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  • 16 Apr 2016
    It's been a little over six months since starting hormones and I still believe it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. I'm happier with who I am these days, my confidence has grown, and I'm very happy with the woman I've become. My life is still chaos and I still hate everything, but it's a little easier for me to deal with it all now. I knew hormones wouldn't solve my underlying mental health issues and I've come to the realization that I probably fall somewhere on the autism spectrum, but now I can face my issues with a rational and logical mind. I know you might be thinking that a hormonal woman is anything but rational and logical, but what I mean is I no longer respond to everything with anger. My range of emotion has grown greatly. Before, in my old life, I only had 3 settings: excited, pissed off, and apathetic. I don't think I ever truely experienced real happiness before begining my transition. Physical changes are slow and not as noticable as I'd like. A few weeks ago at my last endocrinologist appointment I discovered that my testosterone levels are still too high. My dosage was raised to 4mg of Estrace / Estradiol twice a day, and still 100mg of Spironolactone twice a day. It's nice to take the same amount morning and night because for me when I wake and when I sleep is subject to change on a daily basis. Some days I don't even sleep and just take my hormones 12 hours apart. I still suffer from occasional mild insomnia but also still have a bad habit of sleeping for 10 - 15 hours if I have no reason to wake up at any certain time. Also, no matter how much I try and no matter how many sleeping pills I take I'm still naturally nocturnal. I don't think that will ever change. Anyway, I knew my T levels were still too high because I have had ZERO reduction in body and facial hair. It's still coming in just as fast and thick as always. I go through so many razors I've started buying them in bulk. Though I have learned that after using a new razor once on my face I can use it like twice on less sensitive areas like my legs or arms. Though, face, chest, arm pits and genitals still need to be done with a fresh razor. The hair on my head is great though. I color it like every other month so naturally it's a little damaged and I have to use a lot of fancy conditioners but it's responding much better that before HRT. It's even starting to thicken a little. I'm still really self conscious about my receding hair line so I rarely wear my hair pulled back into a pony tail. If I do, I always leave my bangs out. I love having big rediculous anime style pig tails but have to wear a head band when I do. Breast growth, above average. I am very happy with my boobs. I'm a little more and an A cup but I don't quite fully fill out a B cup yet unless it's a push up. I usually wear a 34B but I sometimes wear a padded C cup bra when I'm going out of my way to dress a little slutty and need the confidence boost. This only happens when I go out clubbing because after a few drinks I tend to try poll dancing. I don't think I'm all that good at it but it's still a ton of fun. I know I don't pass well enough yet to be a stripper. Not that I would, but I want to be able to. My waist still isn't thin enough and my hips still aren't wide enough for my liking. I've been told my bum is great though,so that's a plus. Also, my upper body is still too muscular, I think. Broad shoulders and big arms are NOT lady like. I know a lot of woman are avid fitness buffs and body builders, but that's not for me. I want a very high femme image and I want nothing about me to be perceived as manly. My face has become much more feminine but I'm still not very good at doing a feminine voice without being obviously fake for the purposes of satire. (Insert valley girl voice here ->) Like er muh gerd totes omg fo realzies I want to do manny peddies cus that is so cray cray... (back to normal voice ->) Honestly, I don't try a girly voice very much because I don't want to be seen as a stupid girl and an air head. Plus, my lovely girlfriend loves my voice, for some strange reason she said it's one of the reasons she was drawn to me. I don't really get it, but whatever. In other news, I'm strongly considering an orchiectomy. Some day I'd like to have the full SRS, but I'd also like the $20,000 it costs. Someday I'll have my vagina installed but for now it's much more realistic to save up the money to have the balls removed. They just seem to always be in the way. I find tucking to be highly unpleasant and have never once left the house tucked. I've tried to do it before but I can't stand it for more than a few minutes so I just don't bother. I really hate being limited to what type of undies I can wear and I really hate that I can only pose in certain positions and angle for sexy photos. [DD_TheChaosFairy on Fetlife ;) ] Also, I'd