♩ Who are you? ♫
My baby has so much anxiety in his life, and like most parents, I wish I could take it from him so he doesn’t have to hurt so much. I started a new job in January, and while it’s an “on-call” position, there was a great deal of training throughout January. He started struggling again with one of his other diagnoses. See, my sweetheart has ADHD, anxious attachment disorder, and possibly autism spectrum disorder on top of being gender independent.
Getting his healthcare team in order has not proved to be easy, as the original doctor we saw doesn’t have as much experience with pre-pubescent patients and has referred us to the Gender Clinic at Sick Kids in Toronto. Yes, we are going to see the infamous “Dr. Joey”. I’ve heard many good things about him, but on the downside, there will be an unknown waiting period for our first appointment. To be blunt, it sucks! In the meantime, we have been talking through issues as they come up.
NOTE – there’s also such a thing as being ‘over serviced’, especially if there’s more than one diagnosis at hand
I have since registered him for camp and been exploring dressing options for the future. He’s #2 on the waiting list, which is a disappointment, as the registration didn’t come online until after my workday started. I’ve also been watching several transition videos and learned what a gaff is. (DISCLAIMER – I don’t endorse the linked product in any way, it’s strictly for informational purposes) I also learned that it’s not too difficult to make your own.
On a side note, there was a story I wanted to share a month or so ago, from one of my support groups, about a trans girl who fought back by overachieving in sales, but I cannot share the details, as I’m fairly certain there is some form of litigation going on. All I can say is, “‘S’, you go, girl!”
Sorry for the rather boring and uneventful post. Nothing has really happened to date to share, but I felt the need to update, anyway. I hope there will be more to share the next time!