Day 1 of hormones

Here is a bonkers photo of me looking very natural before bed on the first day of HRT.  My doctor has me starting at 2mg of IC Estradiol and 50mg of IC Spironolactone for the first month before upping the doses. The medications are pills and I dissolved them under my tongue for the best … Continue reading Day 1 of hormones


HRT Appointment

It felt super appropriate sitting next to the kiddie play table while I sat in the waiting room. I was basically a new born--or pre-natal? Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) feels like the beginning of my existence. A second birth. The appointment itself was pretty routine and unsurprising. The nursing assistant saw me first and ran my … Continue reading HRT Appointment

T’was the night before hormones…

Tomorrow morning is my follow-up appointment with Fenway Health and hopefully the first day of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). My doctor and I will review the results of my blood tests and, as long as everything checks out, she'll let me know that I am healthy enough to start medication. Depending on who you ask, … Continue reading T’was the night before hormones…