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Started HRT Last Night


RhondaS

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Got blood work on Monday, GP who looked at it on Wednesday wondered if I had started HRT already or had tried it in the past, based on low testosterone and high estrogen levels (for AMAB).  🤔

 

58 years old. My endocrinologist said "Let's get this party started!" and now I guess i'm just waiting for the festivities to gradually begin. 

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@RhondaS

Congratulations on starting HRT. If I was your doctor, I would’ve asked you the same question your GP did but for different reasons. You don’t look anything close to 58 and you certainly look like you’ve been on HRT for awhile based on your avatar photo. This is going to be an amazing experience for you!  I am so happy for you.😁

 

My Best,

Susan R🌷

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ElizabethStar

Congratulations Rhonda. It does seem like the changes are slow but there are a lot of things happening all at once a lot of amazing things.

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Oh, the avatar is a FaceApp cheat. I have real pics that are just makeup but they're a little over the top, makeovers in London, from back last year when I still thought crossdressing was the cure for what ailed me. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, ElizabethStar said:

You still look good hon.

 

Aw, you're sweet.  And you look good too!

 

I think the fake pics look more like how I feel than the 'real' makeover ones.

 

We'll see how many months it'll take to post a less app'd up pic. I'm still in Before mode. 

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5 hours ago, RhondaS said:

"Let's get this party started!"

That's AWESOME❣️ Rhonda!

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Carolyn Marie

Congrats, Rhonda!  You're on the Womanhood Express now, girl, so get ready for some twists and turns along the track.

 

HUGS

 

Carolyn Marie

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  • 3 weeks later...

Today is week 3 day! 

 

I guess it's like having a baby...first you count the days, then you go by weeks, then months, eventually years with fractions, then just years, huh?

 

The party may have started but so far it's not really much of a party. 

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HollyNoel

Congratz @RhondaS Sweetie. I'm excited for you. You know I'm close behind you. Monday was my week 2. You look so beautiful in that pic with the blond hair. I got to be honest, when I was living as a guy, I would have asked you out. You are a real hottie. Of coarse now I'm more into Ryan Reynolds and Channing Tatum now. I know, guys, who knew. I had the long talk with my therapist and now realize I've always liked guys, I just wasn't admitting it. So now I'm wanted to be taken by a big strong hot AF man. Might as well be the woman I am in my dreams an be with the sex I dream of. I'm out and I'm proud! lol. Anyway, believe me, you would have been the girl I would of hit on when I was the male me. 

 

I hope that didn't come out creepy.

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I have on several occasions noticed a sensation, maybe pain, in the breasts over these past few weeks but today it was more there than every before. 

 

And just possibly some change in their shape. If I look down I can see slight curves there?

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ElizabethStar

Mine felt like they were itching really bad when they started. Yeah, That wonderful moment when you realize it happening, it's really happening.

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On 10/7/2020 at 9:10 PM, ElizabethStar said:

Mine felt like they were itching really bad when they started. Yeah, That wonderful moment when you realize it happening, it's really happening.

 

Wow, that sounds wonderful.

 

Not the itching, of course, but well, you know :)

 

I admit, I'm envious! I'm at the very beginning of all this and have SOO much self doubt and half-surreal/half-hyperreal moments of "Whoa, wait a minute...am I actually seriously considering this...?", but there's definitely a part of me that is hoping so much for my own time, my own turn.

 

In any case, congrats, @RhondaS! And to everyone else who's reached this point!

 

 

 

 

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ElizabethStar
21 hours ago, Heather Nicole said:

I'm at the very beginning of all this and have SOO much self doubt and half-surreal/half-hyperreal moments of "Whoa, wait a minute...am I actually seriously considering this...?",

Yes, yes you are doing this.

My opinion>In a couple months you'll look back (if you haven't already) and ask yourself why you waited so long. the feelings of self doubt will settle and go away. The surreality may take a little longer but it's not any one event causing it to last so long.

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1 hour ago, ElizabethStar said:

Yes, yes you are doing this.

My opinion>In a couple months you'll look back (if you haven't already) and ask yourself why you waited so long. the feelings of self doubt will settle and go away. The surreality may take a little longer but it's not any one event causing it to last so long.

