Two small achievements …

The ten weeks of my mandatory sick leave are now exhausted - more's the pity, as I was getting quite used to being a lady of leisure - and I am now back at work, albeit on reduced hours: for the present, only my weekend shifts, which I can just about manage on. Still, it... Continue Reading →

System Shock

(Me and fellow patient Leah - who very kindly lent me the wheelchair, making an impromptu dash for sunlight and fresh air at Charing Cross Hospital, a week post-surgery) Some of you already know that I was, at long last (although the three years I have been waiting is by no means considered an unusually... Continue Reading →

Surgery Cancelled

My 11th of April surgery date has been cancelled. They are working on an alternative date for me, but just for the present I am a mess. Not really anything more to say on the subject than that. These things do happen ... and they leave you a lot poorer and unhappier when you have... Continue Reading →

Quick Update

Alea iacta est, or words to that effect ... Preliminaries and assessments are all done, and the surgery date is confirmed for April 11, and I will be admitted to Charing Cross Hospital the day before. Apprehensive as I am about my first ever trip to an operating theatre, prolonged stay on a hospital ward,... Continue Reading →

Fighting Back

Cal returned from the GIC last Tuesday, and the news was all good: like me, he has been granted a second appointment in February, at which point all going well he will be approved for HRT. The clinician seemed absolutely charmed with him (only naturally), and they had a good conversation. The fact that we... Continue Reading →

GIC – First Assessment

Apologies for the delay, but things haven't stopped moving since I returned from London last Friday. As for the reason I was there at all... well, it certainly took a long time (albeit 11 months rather than the dreaded 13) and there were plenty of times I dreaded it wouldn't happen at all, or would... Continue Reading →

Dear Lurkers…

To the people who have, one hears, been trailing my Twitter account in the hopes of finding something to accuse me of, and have in the service of this cause revived Natasha Hinde's Huffington Post article on Uterus Transplant surgery for trans women. Although my position is obvious enough from the section of my answer... Continue Reading →

A Year of Existence

It was on the 8th of January 2015 that I began this blog, following the advice of my friend Jason, with no very clear idea but plenty of trepidation as to what might come out of it. Now seems as good a time as any to take stock of what I have learned and gained...... Continue Reading →

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