After discovering that there's a Gender Identity Clinic (GIC) in Exeter, I decided to give the NHS route a go. To start hormones from the NHS, I first need to get a referral from a GP. So that's why I went to the hospital today.
Last week, I went to a local hospital to make an appointment since I found out that the Student Health Centre will not register me until September. I thought I heard the receptionist saythat my appointment time was "twenty to five" but as I was walking home, I began to think I had misheard her for "twenty to four". I decided to be cautious and go ASAP after class.
So today was the day of the appointment. When my class ended at 3:00, I rushed back to my room to get some documents that I might need. But, of course, the fire alarm was ringing and I couldn't go in to the building! The fire alarm rings so often. It's annoying.
Anyway, we all waited outside until it stopped. 15 minutes had passed. I packed my stuff and set off. It took 28 minutes to get to the hospital.
I asked the receptionist what the time of my appointment was. It was 4:40. I had 55 minutes to wait. I waited. It felt like 30 minutes.
The doctor was very nice but this was the first time he deals with someone who wants a referral to a GIC. He told me that there are 3-4 people who has had/is going through a sex change. That was nice to hear. He told me he will get in touch with me after he finds out what he has to do. I hope he will call me during next week...