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Offline Susan R

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Two Year Anniversary on HRT
« on: September 26, 2020, 01:26:51 am »
Almost two years ago on Oct. 11, 2018, I finally signed up here on susans.org. I had read through the many dozens and dozens of similar life stories to mine and had been tempted to sign up countless times before finally creating an account. It was a good thing I did. These forums provided me advice and support for what I would need for upcoming changes from Hormone Replacement Therapy.
 
So it was two years ago yesterday Sept. 25, 2018, I went in at 10:45am on a Tuesday morning to speak to my doctor at the time about getting started on HRT. After having a routine physical exam and having my blood taken for labs, I can remember being so embarrassed because I looked so masculine and was presenting as such. I spent a half hour or more explaining to my doctor what my back story was and why I so desperately needed to begin transition. She had me read through pages of material and explained to me the risks and changes associated with such a decision. After signing several forms, I was given the OK to start HRT and my prescription was forwarded that day to my pharmacy.  I never looked back. It’s been one small step forward ever since. After 58 years, I’m becoming the person I was meant to be.

Susan R🌷
 
Here’s a few pics to compare the differences in my presentation over the past two years.

« Last Edit: September 26, 2020, 03:09:43 am by Susan R »
Sept. 25, 2018:       Began HRT
May 19, 2019:         Out to All/Full time
June 12, 2019:        Name/Gender Marker on all ID's/Legal Docs completed
July 2, 2020:           GRS & BA Consult - Dr. Stiller
January 5, 2021:     GRS Surgery [Stage 1 “Vaginoplasty”]
January 15, 2021:    BA Surgery
June 18, 2021:        GRS [Stage 2 “Depth Added”] procedure
           *CANCELED DUE TO COVID*
Sept. 7, 2021:         GRS [Stage 2 “Depth Added”] procedure

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Re: Two Year Anniversary on HRT
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 02:32:09 am »
You look great!  I am happy for you, transition anniversaries are a joy to celebrate!
I first told a psychiatrist that I wanted to be a girl in 1967 after a psychotic breakdown
Began therapy again with gender specialist 50 years later in September 2017
Began HRT November 2017
Name change with Israel Ministry of Interior March 2018
FFS September 2018
GCS December 2018
Gender change with Israel Ministry of Interior January 2019
BA July 2020
GCS Revision March 2021

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Re: Two Year Anniversary on HRT
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 03:11:47 am »
Thank you @Dorit 😘you’re a sweetheart!
Sept. 25, 2018:       Began HRT
May 19, 2019:         Out to All/Full time
June 12, 2019:        Name/Gender Marker on all ID's/Legal Docs completed
July 2, 2020:           GRS & BA Consult - Dr. Stiller
January 5, 2021:     GRS Surgery [Stage 1 “Vaginoplasty”]
January 15, 2021:    BA Surgery
June 18, 2021:        GRS [Stage 2 “Depth Added”] procedure
           *CANCELED DUE TO COVID*
Sept. 7, 2021:         GRS [Stage 2 “Depth Added”] procedure

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Re: Two Year Anniversary on HRT
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 09:52:17 am »
Almost two years ago on Oct. 11, 2018, I finally signed up here on susans.org. I had read through the many dozens and dozens of similar life stories to mine and had been tempted to sign up countless times before finally creating an account. It was a good thing I did. These forums provided me advice and support for what I would need for upcoming changes from Hormone Replacement Therapy.
 
So it was two years ago yesterday Sept. 25, 2018, I went in at 10:45am on a Tuesday morning to speak to my doctor at the time about getting started on HRT. After having a routine physical exam and having my blood taken for labs, I can remember being so embarrassed because I looked so masculine and was presenting as such. I spent a half hour or more explaining to my doctor what my back story was and why I so desperately needed to begin transition. She had me read through pages of material and explained to me the risks and changes associated with such a decision. After signing several forms, I was given the OK to start HRT and my prescription was forwarded that day to my pharmacy.  I never looked back. It’s been one small step forward ever since. After 58 years, I’m becoming the person I was meant to be.

Susan R🌷
 
Here’s a few pics to compare the differences in my presentation over the past two years.




