Author Topic: Slowly Coming Out  (Read 123 times)

Offline CJP

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Slowly Coming Out
« on: June 29, 2018, 08:39:46 AM »
I've been socially coming out to the people at my workplace and telling them i'm a guy now and my new name. It's been going well so far and I've only gotten support. I'm going to come out to my boss tomorrow and see how that goes. Shes a good person with a good heart who has always been a friend to me so i'm hoping she'll accept me.

I have an appointment with my doctor in about a week and I'm going to ask her for a referral to a specialist so I can begin the processes of getting approved for hormones. I know it will be anything but a quick approval but I am still very excited.

I told my brother and his wife and they were supportive as well. It was less of a shock because I came out to the family in my high school years and i'm glad they didn't just see it as a phase or anything.

My mother was less supportive of the idea but basically it ran down to "It's your choice and I wont hate anything you do and you're always welcome here, it's just weird to me." I don't think she understands how much it means to me but I'm glad she's not kicking me out or anything.

Sending good vibes to everyone!  :)

Offline Jennifer

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Re: Slowly Coming Out
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 10:10:13 AM »
Depending on the doctor, it's not always a war of the worlds so to speak. I came out to my general practice doctor first, and he referred me to a specialist, that by a stroke of luck was also his wife. I met her, we discussed everything. She needed to make sure that I was truly transgender, obviously. So don't be offended when your doctor asks a bunch of questions. But after we talked a bit, she started me on a low dose of estrogen and a testosterone blocker. Over time the dose has risen, and other meds have been added. The doctors will check you blood regularly. Not just for hormone levels, but things like liver enzymes, blood sugar, and lots of other stuff to make sure your hormone treatment isn't doing more harm than good. So give it a while. Taking the meds you're prescribed (this it to both the men and women here) will soon become such a routine you won't really notice taking them. Then a year later you'll look at yourself in the mirror and be blown away! The women will have breasts, the men will have beards, the list goes on. It takes a bit of time, but it's absolutely worth it.
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