Journal Entries for Bobbie Jo Justice
March 2nd, 2018 8:10 am EST
After dealing with a broken toe in October and then gallstones and gallbladderremoval the end of January, I am finally back in good health and working out at LA Fitness again.
I am ready for spring and to be in heels again.
October 22nd, 2015 5:44 am EDT
I had a great time in Warren, Ohio at the Girls Night Out event last Saturday. I went in my she-devil costume.
In other news, I am working on updates and also on a new format for my website since my website hosting company decided to delete the publishing software without bothering to tell anyone. I hope to have that complete in November. In the meantime, I am been making blog updates on my current website.
November 4th, 2014 7:19 am EST
Well, after a not so nice 2013 with knee surgery keeping me out of action for 2 and 1/2 months, and then being sick for an additional three months, I have so far had a good 2014.
I visited my family in Florida in January. I spent a lot of time visiting with my sister. My sister and I have always been very close. We went to Busch Gardens and had fun riding the roller coasters. We also played many games of Scrabble.
I am back walking in 5 inch heels without any issues. I did a trip to Myrtle Beach, SC in September. I actually drove a jetski for the first time in my life. I am terrified of the ocean, thanks to the movie Jaws. We went on a "dolphin adventure", which means everyone got to drive their own jetski in the ocean, whoopee, gee I was "looking forward" to that....NOT. Even though I was initially scared beyond belief as it was my first time driving a jet ski in the ocean, and my pink and white bikini bottoms are now my brown and white bikini bottoms, (no, not really), I thoroughly enjoyed myself. On the way out to meet the shrimp boat, it took me about 5 minutes or so to get used to the steering, as I kept turning sideways, was maybe topping out at 20mph or so, scared beyond belief.....and was panicked a great white shark was going to come up behind me any minute. The ocean was pretty calm, once we got past the breakers, not too bad. We got out to where the shrimp boat was, not all that far offshore, maybe half a mile or so, we saw the dolphins. They came up right near the jetskis, that was so cool. I forgot all about being scared of the ocean. We hung out tnere for a good 20 minutes or so, probably saw a dozen dolphin or more. On the way back, they took us into the intercoastal waterway, I had the steering down by then. I got the jetski to 53mph on the trip back, water was nice and calm. I loved it.
For 2015, I am looking at planning trips to Florida, Wisconsin, Montreal, and Las Vegas.
December 22nd, 2013 9:48 am EST
I am finally all done with being sick. After CT scan, egds, doctor exams, etc., it appears that the only thing I had was a really bad case of food poisoning....that lasted almost three months..
I lost about 30 pounds during that time. The bright side is that I am fitting into my old dresses again. I am fitting into size 10 stuff again. I am hoping I can keep the weight off.
Until spring arrives I have been working out on my boyfriend's cross country ski machine, hopng to not gain too many pounds over the holidays.
I am looking forward to spring so I can get back on my bicycle. My knee is doing well after I broke my kneecap in May. The surgeon at Doctors West hospital in Columbus did a wonderful job putting my kneecap back together.
Time flies. I can't believe that it has been a year and four months since my gender reassignment surgery. Everything contines to work well down there, with no issues.
I am going to Florida for christmas, to see my family, and spend lots of time with my sister. We might go to Disney World or Busch gardens while we are there.
October 18th, 2013 2:52 pm EDT
I've had an interesting couple of months. I have been fighting food poisoning and digestive system issues since August. For example, I threw up again today 10 minutes after eating. They sent me for a CT scan yesterday and determined that I am fighting some kind of inflammation. Now I get to go see the Ohio Gastroenterology group sometime next week.I am down to 142 pounds, and have lost over 25 pounds the last 2 months. I wanted to lose some weight, but not this way.
In other news, my knee is all healed, I have been riding my bike and last week I was at the bar in 5 inch heels.
I have my halloween costume all ready to go, and I am ready to party this halloween.
July 12th, 2013 6:40 am EDT
I've had an interesting last couple of months. I broke my kneecap on May 1st (no, I wasn't wearing 7 inch heels at the time).I had surgery on may 6th, and they put two screws in to pull my kneecap back together.
I have been recovering from that. My physical therapy is going very well. I am no longer on crutches now, I have pretty much discontinued use of the knee brace as the doctor indicated I am able to put full weight on this leg now.
I have been taking walks around the neighborhood the last few days to start getting back in shape. I wasn't able to move very much for the first few weeks when I was on crutches and in the straight leg brace.
I am going to try and ride my bike this weekend, and we will see how I do. This will be the first time I have been on it since my fall.
I hope to back in heels and playing on stripper poles before too long.
December 26th, 2012 8:24 pm EST
I am just over 4 months post-op now, and my new part is functioning well, and looking great. I am very pleased with the results of my surgery. I recommend Dr. Brassard to any mtf transsexual who is going to have surgery to get their pshyical body to match their gender.
September 16th, 2012 7:49 pm EDT
I can not say enough good things about Dr. Brassard and his wonderful staff in Montreal.
