I just finished booking my flights for Atlanta and Philadelphia in May. I’ve booked them under my new male name and gender on the advice of my attorney. It took a leap of faith on my part to believe all the paperwork will be finished in time.
First, I go to Atlanta to visit with my surgeon (Dr. Miro) who will be flying in from Serbia to speak at a conference. It will be nice to meet him well in advance of the surgery (planned over Thanksgiving week this November). I think it will help me get over some of the anxiety I feel about traveling so far away for such a major procedure.
A week after Atlanta, I’ll be heading to Philadelphia to attend the Trans-Health conference. It looks like there will be plenty of interesting people there and it will give me a chance to meet other trans guys who have or will be facing the same health challenges I do. Even though I’m building a nice virtual community of friends and allies, it will be great to finally meet people “in the real world” in a safe setting.
I’m working out like a fiend and eating clean but my weight is holding steady… I’m going to try some radical changes soon if the needle doesn’t budge. I refuse to buy into the “eat less move more” paradigm – I don’t want to lose the muscle I’ve built or put my body into a stubborn “starvation mode” so – next stop is Leptin reset with Dr. Jack Krause.