NHS England feedback opportunity

*** Tuesday 26 November, 8 pm ***

NHS England want to have a 'Twitter conversation' with trans* people to find out how to improve their appallingly bad services. I'm posting this here, because I don't want this opportunity to speak up to be restricted only to people currently on Twitter. It's worth opening a Twitter account for this alone, even if you never use it again.

http://aedanjwolton.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/nhsgenderid-nhs-england-host-gender-identity-twitter-clubs-to-improve-services/
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Top Surgery: How often/closely did you check on things post-op?

On Friday 9th I had top surgery - double-incision. Seemed to go well, out of hospital next day and recovering at home. I'm taking the painkillers I was given and avoiding heavy lifting, am mostly just in discomfort from the surgical binder.

But... I'm paranoid. I'm not great with medical stuff which doesn't help, but I keep being convinced the tenderness in my sides is something Gone Horribly Wrong instead of just "I had major surgery and I'm wearing a tight surgical binder which is squashing my ribs".

The surgeon said not to touch the bandages at all until I saw him in 10 days time, and to keep the binder in place as much as possible (I'm struggling to figure out how to keep clean without harming bandages - awkward placement!) so I'm basically only taking the binder off to readjust once a day it when it gets too uncomfortable. I have a quick look over the bandages - there's no new blood or anything - so I'm assuming that and the fact I'm walking around means I'm doing OK.

But how much checking up did you do immediately post-op? How did you check? Any advice about being less paranoid here?
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Wilson D'Souza?

Does anyone have a phone number for Wilson D'Souza?

I'm in a situation where my GP is refusing to provide any assistance so I'm having to sort a lot on my own. I'm in email correspondence with Mr Yelland's secretary over surgery, and trying to find out the situation with funding. She's just asked me to contact him, saying he's with the "Southampton City Contracting Directorate" but putting that into Google gets me "No results found".

It seems like half of this is knowing who to contact, but it's a little frustrating not even knowing where to start!

New YouTube Channel

 Hello!

I hope that this is okay to post here (cross-posting all over the place.)

I've been vlogging about my transition for a long time now, with over 90 videos to my channel, and I've been running a small community online for transmen since 2005, but what I've really wanted to do is create a YouTube channel with videos centering around various specific subjects to do with transgender life, from the experience and information that I have picked up over the years.

So, now I have! It's called Transtastic101, and it's a channel for guidance, advice and general information. I would love your support, subscriptions and comments to help build the channel.
I think that the best way for it to grow and be helpful is if people tell me where I can improve, what I should make videos about, etc.
I hope to help and inform with a good sense of humour and an optimism that took me years to obtain.

You can find the channel here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Transtastic101

Along with an introduction video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dBAD9ugd_w

And finally, the first official video which is on the subject of packing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGLq3UdZmfY
(With bloopers soon to follow!)

Thank you very much!

Miles Berry

I was meant to have top surgery with Dia Davies but he won't be operating for a while due to personal problems. I've been offered surgery with Miles Berry instead.

Anyone know anything about him? All I can figure is he has been around Davies a lot. I'm not convinced he's ever done top surgery on his own before. I can't find any pictures of his work although they are sending me his CV and any pictures they can find. I need to decide very soon so anything at all would be appreciated

Consultant surgeon - Ms C Milroy

Hi all,

I am going to see this consultant for top surgery at St Georges in Tooting, London.
I was sent a letter from CharingX to ring the hospital for an appointment with a consultant - her.

I've made the appointment but cannot find a single reference to her in regards to top surgery or ftm surgery.

Has anyone dealt with her or gotten referred to her?

Her name is Catherine Milroy.

cheers, Tom

( cross posted elsewhere)

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Hey all!

Just posting a link to my YouTube Channel and first 'on T' vlog, to record my transition on nebido.

Nebido still seems to be a little uncommon, especially for people only just started on T, so it'll be great if this is at all helpful to anyone.

I'll be attempting to make a new vlog every monday or so from now on.

Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTransNathan
(You can find past, pre-T videos there, all transition-related)


First Vlog:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSkuvMCd-9Y



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London Hate Crime Vigil on Oct 30th

A candlelight vigil will take place in London's Trafalgar Square on October 30th to honor Ian Baynham a gay man who was murdered. Baynham, 62 was walking with a friend when he was attacked.

Homophobic hate crimes have been on the rise in London, just a few days after this attack a lesbian couple was attacked by a group of men. The complaints by the gay community is that little is being done to prevent homophobic hate crimes, police response is inadequate, and that the public at large needs to be made aware of whats going on.

Candlelight vigil and moment of silence:

October 30th
Trafalgar Square
8-10 PM
info@17-24-30.com

http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2009/10/london-hate-crime-vigil-on-oct-30th.html