Re-introducing myself

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KathyLauren
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Re-introducing myself

Post: #287842 KathyLauren
Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:23 pm

I am not new here, but I have a new identity. You have known me as KeithBC.

As you can guess from my new username, I am making a major change in my life. I have (finally!) figured out that I am transgender, and am in the process of becoming the woman that I always should have been. Trust me, it is a lot easier to do on the Internet than it is in real life! Whereas the online process was a matter of a request and a few minutes, I figure that the real-life process will take a couple of years. There are lots of hoops to jump through, designed mostly to protect doctors from getting sued.

It is an exciting time for me, and I am lucky to have a wife whose level of understanding and support borders on sainthood. At age 61, I have left it a bit later than most. But better late than never. I figure my best years lie ahead of me.

Kathy.

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post: #287844 Cassiepod
Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:34 pm

Wow. Big change indeed. I'm not sure how to react - it won't make much difference to me, your opinion retains the same value irrespective of gender :)

Welcome and good luck!

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post: #287846 ina
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:43 pm

Welcome in your new identity! :wave:
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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post: #287850 Flo
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:04 am

Ah, age and maturity eh? Keep posting, you are always interesting.

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post: #287856 Thomzo
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:32 pm

Hi Kathy
Welcome back and congratulations/good luck (I'm not sure what is the most appropriate greeting). You're extremely brave and I do hope it all goes well for you. :grouphug:

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post: #287869 Green Aura
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:32 am

I feel quite humbled that you've shared this with us, Kathy. I know a picture and a name on a forum can be easy things to hide behind. It's brilliant that you've found out who you are and what you want - I'm sure many folk never figure that out. I hope it's not too difficult a process (but it sounds like you've got plenty of support). We're here for you too.

All the best and here's to a great future. :hugish:

(I was going to say keep us up to date but I'm not sure if that's right or not, but you can if you want). :wink: :roll: :lol:
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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post: #287874 KathyLauren
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:33 pm

Thanks everyone. :)
Green Aura wrote:(I was going to say keep us up to date but I'm not sure if that's right or not, but you can if you want). :wink: :roll: :lol:

Well, keeping you all totally up to date might be TMI. :wink: But I plan to stick around here and discuss anything ish-y in my life.

Kathy

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post: #287907 bonniethomas06
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:44 am

Hi Kathy,

Nice to 're-meet' you! Not sure if 'well done' is the right thing to say either, but anyway well done for having the guts to be who you really are - very inspiring indeed.

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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post: #288307 sleepyowl
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:57 pm

Can't believe I have only just seen this, congratulations, hope everything goes well for you in the future.
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Re: Re-introducing myself

Post: #288393 Minnesota
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:39 pm

Hi Kathy,
I recently logged in here for the first time in 4 years, I kind of forgot about this place. I'm glad to see you're still here, you've given me plenty of good advice in the past.
Good Luck in your new endeavors, I can only assume they'll be challenging...but hopefully be delightful as well.
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