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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #420 on: January 13, 2021, 03:32:27 pm »
@Donica
Dear Donica:
Yes indeed it has been a long time since you have updated your thread...
      ... 3 MONTHS !!!! :o

I am glad to read that you are doing fine and that you are now a published author.

I trust that your bottom surgery plans will come to fruition without any undue delays because
of the Covid lock-downs.

So sorry to read of your continuing numbness of your head and lower lip.... 
... hopefully the nerves will reconnect in the future.

Thank you again for coming back to the forums to let  us all know that you are
still alive and kicking.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and my best wishes to you.

HUGS, and more HUGS,
Danielle
     
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The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
I am the HUNTED PREY: Danielle’s Chronicles
Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

Started HRT:   March 2015
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Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
I'm a blonde, blue eyed woman, Age 41

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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #421 on: April 02, 2021, 11:26:34 am »
@Donica
Dear Donica:

CQ, CQ, CQ .... calling Donica

Are you anywhere to be found?
I miss reading your regular postings

HUGS,
Danielle
***SEE MY LINKS BELOW
The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
I am the HUNTED PREY: Danielle’s Chronicles
Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

Started HRT:   March 2015
Went Full-Time    December 2016
Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #422 on: April 02, 2021, 11:35:58 am »
@Donica
Dear Donica:
Yes indeed it has been a long time since you have updated your thread...
      ... 3 MONTHS !!!! :o

I am glad to read that you are doing fine and that you are now a published author.

I trust that your bottom surgery plans will come to fruition without any undue delays because
of the Covid lock-downs.

So sorry to read of your continuing numbness of your head and lower lip.... 
... hopefully the nerves will reconnect in the future.

Thank you again for coming back to the forums to let  us all know that you are
still alive and kicking.

CQ, CQ, CQ .... calling Donica

Are you anywhere to be found?
I miss reading your regular postings

Stay safe, stay healthy, and my best wishes to you.

HUGS, and more HUGS,
Danielle
     

LOL!!! Yes here I am Danielle. Missed you!

Finally the news I've been waiting to hear all my life. I have a surgery date for vaginoplasty on Wednesday May 26th, at Kaiser West LA. OMG! That's just two months away. I am sooo excited I'm shaking. They will be doing the penile inversion method.

It's getting pretty real now. I just got a phone call from Plastic Surgery, filling my calendar with 5 more appointments, all starting in the beginning of May. This reminds me of how busy the month of my FFS was (as Donica begins shaking nervously while crouching in the corner :o).

1: Follow-up with PCP.
2: GCS Pre-op.
3: Care coordinator nurse follow-op (Forgot this one).
4: Follow-up with same endo I butted heads with last week (Maybe it was something I said? ;D).
5: Anesthesiology Pre-op.
6: Covid Test 24 to 72 hours before surgery.
7: Surgery.
8: It's a girl! (Hospital stay, two days)
9: GCS Follow-up (They pull all the plugs and teach me to insert a new one, 7 days Post-op).
10: Last GCS Follow-up. (14 days Post-op)

All on different days. Actually, 9 and 10 happen in the first week of June. Is this a test of wills? I hope they don't ask me to see my Cardiologist again like last time ::). I wasn't feeling the crunch until the latest call to load up my calendar with all these appointments. I have the whole month of April to rest before mayhem is let out of it's cage. It looks like I'm going to need it. More updates coming soon.

Oh! And by the way! I got my first Moderna shot over a week ago. Absolutely no side effects. Next shot in 3 weeks. I should be all settled well before my surgery.

Hugs!
Rebirth June 9, 2017. Started HRT August 22, 2017. Came out June 16, 2017, Full time July 9, 2018. Started FHR August 9, 2018.
Started VFT September 19, 2018, Name and Gender change October 19. 2018, FFS 09/06/2019, Progesterone 10/18/2019, GCS 05/26/2021.

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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #423 on: April 02, 2021, 12:41:07 pm »
Diary full of all the good bits , looking forward to your reports may they all be positive.
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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #424 on: April 03, 2021, 10:54:05 am »
Diary full of all the good bits , looking forward to your reports may they all be positive.

Thank you Davina! It's good to hear from you. It's been too long for sure. I've been a busy girl. I'll keep you all updated soon. Stay tuned :icon_love:.

Hugs!
Rebirth June 9, 2017. Started HRT August 22, 2017. Came out June 16, 2017, Full time July 9, 2018. Started FHR August 9, 2018.
Started VFT September 19, 2018, Name and Gender change October 19. 2018, FFS 09/06/2019, Progesterone 10/18/2019, GCS 05/26/2021.

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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #425 on: June 08, 2021, 06:09:36 pm »
@Donica
Dear Donica:
I am wishing YOU
....a VERY Happy Birthday
         :icon_birthday:        :icon_birthday:
All of us here on the forums are hoping and trusting that your special day includes time with family and friends...
... with  Candles and CAKE.


***NOTE:  Be certain to look at your profile for a special surprise on your June 9th birthday.

HUGS and best wishes on your special day and birthday. 
Danielle

           
***SEE MY LINKS BELOW
The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
I am the HUNTED PREY: Danielle’s Chronicles
Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

Started HRT:   March 2015
Went Full-Time    December 2016
Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
I'm a blonde, blue eyed woman, Age 41

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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #426 on: June 09, 2021, 02:17:06 am »
Happy birthday dear, long time no hear so hope its all well XXX
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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #427 on: June 10, 2021, 04:22:37 pm »
Thank you for the birthday wishes everyone. Recovery is going well. Updates coming soon. Stay safe.