like to not have to take the Spironolactone and the max dose of Estradiol. I'd love to not even produce testosterone anymore. Plus with all these horrible discriminatory bathroom bills being passed it would be great to physically no longer have the male parts. If anyone questioned my choice of bathroom I'd be tempted to drop my pants and yell at them "see, no balls! I ******* told you I'm not a guy!" I doubt it would ever come to that, but I'm not denying the possibility. I'm very outspoken and opinionated about certain things and I've taken it upon myself to preach and soap box the bathroom issue as much as possible. Anyway, so after 6 months of HRT I've become much much closer to the woman I want to be, but I'm still dealing with leftovers from the guy I used to be. I know I still have a long road ahead of me, but I'm enjoying the journey so far! I wonder if they will let me keep the testies in a jar? PS, a LOT has changed sexually, but I'll write about that later, that blog will definately not be PG13 ;)
    755 Posted by Devi Strigoica
  • It's been a little over six months since starting hormones and I still believe it's one of the best decisions I've ever made. I'm happier with who I am these days, my confidence has grown, and I'm very happy with the woman I've become. My life is still chaos and I still hate everything, but it's a little easier for me to deal with it all now. I knew hormones wouldn't solve my underlying mental health issues and I've come to the realization that I probably fall somewhere on the autism spectrum, but now I can face my issues with a rational and logical mind. I know you might be thinking that a hormonal woman is anything but rational and logical, but what I mean is I no longer respond to everything with anger. My range of emotion has grown greatly. Before, in my old life, I only had 3 settings: excited, pissed off, and apathetic. I don't think I ever truely experienced real happiness before begining my transition. Physical changes are slow and not as noticable as I'd like. A few weeks ago at my last endocrinologist appointment I discovered that my testosterone levels are still too high. My dosage was raised to 4mg of Estrace / Estradiol twice a day, and still 100mg of Spironolactone twice a day. It's nice to take the same amount morning and night because for me when I wake and when I sleep is subject to change on a daily basis. Some days I don't even sleep and just take my hormones 12 hours apart. I still suffer from occasional mild insomnia but also still have a bad habit of sleeping for 10 - 15 hours if I have no reason to wake up at any certain time. Also, no matter how much I try and no matter how many sleeping pills I take I'm still naturally nocturnal. I don't think that will ever change. Anyway, I knew my T levels were still too high because I have had ZERO reduction in body and facial hair. It's still coming in just as fast and thick as always. I go through so many razors I've started buying them in bulk. Though I have learned that after using a new razor once on my face I can use it like twice on less sensitive areas like my legs or arms. Though, face, chest, arm pits and genitals still need to be done with a fresh razor. The hair on my head is great though. I color it like every other month so naturally it's a little damaged and I have to use a lot of fancy conditioners but it's responding much better that before HRT. It's even starting to thicken a little. I'm still really self conscious about my receding hair line so I rarely wear my hair pulled back into a pony tail. If I do, I always leave my bangs out. I love having big rediculous anime style pig tails but have to wear a head band when I do. Breast growth, above average. I am very happy with my boobs. I'm a little more and an A cup but I don't quite fully fill out a B cup yet unless it's a push up. I usually wear a 34B but I sometimes wear a padded C cup bra when I'm going out of my way to dress a little slutty and need the confidence boost. This only happens when I go out clubbing because after a few drinks I tend to try poll dancing. I don't think I'm all that good at it but it's still a ton of fun. I know I don't pass well enough yet to be a stripper. Not that I would, but I want to be able to. My waist still isn't thin enough and my hips still aren't wide enough for my liking. I've been told my bum is great though,so that's a plus. Also, my upper body is still too muscular, I think. Broad shoulders and big arms are NOT lady like. I know a lot of woman are avid fitness buffs and body builders, but that's not for me. I want a very high femme image and I want nothing about me to be perceived as manly. My face has become much more feminine but I'm still not very good at doing a feminine voice without being obviously fake for the purposes of satire. (Insert valley girl voice here ->) Like er muh gerd totes omg fo realzies I want to do manny peddies cus that is so cray