Transition Journey part 1: getting a referral

So, as part of coming out as transgender and beginning my transition, I had an appointment today with my regular doctor to discuss referring me to an endocrinologist. I was nervous and anxious about it, worrying that there would be a gatekeeper aspect of things going on, with my doctor making me jump through hoops to get the referral. However, it turns out that everything was fine, we talked about how long I've known I was trans, and she is going to call the endocrinologist's office to see if they are taking patients now or if I'll need to see one farther away. Wish me luck!