Monthly Archives: April 2015

At a loss

He’d been ill for years, though they never told us till quite recently. We saw his decline, though, even if we didn’t know what was wrong. He had chronic leukaemia. Early this evening, my mother in law phoned to tell … Continue reading

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Finger fight

Have you seen my rings? Not very manly, eh? Then again, they’re not really rings at all. They’re orthoses called silversplint rings. I need them because without these babies I hyperextend and sublux my fingers. All. The. Time. Not too … Continue reading

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In the picture

The other day I had my fourth meeting with my gender therapist. Because he asked, I brought childhood pictures (falsely portraying a happy and normal girl’s life) and we looked at them together. It was awkward, to say the least. … Continue reading

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