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Offline JoanneC

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JoanneC's "long time lurker, new poster" introduction
« on: April 19, 2023, 11:32:43 am »
Hi everyone, my name is Joanne. I have been popping in and out of this site for many, many years. I could have sworn that I did register at one point, but it appears that I did not. So here is a Readers Digest version of my introduction.

I am a transgender person, AMAB, and I will be turning 65 in a few months. I am currently into my second attempt at transition, I started HRT the last week of June 2021. One week after starting I had a stroke, so that has had a definite impact on my transition, but not in completely bad ways. I am married, my wife has been extremely supportive, although we do have differences of opinion about certain issues, so there are things we are still working on. I underwent an orchiectomy last November, and have been very happy that I had that done. For the first time in my life, I feel like my body is going in the right direction instead of fighting me.

Right now I am struggling with the current social and political climate. A huge part of me would love to get back into the fight like I did in my younger days, but due to health issues over and above the stroke, I do not feel that I have the strength to get super involved. I am terribly conflicted about that, but hopefully in time I will be able to find a happy medium. In the meantime I want to catch up with the community and see what I have missed all of these years.

Thank you all in advance, I hope to be talking more in the future.

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Re: JoanneC's "long time lurker, new poster" introduction
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2023, 11:45:00 am »
Hi Joanne,

Sorry to hear you had a stroke.  I'm also a stroke survivor.  I also learned to play golf!
It took a long time to regain my balance and coordination to do that!

Yes, I agree that getting back into the fight be something left to those with more energy.
The girl at work posted before and after pics on Facebook and spend a ton of time deleting the hateful posts.
I'm not up to doing that, though I may finally change my profile pic in a less obvious manner.
I look forward to changing my driver's license picture in a few months to something more feminine.


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Re: JoanneC's "long time lurker, new poster" introduction
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2023, 11:47:02 am »
Dear Joanne:
Thank you for following the LINK to come to the INTRODUCTIONS Forum that our
lovely member @Jessica_Rose gave to you in her Welcome Message to you a
few days ago on April 16, 2023 on another thread.

I am glad that you have come here to let other members know of your arrival
to the Susan's Place Forums.
Also I a happy that you finally came out of the "Lurker Zone" so that you can
participate in sharing your thoughts and your comments with other members
on the various threads and topics on the Forums.

Please be certain to read over the Terms Of Service rules that Jessica_Rose
included in her Welcome Message to you.
Lots of good information there that new members need to know and helpful hints
on how to navigate safely around the Forums.

Other members will be along to offer their thoughts regarding your introduction.

Again, Welcome to Susan's Place and the Forums.

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Re: JoanneC's "long time lurker, new poster" introduction
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2023, 06:07:10 pm »

Welcome aboard dear sister! I’m glad you are feeling the forward momentum towards what you seek despite the feeling of setback you must have felt from the stroke… once we are pointing in the right direction all movement forwards bring us closer to the life we want for ourself!… Enjoy each day and each step!!!… All good things to you girl!,,

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Re: JoanneC's "long time lurker, new poster" introduction
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2023, 09:19:11 pm »

Welcome to the community and congratulations on moving forward!  You don't have to be out and loud to be an advocate for the community, and every one's small steps can add up to big change!  Even just not voting for those who would do us harm is a big help towards righting the political climate. 


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