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What made you happy today? For mtF members only, please. 4.0
« on: April 14, 2018, 04:38:52 pm »
LOL, speaking of work...my boss finally bought some correctly cut shirts for me.  The only issue is they are made of a material that I feel I am certain will be destroyed in short order, but the effort is nice :)
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 05:54:41 pm »
I was able to simply show up one day as my true self.  No big meetings or email announcements necessary.

Honestly this is exactly what I plan on doing. I only heard one other person, Gage a youtuber (works in retail and has been promoted to manager now I believe), mention doing the exact same thing. Thanks for sharing, I didn't know this was your approach.

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 06:18:46 pm »
I still have no plans to become much of an activist, but I've found my voice a bit and am trying to start speaking up on social media.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 07:30:15 pm »
I survived another round of facial electrolysis. And my first round of surgical prep electrolysis. I was terrified that I wouldn't be able to complete my first round, but I did - and it wasn't as horrible as I expected it to be.

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 07:54:07 pm »
Vanilla ice cream

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 08:59:54 pm »
I'm exhausted and sore from transition stuff, but I'm also realizing how amazing it is to not hide anymore.

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 07:25:30 am »
Approval for genital hair removal through my insurance came!  My laser center admin contacted me and they received written auth to proceed.  That means I get a bunch of zapping on the 27th as it is my last facial session and the start of genital region.  I put in for the day off so the area has time to cool down.

It is amazing the directions life will take when we focus intent.  Transition is a long process and I knew that it would be one step at a time, but I never imagined it would this amazing!

Thank you, every one of you for the support you have given :)
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 08:46:00 am »
They attempted the patch with me.  I have oily skin and it lasted all of a day before falling off.  I think skin type might have an effect on the effectiveness of the patch.  For me the patch had zero effect.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 11:27:03 am »
To all,                16 Apr 2018

As I viewed the posts on this thread and looked at the photos, I saw absolute beauty in every single one of them. I'm relatively new to TG and older than most on this planet, I hope I can attain at least 10% of the beauty I see here, and elsewhere on Susan's Place.

Thanks for allowing me to be here; it's an honor and privilege to be a member of the neatest and most interesting group of people on Spaceship Earth.

What makes me happy today? YOU ALL.

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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 01:51:36 pm »
My parents!  They made me happy today.  I actually cried tears.  I'm 56, my dad is 88.  I just got divorced and I gave my ex everything.  Therefore I'm living pretty much paycheck to paycheck with some limited savings.

They offered to gift me enough for a down payment on a condo instead of throwing all my money into a rental.  The other thing is, they gendered me 90% correctly this whole weekend.  They deserve a special place.

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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 02:24:46 pm »
My parents!  They made me happy today.  I actually cried tears.  I'm 56, my dad is 88.  I just got divorced and I gave my ex everything.  Therefore I'm living pretty much paycheck to paycheck with some limited savings.

They offered to gift me enough for a down payment on a condo instead of throwing all my money into a rental.  The other thing is, they gendered me 90% correctly this whole weekend.  They deserve a special place.

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Denise, that’s so wonderful - your parents are absolutely precious! I’m so happy for you. That’s proof that we all deserve a second chance at having the lives we’re supposed to have and that it IS possible! Happy condo hunting, girlfriend!


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« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 02:48:53 pm »
My parents!  They made me happy today.  I actually cried tears.  I'm 56, my dad is 88.  I just got divorced and I gave my ex everything.  Therefore I'm living pretty much paycheck to paycheck with some limited savings.

They offered to gift me enough for a down payment on a condo instead of throwing all my money into a rental.  The other thing is, they gendered me 90% correctly this whole weekend.  They deserve a special place.

Your parents are amazing. 
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« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 04:01:37 pm »
I finally emailed a private clinic and hopefully will have a consultation soon. :) Plus it was sunny today and I was working from home so I had my lunch outside in my garden wearing one of my favourite dresses which is just wonderful.

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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2018, 01:21:06 am »
My parents!  They made me happy today.  I actually cried tears.  I'm 56, my dad is 88.  I just got divorced and I gave my ex everything.  Therefore I'm living pretty much paycheck to paycheck with some limited savings.

They offered to gift me enough for a down payment on a condo instead of throwing all my money into a rental.  The other thing is, they gendered me 90% correctly this whole weekend.  They deserve a special place.

You have awesome parents. I'm so happy they are so supportive! <3
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2018, 06:19:43 am »
This was last night but @Jayne01 kept me up past my bedtime.

Those that have read my verbal crap know about me & mirrors, also know that I put in a larger mirror for my wife despite how they affect me.

Last night, while I was in there to remove my face, I looked in the mirror and Faith was looking back. She's old and wrinkled but she was there. I teared up, for some unknown reason, and almost broke down. I had to look away before I lost it and ruined the moment .. but it was a good moment.



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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2018, 06:29:26 am »
Last night, while I was in there to remove my face, I looked in the mirror and Faith was looking back. She's old and wrinkled but she was there. I teared up, for some unknown reason, and almost broke down.

Oh Faith Faith Faith... you know why it was emotional. I clearly remember the first time I saw her looking back at me. At first she was smiling, then she was crying. With very few exceptions she has always been there to great me with a happy grin ever since.

She seems like a nice girl, even if she’s so much older and more wrinkledy than you.


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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2018, 08:32:59 am »
I survived another round of facial electrolysis. And my first round of surgical prep electrolysis. I was terrified that I wouldn't be able to complete my first round, but I did - and it wasn't as horrible as I expected it to be.

I applause your courage to take on electrolysis! I went to a consultation and was scared off by the process. I think I would need general anesthesia. Good luck in getting rid of those nasty man hairs :) I can't wait to look in the mirror and not see them.

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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2018, 09:51:26 am »
At Montreal Airport to update my Nexus Card since I got a new Passport last year. Both Nexus Card and Passport Show “Male”...

The officer asks: “How are you related to this person?” Later calls me back “Madam” and gave me a full paper of instructions how to get my gender updated for “whenever the new papers come”....

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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2018, 11:17:19 am »
My parents!  They made me happy today.  I actually cried tears.  I'm 56, my dad is 88.  I just got divorced and I gave my ex everything.  Therefore I'm living pretty much paycheck to paycheck with some limited savings.

They offered to gift me enough for a down payment on a condo instead of throwing all my money into a rental.  The other thing is, they gendered me 90% correctly this whole weekend.  They deserve a special place.

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Denise,           17 Apr 18

Congratulations! You are very lucky to have such fine and generous parents; not everyone is so fortunate. Good luck finding your dream condo. I'm sure you will have fun looking, finding and moving in.

Tell your folks I said Thank You for making you happy.

Best always,
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2018, 11:51:13 am »
I still have no plans to become much of an activist, but I've found my voice a bit and am trying to start speaking up on social media.
I still tell people that I am an educator, not an activist.  I enlighten when I can, but I don't have the time or patience for those who do not wish to listen.  For many I am one of the few, if not only, transgender persons they know.  Just being a much better version of myself had a softening effect on people's views.

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