Hugs!
Rebirth June 9, 2017. Started HRT August 22, 2017. Came out June 16, 2017, Full time July 9, 2018. Started FHR August 9, 2018.
Started VFT September 19, 2018, Name and Gender change October 19. 2018, FFS 09/06/2019, Progesterone 10/18/2019, GCS 05/26/2021.

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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #428 on: June 10, 2021, 05:29:45 pm »

Happy Birthday and congratulations Donica!

Warm regards,

Emma
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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #429 on: June 17, 2021, 07:05:00 pm »
Happy Birthday and congratulations Donica!

Warm regards,

Emma

Thank you Emma!
Rebirth June 9, 2017. Started HRT August 22, 2017. Came out June 16, 2017, Full time July 9, 2018. Started FHR August 9, 2018.
Started VFT September 19, 2018, Name and Gender change October 19. 2018, FFS 09/06/2019, Progesterone 10/18/2019, GCS 05/26/2021.

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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #430 on: June 17, 2021, 07:13:17 pm »
Previous Update:
So it's day 6 post-op. We just got home from my first post-op appointment, and it was a bid success. They removed the drains, catheter, packing, after removing the rest of the bandages that they had left a few nights before. Everything looks greats, minimal bruising, and a normal amount of swelling. My first dilation was a huge success, with no pain, all the way in up to the last dot ending up inside my new vagina. I have no idea what the measurement is, so I'll just call it past the fifth dot.

I almost can't believe how much easier GCS recovery was than FFS. I am soooo happy I can't sit still. The first day they removed all the bandages and I got to see my new bits I bawled like a baby, and cried for 10 minutes. I'm getting happy tears just writing about this. It's the first week of my new life, and I couldn't be happier. I have another post-op appointment in two weeks. More updates to come as my recovery progresses. Oh! And no more spiro! YAY!!!

Hugs!❤️
Rebirth June 9, 2017. Started HRT August 22, 2017. Came out June 16, 2017, Full time July 9, 2018. Started FHR August 9, 2018.
Started VFT September 19, 2018, Name and Gender change October 19. 2018, FFS 09/06/2019, Progesterone 10/18/2019, GCS 05/26/2021.

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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #431 on: June 17, 2021, 07:18:23 pm »
Ok so things have started to come back to life, and the pain is letting me know that they did indeed do something down there. I've been trying to manage the pain with Tylenol alone, but some days I just need a Norco. About two weeks post-op, my PCP spotted a red flag and told me to stop taking Ibuprofen. I noticed that day that my feet and ankles started swelling, and have since become painful to walk? I have my second post-op appointment today. I'm a bit woried what they might say about that.

The Swelling from the surgery sight has gone down a bit, and all the bruising has disappeared. I feel like I've been road hard and put away wet with all the dilation. Just two more weeks to go and and I can reduce the frequency from 4 times a day to 2 times a day. That should help? More updates coming soon.

Hugs!
Rebirth June 9, 2017. Started HRT August 22, 2017. Came out June 16, 2017, Full time July 9, 2018. Started FHR August 9, 2018.
Started VFT September 19, 2018, Name and Gender change October 19. 2018, FFS 09/06/2019, Progesterone 10/18/2019, GCS 05/26/2021.

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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #432 on: June 24, 2021, 02:16:06 pm »
Continuing healing progress to you Donica.  Fingers crossed for your ankle swelling going away and good Dr reports..
Thank you for your updates.
From your experience, and that shared by others, I'm wondering if I should get the FFS before my GCS, (which has been scheduled next year). 
They all sound so rough

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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #433 on: November 25, 2021, 07:22:16 pm »
OH MY GOSH! I'M BACK! It has been a while since I've updated my blog... and do I have a lot to tell.... It has been a journey indeed. Just let me clean up in here a bit before I start (things sure get dusty quickly if left unattended).... Oh! Turkey's ready! I'll catch up later. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Big Hugs!
Rebirth June 9, 2017. Started HRT August 22, 2017. Came out June 16, 2017, Full time July 9, 2018. Started FHR August 9, 2018.
Started VFT September 19, 2018, Name and Gender change October 19. 2018, FFS 09/06/2019, Progesterone 10/18/2019, GCS 05/26/2021.

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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #434 on: November 26, 2021, 01:16:40 am »
OH MY GOSH! I'M BACK! It has been a while since I've updated my blog... and do I have a lot to tell.... It has been a journey indeed. Just let me clean up in here a bit before I start (things sure get dusty quickly if left unattended).... Oh! Turkey's ready! I'll catch up later. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Big Hugs!
@Donica
I am so very glad that you have come back to the Forums.
I have really missed your postings and updates and your various comment replies on the other threads and topics here on the Forums.

I am eagerly looking for your next postings so I and your other avid followers can catch up regarding your journey and life events.

Again, thank you for coming back.
HUGS   
Danielle
***SEE MY LINKS BELOW
The Ramblings of a Northern*Star Girl
A New Chapter: ALASKAN DANIELLE's Chronicles
I am the HUNTED PREY: Danielle’s Chronicles
Things change re: ALASKAN DANIELLE
Positive Mindset... put away negativity

Started HRT:   March 2015
Went Full-Time    December 2016
Quit my male-mode job and relocated to a very small town in Alaska in January 2017
I'm a blonde, blue eyed woman, Age 41

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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #435 on: November 26, 2021, 03:17:01 am »
Hi , looking forward to catching up. Have a good Thanksgiving.
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Re: Donica's She Shed
« Reply #436 on: November 26, 2021, 08:48:45 am »
wow what a tease ;)
Hi Donica