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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #60 on: March 15, 2019, 11:44:38 pm »
That's some really good news!! I go back to my doctor next week. I'll get to find out if my last spiro increase has made any difference in my numbers. I certainly feel better.

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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #61 on: March 16, 2019, 06:14:41 am »
That's some really good news!! I go back to my doctor next week. I'll get to find out if my last spiro increase has made any difference in my numbers. I certainly feel better.

Hi cargurl! Are you on Facebook  btw? Maybe feeling better is the litmus test because my lab work was at first really upsetting. My T level doubled and my E level hardly increased. My Endo said it was expected because she didn't have me on a high dose patches of estradiol. She said the spironolactone was blocking the Testosterone so my body was trying to increase production in order to compensate, but that me being in higher dosage of estradiol now should bring that To level down. Like you I have felt better and I had seen changes so I stopped freaking out. I am so excited to have the orchiectomy so I won't have to worry about The at all and can get off spironolactone.
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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #62 on: March 16, 2019, 01:06:07 pm »
So quick update: I've been on hrt for over 7 months. My Endo increased both spironolactone and estradiol doses  which even within a week I can see alot of changes. I had a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Goodwin of First Urology and it seems my surgery date for an orchiectomy will be August 27th  :D. I have been somewhat active in a trans support group and have met many new and lovely trans persons and even some spouses. Work is going okay, everyone has been kind so far. Last week I bought new Spring cloths and have changed from wearing a sports bra in public to a 34A bra. Mmm guess that covers alot of it. Thanks for reading  ;D
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Dear Jamie
This a a wonderful and affirming update that you just posted. 

Terrific news on many fronts...  continue on and keep us all updated as you have been doing.

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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #63 on: March 16, 2019, 02:13:31 pm »
Hi, you will not believe how good you will feel after not having to take spiro.

I am happy for you about getting an orchi. I know how hard it is to have those things and how incredibly good it feels when they are no longer there. 
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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #64 on: March 17, 2019, 01:00:24 am »
Thank you Danielle and Rachel :D.  Here's a little venting about something that happened a few hours ago. My spouse and I haven't been going out together to places for a few weeks. Today I asked her to go walking because the weather was nice, the sun was out. So we went to  the park in Louisville where we were married 14 years ago. I needed to use the BR so we stopped by the public golf course country club to use the BR and I was a little nervous since both the men's and women's are  multi stalls with showers in the very back. I've been full time for a while and decided the women's BR was best since there's usually no women at all the likely hood of running into someone in the BR was slim. I didn't want to use the men's for obvious reasons, especially since there is a good chance of running into guys, and the guys there are usually not too progressive from my experience. So I used the women's without issue and once I left the BR, on my way back outside I hear my dead name yelled out from the front concession stand. I could have died. It was my wife who had decided to come in and get food. She never uses my dead name or my real name, but instead will always say Honey... I could have died in that moment  :embarrassed:  :o  Once outside I told her to please not use my dead name and she said, well then what should I call you? I said, how about, Hey! Or how about my name! She then said she didn't even think about it. But it's really strange since she NEVER uses my name. Later tonight I couldn't stop thinking about it and brought the issue back up while she was talking about wanting me to take off work in a few weeks for vacation. Because of what happened today it really spooked me and makes me not want to go out in public with her at all. She obviously denied doing it on purpose which is most likely true, strange but probably true. She then told me that I look like a man still and the rest is history. The night just ended with a laying on of hands from her and praying a demon would come out of me, that she was happy with herself and why can't I just be happy too. Sigh.
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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2019, 05:27:30 am »
The night just ended with a laying on of hands from her and praying a demon would come out of me, that she was happy with herself and why can't I just be happy too. Sigh.

Hi Jamie,

I would be easy on her using your dead name.   My SO still does it a year later, when she is in a hurry to get my attention and not thinking.   It is the above quote that seems to be a problem.   I had Christian friends that said the same thing to me when I came out of the closet two years ago.   They all eventually ended any friendship, but I was not married to any of them.   I really hope she can come to a more enlightened understanding.   I hope the best for you.

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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2019, 08:39:36 am »
Thank you Dorit, you look beautiful btw. I guess it was made worse by the fact that I was already a little nervous since it wasn't a private bathroom. Yes, the whole demon thing, unless a miracle happens and her mind changes will probably be the end of our...
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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2019, 02:13:40 pm »
Jamie, I hate that this is happening to you. You are such a sweet person. Don't let her drag you down. You definitely don't look like a man. I really hope someday she accepts things as they are. I wish we lived a little closer to each other. You're such a good friend. Anytime you want someone to talk to you know you can call me.

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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2019, 02:57:06 pm »
Jamie, I hate that this is happening to you. You are such a sweet person. Don't let her drag you down. You definitely don't look like a man. I really hope someday she accepts things as they are. I wish we lived a little closer to each other. You're such a good friend. Anytime you want someone to talk to you know you can call me.

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Thank you cargurl! You're a good friend too.
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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #69 on: March 30, 2019, 04:57:54 pm »
My current makeup routine (8 months HRT)


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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #70 on: March 30, 2019, 11:28:16 pm »
Awesome video!!! Made me smile! You look fabulous Jamie.

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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #71 on: March 31, 2019, 12:36:00 am »
You are beautiful and a natural female!   Only 8 months HRT, minimal make-up, and you are so feminine. 

