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Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« on: November 25, 2020, 11:07:16 am »
Hello Everyone

Several of you may know that I am aged 65 and started HRT in February 2018 and went fulltime Pamela in June 2019 and arranged GRS Referral Letters in July and August this year.

5 weeks ago Nuffield Hospital in Brighton UK granted me an Initial Consultation Appointment with Mr Thomas for November 24th.

For those of you not resident in UK, I live in Liverpool which is in NW England and Brighton is in SE England. Yesterday I travelled there and back by rail which was a long day (15 hours).

My IC went very well and I had discussion with Surgeon Mr Thomas and his nursing staff and I asked relevant questions which were answered accordingly and was shown pictures of his completed GRS work (which looked fine to me) and was briefly physically bodily examined. I completed a long questionnaire on my medical history after I confirmed I wish to pursue surgery.

1. The absolutely fantastic brilliant news is that Mr Thomas will do my surgery. We quite correctly discussed both Full Installation and MDV as I wished to hear his explanations although I had already 99.9% decided on the latter. Again some of you may know I describe myself as Asexual with minor Lesbian Tendencies. Secondly I do not want the dilation/maintenance necessary for no specific purpose for me. Of course I completely understand those of you who take the opposite view and if I were younger, I would probably select FI.

2. No further physical bodily examination necessary as no obstacles found.

3. I assumed that I would have to travel to Nuffield Brighton a few days prior to surgery for Pre-Op Assessment essentially Swabs, BP, BT, and ECG etc (as I determined back in 2018 to pursue my transition via the Private Route) and had decided to request that my POA be transferred to another Nuffield Hospital in NW England. I was/am delighted to hear that my POA can be performed by my NHSGP.

4. The surgeon and the nursing staff and the hospital all appeared most amenable and pleasant.

5. After surgery performed, they shall support my case for Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC).

6. There is only one problem which I have for some time been concerned about but which is not insurmountable. I cannot travel back after surgery by rail as this includes using Tube/Underground from London Victoria to London Euston up and down escalators and through several long corridors. I shall investigate the best way to overcome this. Surgeon suggested travel home by Coach. Other alternatives are flying or staying a week in Motel in Brighton.

7. I have to return my Consent Form after solving and clarifying pt 6. above but I already know 100% sure that MDV is my selection and surgeon agrees it is logical for me but concedes it must ultimately be my decision.

8. No date determined yet but should be March or April 2021.

Needless to say, I am over the moon with joy and celebrating with a few glasses of wine.

Hugs to all

Pamela  xx






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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2020, 11:15:59 am »
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Dear Pamela:
Yes indeed, you are most certainly entitled to be "over the moon with joy and celebrating with a few glasses of wine."

Thank you for sharing your good news report regarding your GRS Consultation.   The long rail trip of 15 hours was certainly worth it!!!   Looking forward to March or April 2021.... please continue to keep me and the rest of your followers updated as the time continues to get closer.   

HUGS and best wishes to you....  this certainly is an exciting time for you!!!!
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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 11:43:35 am »
Dear Danielle

Thank you so much for kind words and support which I have always appreciated. You are a true friend!

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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 11:50:32 am »
That's really great news Pamela... I am so happy for you that this is progressing so quickly.. And wow, early next year.. that is fantastic...
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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2020, 12:16:53 pm »
Hello Everyone

Several of you may know that I am aged 65 and started HRT in February 2018 and went fulltime Pamela in June 2019 and arranged GRS Referral Letters in July and August this year.

5 weeks ago Nuffield Hospital in Brighton UK granted me an Initial Consultation Appointment with Mr Thomas for November 24th.

For those of you not resident in UK, I live in Liverpool which is in NW England and Brighton is in SE England. Yesterday I travelled there and back by rail which was a long day (15 hours).

My IC went very well and I had discussion with Surgeon Mr Thomas and his nursing staff and I asked relevant questions which were answered accordingly and was shown pictures of his completed GRS work (which looked fine to me) and was briefly physically bodily examined. I completed a long questionnaire on my medical history after I confirmed I wish to pursue surgery.

1. The absolutely fantastic brilliant news is that Mr Thomas will do my surgery. We quite correctly discussed both Full Installation and MDV as I wished to hear his explanations although I had already 99.9% decided on the latter. Again some of you may know I describe myself as Asexual with minor Lesbian Tendencies. Secondly I do not want the dilation/maintenance necessary for no specific purpose for me. Of course I completely understand those of you who take the opposite view and if I were younger, I would probably select FI.

2. No further physical bodily examination necessary as no obstacles found.

3. I assumed that I would have to travel to Nuffield Brighton a few days prior to surgery for Pre-Op Assessment essentially Swabs, BP, BT, and ECG etc (as I determined back in 2018 to pursue my transition via the Private Route) and had decided to request that my POA be transferred to another Nuffield Hospital in NW England. I was/am delighted to hear that my POA can be performed by my NHSGP.

