I recently completed my colonoscopy at the Veterans Administration Hospital here in Cincinnati, Ohio. During my visit I was treated with respect for the most part, except for one nurse who disappeared suddenly and promptly sent another nurse in to finish the prep work. I don’t really know or care what she thought.
My partner Liz was scheduled for her colonoscopy this morning. Since Liz is a cis gender woman, she had all the usual worries. She did really well though, as she emerged with no problems.
So, the only people I came into contact with was the nurse who wheeled Liz to the car when she was done and of course I had my mask on and a very lethargic drive thru clerk at a nearby Starbucks who didn’t really seem to know what day it was, let alone worry about dealing with a transgender woman.
Since Liz had the first appointment this morning, sleep last night was hard to come by. So I need to wrap this up and get my nap in.