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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #72 on: March 31, 2019, 05:42:30 am »
Thank you Dorit! I really wanted to document my routine because it seems to be evolving every few months.
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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #73 on: March 31, 2019, 02:15:22 pm »
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Dear Jamie:
WOWzers!!!
   
Nice update and with your posted video shows a wonderful and very impressive transition journey to date. 
 ....   and there is more to come for sure.
I will be eagerly following your future updates as you feel free to post them.

Thank you for sharing your story.
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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #74 on: March 31, 2019, 07:38:38 pm »
Jamie,
    I've noticed you worrying about how feminine you look and watching your videos that you posted your markedly handsome and attractive male face is morphing very rapidly into a very beautiful and obviously feminine face.  I think it won't be long before you don't see the old you at all and you start to see the beautiful woman you're becoming. Also, you are very sweet and endearing. It is apparent that you are empathetic and caring and those are strengths that cannot be under appreciated no matter what challenge you're facing.  I hope that your wife starts to mellow and accept the new you, even if things don't go an ideal way. 
My husband and I just had "the talk" last night over a bottle of wine and he isn't sure where this goes or how he fits in to it but I'm keeping my appointment with the clinic on Tuesday to be evaluated for hormones and I'm crossing my fingers that it goes well and they help me find some peace because I sure carry a demon and every day since I stopped fighting and started coming out and embracing my inner self it has steadily faded but it's a very bright image and will take a lot of fading to exorcise it.  I'm a couple of years ahead of you (40) and a few months behind you so I will be following your posts closely since we are so close in time.  I hope things keep getting better for you, and for all of us. You're worth it. Hugs.
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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #75 on: April 03, 2019, 02:56:04 pm »
Thank you for your support Danielle💗

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Dear Jamie:
WOWzers!!!
   
Nice update and with your posted video shows a wonderful and very impressive transition journey to date. 
 ....   and there is more to come for sure.
I will be eagerly following your future updates as you feel free to post them.

Thank you for sharing your story.
Big Hugs to you...
Danielle  

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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #76 on: April 03, 2019, 03:01:36 pm »
Wow Rae, thank you soooooooooooo much for your kind words and for posting your story. I apologize for not responding sooner. How did the appointment go yesterday?  I'm sorry your having to go through all of this as well and I also hope your spouse will grow together with you and your love will be maintained. I'm also very excited for you also starting on your journey and we can definitely travel it together.
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Jamie,
    I've noticed you worrying about how feminine you look and watching your videos that you posted your markedly handsome and attractive male face is morphing very rapidly into a very beautiful and obviously feminine face.  I think it won't be long before you don't see the old you at all and you start to see the beautiful woman you're becoming. Also, you are very sweet and endearing. It is apparent that you are empathetic and caring and those are strengths that cannot be under appreciated no matter what challenge you're facing.  I hope that your wife starts to mellow and accept the new you, even if things don't go an ideal way. 
My husband and I just had "the talk" last night over a bottle of wine and he isn't sure where this goes or how he fits in to it but I'm keeping my appointment with the clinic on Tuesday to be evaluated for hormones and I'm crossing my fingers that it goes well and they help me find some peace because I sure carry a demon and every day since I stopped fighting and started coming out and embracing my inner self it has steadily faded but it's a very bright image and will take a lot of fading to exorcise it.  I'm a couple of years ahead of you (40) and a few months behind you so I will be following your posts closely since we are so close in time.  I hope things keep getting better for you, and for all of us. You're worth it. Hugs.
Rae.
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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #77 on: April 03, 2019, 03:04:26 pm »
Thank you cargurl 💗💛💚

Awesome video!!! Made me smile! You look fabulous Jamie.
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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #78 on: April 03, 2019, 03:36:51 pm »
It went really well, thank you for checking, and I hope your today was better than your yesterday.  I did my coming out to the last girlfriend who didn't know (they're the only ones I'm telling right now-extended freinds can wait) over some lunch and she was really sweet and supportive.  I went to the appointment after, only cried once, and left with a placebo dose of spiro. It's terrifying still but exhilirating to be doing something concrete about it all.  I was so excited I ordered a new pair of cute boots from Sally's.  In a week they'll check my potassium levels and if all looks good they'll up my dose to something more normal and add the E in the mix. I posted last night that looking at the pills it gives a very "Alice" feeling to it all. fingers crossed we all come out the other side intact and happy. :)
Wow Rae, thank you soooooooooooo much for your kind words and for posting your story. I apologize for not responding sooner. How did the appointment go yesterday?  I'm sorry your having to go through all of this as well and I also hope your spouse will grow together with you and your love will be maintained. I'm also very excited for you also starting on your journey and we can definitely travel it together.
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Re: Better late than never, Jamie
« Reply #79 on: April 03, 2019, 03:54:45 pm »
That's wonderful news! I'm very happy for you. Those first few days of taking Spiro and E are so amazing. I try and keep up to date with you 😘

It went really well, thank you for checking, and I hope your today was better than your yesterday.  I did my coming out to the last girlfriend who didn't know (they're the only ones I'm telling right now-extended freinds can wait) over some lunch and she was really sweet and supportive.  I went to the appointment after, only cried once, and left with a placebo dose of spiro. It's terrifying still but exhilirating to be doing something concrete about it all.  I was so excited I ordered a new pair of cute boots from Sally's.  In a week they'll check my potassium levels and if all looks good they'll up my dose to something more normal and add the E in the mix. I posted last night that looking at the pills it gives a very "Alice" feeling to it all. fingers crossed we all come out the other side intact and happy. :)
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