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I went in and grabbed a copy

I went in and grabbed a copy

My face was burning red but I was not leaving without that magazine. “How old are you, Kid?”, the clerk asked. “Eighteen, Sir.” No ID was asked for. He slid it in a brown paper bag and I rummaged my pocket for the money to pay him. I did not take it out of the bag until I got home hours later and in the privacy of my room I entered a whole new world where there were people just like me. Well, I was not in their league yet but little did I know that I would be a part of that world years later, rubbing shoulders with some of the Royalty of the NYC Drag Scene.

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

I am presenting pictures of the first issues of that awesome publication. It was one of the first magazines devoted to professional female impersonators. I am also presenting an early picture a few years after I became very active in the Drag scene from the early’80’s and one a few years ago. The last 20+ years I have simply moved my dressing into the public domain mixing comfortably with the general public. It has been a wonderful journey with many adventures in female mode that I hope to share with Kandi’s readers in the future.

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. 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”).

I am so thrilled that Kandi has invited me to share my stories here and would also love your thoughts and comments

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 d 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.”

As a woman I tend to think a lot about my appearance, as I’m sure all of you do. But I am not overly fashion conscious as you can tell from my previous pictures posted here in Kandi’s Land during the past two months. I really want to make sure the world that sees me immediately thinks that I am a woman, knowing that any second look will reveal the real story.

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