As I rapidly approach my upcoming endocrinologist appointment early next week, I happened to observe a real improvement in my bodies’ feminine development. My hormone replacement therapy path has been slower than most I feel because of an abundance of caution due to my age.
After starting HRT New Years Eve 2013, I was taken off hormones for six months shortly after and was allowed to resume my minimum dosage. Through it all, I still felt the changes were occurring. It wasn’t until recently I began to feel somewhat impatient with my changes. My Doc responded with increasing my Estradiol patch dosage. All of a sudden, changes began again.
Most noticeable to me was the pesky hair on my arms began to finally thin out. Before it did, routinely I had to shave my arms which I am aware can make the problem worse over time.
Circling back to yesterday, the weather around here in Cincinnati turned warm again and I had a chance to dress appropriately. I found my patterned light weight leggings and paired them with a three quarter sleeve tunic top which falls softly over my hips. Yes, I said hips. Hiding from me the last several months was how developed my hips were becoming.
For once, my transgender gender dysphoria took a break as I checked out a glimpse of the femininized person I was becoming.
Even though I know my dysphoria is a powerful foe, I take any small victories I can get and cherish them.
At the least my relief will last a couple days, at least until my Doc visit and go from there. As you Cyrsti’s Condo regulars know, I was considering requesting injections to hopefully kickstart more progress but now I think I am content to continue the path I am on.