to a new hip as well YAY!!! I am looking forward to spending a little time here catching up with everyone's lives over the last week

Take care

Liz
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