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Twenty Months on T
January 22, 2005

Facial Hair
I have side burns! Ok, not really, I have about 8 dark hairs that grow on each side where my actual burns will (hopefully) one day be. But hey, it's more than I've had to report yet. The hair on my neck is out of control, and it is slowly and sparsely moving up my jawline.

Body Hair
I didn't realize how much my stomach hair has increased until I looked at my stomach photos. My friends joke that I'm a hairy beast. I've recently noticed some random dark hairs on my chest. It's also been reported that I've had a couple dark strays on my back, which were quickly plucked out.

Body Shape
Like the lazy-ass I am, I didn't go to the gym at all last semester. As part of my New Year's Resolutions, I've been going more frequently in hopes of getting rid of my belly and hip fat. I felt like I was really getting in shape when I was religiously going to the gym last summer, but since then I have definitely lost all the muscle I built and gained it back in fat deposits. I feel like I gain the fat mostly in my hips/butt, which is confusing to me, because I thought T was supposed to help with that.

As mentioned above, I've definitely lost all the muscle I built since last summer. But now I've joined a climbing gym and am lifting to try to build more arm/chest muscles. We'll see if that works at my 2 year update...

I'm very happy with my treatment results with my acne. I use a prescription benzoyl peroxide 8% shower wash, 100mg minocycline twice per day, and a diflucan every two weeks (to prevent yeast infections). I also use Retina 0.04% for my face. I have generic Retina (Tretinoin) 0.05% for my back and arms for scar reduction, but I haven't been as good about using that. Also as part of my New Year's Resolutions, I'm trying to be better about using that.

No more changes here, at least to my knowledge. I'm going to continue to record it a little while longer just in case.

It's a sad day when you can't masturbate because your arms hurt from going to the gym. Ah, priorities. Let's just say I can't do it enough, and I'm not talking about going to the gym.

The "little guy"
Minor change in growth since last reporting. He measures in at 5 3/4 cm.

The past six months have been incredible for me. For the first time, I'm making all of my own choices, taking care of all my needs, and experiencing life the way I always dreamed I could. I've taken on the healthy attitude of having nothing to lose, and I'm loving it. It's amazing to feel comfortable in your own skin, and I'm living it up.