I haven’t written for awhile here in Cyrsti’s Condo about my involvement with feminine hormones. To be sure, it’s been a rocky affair, with plenty of blind corners and unexpected results.
I guess since my recent brush with discontinuing my hormone replacement therapy all due to health concerns, has brought taking the life altering meds back into focus.
Many people over the years have asked about the process. First of all, most of all the usual changes in skin, breasts, hair etc, started taking effect for me relativity quickly. I would say in the first six months. However, as time passed on, the changes began to slow and all of a sudden, I was looking at 4 plus years on HRT.
Looking back, the biggest change over the years had to be the emotional roller coaster ride I experienced. I think perhaps the emotional ride contributed to extra problems when I was in the middle of negotiating a particular difficult bout of gender dysphoria.
It was during that time I have considered re-evaluating the whole gender process I was going through. Calmer minds prevailed though.
Here’s an example of the effect feminine hormones have on me. Yes, I cry but mostly when good things happen (especially during football games when Liz is making fun of me.) Yes, I have my own modest sized breasts which seems to fascinate some people. My skin is softer than it has ever been and am slowly and surely developing hips.
I an truly fortunate to be able to have undertaken this gender adventure health wise.