Very eclectic little page covering lots of short points that couldn't quite stand as their own pages. Much of it reflects my own personal experience.
For me, I've never had an appointment with my endo where I was actually seen on time. Including being early and waiting to be brought into another room where I can continue to wait. That said, she IS an excellent doctor, so all the waiting is kind of a small price to pay. ^_^
When I first went to see her though, I hadn't changed my name yet, so I filled out all the paperwork using my legal name at the time. Unfortunately, there was nowhere to write in my preferred name, so I was called the first time using my "unpreferred" name just like Rain. But a quick, little "hey, I prefer to be called..." changed that. If only it was always that easy.
The part that's exclusive to Rain though, is her and Emily having some awkwardness with regards to their secret relationship. That's just 'cause I haven't had any cute blushy moments between since coming back. XD
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The only difference between this and my first experience with an endo is that there was a radio blasting in the waiting room which drove me to a panic attack. They also left a spot for preferred name on their forms, which the person calling my name to a very crowded waiting room completely ignored. Oh, plus I was alone so I didn't have anybody like Aunt Fara to talk to the nurse about preferred name and I was too anxious to correct them. I found a new endocrinologist after that :/
THIS WAIT IS WHAT HAPPENS EVERY TIME I SEE MY ENDO! SO GLAD IT'S A COMMON THING!
Ahhhh this page is all sorts of cute and adorable and ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Listen, Jocelyn (am I spelling that right? Sorry, I forgot), you're tugging with my heart strings and making me wish I was living in your comic. That's a good thing. Keep up this good work! Also, can't wait for the comic to go back to being 3 a week again. :D It's really exciting to get to see Rain's appointment. (Though, knowing how evil you are, you'll switch back to Gavin for another 2 or 3 weeks, do another Rain page, and repeat. XD)
Oh, question I forgot to add to my comment: Does Rain not have a portable handheld gaming system like a DS or PSP (or your world's equivalent)?
@TallMist: It could be called a TS ("twin screen") ^_^
@Kimiko_0: Ahhhhhhh. She should brought it.
Rain's outfit is adorably, It just looks so cute on her.
Also waiting's rooms are never fun, Been there hated it.
heh.. i have glaucoma and this is me at the eye doctor every six months
Having been on both ends of scheduling hospital appointments I can assure you it would be very unusual for your appointment to happen on time unless you're the first patient of the day. a) many patients take/need more time than scheduled for them, and b) more patients need to be seen "urgently" than scheduled for. The result is overstuffed schedules are rule rather than exception.
As for the name thing, if this doctor sees trans patients often, wouldn't their staff have learned to call out only a surname if possible? Flaherty isn't that common a surname I think.
Full steam on the wincest ship!
Rain and Emily may not be related by blood, but if their relationship continues they may become related as wives. Who knows, maybe Rain can keep some of her genetic material in a lab for future children with Emily.
For everything it does wrong, at least the Norwegian national gender clinic has enough sense to only call out patients' last names.
Although in my case, having them call out my legal (girl) name would have been nice.