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Re: Hi I'm christine J
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2018, 01:55:43 pm »
It wasn't long before I felt the proverbial calm.

Immediately after the surgery I had more balls than I've ever had, damn swelling!  ;D. Now the skin has finished retracting and it's just a tiny empty pouch with the penis hanging down in front of it. Panties fit better now and nothing finds its way out. I'm extremely happy with this body configuration.

Hugs, Devlyn

Thanks Devlyn,

By the time I finished reading your orchi documentary, you had me convinced that I wanted to follow your lead. I have no need for SRS; I'm looking for the feminization, the calm and the loss of aggression. I've been a type "A" personality all my life and have hated it. Unfortunately, it's not something that can be shut off with a switch, other than an orchi; good luck trying to get one for that reason.

Thank you so much for how you have influenced my transition.

Nineteen days until I have my consultation with the surgeon for my orchi. I hope I'll have enough documentation to convince him to do it right away. I want my feminization to move along quickly. I know I'm going to need FFS (Facial Feminization Surgery ?) My face has too many ruts and tire tracks to allow me to pass. I want to look decent for an old gal.

Do enjoy your witty and tangy posts; you are an excellent writer. I hope someday our paths cross in the outside world.

Best always, Christine
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Re: Hi I'm christine J
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2018, 01:57:25 pm »
When I had my second hernia operation, I thought I'd grown a new head between my legs - sooo uncomfortable.  Swelling went down some but size was 2-3 times larger than before.

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Re: Hi I'm christine J
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2018, 04:38:23 am »
My transition and outing have been going well; did experience a minor setback when I went to the endocrinologists office to make an appointment; they scheduled my appointment for three and a half months out; that is July.

I was hoping to have had the orchi done by then and be on my way with HRT sans jewels. Started looking for a new endo doc. Friday morning I located one not far from where I take my showers. She said she was new to the transgender world but would be glad to help me. Took her up on the offer figuring we could work on the transition project together, both learning along the way. She has been an endo for 21 years so she has to know a lot. She was recruited by one of the premier medical practices in this area: DFW. Now you know where to find me.

One of the pluses that may come from her accepting me as her patient is that she will take good care of me and be willing to accept more of us as clients; a win win for all.

Friday I decided to drive over to her office so I'd know the best way to get there. Got there w/o a hitch so I went inside to fill out the paperwork.

Got that done so headed for home; on the way I decided to stop by the first endo's office to pick up my medical records and cancel my appointment with him.

Here it is Sunday morning, two more days until my appointment.  Will update later that day.

Christine

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Re: Hi I'm christine J
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2018, 03:35:33 pm »
Wow, I wish we could see an endo here that quick. It can be up to a year wait. Yucky
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Re: Hi I'm christine J
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2018, 09:22:57 pm »
Wow, I wish we could see an endo here that quick. It can be up to a year wait. Yucky

After I cancelled my appointment and retrieved my records, I talked to a friend that has a tran relative that goes to this same doctor. She told me that the doc makes you wait a long time for the first appointment. After you finally get there the doc looks over your paperwork then tells you he can't do a thing for you until you see a psychiatrist. This should have been mentioned prior to the first appointment. So now you have to find a psycho doc, wait until he sees you, then make another appointment with the endo and another long wait, which pushes you out to about a year.

I hope the new doctor I will see this Tuesday morning turns out to be a really great endocrinologist that will be willing to serve our community. I'll let you all know how it goes Tuesday afternoon. I have a good feeling about her in that she told me up front that she didn't have a lot of experience with transgender patients and that if I was willing to let her treat me she would help me. Can't ask for more than that. I am hoping she starts me on HRT Tuesday. I am really looking forward to being the woman I have always wanted to be.

In a few more months I'll turn 78, which is the number in my screen name. I have adopted the name Christine to be the name I will take when I legally change my name soon after my orchiectomy, GCS, which I hope happens next month. I am the happiest I have ever been and know I will even be happier once I have had my Orchiectomy.

