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February 25th, 2005

jettboi @ 04:43 pm: Desperately looking for resources and help
My name is Jesse and I'm 27. I'm desperately trying to find someone who is an FTM and is either pre-testosterone or post-testosterone. I was scheduled to start testosterone last Monday but was told that I have to get checked out for MS. Including my father, 5 members of my immediate family have MS. And I can see that I have some vague symptoms similar to my father.

I'm freaking out in more ways than one. And could really use help. I've tried to do research on-line and haven't come up with much. I know that there was a study on hormonal influences on MS. The results of that were not promising in regards to my need to be on testosterone. But I need more resources. I need to educate myself but I don't know where to start. And I'm afraid that I'm the only transgendered person IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD that is struggling with these two issues at the same time.

If you're not comfortable responsing in a comment, pleasepleaseplease e-mail me at:

jettboi77@planetout.com
or
jkenny5913@yahoo.com

If one address doesn't work, the other will.

Current Mood: scaredscared

December 23rd, 2004

aillecat @ 02:45 pm: *sigh* work is really upset about all my absences....

They've officially warned me... so now I had to disclose, a week earlier than I wanted to, since theres no HR person there....

They are atleast 17 full time and at least 15 contractors or part-time employees....

So I'm pretty sure they have to make accomodations... question is, what am I to expect from them?

They maintain a systems administrator has to be on-site, yet there is nothing but desktop support (which can still be done remotely if I need to) that requires a physical presence. They just want someone to yell at when something is going wrong....

How do I express that that convenience for them is not guaranteed them under the ADA?

About the only accomodation needed right now to make sure that I can keep performing at a high level is to go easy on scheduling, allow some late days, or some days from home... in order to not put any more strain on something eating into every single f-ing area of my life right now.

All I want to do is go home and sleep... will I? probably not I'm stubborn, but I'm done, tired, and worn out.

Current Mood: depressed....

June 18th, 2004

beautybynight @ 07:43 pm: The new girl takes the mic
*steps up the the podium, braces herself with her cane*

*clears throat and adjusts mic*

Hello. *smiles* I found this community through submissiveblog, and found it really interesting that there is such a specific community here in LJ-land.

A bit about me:

* I'm 22, been in the scene since 14/15 as both a Domme and a sub, formally trained in each. Turns out I'm a "bratty" submissive who likes to top now and then, for the most part.

* I've been diagnosed with several episodes of depression, anxiety, and various other mental illnesses. I'm currently in intensive (5x/wk) therapy for this.

* I have osteoarthritis in both hips, although the left is much worse. This requires me to use a cane whenever I leave my apartment.

* In the process of dealing with all sorts of social services, government agencies, housing agencies, and social security due to the conditions.

* While technically "unemployed, "I'm an artist, a writer, a lover, a girl known to shake up the proverbial snowglobe now and then. I like to watch the snowflakes, what can I say? *winks*


Glad to meet you all, and I hope for good things from this community.

*gimps offstage*

~beautybynight

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

June 17th, 2004

quiet_ness @ 11:26 pm: Lexapro
Cross-posted to cripswithwhips and poorly_bdsm

I posted the entry quoted below in the fibromyalgia community asking about experiences with Lexapro.

Does anyone have experience with taking Lexapro to offset the symptoms of fibromyalgia? My rheumatologist wanted to prescribe it almost two years ago, but I said no because I didn't want to add yet another med to the mix. It didn't help that I don't like SSRIs: my previous experiences with them have left me feeling (or not feeling) like a pod person.

I saw the shrink for a routine check-up yesterday. I told her that A) I've been pretty anxious recently and B) that my pain and fatigue have been worse lately. She thinks A's contributing to B, and it's a reasonable conclusion. She says Lexapro may help me get some distance from the junk that's triggering the anxiety and still leave me able to process and deal with it. She wants me to try taking it for a few months until I can get through this rough spot.

My questions... Does anyone have experience with this medication? Has it helped improve your physical symptoms? Has it helped with the emotional crap that comes from having a chronic illness? What kind(s) of side effects have you experienced?

I'm particularly interested in responses from people in this community. Has it had an impact on your interest in kink / sex, on your libido?

Thanks for any input.

Current Mood: anxiousanxious

May 12th, 2004

insomniatcsquir @ 10:16 pm: Its National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. For those of us who have Fibro it touches every part of our lives and the lives of those close to us. Please think about us today, think about what it is like to not know life without pain, to not know relaxation, to not know life without limits. Think about us and teach someone else that we are ill, that we are hurting, and that we are living with this- many of us without adaptation or few adaptations.

Awareness
http://www.fmaware.org/
http://www.fmnetnews.com/

Information
http://www-hsl.mcmaster.ca/tomflem/fibro.html
http://www.nfra.net/

Support
http://www.fibrohugs.com/
http://www.tidalweb.com/fms/
http://www.fmscommunity.org/


and i've been greeting people with this little saultation
May 12 is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, and in honor of that i will recite for you a little poem ::clears his throat::
Grant me the serenity to accept
the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things that I can,
and the wisdom to hide the bodies
of the Doctors I shot when they said
"you're perfectly healthy, it's all in your head.".

(the poem is courtesy of the clouds online support group, which is one of the links)

April 26th, 2004

insomniatcsquir @ 09:17 pm: in response to it being far too quiet in here--

there has been renewed discussion of starting a kink organization on my campus (yay liberal arts colleges), somewhat surprisingly to me being a bunch of students with disabilities talking about it. yeah. so we're going to want to have a workshop for safe kinkiness for those of us who aren't totally ablebodied at some point in the autumn. does anyone know of someone who gives these workshops (i realize there's a lot of breadth to that possibility, but anything within would be cool).

whitelighter185 @ 07:44 pm: hate my room
it's too dang quiet

Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated

April 19th, 2004

whitelighter185 @ 02:34 pm: Hi
My name is Thornrose, I've had CP all my life,but ever since I came of age I've been into BDS&M. I'm very happy Dom.

I'm very lucky to have found this group

Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
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