cray... (back to normal voice ->) Honestly, I don't try a girly voice very much because I don't want to be seen as a stupid girl and an air head. Plus, my lovely girlfriend loves my voice, for some strange reason she said it's one of the reasons she was drawn to me. I don't really get it, but whatever. In other news, I'm strongly considering an orchiectomy. Some day I'd like to have the full SRS, but I'd also like the $20,000 it costs. Someday I'll have my vagina installed but for now it's much more realistic to save up the money to have the balls removed. They just seem to always be in the way. I find tucking to be highly unpleasant and have never once left the house tucked. I've tried to do it before but I can't stand it for more than a few minutes so I just don't bother. I really hate being limited to what type of undies I can wear and I really hate that I can only pose in certain positions and angle for sexy photos. [DD_TheChaosFairy on Fetlife ;) ] Also, I'd like to not have to take the Spironolactone and the max dose of Estradiol. I'd love to not even produce testosterone anymore. Plus with all these horrible discriminatory bathroom bills being passed it would be great to physically no longer have the male parts. If anyone questioned my choice of bathroom I'd be tempted to drop my pants and yell at them "see, no balls! I ******* told you I'm not a guy!" I doubt it would ever come to that, but I'm not denying the possibility. I'm very outspoken and opinionated about certain things and I've taken it upon myself to preach and soap box the bathroom issue as much as possible. Anyway, so after 6 months of HRT I've become much much closer to the woman I want to be, but I'm still dealing with leftovers from the guy I used to be. I know I still have a long road ahead of me, but I'm enjoying the journey so far! I wonder if they will let me keep the testies in a jar? PS, a LOT has changed sexually, but I'll write about that later, that blog will definately not be PG13 ;)
    Apr 16, 2016 755
  • 11 Apr 2016
    Golly gee - finally got around to blogging. A funny thing happened to me recently. My wife told me that I occasionally come across "bitchy" especially when I dressed femme. I don't know if that was a complaint or a compliment. Could be both, I guess. She know my female side does tend to dominate at times - I guess we both tend to be alphas. At least we understand each other. I dress to be comfortable in my "soul." That's an odd concept - I'll have to think about that. I know my spouse understands me, sometime better than I understand myself. She fully accepts my dressing and critiques my selection of outfits. I consider myself very lucky.  
    670 Posted by Mary Grace
  • Golly gee - finally got around to blogging. A funny thing happened to me recently. My wife told me that I occasionally come across "bitchy" especially when I dressed femme. I don't know if that was a complaint or a compliment. Could be both, I guess. She know my female side does tend to dominate at times - I guess we both tend to be alphas. At least we understand each other. I dress to be comfortable in my "soul." That's an odd concept - I'll have to think about that. I know my spouse understands me, sometime better than I understand myself. She fully accepts my dressing and critiques my selection of outfits. I consider myself very lucky.  
    Apr 11, 2016 670
  • 05 Apr 2016
    Well lets see ?? I  ve  been  here now  almost  9  years  yes  that right  long time ,but I  ve  had   some great  times  and  not so great  times . when I  first  joined  then (TW) in  )08  I  had no  idea what to  do . Joing  a  site   like  this  help  me  in a  few ways and  it showed  me  that  there  was others  who feel and do the sames  things  as  I  do . it  has  taken  me a all this  time  to  find the  real  "Me"  and  I am  happy about  how  I  feel about  myself . At first  I  did  nt  really  know why  I liked  to  dress  "Fem " untill  one  night  in our  chat room here  the awnser came  to  me  in a  question  from a  good friend and sister  here . Every since  that  night  for all these years  I  kept recalling  that  question in my  mind .  Do  I dress because I want  to  be a woman ?  Or  Do  I dress  because  of   sexual arrousal ? This  question had eluded a  true  awnser to  why  I dressed untill about a  few  months ago .I m  so thankful to that  person who  asked  me  this  question and  to all the  time  I sent  in the  chatroom . This  is  for  All you  new  members  who  read  my  blogs .  Dont  be afaid  to  use  our  wonderful  chat rooms  here .  It wont  kill you  nothing  bad will ever  happen to  you and if  so  Tell  Katie ..lol   ........ Anyways  Folks  its  been a  slice  beeing  part  of this  site  but I  feel its  Time  like  a  Cowboy  or  Cowgirl  in the  old west  that rides away  into the sunset . THis  may  be  my  LAst  blog  but one  never  knows  do they  ???  Will see   ....... 
