Friday, February 10, 2012

Outed at Work!

I was out-ed at work today!

Sort of. :)

I met up with an old co-worker for lunch today.  Had a frozen daiquiri to decompress after what's been a pretty crappy few weeks in the office.  When I returned to my computer, ever so slightly, pleasantly buzzed, a co-worker (who knows about me having AIS) pinged me quickly over Communicator.

"I just sent you a Facebook message because I thought you'd gone home for the day."

I checked my messages.  Apparently one of our co-workers was reading a post on a forum about a female athlete who might have AIS.  There was a link to a page about AIS, where I happen to be pictured, and he came across it.  What a crazy coincidence!

She wanted to let me know he had asked if it were me in the photo.  She confirmed it was.  They didn't talk more about it apparently.  It doesn't bother me he came across it.  Of course, if I had wanted to keep this a secret forever, I never would have agreed to inclusion in the photo.  But it did come as a big surprise...

I wonder if he'll tell others we work with?  Probably about 10 people already know.  It should be interesting to see if the fact spreads...


  1. I've enjoyed reading your blog and it has helped me thru a difficult time as my husband and I recently adopted a beautiful daughter from Taiwan. She had hernia surgery very recently and during the procedure we were told by the surgeon that our daughter likely has ais (cais). Would love to correspond with you privately, if you are willing. We are still waiting on formal diagnosis.

    any repurcussions from the "outing"?

  2. Hi there, and thanks for you comment.

    I am very glad to correspond with you privately. I'll send an email to you at the profile linked with your account. Not sure if it will go through, so you may want to email me at

    By the way, no repercussions from the outing yet. :) I don't anticipate any of course. I'll update you if there are though.

  3. Hi Zoe,
    I hope things are going well for you at work.
    I'm cheering for you.

  4. Hi Zoe,
    It was really interesting to read your blog! I am from Russia and I also have CAIS. It is impossible to find any information in Russian on the Internet about CAIS (no sites, no blogs :(). Reading your blog I've just desided to create my own blog in Russian. Thank you for a great idea!

  5. Thank you Anonymous from Russia! I'd love to see your blog when it's up. Please let us know when it's up and I will link to it if you like. (Even though I will not understand a word!!) :)

  6. Why would being outed be a problem? Why would anyone have a problem with you being AIS. I would love to meet and marry an AIS woman. I think it would be a refreshing change. PMS gets old real quick.

    I would celebrate it. No periods non menopause and the AIS women I have seen are gorgeous.