Sunday, March 17, 2013

And the journey truly begins

It has been an interesting week or so.

I went to see a new Doctor this past week. Dr.P is amazing and awesome. She treats a couple of other trans guys in town and is not afraid to take charge and take action. We talked about what I am doing and the steps I have taken so far. I told her about visiting Dr. Warneke in Edmonton and my referral to the endocrinologist. And also how my period has been very painful over the years. And how I would like to start  on my testosterone shots before I see the specialist in July.

She agreed. And gave me a prescription for Testosterone.


To begin with, I will be taking .25 ml every 2 weeks. After a few months, we will increase that. Eventually, working my way up from there.

I went to the nurse on Friday and she gave me my first shot. And showed me how to do it myself. She also recommended I watch some YouTube videos on how to do the shots. It is all in the prep really. Get the needles ready, get the man juice ready then prep the leg and straight in. Like a dart. In the meaty part of the thigh. She gave me some extra syringes, needles and a vial of saline to practice with. I bought a grapefruit so I can get comfortable with the grip of the needle and shoving it into my leg.

I am just a little excited about it. Can you tell?

(Here we are about 3 weeks later)

Sorry folks. I had total brain drain. I got sick with a head cold. Then some sort of black plague struck me down. And there has been a lot of other things going on.

First, my official name change paperwork came in. So I have been busy running around and getting EVERYTHING changed into my new name. It has been exhausting and expensive. But I think I have it all done now.

And, I am moving. Yup. Had enough of this dark, stinky and wet basement apartment. With the help of my buddy K, I have a new place just down the block. It works for me because it is still close to work so I can walk. It is a small town house with a loft style bedroom. It will be awesome. Fat little Fidget will be getting way more exercise. The food dish will be upstairs. And the littler box will be downstairs. Hee hee! I move at the end of the month and finally got around to packing. In the past two days, I have managed to pack the majority of my crap. I have 4 big boxes so far for donation and I have thrown out quite a bit. The cats are getting a little nervous. Especially Bean. Poor thing is acting nervous and anxious. I know she will be OK once we get into the new place. It is just this in between part that is messing her up.

The shots are going well so far. I gave myself the second shot. It wasn't near as bad as what I thought it was going to be. It is all in the prep work. If you are all prepped, then it is just a matter of shoving the needle into your leg. Next week is my third shot and I am really looking forward to it. I have not noticed any changes yet but then it has only been 2 shots at a very low dose. he amazing thing is how I feel. I feel normal. Like I have finally found what I was missing. I also have gotten my appointment with the endocrinologist in Edmonton for the middle of June. With it could be in July when I have to go back and see Dr. Warneke but oh well. There is an up point to going in June. The pre season for the CFL starts and the Riders are playing the Eskimos in Edmonton while I will be there. I think I may have to talk my aunt and uncle to going to the game. Hear me Auntie E and Uncle E?

Work is going well. I am now going to be working the early shift. 7 to 4. Think I am going to like it. In fact, I know I am going to like it. Off t 4 PM everyday? Woo Hoo! The boss is also talking about sending me out for more training. And I am all about more training. I like learning new things.

MMM. What else?

That's about it. Like I said, I have been busy trying to get shit organized for moving and getting my name changed on everything.

I will keep you all updated.

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