    576 Posted by Karen Tea
  • Well lets see ?? I  ve  been  here now  almost  9  years  yes  that right  long time ,but I  ve  had   some great  times  and  not so great  times . when I  first  joined  then (TW) in  )08  I  had no  idea what to  do . Joing  a  site   like  this  help  me  in a  few ways and  it showed  me  that  there  was others  who feel and do the sames  things  as  I  do . it  has  taken  me a all this  time  to  find the  real  "Me"  and  I am  happy about  how  I  feel about  myself . At first  I  did  nt  really  know why  I liked  to  dress  "Fem " untill  one  night  in our  chat room here  the awnser came  to  me  in a  question  from a  good friend and sister  here . Every since  that  night  for all these years  I  kept recalling  that  question in my  mind .  Do  I dress because I want  to  be a woman ?  Or  Do  I dress  because  of   sexual arrousal ? This  question had eluded a  true  awnser to  why  I dressed untill about a  few  months ago .I m  so thankful to that  person who  asked  me  this  question and  to all the  time  I sent  in the  chatroom . This  is  for  All you  new  members  who  read  my  blogs .  Dont  be afaid  to  use  our  wonderful  chat rooms  here .  It wont  kill you  nothing  bad will ever  happen to  you and if  so  Tell  Katie ..lol   ........ Anyways  Folks  its  been a  slice  beeing  part  of this  site  but I  feel its  Time  like  a  Cowboy  or  Cowgirl  in the  old west  that rides away  into the sunset . THis  may  be  my  LAst  blog  but one  never  knows  do they  ???  Will see   ....... 
    Apr 05, 2016 576
  • 27 Mar 2016
    Well, my stroke was not as bad as might have been.  I am walking, in a manner of speaking, again...for short distances  and I am back home, alone.  Two major changes due to brain damage.  I seem to have lost a lot of  the construct  of Him but  retained Wendy and even enhanced Her.  I am far more emotional in an uncontrolled way.  It just pours out of me without warning or  restraint.   I easily sob and break into tears  without warning,  often during a movie I watched previously without a similar emotional response.  
    456 Posted by wendy larsen
  • Well, my stroke was not as bad as might have been.  I am walking, in a manner of speaking, again...for short distances  and I am back home, alone.  Two major changes due to brain damage.  I seem to have lost a lot of  the construct  of Him but  retained Wendy and even enhanced Her.  I am far more emotional in an uncontrolled way.  It just pours out of me without warning or  restraint.   I easily sob and break into tears  without warning,  often during a movie I watched previously without a similar emotional response.  
    Mar 27, 2016 456
  • 10 Mar 2016
    Hi Everyone. It's been a long time, and it's been a long time coming, but Ihave finally spoken face-to-face with someone about my Gender Dysphoria and my belief that I am Transsexual. That person was Dr. Stuart Lorimer (Gendercare & Charng Cross GIC) and the conversation was as recently as last Friday. For those that have completed SRS, have transitioned years ago or those that have been out to their friends and family for years the above is powderpuff news of insignificance. But, if your life's focus seems to be it protecting your family and loved ones from yourself, then this is a big event. Go on, bear with me for a while.. So why now he asked, a reasonable and penetrating starter for one. Well, because I cannot continue like this and advice is required from knowledgable professionals. My ability to cope is exhausted and my capacity to compartmentalise myself has run its course. The knives are in the spoons drawer and the forks are all over the place - that mixed up. I was asked if I was concerned about erectile dysfunction if I were to commence Finistaride or low dosage Estrogen. No I replied, because when I make love, I imagine that I'm a woman and that I yearn for sensitive caressing and for my breasts to be fondled. I told him that I would prefer to dress full-time if the opportunity allowed but that I hadn't dressed for ages. I explained that apart from friends, yes Friends at Gender Society that I had not conversed with anyone about Rachel, and I mocked the non de plume but accepted that I had grown fond of it. He encouraged me to speak to my wife and I await his diagnosis. Speak to my wife.. All those knives in the cutlery draw now rise as one and the dagger is drawn. I am cut down and at a loss because this scares me so. I am weak, plaintive and lack substance and as I burn £200.00 on a private diagnosis I waste the opportunity to fund a worthy charity. But the talking helped. I am what I am.
