Comic 881 - Another Waiting Room

8th Nov 2016, 1:43 PM in Ch. 30: Little Victories
Another Waiting Room
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Jocelyn 8th Nov 2016, 1:43 PM edit delete
Very eclectic little page covering lots of short points that couldn't quite stand as their own pages. Much of it reflects my own personal experience.

For me, I've never had an appointment with my endo where I was actually seen on time. Including being early and waiting to be brought into another room where I can continue to wait. That said, she IS an excellent doctor, so all the waiting is kind of a small price to pay. ^_^

When I first went to see her though, I hadn't changed my name yet, so I filled out all the paperwork using my legal name at the time. Unfortunately, there was nowhere to write in my preferred name, so I was called the first time using my "unpreferred" name just like Rain. But a quick, little "hey, I prefer to be called..." changed that. If only it was always that easy.

The part that's exclusive to Rain though, is her and Emily having some awkwardness with regards to their secret relationship. That's just 'cause I haven't had any cute blushy moments between since coming back. XD

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Sapphire Shield 8th Nov 2016, 1:52 PM edit delete reply
Sapphire Shield
I got that same experience, when I went to my local hospital, it's just waiting room after waiting room.
Cassie_is_bi_at_birth 8th Nov 2016, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
Same tho XD
Reimi 8th Nov 2016, 2:11 PM edit delete reply
I hadn't settled on a new name when I first went to my endo, so legal name it was, they did ask me my preferred name when I signed in though, and ask me with every visit if I'm ready to update it. This January will mark 1 year since my first visit (and 10 months HRT) I think I'm finally ready to do it.
EpicSD 8th Nov 2016, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
I'm kinda having a name problem, my birth name Brian Michael, when i cam out my frinds started calling me Michelle but my mom calls me Nichelle. i honestly like both the names but my mom is kinda persuering me to change my name to Nichelle because "she gave birth to me and parents name there kids"
Reimi 8th Nov 2016, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
My Mom didn't get to pick my name, because I didn't like her choices. I chose the name of my Avatar since it has special meaning to me. My favorite game and song is centered around "Melodies of Life" and I always liked the character Melody in Pokemon 2000, so it stuck.

She did choose my middle name though, which is also shared by my Dog ironically... not sure how I feel about that.
EpicSD 8th Nov 2016, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
Howd you come up with such amazing chareiters
Sam 8th Nov 2016, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Sisters? I kinda figured those two were an item.
EpicSD 8th Nov 2016, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
they are but Rian's aunt dosent know yet
Samantha 8th Nov 2016, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
Also, this was totally my experience yesterday. Stupid glasses got broke cause I stomped on them in the bathroom, so I go wait at the glasses store.
Then, they send me to the eye doctor. Dude, seriously, I just want the same exact prescription. I've had the same prescription for 5 years, and the prescription before that 10 more years. I'm convinced doctors just up the prescription so your eyes will adjust to more and more until you get blind as a bat and they can sell you on super-expensive stuff. :jaded:
VDani 9th Nov 2016, 11:57 PM edit delete reply
I thought Fara caught up on that? I honestly thought she was playing with them here with the 'sisters' part.
Jocelyn 8th Nov 2016, 4:03 PM edit delete reply

They are official. But like EpicSD said, they haven't told anyone (including Fara).

Well, Maria figured it out, but that's irrelevant here. Anyway, Fara's just saying "sisters" in this case because Rain and Emily had been calling each other "sis" before all the crushing began.
DocMesa 8th Nov 2016, 5:14 PM edit delete reply
I'm guessing Fara probably knows. She's a remarkably perceptive woman.
DramaDork 8th Nov 2016, 4:36 PM edit delete reply
Rain starts her hormones soon and I started T yesterday!
Jocelyn 8th Nov 2016, 4:57 PM edit delete reply

Congratulations! That's fantastic news! ^_^
BlackSocks 8th Nov 2016, 6:44 PM edit delete reply
<The party has entered the ENDO DUNGEON>
*After a tough dungeon crawl*
<FRECKLED GUARDIAN: Congratulations! You have beaten the ENDO DUNGEON!>
<Get ready to navigate the WAITING ROOM DUNGEON!>
Samantha 8th Nov 2016, 7:35 PM edit delete reply
I find it funny that a girl I admire has hair like Rain, and I currently have hair like Emily. Sorta role reversal.
RubyRuthNeal 8th Nov 2016, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
I so wish I had hair like Rain's when it was long. I also wish I had rich green eyes too. At least HRT has changed my eyes from solid brown to greenish hazel, so I am grateful for that. I'm old, so I have to wear a wig to present as female in public, and mine kinda looks like a 50+ year old version of Emily.... It was completely unplanned too, but I'll gladly take it :-)

-- Ruby Ruth
EpicSD 9th Nov 2016, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
HRT changes your eye color??
RubyRuthNeal 9th Nov 2016, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
It sometimes does for some individuals on MtF HRT if your genetics happen to be susceptible to it. It is a byproduct of the rapid hormonal shift reducing the amount of melanin pigment in the irises. Brown eyes can lose pigment to become green or hazel. Green eyes can turn blue. It came as a complete surprise to me so I researched it and discovered that it is somewhat rare but there are plenty of documented cases of it happening, and apparently I'm one of the lucky few.

Ruby Ruth
Say Taylor 8th Nov 2016, 11:02 PM edit delete reply
Say Taylor
D'aww. They're still so adorably shy :3
evaengeline 9th Nov 2016, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
i love your avatar!
AmbiguousMouse 9th Nov 2016, 4:11 AM edit delete reply
After what happened in the obvious event today, I... Really needed this.

Hi Rain. Thank you for distracting me from my actual fear for my ongoing life.

Also Rain's outfit and Rain herself look unusually cute this page. I am the jelly.
Ingvild 9th Nov 2016, 9:03 AM edit delete reply
I hope you guds in America are not going to be tortured mentally (because of Trump). Just be your selv no matter what happens
evaengeline 9th Nov 2016, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
i guess i got lucky in that I have barely ever waited 15 minutes past my appointment time.
also when i filled out the form the receptionist looked and saw my male name and asked what id prefer she call me by. which is pretty cool because not that many people know about trans people in my region
Reimi 9th Nov 2016, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
Trying to stay positive, trying to get so much done in so little time...
Ash 9th Nov 2016, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
If Rain hasn't legally changed her name yet then how does the school not know she is trans? Did Fara falsify the documents given to the school?
AmbiguousMouse 9th Nov 2016, 6:24 PM edit delete reply

This is what we've got of an answer so far. It appears the school has bought the "persistent typo" angle.
yevhenii 15th Nov 2016, 1:55 PM edit delete reply
The first and last panels pretty much show my experience with most healthcare :(
AKI_RAincorn 21st Nov 2016, 7:46 PM edit delete reply
For a minute there I was like, "Who's Ryan? Rain's secret twin brother?"
AKI_RAincorn 21st Nov 2016, 7:49 PM edit delete reply
Actually this is my first time being able to comment on your comic (because smackjeeves was being a butt) Hi Jocelyn I love your comic!!
Lex-Kat 26th Nov 2016, 11:30 PM edit delete reply
So far, I haven't had an appointment with my Endo where I had to wait too long. Including times when I was early and thought I had time to eat my subway sub. O.O

Lucky me?
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