Annie and James Rushden were man and wife, until James revealed he was transsexual. Annie writes about the experience of falling in love all over again with her partner Claire. Same soul, different gift wrap.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Update on Claire

Just a quick update.

We got the news last night that the mass on Claire's x-ray is not in her lungs.

*deep, deep sigh of relief*

She has what is called a teratoma. About 85-90% of these are benign. However, it has to come out.

Claire has struggled her whole life with severe phobias about doctor related things. It takes xanax and a couple of days to prepare for a blood test, so this is obviously really overwhelming for her. Although I am thrilled at the news that it isn't lung involved, she's way too stressed about the idea of an operation to really feel relief at this point.

I'll keep you posted.