Cis people are acting like us trans people are not curious about other trans peoples’ birth/legal names. You know how we deal with it? Keeping it to ourselves.
Curiosity isn’t a problem until you start acting like things are your business and your inward thoughts come outward. We get it, curiosity is a part of the human condition. You know what else is? Respecting peoples’ boundaries.
2 days on T vs 351 days on T
Oh man, also, at work today we were going through a cart of returns some homeless man tried to steal and one of the new hires said “When a guy buys tampons, that’s when you know he’s crazy,” and I sort of laughed because the other kids there had worked with me since before i transitioned on the job. (I did belatedly say not to talk trash about the mentally ill, don’t be a dick, just for the record lmfao.) They may not have made the connection but when I relayed it later to one of my other coworkers, she asked if menstruating was still a thing and I said “hell no, the hormones would be worth it for that alone” and she laughed.
The weird thing is, I’m pretty sure my face has changed a lot, based on people around me and what they’ve said (or not said), and sometimes the way i catch myself in the mirror, but it feels like i look exactly the same when i take pictures. On one level it does make me dysphoric and is disheartening, but on another I’m glad at least I looked like a masculine woman before transition. Ha ha. The same phenomenon goes for my voice - and that I have very good documentation of and it’s completely different, so it’s probably a self-image thing.
I have a question for guys who are already on T. How do you count your months on testosterone? Do you just do the same day of every month? I started on October third, so my four weeks on T is still in October, but it would be weird to say that that is one month since it’s still the same month. Does that make sense? Essentially I’m asking how you define a month.
I count it by the date or just round if it’s close - so id count nov. 3rd as one month in your case - but everybody’s different. For the first few months you’re probably thinking in terms of weeks anyway, but eventually it’ll be in terms of years, so don’t sweat it too much. haha
my one year on t is about a week away and i’m stoked. i probably won’t celebrate or anything - i am hanging out with a friend instead of going to my support group this month, so i won’t have a group to announce it to, but i’ll take some comparison pictures to stick in the folder with the ones i took the week before my first shot. i dunno if i’ll post them or anything but i’ll certainly want them someday, i plan to upload to transbucket a couple years post op and its always helpful to see photos across as wide a time period possible.
my first and last experience with Post Shower Binder Syndrome.
If you or a loved one ever experiences PSBS, please refrain from showering minutes before you’re meant to go out into the world. you will get fucking stuck.
First Year on Testosterone Pre-T April 1, 2008 3 Months June 30, 2008 4 Months July 30, 2008 5 Months Sept 4, 2008 6 Months Oct 3, 2008 7 Months Nov 3, 2008 8 Months Dec 11, 2008 9 Months Jan 12, 2…
I came out to a woman in my english class today. it was spur of the moment. She has a kid my age and was talking about a trans kid who came out at his school a few years ago and seemed pretty knowledgeable. Later there was a conversation about siblings and she was telling this girl that sisters are your worst enemy until you move away and then theyre your best friend - i said my sister and i have an awesome relationship, and she said well thats because youre a BOY. and then expressed surprise that i didn’t beat on my kid brother.
i said i wasnt cis so that colored and nuanced a lot of my relationships with my family members when it comes to gender divide stuff. she was like oh thats interesting.
i like being stealth and have no interest in being out to my whole class, but i also like discussing that kind of thing sometimes. she’s very kind and a grown ass adult and i don’t think she’ll be violating my privacy so i was comfortable disclosing to her.
Ok so long story short, almost 4 months on t and my skin is horrific. I have really bad acne at the moment. It literally covers my shoulders, back, neck, chest and face. I was wondering if I went to my GP, would they prescribe me cream for it? Or turn me away because acne is just an unfortunate side effect of testosterone?
call your gp right now and get an appointment to talk about acne. they won’t deny you acne treatment just because you’re trans. if you’re 4 months on t, you must be having regular bloodwork, right? they will check if your t levels are too high next time they take blood, and can even adjust your dose if it will help with the acne. i had no acne my first puberty, but about five or six months into t started breaking out like a motherfucker - five minutes after i walked in the door my dr said, “your test results are practically perfect so i won’t alter your dose,” and immediately prescribed me two different types of acne gel. managing it early is way better than waiting and worrying theyll deny your request, which only gives your face more time to scar. obviously even without getting rx acne medication, i’d be washing your face more than once a day, using some kind of OTC cream (i love target’s store brand facial cream and use it in the shower), changing your pillowcase regularly, watching the kind of oily food you eat, staying out of the heat whenever possible, etc… take care of your face and the acne will pass. you’re just going through puberty. i’m only a year on t now but my face is getting better as i keep up with treatments and i am not breaking out as much