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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.

Hugs and best wishes,
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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.

Hugs ;-)

Thank you cargurl! You're a good friend too.
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