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    playing dress up JC's Avatar
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    medical personnel's reactions

    over the past month i have been in many medical situations while under dressed and i have many reactions from nurses, tech, and doctors.

    in the past month, i have had two ambulance rides, spent 9 days in the hospital/ many in icu, 3 surgeries, 2 sleep studies, untold scans, tests, xrays, sonigrams, etc. dr office visits have been a couple on many days,

    i am a 70 year old crossdresser with shaved legs, armpits, and legs. i wear women's underpants ..... no men's are owned. i often wear a bra. ears are pierced with pearl ear ring studs. my wife is supportive. she kept me supplied in solid colors of underpants. had painted toe nails. wear knee highs vs socks,

    during all of this, i recieved zero negative comments, nurses put a gown on me when they normally would not (icu), was given socks to wear while to hide my toes, towels or sheets placed over my feet, my wife put t shirts on me at times, i wore pj bottoms to not show off legs, a bra removed and given to my wife in a bag, after asking me if that is ok, i was wearing overalls on arrival, and the front flap was used to cover underwear. several times comments were made about the shaved areas...... all in good fun. one nurse was removing the sticky pads from my legs started the conversation about her job description does include waxing as these pads do rips out hairs as she yanks them off. others said that the lack of chest hair saves on the pain of hair getting yanked. out of the er, my wife was handed my outer clothes to carry and my underthings were placed in a bag tucked into the corner of the hospital bed where i was told they were. in general any chances of exposure were reduced to the greatest extent. thanks to these people.

    the guy that plays dress up and that has the best wife in the world!

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    Very nice reactions from the medical staff, and professional. I think the medical profession has seen it all, and they probably don’t even talk much about it around the “water cooler” anymore. They might still find it amusing, but probably in a fun way not in a judgemental way.
    Kelly a.k.a. VS Fan

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    Quote Originally Posted by VS Fan View Post
    I think the medical profession has seen it all, and they probably don’t even talk much about it around the “water cooler” anymore.
    As a retired RN, I can tell you that is just a dream. There are plenty of medical people who still make fun of us, think we are perverts, some even hate us enough to put us into the back of the que when it comes to being treated. No, they won't say anything TO YOUR FACE, but behind closed doors and after you are gone, many still laugh at us. Don't become complacent to the point where you think everyone will treat you just as well as the average straight person.
    I just quit working when I realized that I am pretty well set enough to not need to work anymore, and, because there are plenty of nurses to staff the hospitals, it's just that the hospitals won't pay enough to make it worthwhile to go to work. Raise the salaries, and the 'nursing shortage' will disappear. The 'nursing shortage' has been a myth ever since I entered the profession back in the 1970's; the shortage, has been in employers willing to pay nurses what it would take to get us to come back to work. Even during the pandemic, hospitals would rather complain about the nursing shortage, than raise the pay enough to coerce us to come in to work. They also continue to run skeleton staffs, in order to save money and maximize profits.
    All this, I suppose, just makes healthcare workers more likely to become less tolerant of anything they consider abnormal.
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    Doing it the firts time was hardest Now i dont even care, Considering all i own is panties i have no choise but to in pantes

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    The first 3.5 years of my military career was as a Flight Surgeon's Assistant. Later we were called EMTs because we have had the 40 week training course.
    One day at Basic Medical School on Greenville AFB, Greenville, MS, one of our fellow students asked this question: "What do you do if you have a male patient who was dressed as a woman when involved in an auto accident?".
    Our instructor asked back ; "Which is more important, The way they are dressed or their health?" Then he said, "You will see many strange things while at work. Nothing of what you see is to be passed on unless you are seeking information to help your patient. End of subject!"
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    Hi JC , I have a friend that drives for UPS, and he says I have seen it all and nothing surprises me anymore,

    Just hand them the package and ask to sign, >Orchid**00**
    Having my ears triple pierced is AWESOME, ~~......

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    Aspiring Member Daryl's Avatar
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    Last week I went to my heart Dr's office for a seg press test which I never had before. It kind of amounted to a
    a BP test on my legs. So i left my bra off not knowing if they would hook me up to an EKG. So I wore a pink tee and
    3/4 sleeve outer shirt along with my panties and female pants. Also my female loafers and anklets which I had to take
    off. That exposed my painted toes which nothing was said about. They were red and my finger nails were a neutral color.

