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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #260 on: April 17, 2018, 02:21:42 am »
Hi Kathy, just catching up after being MIA for a couple weeks. Happy to hear you are still on the waiting list for your referral letter. not happy that you still have to wait, but happy that you didn’t get lost in the system. Hopefully you will make it to the top of the list soon. Maybe your dreams last night were linked back to the interaction with the psychiatrist’s office. Referral letter for surgery, dreams about GRS???? Just a thought.

Have you had any feedback from your “outreach” moment with the Knight at the theatre?

Always happy to read about your progress.

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #261 on: April 17, 2018, 06:34:50 am »
Have you had any feedback from your “outreach” moment with the Knight at the theatre?
No, and I wouldn't expect to yet.  One of the other Knights who was there that night is in my Tuesday evening dance class, so I might hear something tonight.  Or not.
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #262 on: April 20, 2018, 06:35:59 am »
Happy birthday to me!   :icon_birthday:

Today is the 1-year anniversary of my going full-time.  It has honestly been the best year of my life.  No more hiding.  I am just Kathy everywhere I go, a funny-looking girl with a deep voice.  I just love the freedom to be myself.
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #263 on: April 20, 2018, 06:39:24 am »
Kathy,

 :icon_dance: :icon_geekdance: :eusa_dance: :eusa_clap: :icon_walk: :icon_birthday:

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #264 on: April 20, 2018, 07:20:51 am »
Wooooohooooo!!!!!!
Congratulations Kathy!

Happy 1st birthday.



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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #265 on: April 20, 2018, 08:27:33 am »
Happy birthday to me!   :icon_birthday:

Today is the 1-year anniversary of my going full-time.  It has honestly been the best year of my life.  No more hiding.  I am just Kathy everywhere I go, a funny-looking girl with a deep voice.  I just love the freedom to be myself.

Oh yay! I don’t know how to pin a date on mine, just kinda realized it one day. It’s cool that you know exactly when. Hard to believe it’s been a whole year, isn’t it?

Funny looking? I think not. You’re a cutie, believe it! It is such a pleasure and privilege to know you, Kathy Lauren! Congratulations on your rebirthday!


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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #266 on: April 20, 2018, 08:42:15 am »
Happy birthday to me!   :icon_birthday:

Today is the 1-year anniversary of my going full-time.  It has honestly been the best year of my life.  No more hiding.  I am just Kathy everywhere I go, a funny-looking girl with a deep voice.  I just love the freedom to be myself.

Kathy:  Exactly right.... yes, Happy Birthday to you... :icon_birthday:  ...it is a great feeling isn't it !!!!   Yes, I celebrate special date related to starting my HRT and then also the date that I went Full-Time.... these are very exciting events for all of us that are transitioning and/or have transitioned.
I think that you look terrific as a full-time female ....
Thanks for you update posting.....
Danielle
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>>> I've been Full Time since December 2016 :icon_chick:
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #267 on: April 20, 2018, 12:21:04 pm »
Oh my, do they actually let Canadians celebrate birthdays? What do they do, hook up the dog team and go for an evening ride? Drive big trucks over frozen lakes? Chase moose?
  Oh whatever happy first FT b-day, Kathy.

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #268 on: April 20, 2018, 02:26:25 pm »
Thanks ladies!  :)

My wife and I went for a rebirthday lunch.  We both had veggie stirfry, with chocolate bread pudding for dessert.  Then we went to our favourite second-hand clothing store, conveniently located next door to the restaurant, where I bought a summer top.

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #269 on: April 20, 2018, 04:22:06 pm »
What a happy looking pair of ladies! Kathy, it has been so much fun watching you go through this past year or two; starting at "what the heck am I doing" and progressing to the joy shown in both of your faces. You are certainly showing us girls how to go about doing this living stuff well!

Tia Anne

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #270 on: April 20, 2018, 05:48:03 pm »
Thanks ladies!  :)

My wife and I went for a rebirthday lunch.  We both had veggie stirfry, with chocolate bread pudding for dessert.  Then we went to our favourite second-hand clothing store, conveniently located next door to the restaurant, where I bought a summer top.



Kathy: Thank you for posting that beautiful picture of you and your wife.......  you both look absolutely terrific.
Again, thanks for your update photo... it is always wonderful to see, in pictures, how other trans-women look as they are out and about.
Hugs,
Danielle
Check out my Personal Threads that have more details about myself (click Links):
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Started HRT March 2015  3½ years ago, it's been an exciting journey
>>> I've been Full Time since December 2016 :icon_chick:
I am 38 years old, Single, and Self Employed in a small town up in the COLD North.
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #271 on: April 20, 2018, 06:54:50 pm »
That is such a nice photo of you and your wife. You both look so happy. You are a beautiful couple.

Jayne



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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #272 on: April 20, 2018, 07:18:07 pm »
Tia Anne, Danielle, Jayne, thank you! 

I am really starting to like how I look, especially in photos.  It's amazing!  When I started HRT, I expected breast growth, but I didn't expect my face to change so much.  Well, the boobs are un-spectacular, but I'll accept that happily if most of the E goes to my face.

My wife, of course, has always been beautiful.  She doesn't like being photographed, but she approved of this one and authorized me to publish it.  ;)
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #273 on: April 20, 2018, 08:19:21 pm »
Congratulations Kathy!  You look great and you make a cute couple.


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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #274 on: April 20, 2018, 08:31:24 pm »
Thanks ladies!  :)

My wife and I went for a rebirthday lunch.  We both had veggie stirfry, with chocolate bread pudding for dessert.  Then we went to our favourite second-hand clothing store, conveniently located next door to the restaurant, where I bought a summer top.



Oh my gosh, you’re both gorgeous. Look at all that joy radiating. A picture worthy of framing!

And the Tapas Plate is only $8! How much better can it get?!


 - Stephanie


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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #275 on: April 21, 2018, 06:09:30 am »
Thanks, Judi and Steph!   
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #276 on: April 21, 2018, 02:15:59 pm »
Thanks ladies!  :)

My wife and I went for a rebirthday lunch.  We both had veggie stirfry, with chocolate bread pudding for dessert.  Then we went to our favourite second-hand clothing store, conveniently located next door to the restaurant, where I bought a summer top.


Kathy,           21 April 2018

You both are absolutely beautiful and are very lucky to have each other.

Wishing you both the best life has to offer; Love always,
Christine
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #277 on: April 22, 2018, 05:58:50 pm »
Thanks, Christine.

We drove across the province to Bridgewater, where our favourite dog rescue society was holding a fundraising bake sale at a pet store.  If I'd known I'd get photographed, I'd have worn a different sweater than I did on Friday.  But, what the heck, even half out of the picture, I think I look okay.



On the way home, on the recommendation of our friends, we stopped at a deli in the middle of nowhere to try their vegan felafels.  Yum.  I caught a woman who was eating at the counter eyeing me suspiciously.  So I just gave her my biggest "I'm way more awesome than you'll ever be" smile, and she looked away guiltily.   >:-)
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #278 on: April 22, 2018, 06:06:11 pm »
You look better than OK Kathy. You are rocking it girl.

I know Bridgewater quite well. It’s not very far from my wife’s home town.

Jayne



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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #279 on: April 22, 2018, 07:09:56 pm »
Vegan felafels?  Did you buy me any good felafels? It doesn't have to be felafels .... I'm sure other non vegan offerings will be welcomed too.

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