Saturday, 4 July 2009

Catching up...

Right, sorry for my lack of posting recently I hope you'll forgive me. Here's the first update...

Very exciting, I finally got enough courage to go and see my GP about (my) Gender Dysphoria, I got to see a lady GP which is what I wanted. Beforehand I went on to the Angels forum and made a post asking if I needed to take anything specific or any advice on what to do, luckily there's people that have been there and done it all before me so they could give some great advice on what I needed to do/take with me. So I went in prepared with the contact details of the Newton Abbot Clinic of Gender and Sexual Medicine and a few websites:

I finally got called in, I was quite but knew I needed to just come out with it so I said "I think I have Gender Dysphoria.", she gave me a look as if to say "and... do you want to expand upon that", I hadn't really thought about what to say after that but I thought starting at the start would be the best place so I told her about my childhood, teen years and how I felt now. She was very good and had experience of Transgender issues which helped as she asked (what I thought) were the right sort of questions and was told about the Newton Abbot Clinic, she said she'd like to get herself up to speed, find out a bit more about the NA Clinic and for me to see her in again in couple of weeks.

All in all, I thought it was very positive and I felt like I had done the right thing and I could start moving things forward. Yey!

That's it for this instalment, more to come...
Jenn xx

3 comments:

alan said...

Thank you for the update...very glad to find you here again!

Very glad you laid the groundwork ahead of time and knew what to expect when you went in; even happier that you got someone who cares and listens!

alan

chrissie said...

Hi Jenny.

While the TS Roadmap is useful, it's based on the US law and requirements, and parts of it are not relevant to the UK.

You might try the following book...

http://www.gender.org.uk/gendys/bookshop/gdsgd.htm

It's from a UK perspective and is somewhat more relevant.

Hope that helps.

love
chrissie
xxxxx

Jenny Ford said...

Alan, as always, thanks for your lovely words and support.

Chrissie, thanks for the information, I will have a look at that one for sure.

Jenn xx