You do look wonderful!  Congratulations.   :) :)

Chrissy
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Re: Two Year Anniversary on HRT
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2020, 09:59:16 am »
@Susan R
Dear Susan:
CONGRATULATIONS  for staying the course and continuing toward your HRT and transition goals... 
.......TWO YEARS!!!!
 
Wow-Whee !!!   I so very much enjoyed reading your update and viewing your before and after pictures.  Certainly it is quite a dramatic and beautiful change in your appearance from when you started.

I love your very last photo that you posted.   Perhaps a new Avatar coming soon???

Your very last sentence sums it up beautifully:
"After signing several forms, I was given the OK to start HRT and my prescription was forwarded that day to my pharmacy.  I never looked back. It’s been one small step forward ever since. After 58 years, I’m becoming the person I was meant to be."

Thank you for sharing your special time with me and the rest of your followers.
HUGS and more HUGS,
Danielle

Almost two years ago on Oct. 11, 2018, I finally signed up here on susans.org. I had read through the many dozens and dozens of similar life stories to mine and had been tempted to sign up countless times before finally creating an account. It was a good thing I did. These forums provided me advice and support for what I would need for upcoming changes from Hormone Replacement Therapy.
 
So it was two years ago yesterday Sept. 25, 2018, I went in at 10:45am on a Tuesday morning to speak to my doctor at the time about getting started on HRT. After having a routine physical exam and having my blood taken for labs, I can remember being so embarrassed because I looked so masculine and was presenting as such. I spent a half hour or more explaining to my doctor what my back story was and why I so desperately needed to begin transition. She had me read through pages of material and explained to me the risks and changes associated with such a decision. After signing several forms, I was given the OK to start HRT and my prescription was forwarded that day to my pharmacy.  I never looked back. It’s been one small step forward ever since. After 58 years, I’m becoming the person I was meant to be.

Susan R🌷
 
Here’s a few pics to compare the differences in my presentation over the past two years.


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Re: Two Year Anniversary on HRT
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2020, 10:25:50 am »
Congratulations Susan on your 2 Year HRT Anniversary and I must say you look and sound so happy!

I also joined Susan's close to starting HRT (having been reading threads for many months). Joined January 31st and HRT February 8th both in 2018.

Wishing you further happiness and success.

Hugs

Pamela xx

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Re: Two Year Anniversary on HRT
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2020, 03:05:58 pm »
@ChrissyRyan @Northern Star Girl @pamelatransuk @Kate.claire

Thank you so much everyone for the supportive comments. Honestly, I didn’t tell the whole story really...my 98lb weight loss probably changed me as much or more than the HRT in so many respects. I lost a few pounds more than that and then added a few back and I’m consistent now at 175-178lb. There has been a shipload of redistribution all over my body. Fat and muscle has completely changed everywhere. Over the last year, my new feminine and much thinner skin has slowly tightened up with lots of exercise and skin/hair nutrient supplements and vitamins. As my former male persona, I never used to take any vitamins or supplements.

I look forward to another year of change as GRS draws near. As a matter of fact, I got back from vacation last night and woke up to a wonderful letter this morning. When I got the mail, I finally received my GRS insurance approval letter. This was after getting it temporarily denied due to a missing piece of information from one of my therapists back on Aug 26. Luckily, this delay in approval did not affect my GRS surgery dates!!

Susan R🌷
Sept. 25, 2018:       Began HRT
May 19, 2019:         Out to All/Full time
June 12, 2019:        Name/Gender Marker on all ID's/Legal Docs completed
July 2, 2020:           GRS & BA Consult - Dr. Stiller
January 5, 2021:     GRS Surgery [Stage 1 “Vaginoplasty”]
January 15, 2021:    BA Surgery
June 18, 2021:        GRS [Stage 2 “Depth Added”] procedure
           *CANCELED DUE TO COVID*
Sept. 7, 2021:         GRS [Stage 2 “Depth Added”] procedure

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Re: Two Year Anniversary on HRT
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2020, 04:57:41 pm »
Susan R, you are looking great! Congrats on the GRS approval letter!

I'm about 18 months ahead of you, and I just turned 58 in July. It's amazing how much better you take care of yourself when you begin to love who you are. Although you have already seen more changes than you probably expected, the best is yet to come...

Love always -- Jessica Rose

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Re: Two Year Anniversary on HRT
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2020, 01:05:52 am »
SusanR:

Wow ! Fantastic !

Hugs,

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