By Jocelyn Johnson
I wasn’t sure if Kandi would want to post this story. It is not about my crossdressing and mixing in public. But I believe every once and awhile we have to think about our health. I think my situation here is different than most.
Being born gender male I have a prostate, like all males. And when we get into our 50s we should have it checked regularly. In my early 50s I was experiencing enlarged prostate symptoms, so after a digital exam and a PSA blood test my doctor prescribed medication to help shrink it. A daily pill for the rest of my life.
As the years went by I had the annual digital exam and PSA test. One year the diagnosis wasn’t good so I had a biopsy performed (not pleasant) and the good news was it was benign, no cancer. Continued taking of the medication kept my condition in check and I have had no further problems and none of the earlier issues related to an enlarged prostate (see Clint Eastwood at the start of the movie “Trouble With The Curve”).
But the medication I was taking may cause gynecomastia, male breast enlargement. Now for a crossdresser that is not a bad thing. I can now comfortably fill an A cup bra. And with a little help I can achieve my goal of looking like a B cup woman. Unfortunately, like most women serious problems may occur in our breasts. Last year I noticed a lump in my left breast. Upon seeing my doctor he ordered a mammogram for me. So there I was at the hospital getting a mammogram and an ultrasound to determine if I had breast cancer. Once again, good news it was benign.
And the bottom line; whether you are male or female, or somewhere in between, please get yourself checked regularly for cancer. As the saying goes “the life you save may be your own.”
Thank you Jocelyn for the reminder!