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  • 04 Apr 2009
    2 days ago i had to do something i never thought i'd have to do. Since 2006, i have been going to see a pyschotherapist at Charing Cross GIC , a Dr Stuart Lorimer & i have beebn doing pretty well with him. But its got to a stage now where i just cant afford £130 for what is essentially a 30 min appt. The last 4/5 times i have been, i've filled in & sent off correct forms to claim my travel costs back and every time i have had nothing back from them. Family have helped me in the past but even they have had to stop as its costing them too. its something thats been on my mind for ages as i really didn't want to stop but i now have no choice but to. Had i been in work it wouldnt have been so bad but i'm not & every trip down is costing me 2 weeks JSA money. A Girl's gotta eat after all, so i have written to Dr Lorimer & explained the situation, i just hope he understands how tough it is for me right now
    1781 Posted by Anna-Marie Trindall
  • 2 days ago i had to do something i never thought i'd have to do. Since 2006, i have been going to see a pyschotherapist at Charing Cross GIC , a Dr Stuart Lorimer & i have beebn doing pretty well with him. But its got to a stage now where i just cant afford £130 for what is essentially a 30 min appt. The last 4/5 times i have been, i've filled in & sent off correct forms to claim my travel costs back and every time i have had nothing back from them. Family have helped me in the past but even they have had to stop as its costing them too. its something thats been on my mind for ages as i really didn't want to stop but i now have no choice but to. Had i been in work it wouldnt have been so bad but i'm not & every trip down is costing me 2 weeks JSA money. A Girl's gotta eat after all, so i have written to Dr Lorimer & explained the situation, i just hope he understands how tough it is for me right now
    Apr 04, 2009 1781
  • 24 Aug 2011
    Hi, Its been a while since my last proper update. Well, I have been living full time now for over two and a half years. I have been on hormones for over one and a half years. Although I changed my identity 6 months prior I "officially" went full time on 1st Jan 2009.   Hormones have been excellent. My skin has softened and I generally feel good about myself. My boobs have grown slightly. My oestrogen and testosterone levels are within normal levels for a natal woman my age. It has taken me a while to get my levels within the normal range because my support doctor says its better to go the slow route as a gentle approach generally produces better affects in the long term.   When I last spoke to my support doctor in July2011 we spoke about surgery and agreed that that was my 1st referral and in 6 months I will attend my 2nd referral. At which point we will discuss techniques and start the process of electrolysis down below.   So thats my transition status which I am very happy about. However, as usual, being transgendered, transitioning is only a facet of life. My life has been extremely difficult in the last year to which I will cover briefly...   I attended the court case of the two lads who threatened to break my arms and legs and throw me in the river and gave evidence. They received 150 hours community service each and I was awarded £400 compensation.   I had 10 sessions of CBT on the NHS to help me cope with the psychological trauma after one year of harassment from my neighbours downstairs threatening to petrol bomb my vehicle and accusing me daily of being a paedophile.   I was repossessed after being unemployed for over 2 years. I lost my home and moved into private rented accommodation. It is a shared house and initially the housemate seemed quite nice. She is a post op transsexual of 3 years. However, after a few weeks she has systematically made life a living hell. Options available to me are very limited and this situation has yet to play out.   As you can appreciate I dont really want to drag out all the details of how this household hasnt worked but one thing I can say is that for everything I have tried in trying to make this work I have been met with an unsympathetic and stubborn attitude that shows no compromise. So what can I do?   Anyway, enough of all of that, I have had over 10 sessions of acupuncture on the NHS to help reduce the chronic pain of my stress related trapped nerve in my shoulder. I am doing yoga positions, that my NHS physio has taught me, to help me relax and I have recently started anti-depressants which raise my seritonin which have been really good with adding perspective and clarity to my thoughts.   I havent had any alcohol this week but I was abusing it quite extensively since I have moved into this new home until I started the anti-depressants and I managed to fall down the stairs and break a toe! lol. I am currently using a walking stick to hobble around and my doctor says it can take 6-8 weeks. The pain and swelling have gone down a lot but I still have to be careful I dont strain myself and make it worse.   Ok, that should be enough for now :) I have too much life crammed in, would anyone like some? lol   Thanks for reading and take care. Love to you Penny x
    1781 Posted by Penny Zenny
