But I had to log on this once to share some incredibly exciting news. Earlier yesterday I learned that my insurance (through the marketplace) has preauthorized me FOR A HYSTERECTOMY IN EARLY AUGUST.
For over six years now I've been struggling through years of no insurance coverage as a student and then one trans-exclusive, discriminatory policy after another. Even as a federal employee. Yet finally, at long last, this is actually happening. It doesn't feel real yet, but I'm beyond ecstatic. I'm actually scheduled for surgery!
There are a gazillion risks reduced and benefits from having this done, one of which will be lowering my dose of testosterone post surgery, which is super valuable in reducing the risk of side effects. And also:
NO MORE PAP SMEARS EVER AGAIN!!!