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    Exploring NEPA now Cheryl T's Avatar
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    I've never had an adverse reaction by any medical professional.
    I was called to the Dr. office for an unexpected consultation and had just painted my toes as we were going to a party that weekend. I was told to remove my socks and there was no reaction. That consultation resulted in a procedure the following Monday and as part of it the nurse came to shave the area on my leg and just said, "Oh you're already shaved, that makes my job easier".
    They are professionals. What they say to each other behind the scenes is different, but to your face they won't say anything. Especially these days when everyone sues for harassment.
    I don't wear women's clothes, I wear MY clothes !

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    I have a male doctor and still would be wary about having to undress or show an area, which I almost had that happen when I was wearing panties that had a noticeable feminine waistband. Barely avoided having to do so.

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    When u think about all the terrible and funny things medics have run into? Can u imagine how boring it would be for one to blurt, "I had a guy wearing panties and painted nails come in today."
    U can't keep doing the same things over and over and expect to enjoy life to the max. When u try new things, even if they r out of your comfort zone, u may experience new excitement and growth that u never expected.

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    I went for my annual physical today. My doctor know that I shave my legs and have been doing so for the 6 years. Today I went with polish on my toes. I thought about removing it before the appointment but decided to keep it on. toward the end of the physical he said I need to look at your feet and proceeded to take my shoes and socks off. He looked at my feet and said I would have done red. We laughed and that was the end of it. No big deal at all. I can now go the doctor and not worry about my polish color. He is retiring at the end of the year and recommended two of the female doctors in the clinic as good replacements.

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    Another fine dress AngelaYVR's Avatar
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    Any hint of saying something inappropriate can lead to very severe circumstances for someone in any branch of the medical field. Those dumb enough to try it and who get reported soon find that out.

    You would not comment on the underwear of a woman so I am not certain what people are expecting to happen. There would also be a few types of people who are hoping for a reaction and nobody wants to get dragged into that, either.

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    so I am not certain what people are expecting to happen.
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    I have moles, lots of them all over my body, so regular trips to the dermatologist are just something I do every few years. The last time I went I pulled an old pair of boxer briefs out and put them on over my panties, thinking I could get the best of both worlds, and besides, the previous dermatologists had never checked there so why would this one, right?

    Yeah, you're ahead pf me already, I can tell, he checks me over and reaches for my boxer briefs pulling them away from my body just a bit to see if there are any other obvious moles he needs to check.

    I blush.

    He smiles, "Kinda defeats the purpose, doesn't it?"

    I took a deep breath, shrugged, grinned, and relaxed.

    Not the only time I've been caught by my Dr. but I think the funniest reaction I've ever gotten. Most just ignore it and move on.
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    Went in today, new doctor, different nurses. The nurse took me back , checked my pressure, temp and pulse and then laid a hospital gown on the bed and told me to take off my clothes except for my underwear and socks which today was a white bra, nude panties and khaki socks. Male doctor came in and started my physical and obviously quickly saw the bra and panties, he did not say a word, just nodded his head and kept going.

    Finished up and he told me to get dressed and have a good day. Again, not a word was said by the doctor or the nurse, and other than the head nod when he saw my undies, no real reaction at all.

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    I worked in EMS for 23 years. If it's not medically pertinent, you won't here it commented on. First of all, it would be unprofessional in the extreme, but more directly, it does not play into diagnosis and treatment. In a busy field scene, ER, or other department (they are all busy these days, there just no time for it.
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    Senior Member Geena75's Avatar
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    Well, as long as you had clean underwear and matching socks. I think my mom taught me that would be a serious problem if you went to the hospital.

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    Fun Member Natalie5004's Avatar
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    I live in California. Trust me these medical facilities ask about how do you identify yourself. There are about 6 different version for sex identification. I chickened out and marked male but I sure do have options.

