A week ago, I received incredibly bad news regarding my hormone levels. After much consideration, I have elected to do what I believe is best course of action. My doctor may not agree.
I had my first blood test since switching to injections last week and the results are absolutely terrible. After a year of hormone replacement therapy, my levels are back to where they were prior to my transition.
Early in my transition, I had a lot of problems getting my hormones from my pharmacy. Prescriptions would disappear, estrogen would be “out of supply” for weeks, and medication would need to be “confirmed” every time I got a refill. Now, I am having trouble again.
I have an HRT appointment in a week and I am pretty nervous. I have had minor gripes with the clinic before, but nothing serious. Typically, I just try to get in and out as quickly as possible with my prescription. Unfortunately, that isn’t an option this time around. I have to have a seriousContinue reading “HRT appointment nerves”
I am frustrated and have been for the last couple of weeks. The source of this frustration is my most recent lab results and my hormone replacement therapy (HRT) clinic’s response to them. At my last appointment, I discussed possibly changing my HRT regiment if my HRT levels were not at the proper ranges. MyContinue reading “The unresponsiveness of transgender healthcare”
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”
The wait for hormones continues as my pharmacy continues to delay refilling my HRT prescription.
I am “out” of hormones due to a delay from by pharmacy. This is the second time in two refills that they have delayed until I ran out.
In late 2019, I decided that I wanted to get hormones to start a gender transition. It would take 6 months and three different approaches to get them.