    600 Posted by Rachel de Blanc
  • Hi Everyone. It's been a long time, and it's been a long time coming, but Ihave finally spoken face-to-face with someone about my Gender Dysphoria and my belief that I am Transsexual. That person was Dr. Stuart Lorimer (Gendercare & Charng Cross GIC) and the conversation was as recently as last Friday. For those that have completed SRS, have transitioned years ago or those that have been out to their friends and family for years the above is powderpuff news of insignificance. But, if your life's focus seems to be it protecting your family and loved ones from yourself, then this is a big event. Go on, bear with me for a while.. So why now he asked, a reasonable and penetrating starter for one. Well, because I cannot continue like this and advice is required from knowledgable professionals. My ability to cope is exhausted and my capacity to compartmentalise myself has run its course. The knives are in the spoons drawer and the forks are all over the place - that mixed up. I was asked if I was concerned about erectile dysfunction if I were to commence Finistaride or low dosage Estrogen. No I replied, because when I make love, I imagine that I'm a woman and that I yearn for sensitive caressing and for my breasts to be fondled. I told him that I would prefer to dress full-time if the opportunity allowed but that I hadn't dressed for ages. I explained that apart from friends, yes Friends at Gender Society that I had not conversed with anyone about Rachel, and I mocked the non de plume but accepted that I had grown fond of it. He encouraged me to speak to my wife and I await his diagnosis. Speak to my wife.. All those knives in the cutlery draw now rise as one and the dagger is drawn. I am cut down and at a loss because this scares me so. I am weak, plaintive and lack substance and as I burn £200.00 on a private diagnosis I waste the opportunity to fund a worthy charity. But the talking helped. I am what I am.
    Mar 10, 2016 600
  • 06 Mar 2016
    Thursday afternoon esconced in Betty's for tea; and then Rigby and Peller's expensive Lingerie shop. Nobody in Harrogate seems to notice trans women: rather nice and old-fashioned - like the town. Awoke to thick snow at the Hotel on Friday: so, there was no chance of walking to the shops! The Hotel was snug and warm; so, the girls just chatted the afternoon away. The evening was equaly cosy: and , afer a pleasant meal, we 'retired ' to the bar. To our surprise, the snow was clearing on Saturday,and we ventured out for a short while.    The Hotel was buzzing with stalls selling Jewery, clothes, shoes, wigs etc. Equally, all the specialists were there to give advice on personal matters -  such as make-up, bra-size and 'House of Colour were able to do personal analyses of what we are in respect to fashion colours: I emerged as a "Spring' person with the gift of a colour co-ordination chart. What a lovely, helpful and caring group of ladies! More about the evening when I inevitably sober up! 
  • Thursday afternoon esconced in Betty's for tea; and then Rigby and Peller's expensive Lingerie shop. Nobody in Harrogate seems to notice trans women: rather nice and old-fashioned - like the town. Awoke to thick snow at the Hotel on Friday: so, there was no chance of walking to the shops! The Hotel was snug and warm; so, the girls just chatted the afternoon away. The evening was equaly cosy: and , afer a pleasant meal, we 'retired ' to the bar. To our surprise, the snow was clearing on Saturday,and we ventured out for a short while.    The Hotel was buzzing with stalls selling Jewery, clothes, shoes, wigs etc. Equally, all the specialists were there to give advice on personal matters -  such as make-up, bra-size and 'House of Colour were able to do personal analyses of what we are in respect to fashion colours: I emerged as a "Spring' person with the gift of a colour co-ordination chart. What a lovely, helpful and caring group of ladies! More about the evening when I inevitably sober up! 
