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Welcome to my blog, which I started way back in December 2002 - long before social media was a thing! With the advent of Facebook, Twitter etc. I don't write that often here now, but you never know when I might feel the urge to do so.

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The GerBill cometh...

Sunday, November 30, 2003

I'm still out in Thailand (see my GRS Diary) but while checking my email I noticed the following message from the Gender Trust:

That's the news our community in the UK has been waiting for. The Government is introducing a Bill to give us back (most) of the legal rights taken from us by Judge Omron in the April Ashley case in 1970 - a despicable decision by an ignorant judge based on wildly incorrect information from an expert witness who I'm reliably informed was Professor Richard Green - now the head of Charing Cross GIC. Is it any wonder I have no respect for this man and the patronising way he treats us?

A special message for the bigots of the Evangelical Alliance. Tough Luck - you're time is over. The Lord, and common sense and justice - will soon prevail over the bigotry you show in His name.

Posted by Anna at 19:21 | Get Link

Whole at last!

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Just a quick note to say that my surgery last Friday went well with no complications and I'm doing fine. I'm now recuperating in the Mercure Hotel in Thailand, and enjoying the experience immensely, despite the inevitable pain and discomfort.

I'm hoping to start publishing an account of my experience on my GRS page soon. Keep an eye on it if you want to know what's involved...

Posted by Anna at 12:25 | Get Link

Time to fly

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

I'm just about to fly. See ya soon!

Posted by Anna at 17:10 | Get Link

Empathy, pain and separation from those we love

Sunday, November 09, 2003

The Church service this morning was a moving experience for two reasons - not only is it Remembrance Sunday today, but also the last service I'll attend before my surgery next Friday. Everyone there was wonderful to me, and I felt so at peace.

I've spent this afternoon packing and sorting out everything that needs doing before I left - it seems almost neverending, but I think I'm finally there now. I also had a lovely surprise this afternoon - a present from one of my housemates and his girlfriend. I was nearly in tears, and gave him a big hug to say thank you!

Tonight I'm planning to visit friends and say some goodbyes before flying on Tuesday. It's a strange feeling, knowing my dream is so close...

On a sadder note, it's my Dad's birthday today. Earlier this week I sent him this card:

Inside I wrote a short note telling him of my surgery, and asking him to pray for me:

I'm sad to say I haven't heard from him today. Quite frankly I'm not surprised, but I am sad and hurt. Maybe one day...I hope so.

Posted by Anna at 18:34 | Get Link

Just a week from now...

Friday, November 07, 2003

Well, my surgery starts exactly a week from now. I suppose should be feeling nervous, but oddly I'm not...maybe the nerves will strike when the Thai nurses come to escort me to theatre, or the night beforehand when they clean me out (don't ask!).

Right now all I feel is elation and a sense of wonderment. I'm finally going to be whole.

Posted by Anna at 01:00 | Get Link