Steffi wrote:presumably you have told CX of your social-phobia problem? Yet they have apparently taken you on.
The stipulation re work/RLE is part of the International Standards regarding transsexualism - I have no idea how they will handle a situation of chronic social phobia.
RLE is "to live full-time 100% in the female role" and only CX could answer whether a situation where the person doesn't go out and interact with the world qualifies.
Yes, they're aware of it. I think their only concern was that I should push myself a bit harder regarding my overall appearance, which was actually a reasonable enough comment: although I'm taking it one step at a time, that was a very small step before my first appointment! They seem satisfied that what I'm doing demonstrates the validity of my condition and that I'm committed to what I'm doing, so have confirmed my diagnosis of whatever-it's-called-this-week to my GP and approved hormones.
I am a bit worried about the nature of the full-time RLE that I understand is required for them to consider surgery, whether they'll expect me to somehow cope anyway or whether they'll tailor the requirement for somewhat difficult cases like me. They at least seem to have no doubt that I am living as a woman regardless.
Steffi wrote:The person discharged wasn't from CX but elsewhere (Leeds?) Here is her Blog - she mentions Social Phobia problems somewhere in it. viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1791&start=10#p17934
The way she's been treated is awful. I'm very sad to read about that. I can say that Drs. Lenihan and Barrett have treated me far better; we didn't agree about absolutely every matter that was discussed, but on the subject of gender they were understanding and positive.
Anyway, sorry for yanking this whole thread off topic. If it needs tidying as a result, I guess the posts could go in my "Waiting for Godot" topic since it seems to have turned into my personal blog now anyway! Sigh, and apologies for yet another example of my ability to get into a panic. Other things in life are a bit fraught right now and, well, it seems to be what I do anyway. :/