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Offline DonnaH

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Hi All
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:56:27 am »

I'm Donna.

I've been actively transitioning for three years, pharmaceutically almost one year (since 8/3/2017). I live full-time since the start of HRT.

I've completed my Name & Gender Marker change and now my identity, identification and birth records all agree and I've disclosed (I prefer that term over "come out" as I never was "in") to everyone of significance in my life. Everyone else catches up as I run into them. Boy, are some of them surprised!

I went from being an angry sixty-six year old man, almost overnight, to being a sweet, gentle, caring older lady. The only person with issues with respect to my new self is my youngest son; I think he'll get over it, I know I raised him better than that.

I feel so guilty when I go to my group sessions: everyone else has trials and tribulations and serious issues to discuss; all I can ever say is "life is good, transition is going great, I love being a woman". I mean, I should probably get a job (I collect Social Security now) and I'm not crazy about my living situation (I'm on Social Security: I have housemates) and I wouldn't mind a boyfriend. But those are all general gripes that don't pertain to transition. They're all on me to resolve.

I suppose the only obstacle now is to find a sympathetic surgeon who will work with me on price. Either that or I'll have to come out of retirement just to be able to afford to make my panties fit right. And that's all I really want.

But, It'll be worth it, I'm certain. I do know that as I watch things growing daily (36B at start of HRT, getting ready to restock wardrobe with 36D's now because the new C's are getting painfully tight; size 8 pants at start to size 12 now, WITH A WAIST!) that my sense of pride and self worth has increased by several orders of magnitude.

Whereas I used to have to stay angry to keep the testosterone high now I try to limit any stressors in my life to keep my testosterone low.

It makes for a much more peaceful, relaxed attitude.

And, a much happier old woman.

I like happy.

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Re: Hi All
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 07:58:17 am »
Hello Donna, thanks for coming to the Introductions Forum and letting the members here on the Forums know a little more about yourself.   
You will find that other like-minded members and yourself will be able help answer your questions and to share your experiences and thoughts as you become more involved posting and replying to the other various threads.

Please be certain to look over the important and informative LINKS that @KathyLauren  included on her Welcome Message to you eariler on your very first posting on another thread.   
Their is information there that will help you to navigate around the site.

Again, Welcome to Susan's Place.

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Re: Hi All
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 09:35:44 am »
Hi Donna  :icon_wave:

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


The main things to remember in life are Love, Kindness, Understanding and Respect - Always make forward progress

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Re: Hi All
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 09:38:24 am »
Hi, Donna.  Nice to get to know you!  I am glad you are enjoying a smooth transition.

We have a lot in common.  I am 63, and my transition, too, has been going well.  I wish I had your boobs - I'm a 38A after a year and a half of HRT - but I'm not complaining.  Not a lot, anyway.  ;)  I, too, just need surgery to complete my transition.  I am just waiting on my referral letters.

There are a lot of us "older" transitioners here.  I hope you feel right at home.   :)
2015-07-04 Awakening; 2015-11-15 Out to self; 2016-06-22 Out to wife; 2016-10-27 First time presenting in public; 2017-01-20 Started HRT!!; 2017-04-20 Out publicly, beginning full-time; 2017-07-10 Legal name change; 2019-02-15 Approval for GRS

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Re: Hi All
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 04:24:30 am »
Hi Donna, thank you for making your first post on my thread earlier. I will welcome you again officially in your introduction thread.

I am glad your transition is going so smoothly for you. I agree with you that life is great! Enjoy your time on the forum, this is a great place with some very wonderful people willing to share advice, support, or just have a good time.