"Ker Plunk!" It's hard to believe the last Sunday Edition for 2014 is hitting your virtual front porch!!! Get that "Cup-O-Joe" brewing!
J.AlainaS wrote in and asked: I'm curious, how many therapy sessions did you have between the diagnosis and getting the referral/prescription? Good question! I had four. My therapist and I got along famously and her final comment was "You are out, really OUT!" On the serious side, her main focus was did I have a support system and a plan in place to support a MtF gender transition. I did, and I got the letter. Seems like a lifetime ago, when it will be just four in 2015.
Page Three-The YEAR that Was or Wasn't. Needless to say, 2014 was quite the year. Most certainly, HRT changes would be towards the top of any top list I may yet come up with, but not the top by far. HRT is just an end to a means and does give me a small gift of "passing privilege" What it didn't give me was the in-depth, high voltage look of what the girl's sandbox looked like from the inside. I can thank Liz for that!!! 2014 also provided me with thrills & chills such as androgyny and gender acceptance all the way to gender slurs and rejection.
Page Four-The Back Page. If you celebrated Christmas, I hope you found it to be festive and loving! Soon, we will be given a chance to stop and at the least note the coming of a New Year. In the next couple of days, we will take our own special look here in Cyrsti's Condo!