  • Hi, Its been a while since my last proper update. Well, I have been living full time now for over two and a half years. I have been on hormones for over one and a half years. Although I changed my identity 6 months prior I "officially" went full time on 1st Jan 2009.   Hormones have been excellent. My skin has softened and I generally feel good about myself. My boobs have grown slightly. My oestrogen and testosterone levels are within normal levels for a natal woman my age. It has taken me a while to get my levels within the normal range because my support doctor says its better to go the slow route as a gentle approach generally produces better affects in the long term.   When I last spoke to my support doctor in July2011 we spoke about surgery and agreed that that was my 1st referral and in 6 months I will attend my 2nd referral. At which point we will discuss techniques and start the process of electrolysis down below.   So thats my transition status which I am very happy about. However, as usual, being transgendered, transitioning is only a facet of life. My life has been extremely difficult in the last year to which I will cover briefly...   I attended the court case of the two lads who threatened to break my arms and legs and throw me in the river and gave evidence. They received 150 hours community service each and I was awarded £400 compensation.   I had 10 sessions of CBT on the NHS to help me cope with the psychological trauma after one year of harassment from my neighbours downstairs threatening to petrol bomb my vehicle and accusing me daily of being a paedophile.   I was repossessed after being unemployed for over 2 years. I lost my home and moved into private rented accommodation. It is a shared house and initially the housemate seemed quite nice. She is a post op transsexual of 3 years. However, after a few weeks she has systematically made life a living hell. Options available to me are very limited and this situation has yet to play out.   As you can appreciate I dont really want to drag out all the details of how this household hasnt worked but one thing I can say is that for everything I have tried in trying to make this work I have been met with an unsympathetic and stubborn attitude that shows no compromise. So what can I do?   Anyway, enough of all of that, I have had over 10 sessions of acupuncture on the NHS to help reduce the chronic pain of my stress related trapped nerve in my shoulder. I am doing yoga positions, that my NHS physio has taught me, to help me relax and I have recently started anti-depressants which raise my seritonin which have been really good with adding perspective and clarity to my thoughts.   I havent had any alcohol this week but I was abusing it quite extensively since I have moved into this new home until I started the anti-depressants and I managed to fall down the stairs and break a toe! lol. I am currently using a walking stick to hobble around and my doctor says it can take 6-8 weeks. The pain and swelling have gone down a lot but I still have to be careful I dont strain myself and make it worse.   Ok, that should be enough for now :) I have too much life crammed in, would anyone like some? lol   Thanks for reading and take care. Love to you Penny x
    Aug 24, 2011 1781
  • 28 Aug 2008
    Letter from Tesco's - hilarious  Proof of what can happen if a wife or girlfriend drags her husband or boyfriend along shopping. This letter was recently sent by Tesco's Head Office to a customer in Oxford : Dear Mrs. Murray,   While we thank you for your valued custom and use of the Tesco Loyalty Card, the Manager of our store in Banbury is considering banning you and your family from shopping with us, unless your husband stops his antics. Below is a list of offences over the past few months all verified by our surveillance cameras: 1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's trolleys when they weren't looking. 2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals. 3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to feminine products aisle. 4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official tone, 'Code 3' in house wares..... and watched what happened. 5. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area. 6. September 15: Set up a tent in the outdoor clothing department and told shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring sausages and a Calor gas stove. 7. September 23: When the Deputy Manager asked if she could help him, he began to cry and asked, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' 8. October 4: Looked right into the security camera; used it as a mirror, picked his nose, and ate it. 9. November 10: While appearing to be choosing kitchen knives in the House wares aisle asked an assistant if he knew where the antidepressants were. 10.. December 3: Darted around the store suspiciously, loudly humming the Mission Impossible' theme. 11. December 6: In the kitchenware aisle, practised the 'Madonna look' using different size funnels. 12. December 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed, yelled 'PICK ME!' 'PICK ME!' 13. December 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, assumed the foetal position and screamed 'NO! NO! It's those voices again.' And; last, but not least: 14. December 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited a while; then yelled, very loudly, 'There is no toilet paper in here.'
