Hello, my name is Chaerlie and I'm transgender mtf just starting here.

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chaerliebeme

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Hello everyone, my name is Chaerlie and I'm transgender m2f and new here. I'm an Australian too, so I apologise in advance if I come across as being a bit too direct, and I'll keep the lingo to the least cryptic level possible.  No drop bears here. 

I would love to connect with other Aussies primarily, though I'm not going to turn away anyone who contacts me (unless you are an insensitive, trolling, pain in the proverbial !) So please feel free to contact me about anything at all. 

There's 44 years of history to me so far. I'm pre hrt, grs, every thing else though I'm suspecting that I may be intersex as i have a more female shaped body than a male one and I have gynocomasty too, so my b cup boobs are all natural and old friends now.  So for about 30 odd years I've wanted to be on the outside what I felt I was already on the inside, a woman. Problem is, I'm having some difficulty with finding my way through the maze that is being transgender here in Australia. I want to go on hrt and really get the ball rolling but just don't know where to start or who to turn to that can then help me achieve my goals.

I'd really welcome any help, and/or suggestions as to where to start or who to see that can guide me through this process. Australian contextual help would be most helpful, but I'll read through any helpful posts to try to bring myself up to speed, as it were.

So, that's why I'm here, in a nutshell. 

I also hope to be able to help others here too, if at all possible. 

And remember....No one chooses to be transgender, it chooses us! 15476295931704872595704860632705.jpg 1542908591190.jpg
 
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chaerliebeme

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Hi Codeawayhaley, pleased to meet you!
I'm in Perth.
Where are you?

Are you a bit of a programmer, are you?

I'm a telecommunications network technician and IT professional.
Mostly set up data networks over various mediums. Copper, optic fibre and RF links, suck as 4g, microwave and WiFi too.

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Codeawayhaley

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Yes, I am a programmer among other things.

My field or more field I'm working toward is neuroinformatics which involves using computers and software to make sense of the data in neuroscience. I do a bit of programming from time to time which is fun but usually because I need something that I can't already find a tool for.
 

chaerliebeme

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Well, things have progressed a fair bit lately, all thanks to finally finding a Doctor who actually seems to give a crap. I'm now on Androcur to block my Testosterone production while work on quitting cigarettes. He's had me get a whole bunch of tests done to ensure that I can transition safely and I'm happy to report that so far, I'm passing with flying colours. The tests did identify an odd thing though, and that is I'm producing both T & E in quite high levels. I'm suspecting that this has always been the case and goes a long way to explain why I developed breasts (gynecomastia) at puberty 30+ years ago as well as my odd body shape.
So now I'll just concentrate on doing what needs doing so I can get on with changing from an ugly duckling into the beautiful swan I know is in there somewhere.



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chaerliebeme

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Well, life just has a way to throw you a curveball when things are just starting to look up. So, two weeks after starting on Androcur, which are T blockers, I get called into my Doctor's surgery because some abnormal results have come back from pathology. Oh crap, I thought to myself. What could it be?
Bloody diabetes is what. So because I have to now get that under control somehow, I've been told to stop taking the Androcur and start taking medication for diabetics. I'm so not happy about it too, but what can a girl do? Lose weight, cut sugar out of everything, quit smoking, go and exercise every day and take these tablets which can't be taken with the Androcur because it may wreck my liver, and consequently my entire life and any hope I have of transitioning beyond where being intersex has managed to get me in the 3 decades since puberty.
Excuse me, but it's just not freaking fair!
And then the cops slap my car with a defect notice and have pushed me now to the brink of bankruptcy and I am almost at breaking point with the stress I'm suffering because of everything. How the heck am I supposed to get my car up to scratch when they've taken the most important thing that my business totally relies on to operate? No car, no work, no money. They're fornicating donkey bums, especially as this is the 3rd car now, in a row. All for minor, stupid, picky things. And when I go to get them inspected for road worthyness, the bastards just add more things to the list! You have no idea how hard I'm holding myself back from profanity and attempted murder! Because if they think I'm ok with them essentially destroying my life tgen I'm ok with destroying a few if their lives. In the most horrific ways my very imaginative mind can think of. But no, I can't take someone else's life away. It goes against everything that I believe in and live my life by. Lucky for them !
So I don't know what to do now. Everything has gone to hell in a hand basket and if it weren't for my parents letting me stay with them, I'd be one of the homeless transwoman living on the streets, getting physically and sexually abused every night, turned away by womens shelters, and men's ones too, for that matter. And I don't have to tell you all how that would end for me, do I? Not bloody good.
Anyway, rant done for now, I guess. I have nearly had all the fight knocked out of me now and I'm deathly tired of this existence. Have been for decades. It's only pure stubbornness and my spiteful attitude towards the bastards trying to bring me down that keeps me going. I can't give them the satisfaction of seeing me quit. If I'm going to die, it will be on my feet, and not on my knees!

No retreat, no surrender.

And we're up to date for now. Ha! The feckin ha ha!

Try harder ya bunch of pansies!

Can't knock a good girl down.



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