Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wedding Date & Venue Confirmed

Amanda & I changed our wedding date to October 7th since we feel like August 5th is too soon, and we paid for the venue, so, our wedding is now officially set.    I'm excited, but also nervous.

We're having a Buddhist blessing by a Tibetan Buddhist monk prior to our vows.  I'm very excited about this. :)

We agreed on sunflowers and lotus pods for our flower arrangements and are making our own vases, etc out of logs.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Had My Gender Affirming Surgery Today

I'm so happy that I have finally made more progress with my gender affirming medical transition today.

I originally had a consultation with Dr. Robert Oates at Boston Medical Center in January 2016, for a bilateral orchiectomy, the only surgical procedure available to me in Massachusetts at the time, since there were no doctors in Massachusetts that do vaginoplasty, etc, but, because my daughter was home from school sick, I couldn't make it.

When I tried to reschedule, I was informed that Dr. Oates now does the vaginoplasty and that I should get on the waiting list, which I did, however, it did not end with me being able to get vaginoplasty since hair removal is required and I have yet to find a single electrolysis practitioner in the state of Massachusetts that will bill my insurance even though it is a covered procedure.

I did try for laser hair removal, but because I am blonde, laser will not work for me, so, rather than waste time waiting around for hair removal, I chose to get the bilateral orchiectomy in order to cease testosterone production, and to allow the estrogen from HRT to be more effective.

Fortunately I will be able to return for a second surgery, the vaginoplasty, as long as I have the hair removal completed and am able to get the surgery within the next 2 years.

I'm so relieved and happy about this.  I am not complete, but on the road to where I should be.