    1780 Posted by christina dearlove
  • Letter from Tesco's - hilarious  Proof of what can happen if a wife or girlfriend drags her husband or boyfriend along shopping. This letter was recently sent by Tesco's Head Office to a customer in Oxford : Dear Mrs. Murray,   While we thank you for your valued custom and use of the Tesco Loyalty Card, the Manager of our store in Banbury is considering banning you and your family from shopping with us, unless your husband stops his antics. Below is a list of offences over the past few months all verified by our surveillance cameras: 1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's trolleys when they weren't looking. 2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals. 3. July 7: Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to feminine products aisle. 4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official tone, 'Code 3' in house wares..... and watched what happened. 5. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area. 6. September 15: Set up a tent in the outdoor clothing department and told shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring sausages and a Calor gas stove. 7. September 23: When the Deputy Manager asked if she could help him, he began to cry and asked, 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?' 8. October 4: Looked right into the security camera; used it as a mirror, picked his nose, and ate it. 9. November 10: While appearing to be choosing kitchen knives in the House wares aisle asked an assistant if he knew where the antidepressants were. 10.. December 3: Darted around the store suspiciously, loudly humming the Mission Impossible' theme. 11. December 6: In the kitchenware aisle, practised the 'Madonna look' using different size funnels. 12. December 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed, yelled 'PICK ME!' 'PICK ME!' 13. December 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, assumed the foetal position and screamed 'NO! NO! It's those voices again.' And; last, but not least: 14. December 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited a while; then yelled, very loudly, 'There is no toilet paper in here.'
    Aug 28, 2008 1780
  • 03 May 2010
    I hardly blog anymore!  I don't have the time!Karen Brad is writing enough about her trip here.  Because of her trip I am doing some serious thinking about maybe going back to the boats this summer (if I can!).  It was great being able to talk about Chicago history and architecture like that.Josie will be here next week.  8 days away!  I cannot wait.  For the first time I will be able to really give her a Chicago tour, like I did for Karen.  We just never had the time before.Things have gone south with the museum.  I need to get out of there.  I can't believe a place I loved so much became so bad.  I cannot tolerate how they treat me, especially after all I have done for them.On the plus side, I am going to be publishing another book this year, my school is trying to get me on fulltime, and I have another conference to attend.  But the one big thing is that I am pretty much fully out.  And that is a relief.
    1779 Posted by Meredith Newton
  • I hardly blog anymore!  I don't have the time!Karen Brad is writing enough about her trip here.  Because of her trip I am doing some serious thinking about maybe going back to the boats this summer (if I can!).  It was great being able to talk about Chicago history and architecture like that.Josie will be here next week.  8 days away!  I cannot wait.  For the first time I will be able to really give her a Chicago tour, like I did for Karen.  We just never had the time before.Things have gone south with the museum.  I need to get out of there.  I can't believe a place I loved so much became so bad.  I cannot tolerate how they treat me, especially after all I have done for them.On the plus side, I am going to be publishing another book this year, my school is trying to get me on fulltime, and I have another conference to attend.  But the one big thing is that I am pretty much fully out.  And that is a relief.
