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Hey! I’m new here and was wondering if any of you have a similar situation to mine? I’m 10 months on T and enjoying every minute of it, except my family is in deep denial about my bi\trans identity. I’m literally growing a beard and my family is still dead naming me, using the wrong pronouns, etc. I absolutely love them, but have accepted that they will never come around. I’ve been out for 8 years now and have been patient with them, but it seems like no matter how much I correct them or educate them, they continue to spew slurs and say transphobic\homophobic shit. They love me, but not for who I am.
Now I’m saving up for top surgery, having consultations, and figuring out a plan for someone to take care of me post-op. I’m aware you shouldn’t bind for more than 8 hours, but the only time I take off my binder is to shower. I’m an avid runner and bodybuilder, yet I bind during those times, too. Asthma and permanent bruising on my chest from binding all my life are also issues I deal with on a daily basis. We love dysphoria!
How do I navigate top surgery if my family doesn’t even acknowledge that I’m trans? Is anyone else dealing with something similar to this or have any advice? Thank you for reading.
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