Anonymous asked: same anon as yesterday here, your teen years sounded like hell dude, how did you cope with all of it? what did you do cause idk what to do
they weren’t fun in terms of being trans no, I feel like i missed out on a lot of things but a had a lot of rad timez too though so it almost makes up for it. ummmmm well I did start taking meds because it got to the point where i couldnt focus on school very well and because of my OCD everyday tasks just took ten times longer, so they helped a lot, but that was a last resort. Definately try some CBT first and talking to people about it. I also read a heap of books and learnt a lot of instruments (I didn’t have internet) which was a really good distraction for me at times, also putting those feelings into a passion can really make some interesting stuff haha C:
Anonymous asked: what transitioning hard? have you gotten all your surgery and is height an issue for you?
To me transitioning is bettering myself as a person, which I hope to try and do all through my life but I think you mean in terms of transgender things C: initially it was very hard, my teen years were my darkest by far, i’d been to hospital numerous times for panic attacks, anxiety blackouts and once suicide badness etc. I lived in a small town and there wasn’t much support in getting information anywhere seeing as I wasn’t allowed internet at home so it was near impossible to talk to anyone about it, when I did come out I got near to no acceptance from family and such for the first year and a bit. A lot of the support I got was from friends really, which I was grateful for, high school was okay. A lot of the teachers would come up and ask what pronouns I preferred in year 11 (2 years after I came out as trans) but I said she because that’s what most people were still using! haha I did get bullied here and there for “looking like a boy” and confusion from teachers on the roll but that was about it. I was diagnosed with OCD and depression when I was 16. I was physically bullied to the point of no return at uni in first year which was by far the worst thing that has ever happened to me ever and I’m pretty sure I have had trauma from it ever since. But I’ve talked to a lot of people and read a lot of books since then which has helped a lot. My mum has probably been the biggest support I have now though, and a lot of my family know, I’m just waiting on pronouns and such to change (which mum says she’s practicing so yay rad).
I haven’t had any surgery as of yet because being a poor student is butthurty and I’m probably going to get private health insurance to have top surgery, but you have to wait a year to claim which is ugh.
I don’t feel super needy for bottom surgery because I don’t really get much dysphoria down there and the complications, cost and reliability of it isn’t that great either. Being on T (3 months now) has also made me super horny all the time so I would be pretty pissed off I couldn’t feel anything.
And I am like 5’9”/10” which is tallish I guess. But all of the males in my family are super tall and lanky which I just want and ugh. My brother is 17 and he is practically 6 foot. I’m generally not fussed tho at all C: