My mind has been running away with me tonight, it’s hard to control when I get like this. I get wound up and over think everything, paying attention to things that are stressful or hurt and dwelling on things I can’t change. I would probably say it’s my biggest flaw, but then my analytical mind is often my biggest asset too, so I can’t always win with it. Continue reading
It’s a cold night in Plymouth and thus I am wrapped up in a hoodie and have a rather toasty hot water bottle sitting on my lap. Thoughts today centre around my recent return to playing football, which I am REALLY excited about! If you have five minutes, keep on reading and I’ll take you through why it’s so great for me and also the difficulties that come with it as a trans woman. Continue reading
What on earth am I on about?
Or perhaps you have a pretty good idea what I might be getting at.
In the past few weeks I have noticed something that, until now, I never realised was a problem. Well… perhaps not a problem, but something I could do without. Continue reading
I’m a trans woman. I have been dealing with, suffering with and generally sharing a flat with gender dysphoria for over 18 months now (although, let’s be honest, it was slowly creeping up and trying to let me know of it’s existence for the first 27 years too). Continue reading
There is a big wall in front of me with only one door and a big queue of people leading up to it.
For over three months I have had too much testosterone in my system. My testosterone level is way above normal for a female, it is in fact in normal male range, not even low male range. Continue reading
When speaking about things to a friend recently I was able to collect my thoughts and came upon quite a profound realisation. After less than a year on hormones, I have completed my transition.
It’s been almost a year since I started having laser hair removal to remove my facial hair. Whilst in some ways this is a long time, it is also hard to believe that only a year ago I was having to shave twice a day to stop my facial hair from showing. I now only need to shave to remove small patches that are proving particularly stubborn, and I only need to shave once every two or three days. It’s great! for anyone just starting laser and finding it tough, it gets SO MUCH better than the beginning and the feeling of not really having facial hair any more is inexplicably good and relieves an awful lot of dysphoria. Continue reading
Always a hot topic of the transgender world, ‘Which bathroom do you use?’
I am a transgender woman who has been living full-time for 5 months and I have not used a men’s bathroom once in that time, nor do I intend to. Also, before going full-time I would always use the women’s bathroom when presenting female. Continue reading
So, a quick update really.
With my hormone levels not being quite where I wanted them to be I have spoken to my doctor and am now moving on to a Sandrena Gel form of oestrogen, rather than the Evorel patches. Continue reading
I’ve had a bit of a down/angsty week, which resulted in venting this frustration through a couple of blog posts. The first one is this piece on the NHS waiting list.