Last night I had the pleasure to watch PETV's presentation/talk with Dr. Sherman Leis. It was a wonderfully informative discussion and talk with a medical expert that could talk frankly about the surgical options for Male to Female Transsexuals. I am so happy that there are Doctor's like this that as open and informative as he. While I was watching it I had another anxiety attack thinking about getting work done on my face and eventually the rest of my body. My first reaction was to call tomorrow morning and schedule an appointment. But of course I didn't the reality of my financial circumstances prohibit me from even coming close to getting work done even a phone call to do a consult would be just torture at this time. With no credit to work with and only making enough to barely support myself any kind of feminizing surgery is completely out of the question at this time. The lottery seems to be one way I could come up with money for such fees. But you know how that goes!
As my mind began to wander during his talk a couple of things kept pulling me back in. He kept talking about the dangers of these so-called pumping parties. Of course these parties and the use of free-flowing industrial grade silicone put into the human body has A LOT of dangerous side affects and should not by any means be used. But when I think about it why would women do this to themselves. I am in touch and have been in touch with the minority community of largely poor black and hispanic trans-women. Many of these women are so mis-informed and it is so sad. So many of them are not able to afford high priced plastic surgeons that charge amounts completely out of (our) their range. (I say ours because I too am a minority trans-woman without money).
Wondering if there are any programs that help trans-women that are not particularly well off, with getting the much needed surgeries. just a thought!!!