Bobbi, you’re my hero for finding a path forward anyway. It won’t be the last time we face obstacles from others to things that need not be so difficult, particularly concerning managing our own medical care.
Fwiw, my cis female friends have faced this sort of obstacle and more every time they sought medical help for basic female care. One former partner would ask me to put on my boy face and go with her to talk to her doctor. It didn’t always get what she wanted, but at least the doctor stopped harassing her with questions like “Have you discussed this with your husband?”
Giving up male-presenting privilege is a thought on its own 👀
Keep going keep fighting ❤️