After the brief moments of remembering my past military experience, yesterday was also time to snap back to the present. After I went to a virtual transgender – cross dressers meeting last night, it seemed I spent the whole day on the laptop. Of course it included the time it took me to go through all my emails and the time it took to write a blog post.
Mixed in with all of that was a LGBTQ virtual webinar on aging issues I watched late last week. I came away from it with at least the sense others shared my concerns with conditions we face as we age. Specifically in assisted care facilities and/or nursing homes. Messages came in from political figures such as Sherrod Brown (Ohio Democratic Senator) and the Mayor of Dayton, Ohio. I also learned more about a group called “Sage” which presents seminars to assisted living groups.
I am also going to attend another seminar summit meeting today on nearly the same subjects. It’s called a “Workshop for LGBT Elders and their Caregivers.” Hopefully I will learn about any rights the elderly have may have.
As I say over and over again, I am so paranoiac about having to de-transition and go back in the closet as I face getting older. I am in a different place than many transgender individuals because I have chosen not to have any surgeries at all, plus no facial hair removal. Take me off my hormones (which is also a possibility) and I am stuck dealing again with the worst aspects of my gender dysphoria.
I am fortunate though I have a strong support group around me.
Through it all, I keep telling myself not to build a bridge to jump off of before I need to.