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September 22nd, 2016, 11:57 am

CuteDress&TwinPonytails

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Panel 2 does a cross reference to---

Episode No. 164, " The Act " and
Episode No. 165, " Peace ".

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June 12th, 2017, 5:20 pm

sunspark

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Confused. She's off spiro, right? Yes, that would hurt. But three weeks isn't all that long when she's been ON spiro for a year. Dr. B should have told her--accurately--that it will change exactly nothing in that short amount of time, especially with estrogens coursing through her body. MAYBE, since for some reason (perhaps having to do with her screwed up liver) she still has some erections after a year on spiro, it might make her SOMEWHAT more prone to having them...but that's about it. More hair growth? Come on. Even a REAL teenage boy's hair growth doesn't change that much that quickly. And this "I'm a boy again" shit? Why isn't Lexi calling her out on that?

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June 12th, 2017, 6:55 pm

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@sunspark: Because Annie keeps herself as in the dark about her transition as she can because it gives her anxiety looking it up. This was brought up in an earlier page.
Lexi on the other hand is probably just being a jerk. She is an angry troll-ish person some days since she got back from Ontario.

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June 12th, 2017, 8:06 pm

sunspark

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But that still doesn't explain why Julia and/or Dan says nothing...

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June 12th, 2017, 8:23 pm

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@sunspark: You mean like how on the previous page, Dan said 'it is only three weeks, your body won't change for the worse. You will just pause developing for a little while'?

Which was literally less than 8 hours ago in Annie's time, and Annie was told to go talk to Julie if she needed to? And then Everyone went to bed, and Lexi was first on site to talk to Annie after, since Annie likely doesn't enjoy having people around her in the morning with her stubble? And then after the Remembrance Day ceremonies, Julie came to talk to her about her psychological condition?

Give me some credit here.

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June 13th, 2017, 12:15 am

sunspark

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I guess "You will just pause in developing for a little while" was my problem. Because why would she? No one said she needed to stop estrogens, just spiro. And when I say that they say nothing, I mean specifically that they say nothing about her repeated comment that she is "a boy again."

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June 13th, 2017, 2:02 am

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@sunspark: Estrogenic compounds has little impact on a body with testosterone, as the binding factor of testosterone is higher than that of estrogen. This is why you require an anti-androgen to take down testosterone levels in male to female transgender people, but not for a female to male transgender person. So while continuing to give Annie estrogen will have some impact, having her body producing an unabated amount of testosterone will more directly impact any development she may have in development of secondary sexual characteristics. However, the testicles, when exposed long term to estrogen, become weaker in their testosterone production, which is why it is unlikely for Annie to have an immediate upswing in male symptoms, unlike a FtM with a testosterone shot.

Annie might not know much about the science, but I know a fair bit.

As for Dr Dan Bernt not mentioning it, this is because he is more focused on the medicine and keeping it straightforward. Annie didn't give him time to get in to the psychology, and he knew he was out of his element so he referred Annie to Dr Julie Bernt instead. You will notice that Dan was doing his best to assuage the physical fears in the very limited time he was given.

When Dr Julie Bernt was given time with Annie, she opted for the position of inquiring instead of pressing opinions. This was requested of Julie prior to the previous session 'BOC', where Julie moved towards letting Annie figure things out for herself. While the framing may be poor, the bluntness of how Annie is approaching the situation also allows her to deal with it - focusing on what matters instead of being bogged down in less significant things like verbiage. This is especially important in that Julie knows this is in reference to Annie's body chemistry and not her mental state, and this is an unfortunately accurate statement that Annie will be, for a time, 'a boy' psychologically.

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June 13th, 2017, 2:58 am

sunspark

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OK. I see where you're coming from. I hate how Annie thinks sometimes.

Scratch that. MOST of the time.

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