I’m now two months on testosterone, and this has been the craziest and most amazing two months of my life. Let’s get down to business (to defeat the huns).
1. Physical Changes
Where do I begin? I have significant hair growth – my chin, my stomach, my legs, everywhere pretty much. My voice gets deeper by the day. People don’t recognize me on the phone anymore. My neck has thickened, I’ve grown in height and weight, and I’ve had some changes that we’re not going to talk about because I’ve been told to keep this PG-13.
2. Emotional Changes
My temper has been cut in half, and I didn’t have a good temper to begin with. I’m angry 75% of the time. Otherwise, a lot of my emotions have been almost numbed. It’s rare for me to feel sad anymore (the past few days were an exception, as I lost someone who I deeply respected), and my emotions aren’t to such extremes. I don’t think I’ve had a single mood swing this past month. And dysphoria has definitely lessened, as I pass most of the time now.
I just want to thank everyone for supporting me this far, and a huge thanks to Dr. Peter Hunt, Dr. Sarah Pilcher, and Dr. Daniel Schumer at the GeMS Clinic in Boston, and my parents. This would have never happened if it weren’t for you.
There is going to be a Thanksgiving post tomorrow, since this will be my first Thanksgiving as Eli. Happy holidays!