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pamelatransuk

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Hello Everyone

Several of you may know that I am aged 65 and started HRT in February 2018 and went fulltime Pamela in June 2019 and I arranged GRS Referral Letters in July and August this year.

5 weeks ago Nuffield Brighton Hospital in UK granted me an Initial Consultation Appointment for November 24th.

For those of you not resident in UK, I live in Liverpool which is in NW England and Brighton is in SE England. I travelled there and back yesterday by rail which took 15 hours.

My IC went very well and I had discussion with surgeon and his nursing staff and asked several questions which were answered accordingly and I was shown pictures of his completed work (which looked fine to me) and was briefly physically bodily examined. I completed a long questionnaire on my medical history after I confirmed I wished to pursue surgery.

1. The absolutely fantastic brilliant news is that Mr Thomas will do my surgery. We discussed both Full Installation and MDV as I wished to hear his explanations although I was already 99.9% certain on the latter as I describe myself as Asexual with minor Lesbian Tendencies and I do not desire dilation/maintenance necessary as no specific purpose for me. If I were younger, I would probably select FI.

2. No further physical bodily examination necessary as no obstacles found.

3. I assumed that I would have to travel to Brighton a few days prior to surgery for Pre-Op Assessment essentially Swabs, BP, BTs, ECG etc and was going to request that it be transferred to another Nuffield Hospital in NW England (as back in 2018 I decided to take the Private Route). I was/am delighted to say my POA can be performed by my NHSGP.

4. The surgeon and the nursing staff and the hospital all appeared amenable and pleasant.

5. After surgery performed, they will support my case for Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC).

6. There is only one problem which I have for some time been concerned about but which is not insurmountable. I cannot travel back home after surgery by rail as it includes using Underground/Tube in London up and down escalators and walking through long corridors. I shall investigate the best way to overcome this. Surgeon suggested Coach Travel may be better. Other alternatives are flying or staying a week in a Motel in Brighton.

7. I have to return my Consent Form after solving/clarifying pt 6. above but I already know 100% sure that MDV will be my selection which surgeon agrees is logical for me but concedes that it must ultimately be my decision.

8. No date determined yet but should be March or April 2021.

Needless to say, I am over the moon with joy and celebrating with a few glasses of wine.

Hugs to all

Pamela xx
 

OzGirl

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Congratulations sister! We are still following the same path! It seems logical you will spend a week in Brighton post op, but you will still need to consider you travel options to get home with minimal risk. Would you need to return shortly after for checkups?

We are required to be picked up by someone post op, and taken to our accommodation, do you have anyone who can care for you immediately after surgery? You should be reasonably self sufficient, but having someone to go out to get things you might need is highly desireable.

I am seeing my surgeon today to confirm my pre op pathology results, meet my operative staff, and visit the theatre and wards so everything will be familiar to me on 6th January! My ex is taking me to, and picking me up from the hospital, which is almost 2 hours away by car.

It is so exciting that you have had your consult and are sorting out minor details with your surgery in sight! Your next few months will be quite busy and will seem to whiz by! Please keep us updated!

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Allie
 

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Congratulations Pamela!

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Mike
 

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Thank you all for your support and encouragement both previously and now which is most appreciated.

Yes twin sister, don't worry as I do have my cousins and a friend to assist me when I arrive home and for the following 2 weeks.

Good luck with the visit to your surgeon later today.

Hugs

Pamela xx
 

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Congratulations Pamela. If Covit-19 allows it, I will have my surgery on January 21. They require me to stay for a week close to the hospital. after this week I plan to go for 2 more weeks to my fiend Sandy, who lives 65 miles away from the hospital. Amber will be with me all the time and take care of me.
I will do all my traveling with Van-Gina, which I am currently updating a bit more to allow two people to live in it.

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Linde
 
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