LauraKBuzz Private Gender Surgery
Living life as my birth designated gender was slowly draining the life from me.
I began a process that day that has vastly improved my life, living under a new name and living a new life as a woman. It has been a reaffirming and comforting journey, but one that has not been without flaws.
The NHS sucks when it comes to promptly helping people access the tratment they need for Gender Dysphoria. They drag their heels at every stage, leaving people like me living full time in our new gender roles, but without access to medical help.
I have already been in the NHS system for three years, with another two to three years minimum remaining before I finally get through their nightmare of a system.
I am still a LONG wait from the NHS getting around to helping me with surgical options in regards to gender transition, and the longer I wait, the harder that wait becomes.
I'm on hormones, but every change to my body just highlights how much there is staying the same. Breast growth but I still have a penis. Fat redistribution, but I still have a huge adam's apple.
This funding campaign is designed to hopefully raise the money needed for me to undergo surgery privately in the UK, allowing me to finally deal with many of the remaining issues I have with my body.
£20,000 would allow me to have a Tracheal Shave, reducing the size of my adam's apple dramatically, as well as undergoing a Vaginoplasty in the UK.
Seriously, this would mean an unbelievable amount to me. I can't impress on you enough how much this would change my life.
First up, I had a consult with a surgeon for my tracheal shave, which happened around two weeks ago. My adam's apple is greatly reduced, and a huge less noticable. It's a wonderful improvement I can't thank you all enough for.
I had consultations with two private doctos, both of whom were willing to write lower surgery referal letters for me. I have since had a consultation with the lower surgery surgeon, and locked in a lower surgery date of June 25th.
You may have nopticed that I have increased the target amount of the fund today, which was not accidental. I got through paperwork from the hospital which outlined costs for lower surgery, and they ended up coming to almost £1.5K more than I was initially quoted. While I already raised a crazy amount of money, it was a very tight budget I have now been pushed over.
I have pushed up my target to attempt to cover the shortfall, but I also understand it's a lot to ask considering I have already had such a wave of support. I will find a way to make my surgery date happen and hit the target, but I have put the fund target up just in case folk are able to help.
Surgery is due now in six weeks, and as of today I am off hormones in preparation. I can't thank you all enough for your support, it's amazing beyond belief that this is happening so soon for me. Thank you all, you mean the world to me. xxxx
Anyone who missed the fund before it was completed but still wants to pop a donation in, I'll for now redirect you either of the two linked funds, which are both in need of support.
Do not feel you need to support more, but to anyone asking me who they can donate to instead, the below links should help.
It doesn't feel half way enough, but thank you all sooooo much for your support and generousity <3 xxxx
I will ttry and write something longer in the morning when this sets in xxxxx
Last update there was what, £8K in donations? As of right now, we've just crossed £15K in only nine days. That's unbelievable, thank you all soooo much for your unbelievable levsls of support.
Update - As money from the start of the camapign is now starting to come in, I have started putting money down for things. I have set up a consultation with a surgeon for my Tracheal shave, I have started talking to private doctors about reccomendations for SRS and I have contacted a surgeon regarding SRS.
This level of support is unbelievable, thank you all sooooo unbelievably much <3 xxxxxx
Over halfway there! You are an inspiration to us all, and it makes me so happy to see you receiving this support!! ^_^