I am doing better now. The last few weeks have been pretty rough. Between issues with the pharmacy, a lot of back-and-forth with my HRT provider, and some bad bouts of gender dysphoria, I have been struggling quite a bit. However, things have started to calm down towards the end of this week and itContinue reading “Week 38: Cresting the peak on a rough month”
For the last two to three months, I have been debating coming out to one of my relatives. I am reluctant to do so, it would run counter to my original plan of not coming out until around the 2-year mark. However, having someone who is aware of my situation would solve several small issuesContinue reading “To share, or not to share”
Over the past few weeks, I have been plagued with doubt regarding my transition. This is not unusual, I have had my periods of doubt before. These doubts seems to return every time that I reach a major milestone in my transition. I had the same period of doubting when I hit 3 month. IContinue reading “The burden of doubt”
A few weeks ago, I reached a significant milestone in my transition, 6 months of Hormone replacement therapy( HRT). This has led me to spend a lot of time reflecting on my transition and my progress so far. Many trans resources say that 6 months is roughly when many of the changes from HRT reachContinue reading “Looking back at the first six months: physical changes”
I am coming up on a pretty big milestone: 6 months on HRT.
To prepare for the coming colder weather, I have started building my fall and winter wardrobe. This has revealed an unfortunate truth: it is really hard to find clothes that fit.
I have my next HRT appointment in a couple of weeks, so I have been rehearsing what to say. I get pretty nervous about these appointments and I have found that rehearsing likely conversations helps ease the anxiety. I am fairly certain that I can handle most conversations that will come up, there is onlyContinue reading “Pronoun Pressure at the Clinic”
A couple weeks ago, I had to go into my workplace for the first time since I started hormone replacement therapy. Like many people, I have been working from home for several months, only having to go into the office after hours. I was a little worried. This would be the first time that myContinue reading “Week 20 progress: 5 months of HRT”
Transition and HRT is full of odd moments of joy.
I feel like I am at kind of an odd place in my transition. I am generally quite happy with how it is going. However, in some ways I feel like my hands are tied.