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I avoid labels when possible, but here goes: SWF, 40'ish, 20 year Navy veteran. I have an inner ham and her name is Ms. Piggy.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Reaching out

October is nearly spent already! It's really been nice since the weather cooled down. Still have not had a motorcycle ride yet though!
I finally went to see a doctor about HRT! Stacey went with me for support, and it was a huge relief. I had not been this nervous about anything in my transition since I finished coming out to my family and freinds. I know that hormones do not make one a woman, but getting HRT is still sort of a gateway to real transition; if I could not start with a doctor's help, I would have been forced to go DIY.
I didn't walk out with a prescription, of course, but I did not get turned away either! The doctor and nurses were all very nice. The doctor listened to me, and after admitting she did not know what the course of treatment is for MTF HRT, took in all the information I presented to her. She said she was not going to turn me away, and scheduled a follow on appointment, and OMG, it's already only 2 days away for that!
I also had a visit last weekend from both Galen and Michele. Galen is a TG person I have talked with on IM for several months. She came all the way from Pinetop, AZ to meet Stacey and I. She is really just beginning to explore herself after realizing she is TG, much the same place I was in my early 20's.
Michele is an owner/moderator for Transgender Outreach, a Yahoo support group I have been a member of for quite some time. She has had a tumultuous past few months, as her BF has broken things off with her after a summer together in OR. Things had looked so good for her! Still, she is forging on, and I admire her strength.
Finally, I received a call from the organizer of a new local chapter of PFLAG (Parents and Family of Lesbian And Gay). The first meeting will be this Wednesday! They are a support and advocacy group that includes the transgendered. The organizer has a TG son who attends school here. I've been trying to reach out here to others (on a non sexual basis), this is the first positive contact I have made.
Next big event, the Halloween Party! Woo-Hoo!