Thanks Donna, I hope things will turn around for all of us; there's no rhyme or reason for the long waits members of our community have to endure.

Best to all,

Christine

EDIT NOTE: 04 August 2018 - I have decided to clean up posts that I have made where I have used language that is less than desirable. This site has a higher purpose than to provide a platform for my crude remarks. I take full responsibility for them and promise to eliminate them and to not repeat my past style of posting. Please accept my apologies. CJ78
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« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2018, 04:17:16 pm »
After I cancelled my appointment and retrieved my records, I talked to a friend that has a tran relative that goes to this same doctor. She told me that the doc makes you wait a long time for the first appointment. After you finally get there the doc looks over your paperwork then tells you he can't do a thing for you until you see a psychiatrist. This should have been mentioned prior to the first appointment. So now you have to find a psycho doc, wait until he sees you, then make another appointment with the endo and another long wait, which pushes you out to about a year.

I hope the new doctor I will see this Tuesday morning turns out to be a really great endocrinologist that will be willing to serve our community. I'll let you all know how it goes Tuesday afternoon. I have a good feeling about her in that she told me up front that she didn't have a lot of experience with transgender patients and that if I was willing to let her treat me she would help me. Can't ask for more than that. I am hoping she starts me on HRT Tuesday. I am really looking forward to being the woman I have always wanted to be.

In a few more months I'll turn 78, which is the number in my screen name. I have adopted the name Christine to be the name I will take when I legally change my name soon after my orchiectomy, GCS, which I hope happens next month. I am the happiest I have ever been and know I will even be happier once those two nut cases dangling between my legs are nestled in my trophy case.

Thanks Donna, I hope things will turn around for all of us; there's no rhyme or reason for the long waits members of our community have to endure.

Best to all,

Christine

Here you need a letter from a counselor and the family doctor which I already knew about ahead of time, so when I finally get the appointment I will have those with me to save some time. Unfortunately there is only one endo here that will cover everything to do with transitioning. So we are stuck having to wait for him. My daughter had the same issue of getting the appointment only to be told to get the other letters before the next appointment. It seems to be a game they play here to see if you are realy serious and willing to put in the time.
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« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2018, 07:11:32 pm »
I went to my appointment with my new endocrinologist today; I struck gold. When she walked into the exam room, the place sparkled. I instantly knew she was the right doctor. She is everything you could want in a doctor and a lot more. I had a good feeling and lots of good vibes even before I met her. She spent over an hour with me; how often do you find that.

I asked her if she would be willing to help our community and she said yes. She has to put a team together because she is only one person and wouldn't be able to handle it at the moment. She said she will let me know when I can reveal her name.

I feel completely safe in her hands. She prescribed transdermal patches, so I'll use those until my next appointment 2 months down the road. She is going to write the surgeon a letter okaying the orchiectomy. My preliminary appointment with him is Monday 09 April 2018.

Do you think I'm happy? You bet I am. Now, if I can just figure out how to get the patch out of its wrapper.

I applied the first patch at exactly 1600 hours CDT today; I'm on my way to being the woman I have always wanted to be.

Now I am anxiously looking forward to "Borchiday" and then every year thereafter my "orchiversary" (thanks to Lady Sarah for that one).

I really think there was a higher power that interceded on my behalf, directing me to my new doctor. I am blessed. I plan to follow her treatment to the letter. I want this to be successful not just for my sake but for hers and our community's.

Now that I am really traveling along the transition highway, I am going to leave this thread and start a new one. I want to document everything that takes place.

I'm anticipating what I have been cautioned about; acting/thinking like a 14 year old girl. I kind of like the idea of going back 64 years in time. If I could somehow bring back the looks.

As for outing myself it has become easier and more fun each time. Today, it was my pharmacist. The pharmacy I use is run by a family. I started using them 22 years ago. After your first visit, every time you go in they will address you by your name. I don't know how they do it but they do.

Don't yet know what I'll call the new thread, maybe "The adventures of Christine." I have to think about it. This has been one of the best days of my life, thank you (for now) Doctor X, you are a blessing.

