So I’ve now been on MTF hormones for a month. Well, about a month and a half actually, but who’s counting? Not much has happened, but I thought I’d do a bit of an update anyway.
Dear Diary, apologies for neglecting you. Truth be told, I’ve been neglecting myself a bit of late. Time to “sort ma life out” and get back on track.
So my fourth appointment at Nottingham gender clinic is behind me – and the news is that I have NOT been prescribed estrogen. Which, after two and a half years of waiting, kinda sucks. [Read more…]
I’ve just cleared the penultimate hurdle in my marathon race for HRT – a journey which began in 2015. The winning post is in sight!
Most transwomen are all too familiar with the trademark effects of taking estrogen – softer skin, fat redistribution, boobs, etc, etc. But there are loads of other effects that can kick in to a greater or lesser extent. I’ve been doing my research.
So I’ve just got back from my third appointment at Nottingham Gender Clinic – and it’s the best possible news. The experts there agree I have gender dysphora and, subject to my blood tests being OK, have agreed to prescribe estrogen. *Punches air*
Butterflies seem to be an important part of the symbolism of being transgender, especially for those about to transition, leaving that ugly caterpillar body behind, entering a second-puberty chrysalis and then emerging as a beautiful creature at the end of it all.
Have you got Faceapp yet? This is an app that tweaks your face to make you look older or younger – or even change your gender. And as a trans person, I’m a little bit in love with it! [Read more…]
So a year ago, I began my journey towards what I hoped would see me taking estrogen, and testosterone blockers. And you all know what that means – lovely boobs (hooray!), a bigger bum (yay!), less body hair (bliss!) and everything else.