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Re: The Rambles of Shambles
« Reply #140 on: April 04, 2018, 12:25:39 am »
I'm surprised they are making you wait after test patch, everywhere I've spoken to here and place I wound up just do it same day after test.

Just make sure to take some Tylenol before hand and maybe look into some of the numbing cream recommendations if you feel you may need it. (I dont use them so cant really speak to them.)

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8/30/17 - First Therapy! The road begins in earnest.
10/20/17 - First coming out (to my father)!
12/16/17 - BEGAN HRT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2/7/18 - Began laser on face!

Only 4 people left to come out to until it just becomes public knowledge.

When I take my shirt off it's like that scene from Black Panther where Killmonger takes his shirt off to reveal all of his scars, but instead of tracking my kill count it is a record of how many times my cat has randomly attacked me in the middle of the night.


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Re: The Rambles of Shambles
« Reply #141 on: April 04, 2018, 04:30:07 am »
Super news on the laser.  I would be very pleased with that.  ;D  Well done girl!

I think sometimes we have to take the odd leap of faith.  We don't always know the outcome but have to take an educated guess.  Sometimes it's better to act than do nothing at all and stagnate.  I can't remember who said this quote, but my dad uses it all the time:  always do something, even if it turns out wrong. Never do nothing. Do nowt, spend nowt and you'll achieve nowt. (nowt = nothing for all those who don't speak colloquial midland english!! lol).

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Went to talk to my mom and dad about my choices (not out to them so did keep my pink fingernails firmly in my pockets) and mentioned about hair transplant. Well my dad reacted to the whole convo like a sledgehammer like he normally does but my mom just sat there looking all worried about stuff going wrong abroad and it might be better to wait a bit for the cash to do it in the uk, she did say she completely understands though (even though she thinks im cis male). I did have it in my head that i might be able to do the hair by this summer but my mom wanted me to promise that i wouldn't do it for 12 months - i promised her 6 months in the end. Lasor on face will take 6 months anyway and i might not have a full paying job next month so it kinda feels like the sensible thing to do. Now knowing my GD i do think something will need to take it's place though, ive got a feeling that i might be rocking some colour on nails in public more often... and the wig privately but its just so hard when you have kids, it rules out at home for most of the day.

I'm not surprised your mom is worried.  I am too to be honest, but again, sometimes we have to make a leap of faith and I can't imagine (well I can try) how much GD hair loss can cause.  If it helps lessen the pain of the GD then it's worth every penny.  Your mom is just concerned about her child so I totally get that.  At the end of the day, I'm sure they both want you to be happy in your life.  If I were in your situation, I'd go for it, even if it's in 6 months time.  ;D

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Saying that though my daughter who's 5 noticed the nails tonight, was confused at first but i just said i put it on when she was asking how it got there, like someone had pinned me down and put it on without me knowing or something but she was ok with that after 5 mins.

That's good. At least now she's getting used to the idea.  ;D

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There's a hell of a lot going on in my life atm, fair wack of it isn't connected to GD. It's strange though that everything, well alot of stuff is going right or changing at this point in my life. 6 months ago i felt trapped but now everything is shifting and i feel the power to be able to move things in a direction i want. Things might go horribly wrong but im looking at the positives right now, i keep coming back to two ideas. 1) accepting that im trans and need to move forward has had some other positive effects around me, i mean i know im changing - becoming more comfortable with who i am inside - maybe thats radiating out? I know i have no control over a redundancy offer but even that im seeing as a good thing if i can get it. or 2) someone is watching over me and giving me a little help (im not religious but its still an option!)

Sounds like you are in a MUCH better place now than 6 months ago.  I do know how you feel as I'm on the same timeline.  That trapped feeling is absolutely horrible and it's so empowering to be able to make decisions for yourself that only YOU control, not everyone else and you just drift along for an easy life.  Personally I'm sick of doing that.  I have had lots of comments about the fact that I'm changing also, so I think we do radiate out these positive changes.  I'm MUCH more comfortable with who (and what) I am now.  Self acceptance is a HUGE step but the most satisfying one.  This is going to be a life changing year for you in pretty much every aspect of your life by the sounds of it.  these changes are positive and will hopefully usher you into a new era and chapter of your life filled with happiness and love. xx
Came out to self: mid Oct 17                   Last haircut: 3rd Nov 17       
Came out to wife: 17th Jan 18                 Therapy started: 1st Mar 18
Electrolysis started: 10th Apr 18

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Re: The Rambles of Shambles
« Reply #142 on: April 04, 2018, 09:46:41 am »
Jo

It really is so wonderful to read that things are now looking up for you.

Congratulations on the good fortune and hoping it continues.

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Re: The Rambles of Shambles
« Reply #143 on: April 04, 2018, 12:41:44 pm »
This is what i've been rocking since Sunday -



So im in the GD quite stage atm where you left questioning is this still correct - i know its quite normal. Lots of stuff going on taking mind away from GD and some progress made on Feminisation - it's bound to have that effect. Lets see how long it lasts  :D

Also i've thought of a much better title for this thread - Jo Bloggs, get it? It's like Joe Bloggs ie mr average but Mis average and its Jonanne's Blog! Might see if i can change it!
- Jo / Joanne

16th Nov 17 - Came out to myself
7th Jan 18 - Came out to wife
31st Jan 18 - Referred to GIC / might be seen in 2020

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Re: Jo Bloggs (formally The Rambles of Shambles)
« Reply #144 on: April 06, 2018, 11:15:39 am »
Had my first lasor season today on my face, dam i was nervous, my hands were shaking it was that bad. Had lots of denial thoughts this week in the run up around what the hell am i doing etc but i kept the appointment, i knew how bad i would have felt if i chickened out. Feel alot calmer now knowing its done and the other 5 seasons will now be easy.

