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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #140 on: March 11, 2020, 01:35:40 pm »
Congrads on getting your orchie appointment.

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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #141 on: March 16, 2020, 10:07:02 pm »
I guess I’m accepted when a friend who knew me back in the day decides that Kate is not a feminine enough name.  So now I’m Katy to her.


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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #142 on: March 17, 2020, 06:27:31 pm »
Saint Patrick’s day while semi quarintined:




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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #143 on: March 17, 2020, 06:39:44 pm »
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Dear Kate... or as your friend addresses you, Katy:
Green wine, green water, or green vodka? ???  Cute way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

I trust that you are looking at fun things on your computer and television...
....and not the stock market issues.   
No use getting heart burn over something that you can not control.
That will all play out in it's own time and most certainly recover.

Thanks for posting and sharing.
HUGS, and best wishes as always.
Danielle


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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #144 on: March 24, 2020, 01:29:52 pm »
Even the smallest of steps are progress.

Got a new Costco card this morning. It has a current picture and my name ’Kate’ on it!!!!!!


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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #145 on: March 24, 2020, 01:41:21 pm »
@KateR
Dear Kate:
It is so exciting and affirming to even get the things like the Costco card with your female photo and name on it....   enjoy these moments along with the other good things that you have been reporting.

HUGS,
Danielle

 
Even the smallest of steps are progress.

Got a new Costco card this morning. It has a current picture and my name ’Kate’ on it!!!!!!


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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

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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #146 on: March 24, 2020, 02:23:25 pm »
I can imagine how sweet that felt. I bet it brought a smile to your face.

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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #147 on: March 26, 2020, 07:01:30 pm »
Well I got the call today.  Orchi surgery scheduled for 4/14 is now postponed because of the moratorium on ‘elective’ surgeries.

‘Elective’ is a matter of opinion!

That said, I knew this was coming.  My middle daughter is a provider at this hospital system, and she told me 2 weeks ago that they were postponing ‘non-emergency.’  She does radiation oncology and she was talking about her practice stratifying patients based on the aggressiveness of their tumors.

21 months ago, I might have gone off the deep end.  Today, I’ve made so much progress.  I’m a woman now, albeit with a few extraneous body parts.  It’s as bummer, but I’ll work toward the reschedule.

On the plus side, today I heard from Dr. Gallagher at her new practice. They gave me the info I need for the referral letters and insurance precert.  Sh’e not doing the Peritoneal yet.  That’s my preference so I’m in no hurry.

So it’s been another 2 steps forward, 1 step back; but, hey, I’m still one further step down the road.


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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #148 on: March 26, 2020, 08:16:44 pm »
Sorry to hear you're going to have to wait longer. How long had you been waiting,?

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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #149 on: March 26, 2020, 10:02:38 pm »
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Dear Kate:
Well, this is very disappointing NEWS that you reported but certainly it is a delay for important health safety reasons as your daughter confirmed to you.... 
... at least, like you stated, "2 steps forward, 1 step back" so at least you are moving forward ONE STEP at a time!!!!

Be patient, keep working on getting your new appointment.... your time will come!!!

Thank you for keeping me and the rest of your followers up to date with your transition endeavors.
We are all rooting for your happiness and for your success.

HUGS,
Danielle
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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

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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #150 on: April 04, 2020, 05:51:10 pm »
This was in today's mail.  It's old news, but it was still nice to read it!




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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #151 on: April 04, 2020, 06:18:25 pm »
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Dear Kathryn:
Thank you for sharing and posting your "old" news.
Things are progressing quite nicely for you...

HUGS,
Danielle
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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

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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #152 on: April 04, 2020, 07:18:14 pm »
That's awesome.

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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #153 on: April 04, 2020, 11:58:19 pm »
Well I missed my Kansas City girlfriends, so I started texting.  Jadyn, a girlfriend who also has a career in info tech and I started talking and we set up a Discord server so we all could chat and do group voice calls.

We then decided to set up our support group for electronic meetings, the first coming up Tuesday.

After group meetings, a bunch of us would go to a local pizza joynt and just talk, eat, drink, and have a girls night out.

So when I set up our on-line meeting, I had an idea. 

I called the manager of our pizza joynt and inquired if he had any pictures of the place.  Of course, he did.  He sent me about 20 and I created a roughly 2.5 minute video slideshow and choreographed it to a song entitled Simpler Times.  The last picture is of his marquee where he was honoring / teasing us.  He had it up for almost a whole month and it simply said 'Pizza is cheaper than therapy.'

So here's the question running through my alleged mind.  Am I rubbing salt into wounds, or will it be received with hope of going back when all this Covid-19 stuff has passed?


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« Reply #154 on: April 05, 2020, 12:16:46 am »
Well I missed my Kansas City girlfriends, so I started texting.  Jadyn, a girlfriend who also has a career in info tech and I started talking and we set up a Discord server so we all could chat and do group voice calls.

We then decided to set up our support group for electronic meetings, the first coming up Tuesday.

After group meetings, a bunch of us would go to a local pizza joynt and just talk, eat, drink, and have a girls night out.

So when I set up our on-line meeting, I had an idea. 

I called the manager of our pizza joynt and inquired if he had any pictures of the place.  Of course, he did.  He sent me about 20 and I created a roughly 2.5 minute video slideshow and choreographed it to a song entitled Simpler Times.  The last picture is of his marquee where he was honoring / teasing us.  He had it up for almost a whole month and it simply said 'Pizza is cheaper than therapy.'

So here's the question running through my alleged mind.  Am I rubbing salt into wounds, or will it be received with hope of going back when all this Covid-19 stuff has passed?


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Since you gals had fun eating and drinking there I'd say hopes of doing it again and reminiscing of the good times.

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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #155 on: April 08, 2020, 09:59:19 pm »
About a year ago there was a thread about the silliest thing we had done during our transition.  Don't know what ever happened to that thread.  If I found it I'd add this:

Thinking I still had the strength and stamina I had two summers ago.

After 2 days of yard repair and cleanup, everything hurts.  However, what really drove this realization home, was being unable to get 2 hands behind my back to unclasp my bra!

The things, back in the day, I never would have thought about.


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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #156 on: April 08, 2020, 10:17:54 pm »
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Dear Kathryn:
I think this is the thread that you are looking for.
You started the following thread on September 28, 2018

   What has been the silliest thing you’ve done so far during your transition?
  https://www.susans.org/forums/index.php/topic,241217.msg2179349.html#msg2179349

HUGS,
Danielle

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About a year ago there was a thread about the silliest thing we had done during our transition.  Don't know what ever happened to that thread.  If I found it I'd add this:

Thinking I still had the strength and stamina I had two summers ago.

After 2 days of yard repair and cleanup, everything hurts.  However, what really drove this realization home, was being unable to get 2 hands behind my back to unclasp my bra!

The things, back in the day, I never would have thought about.


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***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 40

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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #157 on: April 09, 2020, 02:54:52 am »
Same for me after a day cleaning up and moving stuff from my unit, have even more to do today and I was exhausted last night . Could hardly pick up my glass of wine ---------------
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Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #158 on: April 11, 2020, 11:00:05 am »
You know, I’m starting to wonder what’s more dangerous for me; the coved-19 virus, or all the cooking and eating I’m doing during this ‘shelter-in-place’ order?

I’m reverting to the Southern Style cooking I grew up with!

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Re: Kathryn's Chronicles
« Reply #159 on: April 11, 2020, 11:24:07 am »
I think we will all be on severe diets after lock down!!!
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