I am now almost 4 weeks post-op. My dilations are going pretty good, my new part looks wonderful. I am continuing to heal well, I just have to remember not to try and do too much at once. I am still a little unsteady on my feet at times, so I haven't been wearing any 7 inch heels lately, but overall I am doing quite well.
I never really had much pain, one or two little bouts and that is about it. I'm still a little sore and tender, and have to take it a little slow standing up or sitting down, but I notice improvement as each week goes by.
Now, I am working on getting all of my legal documentation corrected. I think I have a lawyer now that can help me with fixing the birth certificate. Everything else should be a piece of cake.
August 28th, 2012 5:12 pm EDT
Today is my last day at this wonderful place. Dr. Brassard and his staff are an incredible group of people. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself here, and have met many new people, several of which have become friends. This is truly a life changing experience.
Coming to Montreal and having my surgery with Dr. Brassard is truly one of the best decisions that I have ever made. The people are wonderful, Dr. Brassard is not only a great surgeon, and a wonderful human being, but he is a HUNK as well. The view of the park and river out the front door is great, the staff is wonderful, the after care is incredible, and the food has been wonderful as well.
I highly recommend Dr. Brassard to anyone considering gender reassignment surgery.
August 26th, 2012 2:00 pm EDT
My best night of sleep so far. I went to bed at 11 pm, and didn't wake up until almost 7:30 this morning. My catheter came out this morning too, so now I get to pee like a big girl. Time for a quick rest and my shower, then it's start the daily routine, dilation, sitz bath, douche,, etc, etc. repeat.
August 25th, 2012 2:29 pm EDT
I can truly say that this is indeed a place "where butterflies grow".
I woke up at 5am crying this morning, no, not from anything bad, but from incredible joy.
I have had such a wonderful journey
I have many close friends who have been with me through each phase of this journey and they have seen me blossom and fulfill my dream, a dream 54 years in the making. i have also made many new friends along the way.
My coworkers have been wonderful, and I have gotten closer to many of them during the last 5 years.
The staff at the hospital here and at the after care facility are AMAZING. Dr. Brassard is a wonderful surgeon, and he is a HUNK too.
I want to take him back to Columbus with me, but his wife and my boyfriend might complain, so I guess I better not.
I can not possibly say enough good things about the people here at the hospital and the recovery center. I don't know all of you by name, but regardless, you are all angels and are the kindest people I have ever met. Thank you.
People comment about my journey on my website blog, my facebook page, and my yahoo group. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would get this kind of support.
I never knew how many other people there were like me in the world, now it seems like they are coming out of the woodwork.
I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. I am truly blessed.
With each step we take, the journey gets easier. If you look at the whole journey, it can at times seem overwhelming, but if you take it one step at a time, pretty soon you will be amazed at how far you have come.
Today I get the stent out and I am taking a picture of that puppy. I also start dilation too.
We have had several post op girls stop by this week to say Hi. One had her surgery a year ago, another 3 years ago now.
We now have six girls recovering at the residence (myself included).
My roommate heard me crying this morning, and she asked if I was okay. I said yes, I am good, these are tears of joy.
All my Love,
August 21st, 2012 7:01 pm EDT
I am feeling much better today after having surgery on the 20th.
August 14th, 2012 11:00 am EDT
I am starting to get some things packed.
Tomorrow is my last day in Columbus. I will go to Warren on Thursday, then from there, it's off to Montreal on Friday. I'll have 2 days in Montreal for sightseeing, etc. before my surgery on Monday the 20th.
I expect the first few weeks afterwards to be the toughest, then things should get easier from there. I still have a few things to buy for post-op care, and I plan on buying those on Wednesday.
July 20th, 2012 9:09 am EDT
The final payment made it to the surgeon's office today.
One month from today I will be having surgery to finally get my physical body to match my gender.
A dream 54 years in the making, about to come true.
July 16th, 2012 12:56 pm EDT
I have mailed the final payment to my surgeon.
Now I am preparing for the "kiss my **** goodbye" party this Saturday, July 21st.
Then it's off to Montreal on August 16th for my surgery on the 20th
It's been a wonderful journey the last 5 years.
July 12th, 2012 7:33 pm EDT
5 weeks left until surgery, and 9 days left until party !!!
It's getting close, a dream 54 years in the making, about to come true.
August 20th, my surgery date.
July 4th, 2012 7:40 pm EDT
I had my cardiologist appointment and was cleared for surgery.
On August 17th I will head to Montreal, and have my surgery on August 20th.
.I lived 49 years trying to be good to everyone but the one person that truly matters - myself. It was time that I support HER, even if no-one else does. After all, I'm the ONLY one I know for a fact will be with me until my final day
June 22nd, 2012 7:18 am EDT
2 months until surgery. I went and bought three cute dresses yesterday because I will need some loose fitting clothes during my recovery period, no tight fitting spandex for awhile.
Since my ekg was "abnormal", the surgeon wants me to go see a cardiologist, so I do that on the 28th of June.
June 15th, 2012 3:23 pm EDT
I had my pre-surgery tests on June 14th. The doctor said my ekg was abnormal, whatever that means. She wasn't going to worry about it, so I guess that is a good sign.
I am 2 months away from surgery in Montreal.
May 3rd, 2012 7:05 am EDT