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>Where we are:
#transbians on Rizon
1. What is a transbian/trans-lesbian? → MTF transsexuals who are also lesbians
2. Isn't that just a straight guy? → No, orientation is who you go to bed with, but gender identity is who you go to bed as.
3. Are bi trans girls, welcome here? → Yes but please the keep boy drama in MTF General please!
4. Are cis lesbians/bisexuals welcome? → Yes.
5. Do trans-lesbians use their penis when they are pre-op? → Some do, some don't.
Yeah, that /pol/ topic was interesting, but nothing to do with trans issues.
>tfw low body temperature
I've been looking at thyroid issues for a bit this evening. They say if your average morning wakeup temperature is under 97.8 to seriously look at the thyroid for low output. Well, my mid day temperature, which is often higher than morning temperature, has been recorded from 97.3 down to 96.3. o.O Time to collect some actual morning temps.
>Yeah, that /pol/ topic was interesting
not really, if I'd want to talk/read about politics all the time I'd go somewhere else... there's enough negativity in my life already (and yeah I do engage in politics usually, but I'm happy there's places to talk about something else)
>Guess which symptoms I have.
probably almost all of them, just like me.
iktf, the discussions from another forum frighten me a bit even.
A friend of mine had an overactive thyroid, so they took half of it out. That's some like, victorian era medicine there. Just rag half the thing out, now it works half as much! Jeez.
>the spelling isn't unusual up here
Then I think you'll be alright.
damn MtFg really went down hill
TLg might be slow but still more pleasant to hang out ^^
did you read http://diepresse.com/home/politik/innenpolitik/390964/FPO_Homosexualitaet-ist-eine-Kultur-des-Todes- ?
Er kritisiert, dass im Zuge eines "social Re-Engineerings" Buben zu Mädchen gewandelt werden sollten.
gave me a good giggle
Well, vote against them...
I have two lists where I often talk politics on. One is dedicated to politics, and the other is general discussion between a bunch of college friends from my second time in college. Both lists are civil.
>almost all of them
lol All but the menstrual one.
97.0 this morning...
It's at least told what to do with hormones, not electrical signals like some glands are.
My surgeon finally called me back. Gave me more names. Seems he's trying to go Desi/paki mafia type route on cost cutting. He also straight out suggested insurance fraud, haha.
Got myself circle lenses out of curiosity. Feels weird to see my whole face in the mirror without the glasses. When I'm wearing neither, I nearly have to stick my nose to the glass to do eye makeup. Can't see further than 30 centimeters. Beyond that, it's just a color blur. Actually, I probably should get laser to fix my myopia rather than getting any FFS. Oh, and making my teeth look a little less English should be a higher priority too, I guess.
Well, I'm trying to see if I can get the costs down. My surgeon is only charging me 700 for his services. He wants an OR, though, and the surgical center quoted me 9,800 to basically walk in the door.
4,300 is *well* above what cis patients with testicular cancer pay. They'd pay half of that out of pocket. SRS surgeons charge ridiculous money for orchiectomies for basically no reason other than they can and they assume trans people have money because of rich hons.
People always seem to assume we have money because we're trans. It's annoying.
Would it be cheaper to just develop testicular cancer and have them cut it off for that?
I would argue that you have very irregular menstrual cycles . . . been skipping for a while now, right?
My birthday has made it here at last. I have a sneaking suspicion that my friends are plotting something for me, but I have no idea what at this stage. And so begins the waiting game.
LOL Yeah you could say that. I did think of it, but is it? Endometriosis is the official diagnosis but it really isn't that. Not sure what is triggering the shedding, cramping, and PAIN from the patch on my colon wall. It should be static to diminishing in size under the influence of T, yet it cycles some. I never could get anybody to test E & P levels.
Lol. No worries about hurting me. But it may well be something I am unused to and it may be weird for me. I just have no idea, I told them I love surprises, so we shall see.
Aww, that whole thing sounds incredibly scary to be going through. Particularly not knowing what it is exactly . . . I really hope you aren't in constant pain from that, and that it is readily treatable when they figure it out.
Thanks! All I know is a general time something is happening, and nothing else. Let you know later what happens. Anticipation is probably building up the excitement higher than is warranted though, but that's fine!
I only get pain when it wants to shed. It basically is a patch of uterine wall taking place of part of the side wall of the colon. It is very near the end. They don't want to remove it because they think the main bundle of nerves for the lower colon and rectum may go though it. I'll know a bit more after I add progesterone to my meds which hopefully will be next week..
I've been sort of wondering about progesterone myself a bit. I've heard alot of girls using it, but at very different intervals for starting, and some not at all. I suppose I should ask my doctor about it next visit, but that is 5 months away.
