Today marks the sixth anniversary of my medical transition. Not a lot has changed hormonally in the last few years.
I got had my first chest surgery about a year ago and it has been a great year without a binder. I have noticed that my back acne has cleared up amazingly since not having that constriction. After my surgery about a month ago, it's amazing to be able to run and move without any bouncing of my chest besides some muscle. I now feel very comfortable wearing tighter and thinner shirts. I am not completely healed up yet: not quite comfortable enough to go without a shirt, but close. Just a bit more healing up and some working out, haha.
This journey is expensive and difficult, but so very worth it.
I have had amazing friends who have supported me in all ways; emotionally, financially, physically. This process really could not have been any smoother.
So as far as my mental transition checklist goes, it seems I've crossed nearly everything off.
Chest surgery (besides one more possible tiny revision)
Gender and name on ID
Gender and name on Passport
Name changed on all accounts and documents
The only minor things I haven't done and probably won't do are to change my birth certificate in any way and to change my gender on health insurance (who knows if/when I may need that to match my physical body).
At this time I have no plans for any further surgeries, which my bank account greatly approves.
Thanks for joining me on my journey.