Begin Transition

So it all began about 2 months ago, and it’s been rough with our health insurance going from $60 all the way up to $573 a month because my wife and I make so much more money than we did the year before. The biggest downfall is that it doesn’t cover anything. Appointments, medications, labs, all the things I need regularly cost at least double. All of this starting when I am soon to transition from male to female…yeah, it starts tomorrow and with a little luck after some change all the struggles, mentally, emotionally, physically, sexually, and financially, will not seem like such a struggle. I’ve been working hard on my mental health. While working on myself, I discovered who I really am. A woman. After admitting it to myself for the first time since I was 12, I told my wife and she was and is beyond supportive. It gave me hope that my friends and family might be just as accepting. Luck was not fully on my side. While quite a few of my friends were completely understanding and started calling me by my chosen name…Elsie! And using she/her pronouns, my very best friend and my family are not taking it quite as well. My parents being as old as they are, are very accepting but refuse to use my name. My best friend says he can’t be seen with me. Though that’s the worst of it and it could have been worse, it still sucks. Getting over that, I worked toward getting on hormone replacement therapy. I am so excited that it begins Friday! I feel better than I’ve ever felt. I know it’s going to have its struggles with family, friends, emotions, dysphoria, and not to mention the surgeries I want are crazy expensive and my current insurance will do nothing about it. In fact it’s hard to find insurance that will. But my journey begins and for now that helps. I will probably post more about my transition and experiences. I’m just so excited!

Published by The Lost Girl

Hi, my name is Elsie. My struggles with mental health, sexuality, transitioning, and alcohol are very real. I just wanted to share just in case what I have to say can help someone. Love you all

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