So first off, I wanted to make sure that ya'll where aware, i'm not retconning my DA. I know its been a few years, but I was actually without a computer for a long time.
So...its been what almost 6 years since my last post.....my bad.....lol its been really busy to say the least. Like my last post stated, we went and saw Quin, that was a wonderful time. Then within a few short months I found myself moving from my home in Tacoma WA to Portland OR. It was quite sudden but it was worth it at the time. I moved farther south to be with my partner Jason.
I was extremely happy when my darling Quin decided to join me in Portland and shortly moved in with me in May '14. It was really tough for us the first 10 months in portland. We where stuck renting a room from from a friends mom. However our jobs didn't make /any money/. We were barely covering our bills. We couldn't find an apartment we could afford or anything. But we held out. I was able to get a better paying job and so did Quin and soon we found our own place. It was Quin, Jason, and I.
It was 2 months of absolute hell. Jason turned out to be nothing more then a spoilt child who seemed to go out of his way just to upset both quin and I. So far so that I finally had dealt with enough of it that we had a little sit down and had a adult conversation. Needless to say that after a week Jason decided to move back in with his parents and not tell either quin or i. He just left. And then brought his fuck buddy over to our home to clean his shit out. Luckily Quin was home when he decided to to this with no notice what so ever. He just completely refused to talk to us or interact with either of us. needless to say i was rather pissed that he brought a stranger to the house to clean out his shit. Quin and I are still missing some books that where on the shelf he had cleaned out. but books are replaceable.
In Feb of '15 I popped the question and Quin and I became engaged. We went out on a Lord of the Rings pub crawl and then to voodoo donuts where we flash mobbed Quin with our proposal. He said yes
Shortly after that quin lost his job and we has some really lean months. it took him 6 months to find a new job and we nearly lost our apartment. Luckily we had some really close friends who bailed us out. We managed to keep our apartment. Unfortunately I got really sick in August of '15. I was out of work for 3 months seeing doctors about 3/4 times a week. We finally found out I have crohns and had some really bad ovarian cyst. I got treatment for the crohn's and made it back to work.
Then Quin lost his job again. it was a horrible fiasco. Corporate had told his store that now the holidays were over they needed to let 400 people go, but they had only highered 300 seasonal that prior holiday season. Because Quin was part of the most recent highers, having gotten the job the prior June. Unfortunately, hr at the store didn't tell hr corporate that they had given Quin the pink slip. We got a letter in the mail 2 months later that they had fired him for job abandonment. That explained the issues we were having with unemployment. It took us till August to get it fixed. And we still didn't see his unemployment. luckily a friend help get him a job /right/ before our wedding.
During that period of fighting with all that, I started to get sick again in July and ended up having to have emergency surgery in August '16. One of 4 cyst they had found coming off my ovaries had grown from 4cm to a whopping 14cm and weighed about 5lb in fluid. When they went in to remove the cyst they found it had its own umbilical cord coming off my fallopian tube. They also found that the 2 cyst on my left ovary were so knotted and tangled and there was an abnormal growth on it. so they took my left ovary and fallopian tube and the massive cyst and another cyst off the right side. As a Trans Man I would have been fine with them taking it all, as would my transition specialist. However the surgeon who treated me was not a trans specialist so rather the taking everything and sparing me from potential complications that I have to be watched for as my remaining ovary has severe PCOS (poly cystic ovary syndrome). I'll probably have to have another surgery to remove more cyst. The healing process for that took over a month. I did not return to work till half way thru Sept.
And that's where we come the to the real fun, Quin and I were married on Oct 31st. We had a Lord of the Rings themed wedding. It was absolutely magical. Unfortunately none of Quins family was able to make it. But on a bright note, a few months before our wedding I got back in contact with my Aunt Trish and Uncle Jimmy and they got me in touch with my long estranged sister. So they made it to the wedding. It was absolutely wonderful. Now, we are just working our way thru life. We are hoping we don't end up in camps with the way things may go with Trump, but we will make it. We've made it this far.