    Mar 06, 2016 2028
  • 27 Feb 2016
    Transgender females recently lnform me that UK pharmacists are, on the whole, 'Homophobic': embarrasing individuals by returning from the bowels of their dispensary with prepared and dispensed prescriptions for Estradiol Tartrate and Blocker (Finesteride, etc); and making loud statements and questions, in the presence of all and sundry, as to why they are required for a 'male'.   i have bee the subject of transphobia from a specific young cis-female pharmacist on a number of occasions, and feel a  formal complaint should be made to the Pharmaceutical Society. Coments please.
  • Transgender females recently lnform me that UK pharmacists are, on the whole, 'Homophobic': embarrasing individuals by returning from the bowels of their dispensary with prepared and dispensed prescriptions for Estradiol Tartrate and Blocker (Finesteride, etc); and making loud statements and questions, in the presence of all and sundry, as to why they are required for a 'male'.   i have bee the subject of transphobia from a specific young cis-female pharmacist on a number of occasions, and feel a  formal complaint should be made to the Pharmaceutical Society. Coments please.
    Feb 27, 2016 660
  • 26 Feb 2016
    Its  been sometime  since  I  last wrote a  blog  and I  ve  had  mixed  feeling about doing  one . Lately  I  find  it   hard  to write one  because  i  feel that  no  matter what  I say  here it does  nothing  or  goes without  much or any  notice here . Winter can  be a  good  time  to  take  the  time  to  think about  things like what  to  fix  when spring  comes  . Spring  is coming  soon and soon  it will  be  time  that we  think about  taxs and doing  spring  cleaning  in our  homes or garages  or  even in our  lives . I will  have  lots  to  do  here mostly  monitor the snow  melt and  keeping an eye  on my  basement  for flooding .Planning  out  what  repaires  that need to  be  done  first .Soon I will  be with  my  new  Gf  and  this  could  mean a lot  when it  comes  to  me  beeing  "Karen Tea". For  now   our  relationship  is on track  and going  very well .  I  m not shure what this  means   for  my  dressing or even my  time  here or  on any site . All I  can say  at this  time  that if  you dont  hear  from me  then All  is well  and  I  ll  just  fade away  from here  like  most  of my  old  friends  from  TW and others from  GS.  This  is  NOT   Goodbye  , Im not  leaving  !!   I m just  fading  into the  darkness  or  heading  back !             For thoes  who  know  me  best ......May the  force  be with you ....Always  !! ..............Karen Tea
    553 Posted by Karen Tea
  • Its  been sometime  since  I  last wrote a  blog  and I  ve  had  mixed  feeling about doing  one . Lately  I  find  it   hard  to write one  because  i  feel that  no  matter what  I say  here it does  nothing  or  goes without  much or any  notice here . Winter can  be a  good  time  to  take  the  time  to  think about  things like what  to  fix  when spring  comes  . Spring  is coming  soon and soon  it will  be  time  that we  think about  taxs and doing  spring  cleaning  in our  homes or garages  or  even in our  lives . I will  have  lots  to  do  here mostly  monitor the snow  melt and  keeping an eye  on my  basement  for flooding .Planning  out  what  repaires  that need to  be  done  first .Soon I will  be with  my  new  Gf  and  this  could  mean a lot  when it  comes  to  me  beeing  "Karen Tea". For  now   our  relationship  is on track  and going  very well .  I  m not shure what this  means   for  my  dressing or even my  time  here or  on any site . All I  can say  at this  time  that if  you dont  hear  from me  then All  is well  and  I  ll  just  fade away  from here  like  most  of my  old  friends  from  TW and others from  GS.  This  is  NOT   Goodbye  , Im not  leaving  !!   I m just  fading  into the  darkness  or  heading  back !             For thoes  who  know  me  best ......May the  force  be with you ....Always  !! ..............Karen Tea
    Feb 26, 2016 553
  • 25 Feb 2016
    It's been a crazy week for me. But before I get to that lets's go back in time to 2014 (cue the DeLorean and Back To The Future soundtrack). I was told that if my cataracts was going to get worse, then I could have it removed and artificial lens to help with my aniridia. So I told my cataracts to get worse everyday.   A year later my wish came true but the doctor couldn't get my eye pressure behind my eyes correct so he referred to me to two other doctors who could decide whether or not I have high eye pressure. The first doctor advised me to get a kidney function test to see if I have kidney problems which could be connected to my aniridia. So I went to my GP's and had some blood taken for the test. However, somebody came around to my house and told me that I had high sugar pressure and go back to my GP to have another blood test to see if I have diabetes which I did. Well apparently I do have diabetes which I was told could be connected to be cataracts.   The only good news is that I don't have any problems with my kidneys. So at least I can still have steak and kidney pies.
