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    Season of Change

    So this fall is going to bring about much change in my life. As I have noted in an earlier post, in September my name finally reaches the front of the waiting list for gender reassignment surgery. At that time they will also shave my Adam's Apple. Recently I received a phone call informing me that I now had a date for breast augmentation surgery as well, that being in early November. So its going to be a bit of a tough ride for a while but by the New Year I can look forward to finally just living as my true self without these major surgeries still to deal with. I may ultimately still see about some facial feminization surgery but that is still not really on the horizon as of yet. I will consult with a surgeon in September and see how affordable it will be because this is something I'd have to pay for myself.

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    Best of luck as you continue your journey. Stay healthy so you recover from your surgeries quickly and fully.
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    HI Sara,
    I have been here long enough to remember when you came in terms with who you are, and your first day at work as Sara. You always were methodical and thoughtful about it and everything worked out in the end. As you get close to these next steps - I wish you good luck and you are in my thoughts.
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    Congratulations. You are starting Big at the very beginning. Good for you. I get my BA at the end of September and then FFS in January next year. Not sure about the Big One due to complications caused by other nearby surgeries. This is a fun, frustrating and interesting ride isn't it??

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    How wonderful for you!!! All the best on all those surgeries and have full recoveries with awesome results! Be sure to keep us posted as you go along on your journey! Hugs Lana Mae
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    Hi, Sara from beautiful Victoria. I went back and reread all of your posts. What a journey you are having. I'll bet September can't come soon enough!
    Good luck to your journey's end, fair damsel.

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    Thank you all for your kind words and wishes. They are greatly appreciated. Katya you and I have both visited this site for a long time if you still recall the days when I was still struggling to come to terms with who I was and even the day over two years ago - my first day working as Sara. I appreciate your confidence in my, what you call methodical and thoughtful, approach to moving forward in my journey. Allie, it just worked out that way, it was really a function of which waitlist I would get to the front of faster. I am not unhappy about getting the GRS behind me because its major surgery compared to the BA. Good to get it behind me. Jenny, wow you must have been terribly bored to re-read my posts from years past. You are right though it has been an exciting journey so far and to be honest it has been a much better journey to date than I had ever anticipated in my wildest dreams. Now my biggest regret is waiting this long to start the journey.

    One more day and then, for the first time in over three years, I will not be able to take hormones. I am dreading that. Not because I fear a change in my moods or anything like that, as I did not have mood swings when starting hormones but it has just been so comforting to know I had estrogen flowing in my veins and the testosterone levels were virtually zero. Now until the surgery and for an unspecified time after I am not permitted them. That will be difficult. I have been thrilled with the changes the hormones have made to my body as well as my mind. I just hope that my body does not begin the process to revert back to its old self.

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    Hi Sara,
    Considering the changes took years when you started with hormones, I can't imagine that weeks on even a month or two will really set you back much. Your concern is valid but think about the positive.
    Hugs,
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    Sara dear, please do not worry about body changes from the pause in HRT. They just do not happen from the three week break in hormones. However, you will have an amazing,awesome body change from the GRS surgery! I wish you all the best!

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    Hello Sara,

    Like you I had some worries and reservations about coming off HRT prior to my GRS. However, I can reassure you all will be well and once have undergone surgery and you are back on your regular HRT? All will soon become a worry that just disappears into your journey history.

    Best wishes for the future;

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    Hey Sara,

    You will be fine without HRT for a few weeks. I took a break from HRT for four weeks for BS and FFS and five weeks for GRS. I have never experienced mood alterations beginning HRT or taking breaks. I do not know personally know of anyone who has.

    It is right to feel good about having the correct hormone in your body. But, donít worry about any reversal when you stop for a while. It simply will not happen. What might happen, it did in my case, is hot flashes. I had been on HRT for so long that My body went into a menopausal phase. Of course, Iím a hundred years old.

    I am six weeks post op and doing well after GRS. Recovery is slow. The worse part is not being able to sit for all those weeks. Today I am going to get in my car and drive. That is, if the battery has not gone dead. Lol. So, you should be in good shape for your BA.

    It takes a few weeks to be comfortable after BA. You just canít do much with your arms for a while. By Christmas you will be fine, not completely healed, but fine. Many years ago a member here, who has since moved on, stated that she noticed changes for a year after her surgeries. By Christmas your breast will not yet be in their permanent position (they are intentionally placed high to begin with) but they will finally be yours.

    It is a tough road that you are on. Be strong and good luck.

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    Thank you Katya, Dorit and Janice for all your positive comments and support. I am sure you are all right about nothing really changing in three weeks. Just over a week into those three weeks I feel no different and have noticed no differences. My arms, chest and legs have not suddenly sprouted a whole lot of dark ugly hair. Jeri Ann thank you for sharing your experience as you went through this . I know that its a very personal thing and many really don't feel like talking about it once they've been there and done that. I am really happy to hear that you are doing well after your GRS surgery and yes I expect the recovery to be slow. I am on my last two days of work and I will have three months off to get through this before returning to work. I am just under two weeks until my first surgery date, the GRS. I will then have just under two months to recover and be ready for the BA surgery in early November. Back to work at the beginning of December. That said, I never look too far ahead, take it one day at a time and one obstacle at a time. That way I never see a mountain in front of me but a small rise. I am ready though for this surgery and wish the day was here already. Anyways, thanks to you all for the encouraging and positive comments.

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