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Haven't been on in a while xD

Discussion in 'Gender Identity and Expression' started by Matto_Corvo, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Matto_Corvo

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    I really haven't lol

    So big news. I started T November 15th. My doctor is an informed consent doctor and my insurance back then did cover her, though I still have two unpaid bills because they had me pay the co-pay for a regular doctor visit but the insurance called it a specialist visit, so now I owe $90.
    I hit a snag trying to fill my T because of my insurance. They didn't seem to want to cover it, at first I thought it was just T, but then they didn't want to fill my vitamin D prescription either. Took a minute to realize that they wanted me to use their mail order pharmacy and I didn't want to, so i just bought it without insurance.

    At the end of December and start of 2018 I lost my insurance. I turned 26 and thus came off my mom's insurance. I tried to get on OHP but was told that at minimum wage working as a part time employee means I make to much I am super salty about this simply because the application period for this was right in the middle of November and December, the two busiest holidays for any grocery store, so I was making 35 to 39 hours a week at the time. And they looked at those two months earnings to determine if I make to much, not considering that half way into January they start cutting hours. I'm lucky if my back account isn't sitting at zero by the end of the week.
    But because of not having insurance I haven't been able to go back to the doctor for blood work, which means I haven't had new refill called in. I skipped last week's shot because it is the last bit of T I have and am afraid to take it because I don't know when I will get anymore.

    There is a place here called Outside In that does offer cheap visits and will call in T for me, you don't have to pay but they ask for a donation. They see a lot of trans patients as well as low income families/individuals, and homeless people. I just don't know if I am simply suppose to make the appointment with them or do I call my doctor first and ask if I should. I know my doctor does try her best to make each visit cheap for those without insurance, but with the little amount of hours I get I can't really afford anything.

    It has only been about 3 months but the only changes I really notice are the increase appetite and the increase in sex drive. I can also hear my voice has dropped a little but it hasn't started cracking or anything. My period has also stopped, which is super nice.
    Someone at work said that over the last month or two I have really come out of my shell but I think that is more because I am now comfortable at work.
    Most of my co-workers have really been great at gendering me correctly, but customers never even attempt to. I have a few that will ask but that is it. My manager use to be really good about it, but lately every time I turn around she is calling me she and girl. It is kind of unnerving and enforcing the belief that she doesn't like me. Saying as her roommate of the last few years is a trans woman I know my manager knows better. She also has been screwing up my schedule, scheduling me on days when I have class, and thus having to scramble to find someone to cover the shift. I also signed up for afternoon and night classes because I knew I was use to being awake at night since she had been scheduling me the closing shift for two months straight, I also made it so that my classes were all on Tuesday and Thursday so that my schedule didn't change to drastically. After submitting my availability form to her she suddenly lost it and I had to fill out a new one. She then changed it so that I was working openings, a shift she is very aware of that I hate. And then, for an extra kick, she will change it up to have me close one night just to open the next day. Meaning I get off work at 11:30, get home after twelve, get to bed by one after eating and showering. Then have to beck up at 5:30 just so I can leave the house at 6, catch the bus when it comes and then get to work on time. It is so annoying.

    School is its own beast. Most people automatically started calling me she, but over the last few weeks they have slowly shifted he. I was a bit shocked to learn our Spanish teacher had been listening to some of the subjects because she had been using the correct gender for me when speaking in that language as well.

    and yeah, that is a my long update.
     
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  2. Nike007

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    Yay for T :slight_smile: I’m really happy for you.

    But I’m sorry that you lost your health insurance plan. That must really suck. I do hope you will be able to get more T though.

    And I’m sorry your work has been quite stressful. It’s not fair that your boss is treating you like this. Is there anyway you can talk to your manager about this? Maybe it will lower your stress.

    I haven’t been on in a while too but glad you’re back.