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So yar. Been forever since I posted. Like..4 years? Im posting this as sort of a summary of my transition. Also maybe you need halp and maybe I can be of halp?
Started HRT at age 18 in 2009 after a diy orchiectomy. Transition has really been a fucking process. At first I was really obsessed with my appearance and tracking progress with HRT. I even kept a detailed journal with measurements, photos, and notes. I found the whole fulltime thing to be really arduous and stressful, so I fell back into some androgynous type phase. There was even a brief period of like 2 months where I actually took Testosterone. Lol fuck that shit. Anyways, I ran into some legal problems due to my career choice and found out I was going to MAN PRISON. Prettty fucked up. So I had a bilateral mastectomy and did some hard time. I still get E injections on a weekly basis, but Im in an androgynous gender role, which I feel suits me.
I made an ultimatum for myself back when I started this shit. It was to either be transitioned by 25, or off myself. Seems kind of extreme, but that is the place I was in mentally. Now that I've passed that milestone, I think I've finally managed to be comfortable with myself. Gender dysphoria is something that I rarely experience. So, success?
This has been a fucked up few years, but now I can say Im able to shift my focus towards normal people stuff like career goals and enjoying the moment, instead of superfluous shit like being concerned with how veiny my hand looks under fluoroscent lighting.
Anyways I hope that maybe my experiences can be of assistance. I know many of you are probably outright transsexuals, and probably have different transition goals. But if there is anything I can do to help diminish the Hell that is transition and gender dysphoria, then please let me help.
I am curious about your DIY Orchiectomy, how did you manage that? Just a rubber band you keep around the house or what?
That picture is very cute, was that at 18 or recent? Glad to see you stuck at it and are here to post, I am happy for you. :)
Nah, no rubber band. Just an ice pack and utility knife. Also about $50k worth of ER bills and a very traumatized family. I was living at home at the time, and everyone was out of town. So much blood! So yar I could have died, but at least I don't have any need for T blockers. My T levels tend to stay below 50ng/dl.
Previous pic is like ~3 years HRT.
Also ty. ^_^
>>6509Yes, Roberta, we really are.