    May 03, 2010 1779
  • 03 Dec 2009
    It's one thing to have Jo in the UK (I miss her when she's away), but another to have to cope with the children while suffering from a two day migraine......not the best scenario I could have imagined I have to say. Just when you need a little TLC.............I heard from a friend of mine who is recovering well after her surgery, she's well enough for a visit now so I will be popping in to say 'hi' and to wish her and her partner a very merry Christmas as it's unlikely I will get to see them again beforehand, knowing how busy the run up to Christmas can get, and especially with family coming over. On the other hand, instant baby sitters! So maybe I will get there again after all. Nikki
    1773 Posted by Nikki Hollm
  • It's one thing to have Jo in the UK (I miss her when she's away), but another to have to cope with the children while suffering from a two day migraine......not the best scenario I could have imagined I have to say. Just when you need a little TLC.............I heard from a friend of mine who is recovering well after her surgery, she's well enough for a visit now so I will be popping in to say 'hi' and to wish her and her partner a very merry Christmas as it's unlikely I will get to see them again beforehand, knowing how busy the run up to Christmas can get, and especially with family coming over. On the other hand, instant baby sitters! So maybe I will get there again after all. Nikki
    Dec 03, 2009 1773
  • 21 May 2011
    When I was young & got a chance to dress I wanted pretty dresses like I saw other girls wear to church or parties. With little white tights & shoes.  In my teens & early 20's I wanted to look sexy.  But getting to dress was something I didn't get to do very much. So I had to be happy with whatever I could get. Sometimes I'd get to wear things I liked. But not very often. It wasn't untill I lived alone & found internet shopping that I could really explore the different styles that I could get what I wanted.  The thing is I didn't know what I realy wanted.  I bought a lot of lingerie at first, most in the wrong sizes. It took time but I learned how to size what I wanted.  After getting all the underthings I wanted, more than I needed realy. I started buying dresses. But was never able to look the way I wanted to look. I started getting slacks & tops. I could get a better fit buying seperates. I found some realy great outfits I wanted but the top or slacks wouldn't fit because my top & bottom don't match like a real woman.  I started getting things I could wear out that with out being made. But so what, again I didn't like the look. So I started buying very femm looking tops & slacks insted of jeans to wear.  I also found shoes that could be for men or women that I could wear when out. Now I'm getting skirts to wear when at home, lots of them. Very short or long, I don't care for knee lenght.  But again I'm not all that pleased with what I have. I like them, it just. All the clothes I have can't make me a woman & that is what I really want!!!!!
    1771 Posted by Karen Brad
  • When I was young & got a chance to dress I wanted pretty dresses like I saw other girls wear to church or parties. With little white tights & shoes.  In my teens & early 20's I wanted to look sexy.  But getting to dress was something I didn't get to do very much. So I had to be happy with whatever I could get. Sometimes I'd get to wear things I liked. But not very often. It wasn't untill I lived alone & found internet shopping that I could really explore the different styles that I could get what I wanted.  The thing is I didn't know what I realy wanted.  I bought a lot of lingerie at first, most in the wrong sizes. It took time but I learned how to size what I wanted.  After getting all the underthings I wanted, more than I needed realy. I started buying dresses. But was never able to look the way I wanted to look. I started getting slacks & tops. I could get a better fit buying seperates. I found some realy great outfits I wanted but the top or slacks wouldn't fit because my top & bottom don't match like a real woman.  I started getting things I could wear out that with out being made. But so what, again I didn't like the look. So I started buying very femm looking tops & slacks insted of jeans to wear.  I also found shoes that could be for men or women that I could wear when out. Now I'm getting skirts to wear when at home, lots of them. Very short or long, I don't care for knee lenght.  But again I'm not all that pleased with what I have. I like them, it just. All the clothes I have can't make me a woman & that is what I really want!!!!!
    May 21, 2011 1771
  • 07 Aug 2011
    I know I haven't been here much lately. But with losing one job than finding another & being put on 12hr days from the start I don't have much time. I'm learning a new robot it does the same things as what I'm use to but the software is so much different & the way it's done is all new to me. The company I'm contracting through put me in a job I'm not trained for. Also things have changed here a lot. In the past few days I've seen a lot of post from people looking to meet tranny's. One from a 17yr old.  A pic from someone showing what their ass looks like in panties. I love what this is, not what it's becoming.  I don't know what I'm talking about, never mind.
    1762 Posted by Karen Brad
  • I know I haven't been here much lately. But with losing one job than finding another & being put on 12hr days from the start I don't have much time. I'm learning a new robot it does the same things as what I'm use to but the software is so much different & the way it's done is all new to me. The company I'm contracting through put me in a job I'm not trained for. Also things have changed here a lot. In the past few days I've seen a lot of post from people looking to meet tranny's. One from a 17yr old.  A pic from someone showing what their ass looks like in panties. I love what this is, not what it's becoming.  I don't know what I'm talking about, never mind.
