Well, I did get my new prescription on Thursday but I started a higher dose of patches after my last blood test, and after 2 weeks my blood E levels went up. This is encouraging , and next week I will see what 2 weeks on Gel has done, and I will start supplementing the gel with pills. Logic says my levels should keep rising but I've lost some faith in logic. At least my Endo is supportive now, and my last test gives me hope I will get to my target ranges in the next few weeks. My dysphoria hasn't reduced yet, but I expect it will go when I feel some development. I've had a headache 24/7 for 2 1/2 months now, so I am hoping it will improve soon.
Things are stressful at work with planning for a shutdown to include the possibility of euthanising all my animals. I am an aquarist and I look after 25 tanks, most are animals I have cared for for over a decade, including being with sick animals at night and on weekends. To lose them is unthinkable to me and I have fought hard to get euthanasia removed from the plans, and was successful yesterday. My doc needed to eliminate work stress from me so we can tell when my dysphoria reduces, so she placed me on stress leave until my next Endo appointment in 3 weeks.
My new Passport arrived today, not that I am travelling anywhere, but to my joy it is marked 'F' in the sex area!! I aim officially Female. I have to admit, I am amazed that just a year after starting HRT I am living my life as a woman, and I am actually starting to feel comfortable in this role. I still have to wait until May to get my gender changed in my birth certificate.
I was unfortunate my hair appointment was 12 hours after they announced restrictions on hair salons, so I may have to wait months for my new colour and highlights, and my GRS surgery is getting further and further away, but it is a crisis, and my main concern is not to get infected until I get on top of my dysphoria so I have some chance of fighting it.
Stay safe my trans family and Hugs,