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|General Transition Progress 2004
This is a record of the general progress in my transition, including such things as deciding on my name and the procedure for transitioning on the NHS. These are the more noteworthy milestones, but more day to day events can be found in my LiveJournal: Ganimede - The Boy Inside.
I went to the doctor's today to ask to be referred to Lynn Webster at St Mary's Hospital in Manchester. She's about the best Pyschosexual Therapist in the area. As there's no provision for this sort of thing round here there is no problem sending me out of the area and getting the referral. Yay! Now I just have to wait for an appointment date.
Saturday, February 22, 2004: Found: Dayyle
Bit of a big day today. Bought a binder and had my haircut in a funky spiky style so I'm getting to look more as I should do. The little things are as important as the big ones, you know!
Friday, March 26, 2004: Referral Update
I had a follow-up appointment with my GP. It turns out that Lynn Webster is no longer able to take referrals from outside of the Greater Manchester area. My only option now is to see a general psychiatrist who will then refer me to a gender clinic, specifically Charing Cross in London. I am not impressed by this as a) I've heard bad things about Charing Cross and b) London isn't exactly local to me.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004: Post Psychiatrist Report
I had my first appointment with Dr Williams, the general psychiatrist. Unfortunately, he was running half an hour late so it ended up being very brief. He wants me to write my life history and have a routine blood test before going back to see him in five weeks' time on July 9th.
Friday, July 9, 2004: Therapy Appointment
Today was my second therapy appointment but Dr Williams was called away on an emergency so it didn't happen. I now have to wait for a rescheduled appointment.
Wednesday, August 18, 2004: Bit of a defining moment
I had an appointment to see Dr Williams today. He thanked me for my concise and informative report and that it was a straightforward case of Gender Dysphoria so he is going to refer me onto a specialised psychiatrist.
Thursday, August 28, 2004
After an awful lot of wibbling the past week or so, I've finally decided that the name Dayyle isn't working for me right now. I'm currently trying out the name Tate so we'll see how that one fits.