so big news by VCR-WOLFE

i am now officially out as trans to both of my parents. theyre older parents, so a little bit confused about some things, but thankfully also highly willing to learn about what it means for me to be nonbinary trans. it will certainly be a process

the bad news, our insurance will not be covering things like hormone therapy. bah

the good news, my parents have agreed to help me pay for hormones, granted i also help them gather information about the whole trans menace and stuff

things may finally be fuckin movin forward oh my god

so big news

VCR-WOLFE

4 June 2015 at 15:02:29 MDT

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    congrats on this, dude. it's a big step.

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    congrats!!!

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    Awesome to hear! Congratulations!

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    Yay!
    On the upside, HRT isn't too pricey, it's mostly the doctor visits that get you!

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      aaah thats good to know

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        Just as a reference, my testosterone costs like $60-$65 for 5-6 month supply (with no insurance).

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          aaah thanks for the info ;w;

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    Incredible! It makes things a lot more smooth when you have support.

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    Congrats!

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    HRT isn't too bad! My parents' insurances don't cover it*, but between injection supplies and testosterone every couple of months it rounds out to about $1/shot.. but i use the subcutaneous method, not sure if it changes for intramuscular. In any case, good luck!! Once parents are on the same page as you, it gets SOOOOOO much easier.

    * BCBS and HPHC (MA - not sure if it varies) both cover "trangender services" but my parents buy healthcare through their jobs - and the jobs have to purchase transgender coverage for it to be available for the individuals.. I was able to get surgery (partially?) covered by HPHC through a loophole, though, so depending on the company you may be able to find one for HRT also! :>

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      ooh this is good info to have, thanks!

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    Congrats! It's nice that your folks are reasonably cool about it and willing to help you out.

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    That's awesome, super stoked for you!

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    I'm so happy for you! I'm glad your parents are so accepting :)

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    Congratulations!

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    Congrats!

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    thats so excellent, congrats!! sucks that insurance wont cover it but like everything else sounds like its headed in a decent direction for you!

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    i don't remember where you're located but some planned parenthood locations have HRT options that are WAY faster and cheaper than others- my room mate got her HRT prescribed in like 3 weeks!!

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      aaah ill have to look into that!! thanks for the heads up

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    congrats!!

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    Congrats dude! So glad they are taking this fine :D

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    That sounds amazing! I'm glad things are working out for you!

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    Awesome news :) I hope things continue progressing well!