License

With the name change, I had to update my drivers license, and when I tell you that I took the most heinous picture ever, I am not exaggerating! It is horrible! I’m contemplating losing it in about a year, so I can hopefully take another picture. It’s  that bad.

The DMV said it would take up to 30 days to receive. I got it in 3. Yay for that, and now comes the hard part – getting all documents changed over into my correct name and gender.

more later…

Name Change

Hey there, dear readers of the page! I haven’t visited in a while, as evidenced by the cobwebs all over.  I just haven’t felt like writing.  But, I have some good news, and wanted to share!

I have finally gotten the name change process underway! It is being handled pro bono by the Legal Aid in my city. I met with my lawyer and signed off on all the paperwork. The name change request was submitted and accepted within a matter of hours. I have a court date to go in front of the judge, which terrifies me, by the way. The date is Oct 30. I’m pretty excited, but also nervous that something will turn up to prevent me from getting this essential part of my transition.

Of course, with the name change comes changing over all my documents, marriage license, drivers license, social security, bank account. All sorts of other stuff. So, it will be a busy Autumn season for me.

BTW – Thanks Egg, for driving me down scary downtown roads, and just being my champion always!

April 23

Hey there, dear readers of the page. Today I want to talk about a past date. April 23rd. April 23rd was my confirmation surgery. I had srs done at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Everything went smoothly. I was in the hospital for a day and a half before I was released to my hotel room for further healing. For the next eight days, I was on my back (or on the toilet). Recovery was easy because I had the best nurse by the name of Egg. We are now back in Georgia, and feeling good. I still have a lot of swelling in the area, but that is to be expected. Maybe later we will take some pics and send them over to  the surgeons office to confirm everything is healing according to plan.

So that is it for now. More later.

Bowel Prep

Well, dear readers of the page, today is my personal day of hell, otherwise known as bowel prep. Surgery is tomorrow, so the surgeon wants me squeaky clean. What this means for me is no solid food at all today. Starting at 12am and going through tomorrow.

Bowel prep proper starts at 12pm with one bottle of magnesium citrate and three dulcolax pills. From there it just gets worse. I have to drink another half bottle of mag citrate at 10pm. 10 mother fucking pm! I am usually in bed between 8-9pm. How the fuck am I going to stay up that long? Then, after pooping my guts out, I will go to bed for a few hours, before waking up at 4am to give myself a fleet enema. Yay. Then a shower with anti bacterial soap for 10 minutes, before heading off to the hospital.

I certainly hope surgery is early in the morning tomorrow. The earlier, the better. I hate waiting around and will definitely want to eat some yummy hospital food again, before hopefully being released on Wednesday, so that I can eat better food. As you all can tell, my thoughts are all about yummy food.

We went to the continental breakfast this morning so Egg could get some food. It all looked so delicious, and I couldn’t have any of it. Instead, I had two glasses of apple juice. I’m drinking Sprite right now. I can’t have orange juice because it has pulp in it. NO pulp. Oh well, that’s all I have right now.

p.s. We walked to Target this morning to get some liquid for me, and some provisions for Egg. That was fun. But now, I need to be near a toilet, hahaha.