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18 Sep 2018 12:51

When do you think "the end of summer 2019" is?

6Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I'm planning a trip to WDW at the end of August next year and I wondered if I'd a) get once last chance to see IllumiNations or b) get to see the new show in all its glory.

Coming from the UK, so planning 2 weeks, maybe I'd get to see both??

14 Sep 2018 12:51

My GP tricked me

59Submitted by Izwe - View comments

So I've been with GenderGP for a while, slowly moving down the transgender path and about a month ago had my blood tests done with medichecks (because my GP surgery refused to do them) in preparation for HRT (which I started last Sunday). When I got the results back I gave a copy to my GP for their records and about a week later I get a call asking to make an appointment as my cholesterol is high. This morning was that appointment.

So I walk in to the GP's office (a lovely doctor I've seen a few times lately over various issues), sit down and she says (I'm paraphrasing), "So, I've spoken to the partners again about your transgender stuff, and they're willing to go into a shared care agreement with GenderGP".

I was floored.

Here I am prepared to talk about my 10g/day sat-fats and exercise plan to get my blood pumping and she hands me the deal of a lifetime!

Today is a good day!!!

13 Sep 2018 15:50

Can I get Alexa to play a custom URL audio stream at a set time?

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I used to have a Sonos player which at 10pm played a paid-for radio station, and when I got Alexa I ditched Sonos. I didn't even think about this bedtime music, and how much I'd miss it, until it was too late, now I want it back.

Is there a way to get Alexa to play a custom radio station URL at a set time?

8 Sep 2018 17:22

Where do you place your Evorol patches?

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments

Leg seems the obvious choice, but where so that it doesn't rub on my jeans?

24 Aug 2018 08:18

Not a meme, just my ciswife sharing her voice analysis; not all women have high pitched voices

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9 Aug 2018 16:12

Are you any good at jigsaw puzzles?

4Submitted by Izwe - View comments

My wife's sat doing a jigsaw and I've never ever been good at them. I can do kiddie ones, but anything remotely like a 1,000 piecer is impossible for me.

How about you?

6 Aug 2018 16:18

Skyrim Very Special Edition - Now available in the UK

2Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I just got beat up by a mudcrab.

5 Aug 2018 07:36

What is your favourite Mario game?

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30 Jul 2018 08:38

medichecks - MtF - which test to get?

1Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I've been having a look at the medichecks website to get the blood samples GenderGP need from me, but they have like a bzillion tests and I cannot seem to find one that does all the tests needed.

If I'm reading the letter they asked me to give to my GP (who have said they won't do shared care) correctly and a bit of Googling to look up medical terms I need a test which covers -

  • Full Blood Count
  • Urea and Electrolytes
  • Liver Function Tests
  • HbA1C
  • Lipid Profile (Fat)
  • Estradiol
  • Testosterone

Do any of you know of a test they do which covers all of those? I sent them an email asking, but their reply was very 'hand wavy' and they recommended the "Essential Blood Test" ( which only covers half the tests I asked for.

So my lovelies I'm turning to you for advice. Can you help?

Edit: The reason for using medichecks is that I tried the finger prick test and my blood pressure fell through the floor, so not only did we only get about 3 drops of blood out of my finger, but I almost passed out.

28 Jul 2018 08:08

If the US can have a "zero-tariff" trade deal with the EU, why can't we?

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22 Jul 2018 15:11

What would be the repercussions for the UK in a hard Brexit scenario?

0Submitted by Izwe - View comments

All I hear about is "WTO rules" and "hard border with Ireland", but what do they mean for the average Joe, and what other effects will there be?

19 Jul 2018 10:14

F*ck you Gender GP

9Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I recieved my first blood test kit in the post from them yesterday, and they used my frickin dead name on the address label. Thanks jerks. Could have at least used my initial (which is the same for both names). F*ckers.

5 Jul 2018 08:58

Dinosaur game / experience recommendation? Like a VR Jurassic Park

3Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I got my Vive last night, love it, spent hours just in Steam Home having a giggle with strangers (or rather, new friends), and my kids love it too. Now my daughter has said that she'd love to go walking with dinosaurs, so I had a look on Steam, but there doesn't seem to be any "exploration" type dino games. Island 359 seems to be the closest thing, but looks very early-accessy, ARK Park looks great, but the reviews are terrible, and most other dino games seem to be survival, horror, or shooters.

Any suggestions?

2 Jul 2018 10:01

Have the courage.

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25 Jun 2018 08:36

When you're sick of being transgender and you just want to be a boy, or a girl, and no longer care which because it would mean you wouldn't have to deal with all the dysphoria any more.

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22 Jun 2018 12:05

Aren't Sony in violation of GDPR by locking up people's Fortnite data?

0Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I seem to remember from my GDPR training that there's a clause where data must be freely transferable to other providers, so wouldn't Sony blocking your Fortnite account from being used on an Xbox or Switch mean they are in violation? At least for EU citizens anyway.

20 Jun 2018 19:03

How does it work with GenderGP & your GP? Who do I contact first?

7Submitted by Izwe - View comments

I've been to my GP about being transgender and I'm on the GIC waiting list, but in the mean time (I've been waiting a year now) I wanted to 'join' GenderGP and start HRT ASAP. I've had my initial session with GenderGP, and now they're asking for the initial set-up fee (£195), so my question is, should I book an appointment with my GP to discuss shared care, and if so, should I do that before or after setting up with Gender GP? I have an appointment booked with my GP for something else next week, but I could easily switch that to a trans appointment if necessary.

15 Jun 2018 18:17

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4 Jun 2018 20:50

One day, maybe, hopefully

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23 May 2018 18:01

WYR be able to see above everyone's head the time until their next birthday, or time since they lost a loved one.

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On their birthday it will simply be zero all day long.
'Loved one' is defined by the person, not you.
The units are whatever your brain prefers.

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