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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1460 on: April 11, 2022, 01:38:13 pm »
Given all that is happening in the world with a dash of the insanity we all have in our lives, it is nice to have some sort of escapism. ;D

Today I go for my first mammogram.  It does give me a sense of validity.  Should be fun to see the confusion I will generate at the clinic.  I already created some just making the appointment. ;D :o

I hope it went well!

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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1461 on: April 11, 2022, 03:02:42 pm »


The mammogram wasn’t bad at all and everyone on hormones should check with their doctors when they should go.  It is so important!!!
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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1462 on: April 13, 2022, 07:16:55 am »
We are living in a world of increasing stress.  I thought being transgender was the toughest.  It's getting a lot of competition lately.

The attack on the NYC system yesterday is a good example.  I was on the same train an hour earlier.  I take it every day to work.  36th Street is my daily transfer point from the R train to the N or D trains.  It took me 3 hours to get home last night.  I walked a couple of miles and took a local ferry home.  I am kind of used to being adaptable.  I have gone through three blackouts, multiple terrorist attacks and a couple of transit strikes.  Walking has been always an option.

I am working from home today while they sort it all out but I will take the train tomorrow.

The crazies are everywhere shooting people randomly all over the country.  The subway was just another.  I have commuted on the subway since the first year of high school.  I have seen plenty of crazy stuff so I am climatized by it.  I'm a city kid. 

If I saw a cow or a moose on my street, that might freak me out... ;D



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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1463 on: April 13, 2022, 01:16:08 pm »
Yup the crazies are loose, worse thing I have to watch out for is sheep, cows, the odd deer and stupid pheasants that run out in front . Had to swerve to avoid one this morning, nearly had a new mascot on the bonnet! Forgot to add cyclists, thats the ones who think they are on the Tour de France and have zero road manners with all the gear and no idea.
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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1464 on: April 14, 2022, 07:26:26 am »

Thanks for the advice Davina.  We all have our own radar depending where we live.  You can't get older without it!

The cyclists are the worst, even here, Davina.  We have the regular militant cyclists who are dressed for the Tour de France but we have a flock of Kamikaze delivery bikers on motorized bikes doing 20 mph who ignore traffic direction.  You can tell who the New Yorkers are, we look both ways on a one way street. ;D

Our live stock tends to be birds and squirrels but last weekend I saw wild turkeys by the highway on Staten Island.  They can be real nasty but maybe because they hold Thanksgiving dinner against us... :D




 
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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1465 on: April 14, 2022, 10:27:17 am »
This is what I have to watch for! ;D ::) :laugh:

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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1466 on: April 14, 2022, 04:05:28 pm »
We are living in a world of increasing stress.  I thought being transgender was the toughest.  It's getting a lot of competition lately.

The attack on the NYC system yesterday is a good example.  I was on the same train an hour earlier.  I take it every day to work.  36th Street is my daily transfer point from the R train to the N or D trains.  It took me 3 hours to get home last night.  I walked a couple of miles and took a local ferry home.  I am kind of used to being adaptable.  I have gone through three blackouts, multiple terrorist attacks and a couple of transit strikes.  Walking has been always an option.

I am working from home today while they sort it all out but I will take the train tomorrow.

The crazies are everywhere shooting people randomly all over the country.  The subway was just another.  I have commuted on the subway since the first year of high school.  I have seen plenty of crazy stuff so I am climatized by it.  I'm a city kid. 

If I saw a cow or a moose on my street, that might freak me out... ;D

I had to google that. Like... why? Why do people get so mental in your country? Throwing smoke grenades? How did he even have access to them? They aren't the sort of things you give out at kids parties.

I'm sorry but... I guess I'm of the school of thought that if you give people an in-born right to have guns, eventually people are going to go nuts and shoot people with them. As a Brit that's just... like... don't trust people to be responsible because we're all differing levels of crazy. This isn't the 1900s anymore. Just stop people being able to do this stuff. It's not hard.

If you can't trust people to not be lunatics, then take away that option from them. It works in other places. I dunno.
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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1467 on: April 15, 2022, 04:31:53 am »
Yes thats the one thing that would stop me living in the States , well that and the bears and the rattle snakes and the alligators , poison ivy and the politicians ! Glad I live in one of the safest and pretty places in the UK.
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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1468 on: April 15, 2022, 04:14:33 pm »


OK Dorit you win with the camel obstacle!!! ;D

Sephirah I can't explain the culture in America.  We are such a melting pot of nationalities, religions and races tossed in the chaotic history and social pressure of this country that sometimes, particularly when adding a pandemic, creates a lot of stress fractures for people...then mix in guns.  I absolutely despise the gun culture.  There is no need for cowboys and machismo with guns.

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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1469 on: April 19, 2022, 10:38:12 am »

Definite positive for today, my mammogram came back negative.  :)

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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1470 on: April 19, 2022, 10:45:28 am »
That's great news Emma! A bit of discomfort from a mammogram is a small price to pay for staying healthy.

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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1471 on: April 19, 2022, 11:34:29 am »


Thanks Jessica.
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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1472 on: April 19, 2022, 12:15:54 pm »
Definite positive for today, my mammogram came back negative.  :)
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Dear Emma:
Yes indeed a big and definite POSITIVE !!!!
          
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Mammograms for transgender women on HRT and also for some men is important.
I know of one cis-male who is not even thinking of transitioning and living happily
as a man and a male husband of a family that found a lump in his breast and it
ended up being a malignant cancer... and he had a double mastectomy...  it is
not just a female issue.

Continue to take care of your health and stay safe...
....you are issued only one body in your life.

HUGS and best wishes to you.
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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1473 on: April 19, 2022, 12:20:36 pm »
This is what I have to watch for! ;D ::) :laugh:


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We definitely live in different worlds!!!
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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1474 on: April 19, 2022, 11:55:54 pm »
Yes, men need to pay attention to their chest and  check them for anything different especially around their nipples as they can get breast cancer too. I don't know if they can do mammograms of their chest.

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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1475 on: April 20, 2022, 08:01:31 am »

Dorit and Danielle you both win.  The most exotic obstacle in NYC is dodging the homeless.

Danielle I have to thank you because you share your own mammogram experience, it inspired me to get mine.  So, thank you!

mm you are right.  We have to be aware of things as transgender individuals about our health care because we are outside traditional medicine.  We need to be our own health coordinators.
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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1476 on: April 21, 2022, 01:34:41 pm »
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Dear Dorit:
We definitely live in different worlds!!!
   Here is what is lurking around my neighborhood and sometimes on the back porches...
...  I do not leave my doors open for good reason.
HUGS,
Danielle

       

That's... kind of awesome. He smelled a picnic basket, lol.

When it comes to bears, though, this will always be my favourite:



One day, I would like to see one. Like... in the flesh. While they're still around. You don't know whether to hug them or vacate the area, screaming in terror.
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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1477 on: April 21, 2022, 05:50:49 pm »


I’ve seen them safely in the zoo.  They are gorgeous!!!


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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1478 on: April 21, 2022, 07:13:21 pm »

I did my own make up for this photo...I feel like I am getting better.  Now if I could lose weight and grow hair... ::)

                           


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Re: Chapter 5: I am Emma
« Reply #1479 on: April 21, 2022, 07:46:52 pm »
Emma, you look awesome!

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