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Re: I am starting to get nuts!
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2019, 06:32:17 pm »
Look up Dr Bluebond-Langner at NYU.  NYU is a phenomenal Hospital and she is a top GCS surgeon. They take virtually every insurance. . .
Thank you so much for this tip.  They confirmed that they take my insurance, and my insurance confirmed that they are in network (one cannot ask enough questions with the insurance stuff).

I now have to contact the surgeon, and see if she wants to take me on.  I will try to fit that in tomorrow!

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« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2019, 03:15:38 pm »
And here I thought it would be easy!  Dr Bluebond-Langner does not take telephone calls from non patients, nor can one connect with her via email.  The only direct way to communicate with her is through an appointment in a face o face session.  They are booking October currently,  That would man, I would need to fly from Florida to New York to me the doctor for an hour or two, to probably find out that she does not want to take me on due to whatever reason, and I threw thus hundreds of dollars away for nothing!
After some long discussion I could to get the person on the other side to agree that I could send a fax with my questions and the doc would take a look at them, and let me know.

Now I have to think about what to write!







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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2019, 08:23:04 am »
Many surgeons do Skype consultations.   I was certainly not going to fly from Israel to the US for a one hour appointment!   I had two Skype consultations with my surgeon that lasted over one hour each, there was a charge, but it was deductable from the bill because I decided to use him.

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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2019, 09:06:47 am »
Many surgeons do Skype consultations.   I was certainly not going to fly from Israel to the US for a one hour appointment!   I had two Skype consultations with my surgeon that lasted over one hour each, there was a charge, but it was deductable from the bill because I decided to use him.
I hope to get something similar.  The people in NYC expect me to fly  up for this consultation, I am not that hot about it.

I have to see if your surgeon will take my insurance. It is way closer to where I live, and i can even drive it with one over night stay!







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Re: I am starting to get nuts!
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2019, 12:21:21 am »
I hope to get something similar.  The people in NYC expect me to fly  up for this consultation, I am not that hot about it.

I have to see if your surgeon will take my insurance. It is way closer to where I live, and i can even drive it with one over night stay!

I know that my surgeon required a face to face consultation so I had to drive from Virginia to Pennsylvania for it. I don’t have any experience with Skype consultations. My suggestion is to do lots of research, see if you can get a Skype consultation but be prepared to travel in your motor home. Maybe you can make a trip out of it and see sights while your out there to get the most out of the fuel spent. ;D

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« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2019, 01:14:24 am »
I know that my surgeon required a face to face consultation so I had to drive from Virginia to Pennsylvania for it. I don’t have any experience with Skype consultations. My suggestion is to do lots of research, see if you can get a Skype consultation but be prepared to travel in your motor home. Maybe you can make a trip out of it and see sights while your out there to get the most out of the fuel spent. ;D
I am still in searching for surgeon mode.  Interesting, my dysphoria calmed down now that I am actively doing something about the situation!







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Re: I am starting to get nuts!
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2019, 06:45:09 am »
I am still in searching for surgeon mode.  Interesting, my dysphoria calmed down now that I am actively doing something about the situation!

Hope is a wonderfully powerful anesthesia. Don’t get discouraged things will work out. It’s just a matter of being persistent and having fortitude.

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« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2019, 09:09:52 am »
Hope is a wonderfully powerful anesthesia. Don’t get discouraged things will work out. It’s just a matter of being persistent and having fortitude.
The day that I give up has yet to be created! (unless the food tastes really good  ;D)







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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2019, 04:42:57 pm »
The day that I give up has yet to be created! (unless the food tastes really good  ;D)

That’s why you are a strong individual. No and can’t don’t exist in your vocabulary.

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Re: I am starting to get nuts!
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2019, 04:57:46 pm »
My genital dysphoria is growing by the minute.  If anything, the orchi really brought it out!  I am in need of SRS very urgently, and my therapist is in full agreement with this and is willing to write as many letters as required!
My problem is to find a surgeon who will accept my insurance!
The insurance company is no help whatsoever, they give me all kinds of names of plastic surgeons because they have no listing of surgeons who do SRS.
would any of you know a surgeon who will except Humana PPO?  I don't care where in the US, I just can hopp into my motorhome and take my hotel with me.  I just need to find a surgeon who is doing the bottom stuff, and will take my insurance!
I am retired and have no means to pay that out of my pocket!

Maybe you can apply for a grant, and get one, at www.jimcollinsfoundation.org

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Re: I am starting to get nuts!
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2019, 05:10:30 pm »
Maybe you can apply for a grant, and get one, at www.jimcollinsfoundation.org

Chrissy

That is an interesting idea.

