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looking to the future when I'm an 80 yeat old tg post op.
« on: June 01, 2021, 06:28:14 am »
Looking into the future when I am 80+ yrs old. My family has long life genes most living into the 100s. There are a couple of health concerns which relate to being post op tg.
1. Do I continue my HRT. Dont like the feelings of a menopause. Felt this before surgery when requied to stop 2 weeks before. I was irritable, poor sleep and not happy
2. I have breast implants, silicon implants have a 10 + years lifespan. Going under general anesthesia in bad for our health and brain (often can cause an onset of dementia). What should I do? Have a new impant at 80 and hope it holds up intil I'm gone?

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Re: looking to the future when I'm an 80 yeat old tg post op.
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2021, 06:53:45 am »
This will be my situation in about 9 years from now.  :o

What I have decided to do is to take my health issues seriously and just do what I need to do. Diet and exercise are number one and two on my things to do list. Hormones can be continued at low blood levels as long as there are no other conflicting health issues. Notice that I did not say low doses. As people age, our kidney and liver functions decrease which may cause higher blood levels with your previous dose. Continual monitoring of your overall health will keep you safe and if the hormones give you a higher quality of life, then I say, go for it.

The current recommendation is for breast implants to be replaced at 10 years. However, many women have had their implants much longer than that. As long as the implant is not leaking and in good condition, I am not aware of any reason to replace or remove them. Today's silicone implants are mostly of the gummy bear variety, that do not leak even if punctured.

The important thing to remember is that with a good annual physical exam, we can extend our lives as much as possible. We just need to address any situations that come up in a proper manner with current medical technology.

Finally, I must say that nobody lives forever. Our death is going to happen one of these days. A good quality of life until that day, is what we want and deserve.

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Re: looking to the future when I'm an 80 yeat old tg post op.
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2021, 08:05:45 am »
"As people age, our kidney and liver functions decrease which may cause higher blood levels with your previous dose. Continual monitoring of your overall health will keep you safe and if the hormones give you a higher quality of life, then I say, go for it."

Never considered this point. Thank you
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Re: looking to the future when I'm an 80 yeat old tg post op.
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2021, 11:49:38 am »
I’d look into breasts fat transfer with Dr Bednar of North Carolina, USA as soon as possible. He appears to be the best at this in the world and it will give you an idea of what’s possible. His Facebook group has many incredible results. If he’s unable to do it for whatever reason then perhaps someone else can. The results are permanent after the first few months and you can be fairly slim and still get good results. I don’t know if he has an age/health limit, and he doesn’t operate out of a hospital, and he uses a CRNA. I guess you could work around some of that if you wanted to.

The hormone issue is medically really unclear but my current plan is that I’d rather die that stop, so that’s  what will probably happen.

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Re: looking to the future when I'm an 80 yeat old tg post op.
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2021, 12:05:25 pm »
I am so enjoying my life now that I don't think too much about the future.  I am gifted with good health, even after four trans surgeries in my seventies.  I had my six month endo appointment last week and the doctor recommended lowering my estrogen dose considering my age.  I had to agree, even though I feel and look like I am in my 50's!
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Re: looking to the future when I'm an 80 yeat old tg post op.
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2021, 04:48:47 pm »
I am not quite in my 70’s, and transition is slow, so I am thinking of what life may be like should I make it into my 80’s. I hear terrible stories about mistreatment of obviously trans people in age care facilities. Once you are in their ‘care’ you lose much of your control, and age care workers are not all there because they enjoy the job! This worries me, and makes me impatient to see more feminisation in my transition, as I do not want to be obviously trans at that stage of my life!

Dorit, your avatar is amazing, you do look in your early 50’s!

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Re: looking to the future when I'm an 80 yeat old tg post op.
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2021, 02:20:46 am »
I am not quite in my 70’s, and transition is slow, so I am thinking of what life may be like should I make it into my 80’s. I hear terrible stories about mistreatment of obviously trans people in age care facilities. Once you are in their ‘care’ you lose much of your control, and age care workers are not all there because they enjoy the job! This worries me, and makes me impatient to see more feminisation in my transition, as I do not want to be obviously trans at that stage of my life!

Dorit, your avatar is amazing, you do look in your early 50’s!

Hugs,

Allie

Thank you Allie!  That is me, no photo shop.  I have had an amazing transition that began at 70.  I both look and feel 20 years younger than my actual age.  Also, I completely pass and am accepted as a women, so the issues of any trans discrimination in my future old age are not relevant.  Also, my country and health care are very trans positive.  All I can say is how grateful I am!
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Re: looking to the future when I'm an 80 yeat old tg post op.
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2021, 08:45:55 pm »
I have no intention of lowering my hormones. I just turned 59. I have stenosis of the left rear carotid artery between 16 to 49%. I am on a standby appointment and a firm July21, 2021 at the Penn Vascular lab. Other than that ( genetic) issue I am in good health and go to the gym and keep my weight down and muscle up. I lift weights which I love.

I had breast implants I think 4 years ago. I will ask Dr. McGinn when I see her. I have 5 appointments for electrolysis August through December. I need numbing for my chin and lips. It helps elsewhere too :) . In 6 years I will be 65. I have awesome trans benefits so it is something I will do, if I need to, while I am still working.  I have no intention of ever retiring but there is a reality that I must some day face.

I look and sound trans so I am not excited to ever go to a Nursing Home. If I can make 70 in good health with my genetics I will be lucky. I am very health conscious now but really did some damage to my body when I was younger. That ended about 23 years ago.

As far as additional procedures I think I am almost done. I want a face lift and some skin tightening ( I am 165 ish and at one time I stopped weighing myself at 327).

@warlockmaker, where do you recommend I go for a face lift if I go to Thailand? I was thinking PAI. How is travel in the pandemic? I had covid and the vaccinations.

 Where I live we do not need to wear masks in the gym or supermarkets. We are allowed to not wear a mask if vaccinated in our assigned work spaces provided there are no patients or families. We have very few staff getting covid and we have very few patients with covid.  We have no dedicated Covid wards now. At one time we had a lot of Covid patients and they were really sick and children. So it is BS that kids do not get covid and if they do they are not very sick.

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Re: looking to the future when I'm an 80 yeat old tg post op.
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2021, 10:30:31 pm »
Frontal Temporal Lobe Dementia runs in my family.  The idea of being confused, having poor memory and stuck in a rolling 5 minute consciousness, wherein I can’t remember that I h e transitioned, and I can’t remember that I am out of the closet.  I don’t know where my (by the ex) wife is, where I am, or why I have breasts and am dressed like a woman, but I spent most of my life trying to hide my being transgender, so I can certainly imagine what it would feel like to suddenly find myself a woman.  I’d like it for myself, but I’d be terrified that others would notice.  It would be a nightmare.  And, it would repeat all day, every few minutes.  I’d much rather be dead.  So, that is a worst case scenario, but I worry about it. 

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