4. The surgeon and the nursing staff and the hospital all appeared most amenable and pleasant.

5. After surgery performed, they shall support my case for Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC).

6. There is only one problem which I have for some time been concerned about but which is not insurmountable. I cannot travel back after surgery by rail as this includes using Tube/Underground from London Victoria to London Euston up and down escalators and through several long corridors. I shall investigate the best way to overcome this. Surgeon suggested travel home by Coach. Other alternatives are flying or staying a week in Motel in Brighton.

7. I have to return my Consent Form after solving and clarifying pt 6. above but I already know 100% sure that MDV is my selection and surgeon agrees it is logical for me but concedes it must ultimately be my decision.

8. No date determined yet but should be March or April 2021.

Needless to say, I am over the moon with joy and celebrating with a few glasses of wine.

Hugs to all

Pamela  xx
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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2020, 12:25:52 pm »
Hello Everyone

Several of you may know that I am aged 65 and started HRT in February 2018 and went fulltime Pamela in June 2019 and arranged GRS Referral Letters in July and August this year.

5 weeks ago Nuffield Hospital in Brighton UK granted me an Initial Consultation Appointment with Mr Thomas for November 24th.

For those of you not resident in UK, I live in Liverpool which is in NW England and Brighton is in SE England. Yesterday I travelled there and back by rail which was a long day (15 hours).

My IC went very well and I had discussion with Surgeon Mr Thomas and his nursing staff and I asked relevant questions which were answered accordingly and was shown pictures of his completed GRS work (which looked fine to me) and was briefly physically bodily examined. I completed a long questionnaire on my medical history after I confirmed I wish to pursue surgery.

1. The absolutely fantastic brilliant news is that Mr Thomas will do my surgery. We quite correctly discussed both Full Installation and MDV as I wished to hear his explanations although I had already 99.9% decided on the latter. Again some of you may know I describe myself as Asexual with minor Lesbian Tendencies. Secondly I do not want the dilation/maintenance necessary for no specific purpose for me. Of course I completely understand those of you who take the opposite view and if I were younger, I would probably select FI.

2. No further physical bodily examination necessary as no obstacles found.

3. I assumed that I would have to travel to Nuffield Brighton a few days prior to surgery for Pre-Op Assessment essentially Swabs, BP, BT, and ECG etc (as I determined back in 2018 to pursue my transition via the Private Route) and had decided to request that my POA be transferred to another Nuffield Hospital in NW England. I was/am delighted to hear that my POA can be performed by my NHSGP.

4. The surgeon and the nursing staff and the hospital all appeared most amenable and pleasant.

5. After surgery performed, they shall support my case for Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC).

6. There is only one problem which I have for some time been concerned about but which is not insurmountable. I cannot travel back after surgery by rail as this includes using Tube/Underground from London Victoria to London Euston up and down escalators and through several long corridors. I shall investigate the best way to overcome this. Surgeon suggested travel home by Coach. Other alternatives are flying or staying a week in Motel in Brighton.

7. I have to return my Consent Form after solving and clarifying pt 6. above but I already know 100% sure that MDV is my selection and surgeon agrees it is logical for me but concedes it must ultimately be my decision.

8. No date determined yet but should be March or April 2021.

Needless to say, I am over the moon with joy and celebrating with a few glasses of wine.

Hugs to all

Pamela  xx

Pamela,

That is good news!  Thank you for sharing it!

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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2020, 03:39:07 pm »
Sarah/Pammie/Chrissy

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement and kindness.

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Pamela xx






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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2020, 04:41:10 pm »
Well done, good news and wishing you well .
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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2020, 07:29:50 am »
Thank you so much Davina for your kind words, support and encouragement.

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Pamela xx






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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2020, 03:08:32 pm »
Pamela, just seen this thread, I'll be following your journey closely. X

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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2020, 03:09:47 pm »
For the MDV, how many nights do they keep you in the hospital in Brighton? X

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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2020, 05:50:04 am »
Thank you Megan for your support.

MDV 5 days (or 7 for your operation).

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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2020, 03:18:00 am »
Happy for you Pamela!  You should seriously consider the week in a motel in Brighton.  I had two weeks in my surgeon's recovery apartment before I was ready for the long international flights home.  Also, if you have any problems, you are right there for Dr. Thomas to help.
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Re: Pamela's Initial Consultation at Nuffield Brighton Nov 24th
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2020, 11:21:44 am »
Thank you very much Dorit for your kind words, good advice, support and encouragement.

Hugs

Pamela xx






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