The problem with PPO plans is it is difficult to get coverage on some things because of the number of people that need the procedure are small so the collective bargaining isn't as effective and since they are so specialized it's unlikely that other business can be drummed up if they do SRS.

I don't know if you have the ability to change providers for your insurance but I found this online. https://www.hrc.org/resources/finding-insurance-for-transgender-related-healthcare

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Re: I am starting to get nuts!
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2019, 05:54:00 pm »
Maybe you can apply for a grant, and get one, at www.jimcollinsfoundation.org

Chrissy
Thanks, but nothing happens when I try to apply!







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« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2019, 06:03:59 pm »
That is an interesting idea.

The problem with PPO plans is it is difficult to get coverage on some things because of the number of people that need the procedure are small so the collective bargaining isn't as effective and since they are so specialized it's unlikely that other business can be drummed up if they do SRS.

I don't know if you have the ability to change providers for your insurance but I found this online. https://www.hrc.org/resources/finding-insurance-for-transgender-related-healthcare
One can change only at the end of the year.  I have a broker who is finding the best insurance for me, and I have that, for Florida.  But I did not realize that most surgeons are not taking it.  I now have to wait until October to be able to change for 2020







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« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2019, 06:52:38 pm »
One can change only at the end of the year.  I have a broker who is finding the best insurance for me, and I have that, for Florida.  But I did not realize that most surgeons are not taking it.  I now have to wait until October to be able to change for 2020

Wow that stinks. I didn't realize that they do that for everyone. What are your plans? Are you going to try and pay your own way or find a plan that will cover it and wait until then?

If you wait it will provide time to find a surgeon that you prefer.

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Re: I am starting to get nuts!
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2019, 07:02:00 pm »
Wow that stinks. I didn't realize that they do that for everyone. What are your plans? Are you going to try and pay your own way or find a plan that will cover it and wait until then?

If you wait it will provide time to find a surgeon that you prefer.
I can't do this on my own.  I am on a fixed income, and don't want to deplete my emergency money!  If I can't find anything, i have to continue to live in misery, like many of us did before it was possible to have this surgery!  At some point I will be to old for this surgery.
I was simply born a few years to early and decided to live in the wrong country!







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« Reply #35 on: April 16, 2019, 07:09:59 pm »
I can't do this on my own.  I am on a fixed income, and don't want to deplete my emergency money!  If I can't find anything, i have to continue to live in misery, like many of us did before it was possible to have this surgery!  At some point I will be to old for this surgery.
I was simply born a few years to early and decided to live in the wrong country!

I have my fingers crossed you can find a way.

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« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2019, 08:10:38 pm »
I have my fingers crossed you can find a way.
Thank you.
if I see you young women here, I always think, I could have been one of you, if I just would have been born a few years later, and i could have enjoyed the life of a young woman.  But I was not born later (my mother would not have been happy to have a child when she was in her 60's), and the only thing is to make the best of the situation.  I hope that older trans women like I can be a good example for other older trans women, who are still closettet, that one can have a successful transition as an older person, and can live as a happy woman!
I enjoy my current life way better than I enjoyed my life for many years prior!







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« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2019, 09:47:42 pm »
Thank you.
if I see you young women here, I always think, I could have been one of you, if I just would have been born a few years later, and i could have enjoyed the life of a young woman.  But I was not born later (my mother would not have been happy to have a child when she was in her 60's), and the only thing is to make the best of the situation.  I hope that older trans women like I can be a good example for other older trans women, who are still closettet, that one can have a successful transition as an older person, and can live as a happy woman!
I enjoy my current life way better than I enjoyed my life for many years prior!

I have an idea of what you mean. I was pushing 30 years old before I was complete with my transition and it was only by a miracle that I managed to get the money to pay for SRS.

Hopefully you don't have to live without it if you desire to have it. Hopefully things will work out.

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« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2019, 11:15:58 pm »
I have an idea of what you mean. I was pushing 30 years old before I was complete with my transition and it was only by a miracle that I managed to get the money to pay for SRS.

Hopefully you don't have to live without it if you desire to have it. Hopefully things will work out.
Thank you for your wishes!  I just have to take the wohle thing one step at a time.  The entire surgery is for myself only, because hormone wise I am there where you and others are.  I am as much woman as I ever can be, just that little cosmetic change is required, and I would not dislike my looks anymore!
It will not stop me to live as a happy woman!







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Re: I am starting to get nuts!
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2019, 04:18:10 pm »
Thanks, but nothing happens when I try to apply!



Wait about a month for the new grant cycle starts, as mentioned on the APPLY page.

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