Christine

 

 
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Re: Hi I'm christine J
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2018, 10:02:18 am »
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I went to my appointment with my new endocrinologist today; I struck gold. When she walked into the exam room, the place sparkled. I instantly knew she was the right doctor. She is everything you could want in a doctor and a lot more. I had a good feeling and lots of good vibes even before I met her. She spent over an hour with me; how often do you find that.

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I feel completely safe in her hands. She prescribed transdermal patches, so I'll use those until my next appointment 2 months down the road. She is going to write the surgeon a letter okaying the orchiectomy. My preliminary appointment with him is Monday 09 April 2018.

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Don't yet know what I'll call the new thread, maybe "The adventures of Christine." I have to think about it. This has been one of the best days of my life, thank you (for now) Doctor X, you are a blessing.

Christine

@ Christine:  This is wonderful news.  Yes, I think that you "struck gold" with your new endocrinologist.  It is great to hit it off with your doctor because of the very personal and important treatments and examinations that she will be providing.....

Yes, indeed, we will be looking for your new Thread "The adventures of Christine" .... or whatever you end up calling it.
Please keep your updates coming.... it was terrific to hear your good news.
Hugs and well wishes,
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Re: Hi I'm christine J
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2018, 12:35:42 pm »
Welcome to the board, your journey seems exciting, in a way it gives me hope because I am in a similar situation, so good luck and nice to have you here
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« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2018, 06:35:27 pm »
Hi All,               18 Apr 18

Stopped here to add a bit of info and also to correct a couple spelling errors in prior posts.

It's five days past "Borchiday," everything is healing well. Still a lot of bruising though it seems to be dwindling. The scrotum is shrinking, the penis kind of looks like a vandalized barber-pole. It also appears to be healing and probably shrinking as well. As far as I'm concerned I hope it does shrink as all it is used for is as a water spout; when I go I sit like I should.

In one of my early posts I said I hoped I could have my orchi by the end of the month (April). It happened the 13th so I beat my wish by 2 weeks. I'm not bragging, I'm hoping something can be done to make it possible for everyone to transition as quickly as they feel comfortable doing. I did run into a doctor that tried to throw a roadblock in my path. I went around him and found someone that gave me an appointment 4 days after calling. She started me on HRT the day I saw her, wrote a letter to the surgeon and the rest is history. If I could have this happen then everyone of you deserve the same treatment.

I am seeing my endocrinologist on the 30th; hopefully, she will have good news on the team she is creating to help the TG community. I do know she is actively searching for another endocrinologist for her team. I'll keep you updated on my main thread. "Christine's Adventures on the Transition Highway."

Best Always,
Christine
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Re: Hi I'm christine J
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2018, 12:59:00 am »
Welcome to the board, your journey seems exciting, in a way it gives me hope because I am in a similar situation, so good luck and nice to have you here

Hi Lilith,             19 Apr 2018

Thank you for the kind words. I wish I knew what the answer is to the disparity in medical care for our community across the country. I am sure of one thing, if you could get here to the Dallas Fort Worth area, you would have easy access to doctors, counselors and surgeons.

I talked to the doctor in Southfield Michigan, he charges $4000.00 for the type orchi I had but done under local anesthesia. If you want general anesthesia that has to be done at a surgery center and you have to pay for it on top of the Doctor's charges. I had thought about going there but when I put a pencil to it, the cost was absurd. I would have had air fare, hotel, taxi, boarding for my pups. My guess is that it would have cost me over $6000.00 if I had gone to Michigan.

I asked the surgeon I had to do it with local anesthesia; he said you really don't want to do that. They cannot numb everything, they are pulling and tugging on things that would hurt more than most people could tolerate. The best way I can describe what he said it would feel like is similar to what it felt like when we got hit in the gonads when we were young.

I hope I'll have good news when I come back from my endo check up on the 30th. Hopefully, you can get where you want to go in as little time as possible. Take care Lilith, best of luck.

Best Always,
Christine
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