I've usually heard it should be started somewhere after 1 year on E. Natal girls don't produce progesterone until they start ovulating which is well after the 1 year point. it is also important for the formation of some of the structures in the breast.
Makes me a bit jelly though, local srs surgeons aren't that bad but its not near authentic looking.
Better than nothing at least.
Why do you keep making comments on things you know nothing about?
Hey lily.. I came on your pic that one time. Not that I would have any chance with you but.. does trans lesbian mean you are a girl who would only date girls? you would never ever date a guy? and are not interested in guys? you are really beautiful obviously just was curious.
>does trans lesbian mean you are a girl who would only date girls?
No I'm not. I'm pretty sure Lily has identified as lesbian with no feelings for men.
They stuff 1000 people in a room with a max capacity of ~440, get people out because there's too many in there at once, no second class sometime later that day because lazy mathematician, only a lifestream that sometimes doesn't work. This time it was the third lesson already where it did not work for the first 20 minutes and for the rest only audio was there, they didn't even manage to upload that one for later viewing. The pinnacle of all this however is that engineering students basically have to learn in just one class what mathematic students learn in two while also having to study mechanics and a lot of other shit. It's a fucking mess. The chemistry professors somehow manage to upload all their lessons + not throwing people out of the room. For an "international" university that wants to compete with the MIT and whatnot that's just fucking pathetic.
It seems to be only mathematicians that can't handle it, for every other flooded class the methods they use to deal with it work from start to finish. Predictable, but slightly infuriating nonetheless.
No they just go hardcore and make +90% of people drop out by the end of their bachelor trough different methods.
In reality this means that in one or two weeks I'll have a cozy spot in every class and not having to rely on the shitty stream.
So, I was kidnapped and taken to a place with spicy Mexican cuisine, a cake, and a pie. Not as many crazy things happened as were anticipated, but it was still pretty nice.
On a different note . . . I have also had my first experience being directly hit on by a complete stranger. It was by a tall African-American man in a Whole Foods Market where we were getting some dinner. The encounter was a little awkward . . . but fortunately, my friends came along and saved me. Gonna have to figure out some responses, because I was so surprised I kinda freezed up a bit and my heart fluttered.
I mean, I kinda smiled and tried to go along with it a bit, but I am definitely not ready for those waters yet.
Hey, I'm back !
How have you girls been ?
Not much, I'm just chillin' today.
What are you up to ?
Latin's hard tho. Too much declensions for my taste.
Well, the exact encounter started with him almost bumping into me around a corner at the super market. He started to apologize, and then he took back his apology saying "Actually, I am not sorry to have run into you, because you never know." He said a few more things along that nature and then started to ask me for my number, but my friend called my name and I said "Sorry, gotta go!" I was way outta my league on that conversation type anyways, so I was glad for the escape route.
>Take temperature, 96.6F, and record it
>take levothyroxine pill
>check on cattle
>throw load of laundry I washed last night in dryer
>load washer with next load of laundry
>read news until an hour has passed since taking levothyroxine pill
>take morning pill set
>hang up dry clothes
>read as much 4chan as I can during all that.
i'm not dead
though i did experience a stupid amount of sexual harassment last weekend
it was not fun
Also, heyo, I'm new around these parts.
hi hi *hugs* yeah, it sucks. I've remembered a bunch of patronizing incidents from when I was young. *shudders* Oh-well, I'll have to toughen up again.
I find Lily interesting, but I think I'd prefer sox or Lyn, but Lyn is married and sox is on the other side of the pond. What can I say, I like my women tall.
I think I've posted enough pictures to make sure no one here could fancy me out of imagination. I'm as ugly on the outside as I am on the inside. Still, one more. Just a booster shot...
You seem like a bunch of cool cats
Hi I'm Roz. I was out till late last night. Woke up and went to the gym for the first time after a couple weeks of being lazy. I put on my makeup today. Gonna take it all off in a couple hours for work. Hooray
>I find Lily interesting
I empathize with her yet at the same time I find her to be annoying and extremely immature. Anyway that room is a time sink and should be avoided.
I've been reading huge amounts on thyroid issues, and this statement is seaming more and more true to me:
>According to the late clinician John R Lee, M.D., estrogen dominance is behind many cases of midlife hypothyroidism, in which there are inadequate levels of thyroid hormone. When estrogen is not properly counterbalanced with progesterone, Dr. Lee surmised, it can block the action of thyroid hormone, so that even when the thyroid is producing normal levels of the hormone, the hormone is rendered ineffective and the symptoms of hypothyroidism appear.
The interesting thing is estrogen dominance is the normal state for many transwomen taking estrogen without progesterone.
"Remember the first time we danced?" is what the txt said with a link to the audio of this song.
I'd forgotten about it. It was played just as we were sitting down after we had danced. She mouthed the words to me as the song played.
