Reintroduction of me! My name is Rin and I am a California senior with an interest in dog training, (creative) writing, drawing, and all things related to anatomy and physiology. I am also a mid-transition transgender male (FtM) who has been on Testosterone for 2 years. Unfortunately, I cannot bind my chest in any way because of costochondritis born of my connective tissue disorder which causes immense chest pain even with a slightly compressing sports bra. But hey, I am okay with that! Right now I am focusing on being me, kicking chronic illness ass, and getting through my last year of high-school. I have struggled with anxiety and a variety of mood disorders since I was really young, and in early fall 2017 I was diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses (some of which I was born with). My chronic illness conglomeration consists of: Dysautonomia (undefined type), Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 3, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Dysmotility, and mild intestinal dysmotility. I also struggle with a Panic Disorder, an undefined depressive/mood disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder (and likely Autism Spectrum Disorder), and obsessive compulsive behaviors (likely OCD). To help me navigate this wild life I am training my sidekick Leila to be my service dog for the next year until she will need to retire and I will be getting a new puppy prospect. I want this account to become a place where I can vent about how fucked up it is to have chronic illness, promote awareness of chronic illness, and create a space where people feel comfortable and safe. I will forever be a safe space and regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, race, ethnicity, religion, etc. anybody is welcome here! All of the love! PS I love sunflowers!
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