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    A couple months ago I was on the highway returning from my car dealer where I shopped and bought my van in Femme mode. I was approaching my doctors office which is a half hours drive from home and remembered a spot on my arm that could be skin cancer that needed to be checked. I exited the hi-way and went into the office in full female mode as in the photo. I have had physicals with my toenails painted red and body hair removed several years, but this was the first time in full femme mode. I told the receptionist who has known me for years WHO I was and she said I would need to come back after lunch at 2 PM.

    I came back and my regular nurse had me come in and weigh and do the regular drill before the doctor came in. They checked me out and the doctor said the device to freeze the the spot was out of service and he was going to prescribe an ointment. It turned out It was one my wife already was using so I said I'll just use some of hers. Neither the doctor or nurses or receptionist gave any indication that anything was different than any other time I came into the office.

    Several years ago I went to a podiatrist with my toenails painted and they never acted like anything was different than than any other patient.

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    Member LydiaL's Avatar
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    Not quite sure. Perhaps I am not so concerned if caught in a situation while wearing (clean) panties.

    But getting caught by medical professionals while wearing socks with developing holes in the heals and toes? Now that would be very embarrassing!

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    A family member retired as a paramedic with a metropolitan fire department. He once seemed totally shocked to have made a call where a man, who'd had an encounter with an alligator, was on scene wearing a pair of overalls with pink panties underneath. I remember the family member telling me and my wife the story, being totally shocked at the incident. The truth is that I wondered, when he told me, if he had suspicions and was feeling me out for a reaction. He brought it up again later, still baffled why a dude would wear pink panties. It was clear then that he had no idea that I was wearing panties at the time.

    So, no, not all medical/ems personnel have seen it all. And, even if the individual doesn't say something to you, that doesn't mean he/she is not discussing it, in an anonymous manner of course.
    Last edited by Bea_; 07-18-2021 at 09:56 PM.

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    20 years ago I went through a bunch of physical therapy. I went to the chiropractor's office and they put me on a machine that caused my pants to slide down. From that time on the staff knew I wore panties. On one occasion the doctor pulled on my panty waist band and let it snap back. Funny part we got along very well. One day I came in and she said "we are wearing the same clothes. Sure enough same top, jeans, and shoes.

    I moved over to a friend that was aware of my CDing. She was a very advanced therapist who worked with professional sport injuries. My choice of underwear didn't bother her.
    Last edited by lingerieLiz; 07-18-2021 at 10:26 PM.

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    What my doctors have usually seen is my toe nail polish.

    Sometimes, I go to the doctor's knowing in advance that they will see my painted toenails. For example, I went to my dermatologist knowing that I would have to strip down to my under shorts, including shoes and socks. I just didn't care. I did get some nice comments from both the GG doctor and her GG assistant. Another time, I had let my fingernails get femme long, and when I was checking out of the doctor's office, the receptionist said, "Most girls would love to have fingernails like you."

    But, mostly, it's been the surprise, "Please take off your shoes and socks." It's never been a big deal, except once. I was at PT, and the therapist dumped a bunch of marbles on to the floor, and told me to pick them up one by one with my toes. She didn't say anything, but I was extremely embarrassed both because she was a "cute young thing" and because everyone in PT could see me, all the patients and therapists. But, get what? I survived, and the next time it was easier.
    Hi, I'm Steffi and I'm a crossdresser... And I accept and celebrate both sides of me. Or, maybe I'm gender fluid.

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    After this year of COVID-19, big picture, that is the least of EMS and medical professionals worries in the scheme of things. The only time I every heard of medical personnel do a; "OMG did you see that" to a fellow patient is when they do something so ridiculous to their body. My friend told me emergency room stories that would need a separate thread and/ or not on this forum.
    Escapism isn't necessarily bad, but is definitely unhealthy in the long term. While helpful in the short term, things will degrade over time. At some point, the escapee will have to face the issue. Things simply blowing over isn't really going to happen in many situations.

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    Aspiring Member SaraLin's Avatar
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    Who cares what your nails or undies look like, or if you're shaved?
    Get Better!

    That's what's important.

    As for the medical staff's reactions - well let's just say that times have changed. I received very different treatment when I wrecked my bike. The ER doctor even refused to admit "one of those" to the hospital.
    But - that was over thirty years ago.

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