GIC Update: 7 months in

Obviously physically things have not progressed much since my 6 month update of Pros and Cons but today was just a telephone consultation to confirm that I will be starting Spironolactone injections because my Testosterone levels are refusing to drop. I’m hopeful that I get some much wanted physical boosts, but have been told to expect to feel rotten for the first week as my levels will likely spike before starting to drop. Obviously there are some side effects, but as far as I know I am not allergic to anything so if anything does pop up we will deal with it as and when. My Estrogen patches are also going up to the next dose, one of the things I mentioned to the doc was a complete and total exhaustion some days where just getting out of bed was a massive struggle, she believes this will help, though this time she will be writing “Estradot or equivalent” on my prescription so I don’t get stuck in the loop of a pharmacy not being able to supply me because they can’t find my prefferred brand.

I will not be moving soon either, the meetings I have had that were positive these last few months have come to an end, I received an email wishing me luck but saying that they were too split on my opinions for the future, and so they decided not to progress things further. That could be code for not enough folks were comfortable with me being trans, but it was good to get the experience of applying for work, and interviewing as myself.

While I was and am obviously disappointed, I know that something else will come along better suited for me and I just have to be patient.

The physical changes are not so obvious yet as to raise any eyebrows, even though internally I am ready and waiting to pull the pin and become myself full time. I can’t wait to start making my name change official and get rid of all the pretense. As we launch into Pride month it makes me sad that I will not get to go to openly attend any Pride events this month, there aren’t any close enough for me to get to easily, but it didn’t stop me buying some merch to support some small LGBTQIA+ suppliers, so either I will have some fun having a wee dress up session later this month once it all arrives, or I will have something nice to wear next year. I do appreciate all of the folks remembering us invisible trans people too, it makes me smile and feel a part of the community in some small way as I scroll through TickTock. ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’“๐ŸŒˆ

My only other news is that my eldest has been off school with Covid this week, we have managed a long time without getting it, and he had a cough, a high temperature and no appetite, unfortunately just as he’s getting better I have started to develop a cough, so while I am still testing negative I do feel rubbish. The only silver lining being that because I am not going out anywhere at least I could paint my nails and spend time being myself while I’m indoors!

I hope folks are taking care.

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