I don't appear to have much effort to write here in my blog, but since I was passing by I thought I'd write an update on my transition; for posterity if nothing else.

Over the summer I've had my EV dose doubled; it looks as if 4mg might be sufficient to maintain a reasonable Oestradiol level (but we'll have to wait for my most recent bloods to be sure); and started on decapeptyl - a GnRH antagonist (which causes the body to stop producing testosterone).

I have also somehow caused my brain to naturally sing in the upper part of my vocal range, at which point all the latent singing skills I had from before puberty started have kicked in and produced a singing voice I'm actually happy with (even if my ability to stay on pitch is still a bit lacking). Speaking voice will require actual work; and I've started watching Z's transvoice videos with an aim of working on that.

I now have breasts that are visible to even me, about a 38C bra size; and I'm told that some of the fat from my tummy has migrated to my bum - although I'm incapable of seeing either of those things.

I spent some time last year with pink hair, but haven't been able to leave the house this year to get it redone.

I'm thinking more clearly, more often, and in more convoluted sentences. I cry sometimes and have a mood range that my pre-HRT self would have regarded as impossible. I am happier all the time, even when I spend 5 hours crying.

I have also, very cautiously, started drinking alcohol - the reasons why I never did don't exist any more, and I actually feel like I'm growing up now.

I need to ask my GP to confirm with the GIC that they've even received my referal since I've not heard even a squeek out of them.