Before every new year starts I write a list of things I want to do in the coming year. I do this to remind myself what I have to look forward to and what goals I want to continue working towards. When in the end of 2015 I made such a list for 2016, the very first thing I wrote down was Getting top surgery. Because then I really thought I would get it in 2016.
But it turns out I was once again underestimating how slow my country’s trans healthcare is.
I called the plastic surgery clinic today and learned that I will not get top surgery until next year in January or February. I’m trying to not get my hopes up too much that it will happen when they say. It wouldn’t surprise me if it turns out my surgery will not happen until March or even later. But at least it’s getting closer.
One thing I wrote on my 2016 To-do-list that did happen was Starting T. And tomorrow I will be 1 month on testosterone!
Nothing much as happened since my two weeks update. My libido and, unfortunately, my energy levels have even gone back to what they were pre-t. My voice hasn’t changed. My muscle tone and body hair are exactly what they were before. There has been no additional downstairs growth since my last post.
I’m on only half a sachet of 50 mg testogel a day so maybe that’s why I haven’t really seen much difference. Or maybe I’m expecting too much after just 1 month on T. Either way I’ll ask the doctor when I can start taking the regular dose of 1 sachet a day next time I’ll email her to renew my prescription.
So things are moving slowly but at least forward. I might feel a little bit frustrated right now but still quite optimistic about 2017.