    Aug 07, 2011 1762
  • 11 Dec 2013
    Writing down a few thoughts and sharing as it has been 2 weeks since I announced to HR at work that I was Transgendered, was under medical supervision and I was going to transition. All of this has been an informal talk to HR one to one. very open , and to the point . On the one hand its a really big Relief, and I must admit there is a certain release of energy you get and will need all of this new found energy when you do this. Because .      On the other hand there is the realization that this freedom and release means you have opened the door and walked into somewhere with people to deal with and make things happen for you . This is very different to  the past , and the protection of "your own world behind closed doors", in which you can choose avoidance , so people will not bother you . The contrast  Black box logic seems to work ,leave it.dont open the black box it will never work again if you do!!  White box logic :- its a gift a present what nice things can we put inside it , the best thing is that you have to open the white box, .Otherwise whats the point how will you be able to use and enjoy the nice things inside. Well it is getting toward Christmas time , I have a lot of work and packaging presentation to do       Back to my transition at work , Message from HR is that I am the expert in this and I have to guide them, so plenty of things fro me to inform them about . Meaning I get to put all the white and black boxes into one big white Box , but they are allowed to watch so its not too much of a surprise  afterall there is nothing worse than an unwanted present, and other people will be there . And  also I am fully responsible for a happy outcome. Fair enough. get on with it .    Donna         
    1756 Posted by Donna V
  • By Donna V
    Writing down a few thoughts and sharing as it has been 2 weeks since I announced to HR at work that I was Transgendered, was under medical supervision and I was going to transition. All of this has been an informal talk to HR one to one. very open , and to the point . On the one hand its a really big Relief, and I must admit there is a certain release of energy you get and will need all of this new found energy when you do this. Because .      On the other hand there is the realization that this freedom and release means you have opened the door and walked into somewhere with people to deal with and make things happen for you . This is very different to  the past , and the protection of "your own world behind closed doors", in which you can choose avoidance , so people will not bother you . The contrast  Black box logic seems to work ,leave it.dont open the black box it will never work again if you do!!  White box logic :- its a gift a present what nice things can we put inside it , the best thing is that you have to open the white box, .Otherwise whats the point how will you be able to use and enjoy the nice things inside. Well it is getting toward Christmas time , I have a lot of work and packaging presentation to do       Back to my transition at work , Message from HR is that I am the expert in this and I have to guide them, so plenty of things fro me to inform them about . Meaning I get to put all the white and black boxes into one big white Box , but they are allowed to watch so its not too much of a surprise  afterall there is nothing worse than an unwanted present, and other people will be there . And  also I am fully responsible for a happy outcome. Fair enough. get on with it .    Donna         
    Dec 11, 2013 1756
  • 03 May 2010
    We've just recevied our booking confimation so will be off to France in July and Italy in August for holidays, woohoo! I can't wait. Like a lot of people, I look forward to them as a refresh and recharge, and of course, it's always nice to go somewhere new and sample the local culture. (Apparently, the Italians like to get dressed up for an evening stroll into town for dinner, or just for the walk, sounds good to me). We've also planned stopping in Monaco just for the one day, so no breaking the bank at Monte Carlo for me. It's just one of those places I see (mostly because of following F1), but have never been to so it's on my list. And yes, I've already bought another new bikini for the trip, lol. Nikki
    1752 Posted by Nikki Hollm
  • We've just recevied our booking confimation so will be off to France in July and Italy in August for holidays, woohoo! I can't wait. Like a lot of people, I look forward to them as a refresh and recharge, and of course, it's always nice to go somewhere new and sample the local culture. (Apparently, the Italians like to get dressed up for an evening stroll into town for dinner, or just for the walk, sounds good to me). We've also planned stopping in Monaco just for the one day, so no breaking the bank at Monte Carlo for me. It's just one of those places I see (mostly because of following F1), but have never been to so it's on my list. And yes, I've already bought another new bikini for the trip, lol. Nikki
