Manly Bits

August 20, 2010

So the hormone replacement therapy is working. Without going into the awkward details let it suffice to say that I’m going through a second; and highly accelerated puberty. While something like 85% of my readership is female (30% of it being my mom) and therefore wont be able to identify with this, I can honestly say that the worst thing about all this is that I forgot how distracting functioning male genitalia is. Not in the “oh look a new toy I wanna play with it” sense, but in more of a “I notice girly bits again” sense. It’s hard to get things done.

Should be getting the results of the growth hormone testing today, lets hope for the best. I’m definitely all for something that makes me feel like I can fly and shoot rainbow lasers out my eyes, but I’d rather not have to worry about finding the $500-$750 a month.

Hormone Therapy

Speaking of money, I had my re-evaluation call with the firm that’s representing me in my disability application. It felt somewhat awkward as they went down the list of symptoms on my previous application and most of the time I responded “That only happens every once and awhile and it isn’t an issue.” Which is a good thing I suppose. My case worker said that she thought I probably would get approved, but that it wouldn’t be until the third or fourth appeal.



April 21, 2010

So I got a letter from Oregon… It was from the disability department. I now have Oregon Health Plan Plus! This now means that I don’t have to get referrals to go see the doctor and can go whenever I need to! This is great news and I’m really excited. The only catch is that to stay on the program i have to qualify for disability, so if I don’t get that I’m double screwed, one because I can’t work and will be flat broke, and two because since I have OHP I have to drop VIM, so if OHP gets taken away I’ll be up a creek with no paddle.

Oh well, this is still really exciting.

I do love pizza

April 14, 2010

Did you know there are over a hundred different shades of beige? That there are over two hundred of off-white? This is a fact I have learned and suffered through as my mother has decided to re-paint her house and cupboards.

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