Transition, A Struggle for Happiness.

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Kristi Hicks. post photo PNGTo all the readers and members of Planet Transgender, thank you for showing interest in me. I am Kristi Hicks, a 38 year old transsexual in the final stages of my transition. Like a lot of transsexuals in my case I have opted for GRS (Gender Reassignment Surgery). It was a decision which uprooted me from a small town in the east coast of Canada and found me living a completely new life in Toronto, Ontario. Everything and everyone in my life was replaced. I am still in shock from the change which took place 20 months ago.

Surgery is a scary word for most, the mix of a grim hospital atmosphere with guaranteed pain and scaring at the end. It is not something to be taken lightly. I myself have recently undergone voice feminization surgery and am awaiting a surgery date for my GRS. For me it’s not the pain or scars that I worry about, it’s the time it takes. There is usually a lengthy wait time in between each step of the process. Details such as where you live, race, financial situation, and your physical condition can greatly effect your access to treatment. A survey by Trans*Enough is helping to take these issues into account.

For my future articles, please feel free to ask any questions related to the process or the challenges it causes. I will try to share my experience and answer a lot of the questions in future articles. When I first started my transition, information was scarce and a lot of it false. There a lot of physical and mental dangers that can be encountered with choosing a full transition, a lot of which come from a complete shortage of support. I hope that what I can share will help others like myself as well as improve awareness.

Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜€

Source: Trans*Enough

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