    700 Posted by Suzy Russell
  • It's been a crazy week for me. But before I get to that lets's go back in time to 2014 (cue the DeLorean and Back To The Future soundtrack). I was told that if my cataracts was going to get worse, then I could have it removed and artificial lens to help with my aniridia. So I told my cataracts to get worse everyday.   A year later my wish came true but the doctor couldn't get my eye pressure behind my eyes correct so he referred to me to two other doctors who could decide whether or not I have high eye pressure. The first doctor advised me to get a kidney function test to see if I have kidney problems which could be connected to my aniridia. So I went to my GP's and had some blood taken for the test. However, somebody came around to my house and told me that I had high sugar pressure and go back to my GP to have another blood test to see if I have diabetes which I did. Well apparently I do have diabetes which I was told could be connected to be cataracts.   The only good news is that I don't have any problems with my kidneys. So at least I can still have steak and kidney pies.
    Feb 25, 2016 700
  • 24 Feb 2016
    Hi all,  Funny thing I thought must do a blog its been a while , and maybe I had that wanting feeling for Spring to come round and get active, so I type in Spring, and GS auto completes with "Spring time for Donna 2015", reminding me of a previous blog.So i just conveniently changed title to 2016.A lot has happened in my Family life over the last year ,Unfortunately my Mums health has declined rapidly and she is quite immobile now.My Dad takes care of her as best he can ,but shows the strain,its just he has little skill or training in the caring field.There is an added complication for the family of having to deal with the repatriation of my Younger Brother from Germany after a collapse in his mental state that has been diagnosed as Grade 1 Bipolar disorder and spent the last 3 moths in a German Psychiatric hospital. If anyone asks if I am okay , I say "fine" ,afterall I dont have the suffering of either my Mum or Younger brother.     Overall It seems I am a housewife and happy to be available if anyone needs me.On reflection my state now ,having gone through all the fears and doubts of myself and those closest to me , is simply that I am very fortunate indeed.I have been lucky to have had the time to develop over the last year .That last sentence may be very strange to some people seeing as I am 54,however I dont care for any accusation of being a late developer. I guess what held me back for so long was that observance of norms and obligation prevalent in the Past.-I must stop now and get back to cooking in the kitchen and doing some Artwork. On the Art front I came across references to Amanda Lear whilst studying the Life and works of Dali last month.Interesting Donna
    609 Posted by Donna V
  • By Donna V
    Hi all,  Funny thing I thought must do a blog its been a while , and maybe I had that wanting feeling for Spring to come round and get active, so I type in Spring, and GS auto completes with "Spring time for Donna 2015", reminding me of a previous blog.So i just conveniently changed title to 2016.A lot has happened in my Family life over the last year ,Unfortunately my Mums health has declined rapidly and she is quite immobile now.My Dad takes care of her as best he can ,but shows the strain,its just he has little skill or training in the caring field.There is an added complication for the family of having to deal with the repatriation of my Younger Brother from Germany after a collapse in his mental state that has been diagnosed as Grade 1 Bipolar disorder and spent the last 3 moths in a German Psychiatric hospital. If anyone asks if I am okay , I say "fine" ,afterall I dont have the suffering of either my Mum or Younger brother.     Overall It seems I am a housewife and happy to be available if anyone needs me.On reflection my state now ,having gone through all the fears and doubts of myself and those closest to me , is simply that I am very fortunate indeed.I have been lucky to have had the time to develop over the last year .That last sentence may be very strange to some people seeing as I am 54,however I dont care for any accusation of being a late developer. I guess what held me back for so long was that observance of norms and obligation prevalent in the Past.-I must stop now and get back to cooking in the kitchen and doing some Artwork. On the Art front I came across references to Amanda Lear whilst studying the Life and works of Dali last month.Interesting Donna
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