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Big day!


There wasn't a drum roll or a town crier making an announcement, but today was a mighty big day for me...

So, I met with the doctor today after getting all of my blood work done. Everything came back great, no concerns in the blood work or urine tests. Hormone levels normal for an AMAB at my age.

In other words, all systems go!

My call ended at 5:20 pm, by 7:40 pm I had my prescription in hand. At precisely 8:00 pm I took my very first dose of estrogen.

I think I missed the moment of gravitas then... instead of staring at the small, purple, pill in my hand and pondering the significance of the moment, I popped it in and chased it with water like it was an Advil. I guess, after so many years, it's like my brain went into "let's just get on with it already!"

Anyways, my dosages are starting out small. So, not really expecting a lot to happen in the immediate future, but it's a start. My doctor follows the guidelines from the Rainbow health network and the basic structure is 1mg start, double that in 1 month, double that again in 3 months, check at 6 and adjust. I'm also taking Cyproterone as an androgen blocker.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...

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