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Thirty Months on T
November 24, 2005

Overall, there aren't many significant changes any more due to transitioning from female to male (ie. due to testosterone). The only aspects that are really continuing to change solely due to testosterone are facial and body hair growth. My body shape and muscle mass are mostly influenced these days by my gym workouts (or lack thereof). However, I will keep all of the headings for each update for consistancy.

Facial Hair
Two and a half years on T, and I still can't grow anything. However, it is definitely still filling in, just very, very slowly. I expect at this rate I may actually have sideburns two years from now. I have to shave every 2-3 days to avoid looking scruffy.

Body Hair
General body hair has also continued to increase, most noticably on my chest. It is still pretty sparse, but definitely increasing. Luckily, I haven't noticed any significant increases in back hair.

Body Shape
I am very unhappy with my body shape right now, but that has nothing to do with my physical transition. I have not been exercising and have been eating unhealthy foods (on-campus food) so I have really gained weight. By now I've learned that I mostly now gain weight in my belly and hips. I also know what I need to do to get back in shape and intend to do so (doesn't everyone?).

Since I haven't been working out, I have little to no increased muscle mass. Very sad.

Over the past 3-4 months, I have noticed that my skin, especially my face, has been much more oily. Since I am attending school in the caribbean, I believe this is due to the heat and humidy of the environment and not transition-related.

Little to no change in voice, too. I will continue to record it for fun and record-keeping sake.

No noticable changes here, besides being able to masturbate very quickly. But then again, that's not really a change.

The "little guy"
Also no change; he measures 5 1/2 cm.

Since I started veterinary school in August, this has been my first "real" test with my "new," testosterone-modified brain. I am thankful that I started transitioning while still in undergraduate school so I wouldn't be experiencing the learning style shift now while in graduate school. I believe I have finally adjusted to this new learning style and can quickly recognize my shortcomings and where I have trouble in order to appropriately adjust my study techniques.