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Five Months on T
October 23, 2003

Facial Hair
My mustache is filling in, slowly but surely. I still normally shave once per week, but that's because I like to shave right after a shower...and the only days I have time to do that is on the weekend. I definitely need to shave more often, but I just don't. And yes, it looks silly by the end of the week. I'm still quite anxious about getting even a hint of sideburns.

Body Hair
Butt crack hair has gone insane. My whole butt is getting covered with light fur, too. I noticed this month the hair right below my knee caps has gotten wicked long and dark in what seems like overnight. The dark hairs around my nipples are coming back, but no sign of other chest hair. My happy trial is much happier.

Body Shape
I'm really starting to see a change in my body shape. Finally! I'm sure it has something to do with being 2 months post-op from chest surgery. My butt/hips seem the same size, but think I'm filling out in my back/sides area. Also, I most definitely have more of a belly.

No real muscle news to report. I'm still fighting some post-op swelling on my right side so I've been trying to take it easy. However, I have noticed that it's easier to fend off my girlfriend when we wrestle. :)

My facial acne seems to go in cycles, though I haven't figured out how many days/weeks the cycle is on. Sometimes it's great, other times, it's horrible. I'm on a weekly shot schedule, so I can't figure out what could be causing the fluctuation. Overall, the acne on my face is perhaps a tiny bit better, but it's gotten worse on my shoulders.

Wow. I didn't even recognize my own voice on the speaker phone the other day. I was literally in shock when I realized it was me. I'm really liking it the deeper it goes. I hope it keeps going.

The urgency to have sex/get off is definitely increasing, though slowly, but steadily. I'm finding it easier and easier to be naked, be on top, let go, etc. I'm sure a lot of that has to do with the T increasing my sex drive, but I think also because I'm just feeling a lot more comfortable in my own skin.

The "little guy"
He definitely had a little "growth spurt" this month, but I think it was more in girth than in length. He's still about 5cm long, and I think the head is starting to stick out more and more.

I'm really irritable, snappy, and hot-flashy the day before and day of my next shot. I feel really bad, because I've been snapping at Caitlin without even realizing it until it's too late. I'm going to talk to my endocrinologist about this at my next appointment.