(on something totally different, this is Tula, Caroline Cossey pre transition. Same gal in the pics here >>5073519 and >>5071612)
Granddaughter txts me asking "how do I explain having four grandmas?"
Who knows... I was the sperm donor for a lesbian couple that were her mom's parents. Genetically three of us are related to her.
>I was the sperm donor for a lesbian couple that were her mom's parents. Genetically three of us are related to her.
Ahh that explains it.
Cute though that you have contact with her, was the lesbian couple friends of yours?
Haven't found anything on P and thyroid.
I found this today, and I need to study it more.
EE estrogen, and cyproterone acetate for HRT increased thyroid hormone-binding globulin (TBG) by 100%, where transdermal 17b-estradiol didn't. They think a threshold effect maybe happening.
This couple was from the swingers group I was in years ago, but I never kept in contact with them. Their daughter that I fathered got into contact with me recently. This is from a pregnancy I didn't know about, but K knew about it at the time.
>you gonna get a haircut? they're gonna call you...miss!
>you don't want them to think you're a girl
>...or do you?
I've been away forever and stuff but I just had to swing by to say I started HRT today! Ah! So relieved to be done fighting health insurance Bullshit. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for all your encouragement this year! You girls are awesome.
I'm sorry I faded out for awhile, hello again girls. I hope I haven't missed anything too much!
I'm happy for you CT, Congratulations!
I've entered into a new stage of transition. People are starting to forget I was ever a guy. I'm starting to get flirted with at work randomly instead of having to correct people on my gender that knew me before. I think this is a majorly positive change. It's certainly not boring!
What is with this stupid thing trannies do where they pretend to be animals, 99% of the trans girls i know are weeaboos and pretend to be "super kawaii kitty kat ^_^" or they're a furry or something
Am I the only trans girl who doesn't desperately wanna live out some harem anime
>wanna live out some harem anime
That doesn't sound enjoyable at all. I'd much prefer living out a romantic anime with a happy ending myself. Harems can be fun but they seem like horrible situations to me since the girls generally don't like each other.
Thank you. Stressed and busy but several good things have happened, like progress with name change, a new hobby and other things.
Sewing. I decided to pursue making my own halloween costume (SO not gonna be ready in time, ugh), and despite sucking horribly (at cutting straight and keeping my hems straight, or as a friend put it 'you're too gay to do things straight') I'm actually enjoying it. I'm learning a lot on how to use a Seam ripper, enjoy working with the sewing machine a friend let me borrow, and doing research on new patterns and am trying to get into making my own clothes.
So far I've made a pillow. Its an Atrocity but I'm stoked that I made it, and when I tear it apart for stuffing I'm hoping I can make a better one.
I'm about to go on a cruise and there's gonna be a halloween party. I'm a little scared cause this is the first time I'm going to be openly out & trans-y(since I don't pass yet and I'm tired of fucking waiting in this god damned claustrophobic closet) in a semi-public environment. Me and my mom are gonna have twins costumes.
>'you're too gay to do things straight'
lmao. What kind of costume are you planning on making?
I'm working on a Pokemon costume. A Gijinka I believe they're called. This one. A snorlax girl broken down into a top, a skirt, an apron, a hooded cowl, and two kimono-sleeves.
Yes, though I generally try not to go overly into details about him here. Cause y'know, 4chan.
Mhm, thank you. It's hard especially as a single parent but I love him to pieces, even his flaws.
Hi /tlg/ it's been awhile. I started lurking back last week.
Things had been a bit more rough for me between me and my parents for awhile, and I suppose I didn't want to show that much vulnerability in the thread or something... so I mostly just talked to Milly when I needed it.
But things improved, so I've returned. Also only 1 month away now from a year on HRT.
>What is with this stupid thing trannies do where they pretend to be animals, 99% of the trans girls i know are weeaboos and pretend to be "super kawaii kitty kat ^_^" or they're a furry or something
>Am I the only trans girl who doesn't desperately wanna live out some harem anime
I am trans and pretty into anime and not interested in any of that so you're certainly not alone.
>he will start listening to loud rap music
Not while he lives in my home. I don't mind music, I'm pretty open minded, but foul-mouthed rap grates on me. He'll have to use headphones for that.
Always here when you need me. I'm glad things are getting better for you Karin, and congratulations on your anniversary.
Nice to see you posting again.
I may not post much this weekend.
>tfw would like to be going to a con this weekend
>tfw going to a family reunion and b-day party
>tfw I'll only know one person there
the things we do for those we love.
Not all rap is, some leans more towards sophomoric bad poetry. All rap I had the misfortune to hear was utter crap, one way or the other, though. And when it comes to the violent and chauvinist shit style, white rappers are most often than not the worst offenders, so I don't quite see the racism here.
do all epilators double as instruments of torture or is this one just a shit?