    May 03, 2010 1752
  • 28 Jul 2010
    Included in the list of my top 5 asked questions is where do you get your clothes? Followed quickly by- do I do my shopping as a girl? Yes, I do about 90% of the time. As a man, I’m almost as uncomfortable in a ladies clothing store as the next guy. Question 2 is do I use the changing rooms? Not very much…by choice. I’m a diligent bargain shopper. I know my size and what piece of clothing I’m looking for. If a certain clothing item jumps out at me, I grab it! Jeans are a different story. If I see a pair I like, I have to try them on. I’m not smart enough to know all the nuances of sizes and I’m fairly sure genetic women have the same problem. Start with a certain size and move downward! (We hope) I’ve never had a problem asking to use a changing room. After all, I’m a paying customer like the next girl. I’ve never been told there was a problem. If you are a little shy in this department, here are a couple things to remember. Number one, you can become a regular in the store quickly. Some clerks do work on a commission and it is not difficult to establish a relationship with one who WANTS to help you! She can benefit from a monetary or personal point. Obviously you are a different shopper from the norm so be more fun! It gives the clerk a chance to work her "magic" with you! Once the bond has been established, both of you can be more discreet in areas such as the dressing room. If you desire. Number two; observe the interaction between women in these stores. Often the “B” word is too kind! I’ve mentioned this to several of my genetic female friends! Often you treat your same gender really bad! Especially in retail. They agree. Immediately, I’m in for better treatment because I treat the clerks with a friendly respect. What did we learn girls? It is very easy to shop as a female. Fellow shoppers will be so involved in their search for the perfect outfit they are less likely to notice you at all. Treat the clerks with respect and you can become their personal regular quickly. Shopping can be one of the easiest and most enjoyable parts of your life as a girl if you allow it to be! One word of warning. Wear those comfortable shoes if you are planning to “shop till you drop”!Be sure to check out the entire "Cyrsti's Condo Blog!"http://cyrstiscondo-cyrsti.blogspot.com/
    1736 Posted by Jessie Hart
  • Included in the list of my top 5 asked questions is where do you get your clothes? Followed quickly by- do I do my shopping as a girl? Yes, I do about 90% of the time. As a man, I’m almost as uncomfortable in a ladies clothing store as the next guy. Question 2 is do I use the changing rooms? Not very much…by choice. I’m a diligent bargain shopper. I know my size and what piece of clothing I’m looking for. If a certain clothing item jumps out at me, I grab it! Jeans are a different story. If I see a pair I like, I have to try them on. I’m not smart enough to know all the nuances of sizes and I’m fairly sure genetic women have the same problem. Start with a certain size and move downward! (We hope) I’ve never had a problem asking to use a changing room. After all, I’m a paying customer like the next girl. I’ve never been told there was a problem. If you are a little shy in this department, here are a couple things to remember. Number one, you can become a regular in the store quickly. Some clerks do work on a commission and it is not difficult to establish a relationship with one who WANTS to help you! She can benefit from a monetary or personal point. Obviously you are a different shopper from the norm so be more fun! It gives the clerk a chance to work her "magic" with you! Once the bond has been established, both of you can be more discreet in areas such as the dressing room. If you desire. Number two; observe the interaction between women in these stores. Often the “B” word is too kind! I’ve mentioned this to several of my genetic female friends! Often you treat your same gender really bad! Especially in retail. They agree. Immediately, I’m in for better treatment because I treat the clerks with a friendly respect. What did we learn girls? It is very easy to shop as a female. Fellow shoppers will be so involved in their search for the perfect outfit they are less likely to notice you at all. Treat the clerks with respect and you can become their personal regular quickly. Shopping can be one of the easiest and most enjoyable parts of your life as a girl if you allow it to be! One word of warning. Wear those comfortable shoes if you are planning to “shop till you drop”!Be sure to check out the entire "Cyrsti's Condo Blog!"http://cyrstiscondo-cyrsti.blogspot.com/
    Jul 28, 2010 1736