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Our Covid cases here in Wisconsin have exceeded 300,000 and there have been more cases in the last week than there have been in the first 150 days of the pandemic. Throughout Wisconsin there are currently 2000 people hospitalized for covid and so hospitals are starting to ration care once more.

I fear that Gast at the UW will be cancelling vaginoplasties to free up beds. I don’t have a Facebook account so I can’t check, but if this is indeed the case, my heart goes out to these men and women. I know how devastating it can be to have your surgery cancelled. Hang in there and be strong. It’s a setback, but covid won’t always be rampaging through the state.

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No one has posted anything new on the Facebook group. This doesn't look good though and I imagine they'll be rescheduling them. FTM top surgeries were happening last week but at least one phalloplasty was rescheduled before that. I was there yesterday for my silver nitrate treatment and they're not letting anyone but patients into the clinics.
 

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No one has posted anything new on the Facebook group. This doesn't look good though and I imagine they'll be rescheduling them. FTM top surgeries were happening last week but at least one phalloplasty was rescheduled before that. I was there yesterday for my silver nitrate treatment and they're not letting anyone but patients into the clinics.
Yeah it doesn’t look good. How’d your silver nitrate treatment go?
 

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I just hope that Rochester, Minnesota stays free of to many cases. Mine was postponed once, thank you very much! I have no desire to get another several months setback!

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Yeah it doesn’t look good. How’d your silver nitrate treatment go?
Very quickly. Said I should need just the one but we'll see. A little raw still, so some healing deja vu.
 

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I just hope that Rochester, Minnesota stays free of to many cases. Mine was postponed once, thank you very much! I have no desire to get another several months setback!

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I hope they don’t cancel yours too. When is it scheduled for? The only thing I could find was this recent article so it might be worth checking in with them.

 

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I hope they don’t cancel yours too. When is it scheduled for? The only thing I could find was this recent article so it might be worth checking in with them.

Mine is scheduled for January 21st. Currently they work just normal again, but as I said, I was scheduled for mid October, and am pushed back to January now.

I hope very much that enough people are Vaccination by that time that the infection rate is going down by quite a bit.


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Latest I've heard is outpatient procedures are still being done but if it requires an in patient stay its being canceled. I'm feeling pretty lucky to have slipped in in-between the first shut down and now.
 

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Latest I've heard is outpatient procedures are still being done but if it requires an in patient stay its being canceled. I'm feeling pretty lucky to have slipped in in-between the first shut down and now.
Yeah. Your timing was perfect :) I feel so badly for those getting cancelled though. Certainly makes for a rough thanksgiving 😢
 
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Latest I've heard is outpatient procedures are still being done but if it requires an in patient stay its being canceled. I'm feeling pretty lucky to have slipped in in-between the first shut down and now.
They going to be able to get you in for breasts? Or is that still in the pondering stage? That’s outpatient so I’d think things like that would still be on.
 

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They going to be able to get you in for breasts? Or is that still in the pondering stage? That’s outpatient so I’d think things like that would still be on.
They're still doing breasts. Still need to call for the consultation. I can always cancel if the injectable dies anything. Need to soon if I want it all done by end of May. Though might be easier to get a consult with surgeries not happening.
 

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They're still doing breasts. Still need to call for the consultation. I can always cancel if the injectable dies anything. Need to soon if I want it all done by end of May. Though might be easier to get a consult with surgeries not happening.
Yeah, might as well get the consult out of the way now. That makes sense. Is the end of may significant?
 

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Yeah, might as well get the consult out of the way now. That makes sense. Is the end of may significant?
Insurance year starts over then and since I've met my out of pocket max with the GCS, it would be fully covered. Otherwise I can't afford it.
 

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Insurance year starts over then and since I've met my out of pocket max with the GCS, it would be fully covered. Otherwise I can't afford it.
Makes sense. Silicone was about $7k as a self-pay over at transformations with Gast. If you can have it covered definitely worth a bit of extra planning.
 

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Just had a consult with Dr Marcus out at UW for some facial procedures. He’s the director of facial plastic surgery and works with Gast and the gender clinic. A couple good tidbits of info gleened from my visit. Vaginoplasties are not being done currently. Breast augmentations are still being done as they are out patient procedures. Gast is also working on bringing on one of her former residents to be another GRS surgeon so that would double their capacity as they’ve been a bit overwhelmed with all the people getting gender surgeries. Anyway, thought I’d share.

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Gast is also working on bringing on one of her former residents to be another GRS surgeon so that would double their capacity as they’ve been a bit overwhelmed with all the people getting gender surgeries.

❤️Em

It seems like the figure they quote that 0.3% of the US population is trans might need revisiting! All of the trans care doctors are overwhelmed! If they did a proper study, the figure would be much closer to 2% and they would need to start allocating funding!

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It seems like the figure they quote that 0.3% of the US population is trans might need revisiting! All of the trans care doctors are overwhelmed! If they did a proper study, the figure would be much closer to 2% and they would need to start allocating funding!

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Yeah, it does make one wonder.
 

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Allie, I believe the .3% you gave is way too low. I have heard .6% a lot and believe it is low as well. I'd be more inclined to agree with the 2%, but nobody knows haw many suffer in silence, or find a way to appease the beast. That said, not everybody gets GCS. If my prostate had not gone bad, I might not have never researched to figure out what was going on in my head, and missed meeting a bunch of great people.


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