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Offline kami_nashi

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At work, they call me Sparkles.
« on: February 23, 2018, 02:47:24 pm »
Hi every one.

I'm Ashley, 33 mtf.  I'm a former soldier and cancer patient, all of which is about 12 years behind me now.  I've also been Currently, I'm an engineer in the IT field/industry although I've tried to leave that field for EMS and as an entertainer - it just seems to keep calling me back.  In my free time, I work on some project cars with my partner, do some photography, writing music, and competitively figure skate.  I'm lucky enough, despite the cancer and HRT, to have a daughter of my own and a step daughter.

Last year, after getting a lesson on how insurance works, for me, I decided to engage the system and doctored up. I've been through a few Dr's for various things, but before end of summer got my two letters and on my way to "?completition?"  I often find it hard to find good words to use.  I started self prescribing my HRT during my chemotherapy, because why not at that point, and continued that trend until last year when I engaged the medical system.  I think that pretty much covers my story.

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Re: At work, they call me Sparkles.
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 02:57:23 pm »
Welcome Ashley!  Glad to have you with us. I am also in IT and have just begun my journey (transition) in January.  The lot of us here are eager to engage with others and we like letting each other lean on us for support, so hit us with your best shot and jump right in. 

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             Julie
1/4/18 - Admission to self of trans - Start of transition
2/10/18 - First time out in public
2/12/18 - Ears Pierced
2/16/18 - Started Laser Hair removal on face
7/4/18 - Down 101 pounds since 1/4/18.  Maybe start HRT at 210-15
9/22/18 - Weighed in @207 (down 113 lbs) this morning.
10/1/18 - Started HRT



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Re: At work, they call me Sparkles.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 02:58:56 pm »
Hi Ashley - welcome! I’m a bit new here myself. What a joy for us all to be able to share our adventures in a community. Please keep us all up to date on your journey.


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Re: At work, they call me Sparkles.
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 03:46:50 pm »
Thanks.  I tend to keep track of events worthy of conversation in a journal on my personal site.  Since I can't recall the rules on cross linking that, I just didn't. 

@Julie, there are good places within IT to be at during this time - hopefully you're in one of them

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Re: At work, they call me Sparkles.
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2018, 04:24:55 pm »
Networking for a healthcare company.  Routers, switches, wlan, voip, firewalls...
1/4/18 - Admission to self of trans - Start of transition
2/10/18 - First time out in public
2/12/18 - Ears Pierced
2/16/18 - Started Laser Hair removal on face
7/4/18 - Down 101 pounds since 1/4/18.  Maybe start HRT at 210-15
9/22/18 - Weighed in @207 (down 113 lbs) this morning.
10/1/18 - Started HRT



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Re: At work, they call me Sparkles.
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 07:25:30 pm »
Welcome Ashley; this community is great and you will love here. Btw, thank you for your service. Xoxoxo!!!

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Re: At work, they call me Sparkles.
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 08:44:47 pm »
Hi Ashley  :icon_wave:

Welcome to Susan's Place  :)  Glad to have you here, join on in the fun

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