Google News reader David wrote to me this morning.
He’s been working as a GP for a number of years now and he had a few more things he wanted to share about his experience in transitioning to a new job.
“I am a big fan of my new GP and he was great,” David wrote.
“He was open to a discussion on the subject of gender dysphoria and even helped me with my medical history.
He did not expect to be in a position to help me, and he did not ask to be paid for it.
But it was so much more than I expected.
It was amazing.”
David, who is now in his early 40s, described how he was able to get his gender reassignment surgery from the GP and to have the support of his employer in the form of a job.
It’s something that he’s been able to do, but that’s not to say he’s not proud of his experience.
“To be able to help someone like myself in such a difficult situation, it was wonderful.
I’ve never felt happier in my entire life,” he said.
David added that he felt a bit of a “huge responsibility” to his new employer and to his son in the process.
“As I was transitioning to become a woman, it’s been such a struggle for my dad,” he wrote.
“[He] has a lot of work to do with me and my son, but he is doing it.”
As the family grows, David is getting his licence to practise medicine, and has also taken up a new role as an associate medical director.
“It’s nice to be able help someone else through a difficult time,” he told me.
“And it’s not just a small issue, I get to take part in a process that has helped many others.”
I’m so excited to tell you I am so happy I was able, I am excited to be part of this family, David wrote, adding that he will be sharing his experiences with his partner of eight years.
“In my case, my husband is transgender, and it has been a huge struggle for me to transition to female.
He is in the middle of transition and I am very much looking forward to seeing him when he does.”
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