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Kathy's GRS thread
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:07:12 am »
I just got approval from my insurance for GRS funding, so it is time to start a thread to document that process.  Do not expect a lot of activity right away, the initial steps take months.  But it is going to happen!!
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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 10:13:02 am »
Congrats!  Every journey begins with a single step.  Time will fly!

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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 10:57:57 am »
Congratulations!
This is cause for a SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!

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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 07:43:27 pm »
@JudiBlueEyes, @Jessica

Thanks, ladies!
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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 07:50:34 pm »
I just got approval from my insurance for GRS funding, so it is time to start a thread to document that process.  Do not expect a lot of activity right away, the initial steps take months.  But it is going to happen!!

@KathyLauren
Dear Kathy:
Thank you for sharing your future GRS plans.... one of the big, big steps in your journey for sure.
I hear you about the initial steps taking months, but me and your followers certainly want to follow you all the way.
 
I am so glad that you started your GRS thread so that we can follow you and continue to root for your success.

I will be eagerly looking for your updates as you feel free to post them.
Hugs & Well Wishes,
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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 09:10:46 pm »
That is great news!

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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2019, 09:18:52 pm »
I just got approval from my insurance for GRS funding, so it is time to start a thread to document that process.  Do not expect a lot of activity right away, the initial steps take months.  But it is going to happen!!

Congratulations! I know that you must be super excited. Do you have a date and surgeon picked out yet?

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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2019, 10:06:40 pm »
Congratulations!!!! How exciting! Very happy for you!

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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2019, 10:37:33 pm »
Great news wool eagerly await your updates...Hope everything goes really well

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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2019, 06:02:32 am »
Congratulations! I know that you must be super excited. Do you have a date and surgeon picked out yet?
The surgeon will be Dr. Brassard.  He is the only one that my insurance will deal with.  The date will depend on his schedule.  It is a long process to get into the queue, and the queue itself is long.  Stay tuned.
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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2019, 09:49:16 am »
I just got approval from my insurance for GRS funding, so it is time to start a thread to document that process.  Do not expect a lot of activity right away, the initial steps take months.  But it is going to happen!!
Congratulations Kathy! <<<Squeeeeyay>>>

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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2019, 10:01:23 am »
Congratulations, a very exciting adventure!



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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2019, 03:08:46 pm »
Congrats on the approval. Hugs
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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2019, 04:27:26 pm »
Kathy,

Congratulations from me, as well!!!!

Stevi
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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2019, 06:21:34 pm »
Kathy, now that you have this thread started we are going to expect a lot of updates. Actually I am looking forward to when you get your consultation appointment set.

I have a procedure scheduled for about seven weeks from now and Deb tells me that I need to start a thread for that soon. You do your thread so well, I don't do them well at all....I will be looking for your examples to follow.

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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2019, 01:17:24 pm »
All good things to you in the days to come dear sister!!! Enjoy the feel of the ground under your feet as you journey forward!!! All shall be well 😀👍

Onward we go brave sister!!!

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Let go of the things that no longer serve you... Let go of the pretense of the false persona, it is not you... Let go of the armor that you have worn for a lifetime, to serve the expectations of others and, to protect the woman inside... She needs protection no longer.... She is tired of hiding and more courageous than you know... Let her prove that to you....Let her step out of the dark and feel the light upon her face.... amg🌸
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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2019, 02:07:28 pm »
Thanks, everyone! :)

Kathy, now that you have this thread started we are going to expect a lot of updates.

Tia @Anne Blake, I will definitely update this thread when I have something to update it with.  I expect to do a whole bunch of waiting between updates. 

The next thing will probably be a consultation with my doctor prior to submitting my application to Dr. Brassard's clinic.  Then, several months' wait until they respond.  Then waiting for a date, then waiting for the date to arrive.

So, I don't recommend holding your breath waiting for updates!  But I promise to update it whenever something happens!
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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2019, 10:38:03 pm »
Congratulations Kathy. Wanna race? I'd wager you will have your GCS before I can even though I have been referred and have a consult date. July30, 2019 then a wait for a date and a wait for the date after. Roughly 2 1/2 years to go. Good luck Hun.

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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2019, 12:34:51 am »
Good luck Kathy, best wishes for a smooth process and a quick recovery. X

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Re: Kathy's GRS thread
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2019, 09:09:49 am »
Thanks, ladies!

@Laurie, this sure doesn't feel like a race.  I'm not going to take any bets on who gets there first.  Hopefully, we both make it.

I have an appointment March 5th with my doctor to go over my application to GRS Montréal.  I could have let her submit the application on her own on my behalf, but it is worth driving into the city to make sure everything is right.  I want to make sure that I am requesting the right procedures (vaginoplasty without vaginal cavity, and trachea shave) and that I can sign anything that needs to be signed.
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