I had so much self doubt and excessive worrying before I started HRT. When I'm frustrated with how long it is taking to get FFS I find it hard to believe I was willing to wait so long. What was I thinking!?

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I wept a lot before. Weep even more now. When I weep about starting HRT it's a mix of how happy I feel already and how happy I hope to be later combined with sadness about waiting so dang long. 

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On 10/7/2020 at 6:26 PM, RhondaS said:

And just possibly some change in their shape. If I look down I can see slight curves there?

I kept telling myself it was probably my imagination. (I'm a bit of a pessimist)  Then one day I accidentally brushed against something.  Yikes!

 

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ElizabethStar
2 hours ago, Jandi said:

Then one day I accidentally brushed against something.  Yikes!

I remember that happening to me. I was trying to squeeze through a half closed door then I caught someones elbow. Lined bras have been my best friend since.

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The chest discomfort that had a good maybe 24 hour stretch on Wednesday seems mostly gone. 

 

It's funny how recent physical pains (chest, laser hair removal) have made me happier!

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On 10/8/2020 at 7:35 PM, Heather Nicole said:

 

I admit, I'm envious! I'm at the very beginning of all this and have SOO much self doubt and half-surreal/half-hyperreal moments of "Whoa, wait a minute...am I actually seriously considering this...?", but there's definitely a part of me that is hoping so much for my own time, my own turn.

Wow, you summed up my feelings so perfectly...say no more.

💜

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Heather Nicole
16 hours ago, ElizabethStar said:

Yes, yes you are doing this.

 

When I read this it made me feel a little floaty and very good. I guess that tells me something! Thanks :)

 

7 hours ago, RhondaS said:

It's funny how recent physical pains (chest, laser hair removal) have made me happier!

 

There was a "Comedians in Cars" where Seinfeld had an interesting take on pain: "Pain is information entering the body." Weird, but he had an interesting, pretty convincing explanation. I guess in your case it's femininity entering the body!

 

I had something vaguely similar. Back in puberty, I had heard that for girls, sore nipples were a common part of puberty. Never heard that about boys. But mine did end up noticeably sore for a while. I was secretly kind of happy about that :)

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Inspired by @HollyNoel's update here's mine after a month of HRT (I would edit the title of the thread if that was possible to be more accurate but whatever)

 

Still getting intermittent mild discomfort in the breasts and it still makes me happy.

 

I feel like my resting dysphoria has become resting (mild) euphoria. I can still get a wave of dysphoria but the constant one has seemingly vanished. YAY!

 

I can still get an erection, but they need to be actually generated, not the random ones that used to happen. So that seems a little stereotypically feminine, if that's possible in this context, I need to be in the mood or wooed. Most of the time everything down there looks like the worst past incidents of cold water shrinkage, if I may reference Seinfeld

 

Still seeing a bit of curved shape in the breasts, so wearing all my tightest old shirts in case I never can get away with wearing them again without showing off any future developments. 

 

Don't know how much is hormones and how much is my new hair care regimen but I am so enjoying longer hair. The hair did its own version of 'coming out' at a wedding a few weeks ago (an event that doesn't seem to have included any virus spreaders as far as I've heard, knock on wood). 

 

At last laser (face) session the folks there were wondering if I needed to come back for a 4th session, they might have gotten all the good targets that weren't gray. It's up to me, I probably will just to get whatever stragglers pop up in a few more weeks. 

 

Another 8 days till I see the endocrinologist again. The wait for the first visit seemed so unbearably long. This one seems long too. I've never before had doctor's appointments I have wanted to go to so much, or at all, it's kind of crazy.  

 

 

 

 

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HollyNoel

@RhondaS OMG! I'm excit3d for your changes, I'm happy to hear they are what you want to happen. For me any change good or bad is welcome, I just want to be rid of the male self as soon as I can. For both of us we've been female all our lives but only been openly female for such a short time. I don't know about you but I wish I had done this when I was around 12 and not so late in life. Now things are harder  to change, both the people I know and my body. Anyway I'm extremely happy for you and I really hope the good changes keep coming for you. Love you Sis. Holly.

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