Just been to my first appointment in Nottingham. Beforehand I had to fill in a 30 page questionnaire for them and I guess it’s hard for them to make the questions suitable for everyone because a lot of them weren’t appropriate for me (having been on T for a year already and having changed my … More First Appointment at Nottingham
Happy one year on T for me! It’s been an interesting year. The blood tests say I only have 3.4nmol of T in me (should be between 10nmol and 30nmol) so that’s worrying and I’m surprised my voice even dropped. I’m going to pester the docs who can actually do something about it to do … More One Year on T!
my arms are definately much hairier and so are my legs. and my butt. and my tummy. and my chest. and my face. my voice is most definately deeper than it was, reaching down to Gs and Fs sometimes and struggling above an E above middle C. I sound like a thirteen year old and … More Three Months on T
BInding isn’t fun. Like, ever. But most of the time I can deal jwith it because it makes me feel better about myself, well, a little. But summer really takes the piss. I frequently can’t breathe and overheat to the point of not just dizziness but actually fainting. I fainted in one of my mock exams … More Binders in summer
So I am about two months on t, I think. I forgot to go to my appointment today because my phone calendar let me down but they managed to fit me in. Changes so far: i have more hair: arms, legs, chest, tummy, that bit of the back above the butt, etc… i weigh more, … More Two months
i forgot to update when I got my first T shot on the 22nd of May. It was meant to be on the 21st, but my GP Surgery fucked up (also the Drs in London didn’t help by prescribing something that hasn’t existed since 2009?) in my first month I experienced -Hairs growing on chest … More I’m on T!
Shaving. I experimented with shaving with a normal disposable a few years ago, it felt cool but it annoyed me after a while and I was too lazy and too likely to accidentally cut my skin. But recently I’ve been nicking my dad’s electric shaver and it has this bit that flips out it is … More Sideburns and hair
Yesterday I had another appointment in London. At the uclh, my first appt was for bone density. It’s fun sitting in a waiting room full of old ladies and the occational visibly trans guy. They call you in, have to do your height and weight then you have to lie under this thing on your … More Bone density and blockers and blood tests – oh my!
So, the normal nurse who does my shot was on holiday. So today I had to have a different one. The normal one has got used to it and knows how to make it up. This one doesn’t. Apparently hormone blockers are made unusually and have weird instructions that confuse nurses. So yeah, let that … More Nervous nurses
I have an stp packer. I think it is called something like the urinall, or something. I’ve had it for a few months. I can sort of use it, but not confidently. It’s difficult to pack with because the receptical you pee in is really hard and hurts. The good thing about it is it’s … More I now understand the term “pee shy”