So long hair! Nice knowing you! (Pisst dont tell the hair but that was sarcasim)
- Jo / Joanne

16th Nov 17 - Came out to myself
7th Jan 18 - Came out to wife
31st Jan 18 - Referred to GIC / might be seen in 2020

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Re: Jo Bloggs (formally The Rambles of Shambles)
« Reply #145 on: April 06, 2018, 11:58:14 am »
Had my first lasor season today on my face, dam i was nervous, my hands were shaking it was that bad. Had lots of denial thoughts this week in the run up around what the hell am i doing etc but i kept the appointment, i knew how bad i would have felt if i chickened out. Feel alot calmer now knowing its done and the other 5 seasons will now be easy.

So long hair! Nice knowing you! (Pisst dont tell the hair but that was sarcasim)

I had that too, it felt like a point of no return for me, but afterward I felt so much infinitely better!
- Ellie

8/30/17 - First Therapy! The road begins in earnest.
10/20/17 - First coming out (to my father)!
12/16/17 - BEGAN HRT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2/7/18 - Began laser on face!

Only 4 people left to come out to until it just becomes public knowledge.

When I take my shirt off it's like that scene from Black Panther where Killmonger takes his shirt off to reveal all of his scars, but instead of tracking my kill count it is a record of how many times my cat has randomly attacked me in the middle of the night.


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Re: Jo Bloggs (formally The Rambles of Shambles)
« Reply #146 on: April 10, 2018, 05:12:13 am »
Picked up some tinted moisteriser on sun, its realy good! Not quite as obvious as full blown foundation so im wearing it to work now. Smooths things out and hides dark hair
 Think this will become a gateway though to full blown make up  :D
- Jo / Joanne

16th Nov 17 - Came out to myself
7th Jan 18 - Came out to wife
31st Jan 18 - Referred to GIC / might be seen in 2020

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Re: Jo Bloggs (formally The Rambles of Shambles)
« Reply #147 on: April 10, 2018, 06:30:02 am »
Picked up some tinted moisteriser on sun, its realy good! Not quite as obvious as full blown foundation so im wearing it to work now. Smooths things out and hides dark hair
 Think this will become a gateway though to full blown make up  :D
I use a tinted moisturiser for going to the gym and golfing.  Mine have sunscreen so good for outside.  Need something to cover the shadow and I'm not going to do full make up just to sweat it off.  I saw some that are supposed to be full coverage,  as good as foundation.  I'm thinking of giving it a try next time I need to get more foundation. 

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Re: Jo Bloggs (formally The Rambles of Shambles)
« Reply #148 on: April 10, 2018, 08:18:22 am »
I use Nivea tinted moisturiser , its almost the same as my colour matched foundation and lasts all day in my mucky job. Beard removal is my next thing but worried about the cost as don't have much savings ,if you don't mind me asking how much is yours costing (pm is you want). Have been "coming out" for over a year  and now full time but nowhere near passing , went shopping this morning and had a few second takes but I just hold my head up and stick my bust out . Its there problem not mine but could do without the sirs and mates , will be better when its warmer and not in jeans or under a sweatshirt at work
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Re: Jo Bloggs (formally The Rambles of Shambles)
« Reply #149 on: April 10, 2018, 09:19:43 am »
I use Nivea tinted moisturiser , its almost the same as my colour matched foundation and lasts all day in my mucky job. Beard removal is my next thing but worried about the cost as don't have much savings ,if you don't mind me asking how much is yours costing (pm is you want). Have been "coming out" for over a year  and now full time but nowhere near passing , went shopping this morning and had a few second takes but I just hold my head up and stick my bust out . Its there problem not mine but could do without the sirs and mates , will be better when its warmer and not in jeans or under a sweatshirt at work

So ived paid 640 for 6 seasons. That was down from 750 as i haggled a bit but its still alot of cash. And ill still need electro afterwards but itll take care of most. I use the nivea one too, picked up the light verson
- Jo / Joanne

16th Nov 17 - Came out to myself
7th Jan 18 - Came out to wife
31st Jan 18 - Referred to GIC / might be seen in 2020

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Re: Jo Bloggs (formally The Rambles of Shambles)
« Reply #150 on: April 10, 2018, 01:40:33 pm »
That's less than I thought it would be , will have to make some phone calls this week as on hols
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Re: Jo Bloggs (formally The Rambles of Shambles)
« Reply #151 on: April 10, 2018, 02:35:49 pm »
Yeah, laser is perfectly reasonable I've felt. I paid just under $300 for 3 sessions, and while it jumps up a bit once my groupon is out, that is just because of where I live. I've seen it as cheap as $95 per session even without discounts.
- Ellie

8/30/17 - First Therapy! The road begins in earnest.
10/20/17 - First coming out (to my father)!
12/16/17 - BEGAN HRT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2/7/18 - Began laser on face!

Only 4 people left to come out to until it just becomes public knowledge.

When I take my shirt off it's like that scene from Black Panther where Killmonger takes his shirt off to reveal all of his scars, but instead of tracking my kill count it is a record of how many times my cat has randomly attacked me in the middle of the night.


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Re: Jo Bloggs (formally The Rambles of Shambles)
« Reply #152 on: April 10, 2018, 03:55:42 pm »
If you convert my cost per season to dollars its 150 a season but that seams to be a going rate over here
- Jo / Joanne

16th Nov 17 - Came out to myself
7th Jan 18 - Came out to wife
31st Jan 18 - Referred to GIC / might be seen in 2020

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