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2 years on T! Also 1 year and 7.5ish months post-op.

So I probably should have kept better track of all my pictures and videos cause I can’t find any nice ones. But here’s a little bit of a comparison of my face pre-T and 2 years on T. And then pictures of 2 years for the rest of my chest/torso area. I couldn’t find a picture where I’m just staring at the camera, as a face thing. Just one where I’m showin’ off my neck. But if you go far back enough in my blog, I’ve got some audio posts and stuff like that.

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1 year and 9 months on T. 1 year and 5ish something something months post op.

I suppose the good part about not updating as often is that when I do it’s a little more extensive than just posting one picture and calling it a day. Next time around I’ll do something with my voice in it.

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2 years post-op! :D

It’s late by two days but I guess that’s better than last year. Plus I’ve got an actual excuse this time since I was actually sick plus in a different country. Whereas last year, I just kind of forgot. But here’s a little montage of pictures starting from the day of my surgery up to now.

My scars have flattened out more since last year. I don’t really apply anything on them now but when I get back home I’m planning on using castor oil.

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3 Years on T!!!! Also 2 years and 8.5 months post-op.

So 3 years on T is a pretty solid amount of years, even though I’m definitely a couple of days late in posting it. But my version of doing something special is posting some old pictures. So you can just see a glimpse of me growing up. So yeah. Everything else is going great! I’m digging life right now. Minus this one project I have due soon for class. But other than that, everything is going well and dandy. Hope you’re all doing rad!

Approximately 2 years and 1 month on T and likeeee. 1 year and 8.5ish months post-op.

I feel like I never update this all too often cause there aren’t changes or anything. And since there aren’t changes I feel like I’d just be posting pictures of myself. Which I guess is kind of what I’m doing anyways but minus a purpose. But yeah, I’m like 75% certain I’m going to that trans-health conference in Philadelphia from June 13 to 15. So if you’ve got some free time off around then http://www.trans-health.org/. Check it, yo.

1 year and 5.5ish months on T and 1 year and 2ish months post-op.

I’ll upload a voice recording in a little.

But here’s my update for now:

My facial hair grows a little quicker now. Or at least I’ve just noticed that. I shave maybe once a week now but I’m only shaving off tiny hairs. Like they don’t grow even past a centimeter. But that’s still better than no hair. So I’ll be participating in No Shave November, just to see how that works out.

But other than that, there aren’t any other physical changes going on. Which I suppose by now is expected.

Mentally, I’m just kind of slowly sinking at this point. There’s just been a spiral of things that I can’t quite keep up to pace with. Just life things in general. But it’s not quite related to taking T at all.

However, I have been going to a couple extra trans related meetings lately which has been good. I recently went to the PTI meeting, which is the parents for transgendered individuals meeting since my parents are a part of that. They had a special speaker come in from Howard Brown, who was quite informative. They basically explained the entire process on how to get started on T along with some other miscellaneous things such as what is considered queer in the community. And at that talk, she brought up the point how there are basically zero studies on long term health effects of taking testosterone. Like even at Howard Brown they haven’t even started up any studies for it, despite all their resources for that stuff. There’s just a lack of funding and such there. Then yesterday, I went to the Genderworks meeting for female to male trans individuals and they had the same complaint about how there is a lack of studies for long term effects of taking testosterone. And it got me thinking, I’d be alright with being studied as a subject for this type of thing. It’s just the whole, no researchers want to put all that time and effort into it without getting paid deal from my understanding.

But yeah. I’d be down to being studied. Although the issue with me being studied is that I suck balls at describing feelings and such. And I’m not quite the most self-aware, physically and mentally, person out there so it’s kind of a shot in the dark in that sense.

This has been most possibly the longest post I’ve ever posted.

2 years and 11.5 months on T and 2 years and 8 months post-op.

I’ve been absolutely terrible at updating. But here’s a quick picture. Updates wise, .8 mL of T instead of 1 mL is working out for me. I don’t know what made it spike up before but it’s evened out on .8 mL. Also, this Friday I’m going to be a speaker for a panel discussion at Aurora University for their Human Rights Awareness week thing going on.. So that’s pretty cool! 3 years on T coming up super soon so I’ll try to do something more for it. Hope y'all are doin’ well!

So I’m going to Wisconsin for a couple of days with a group of friends and none of them know I’m trans and  I’m supposed to go swimming so I don’t exactly know how I’m going to explain my scars. I don’t want to not swim either cause then it’s like I’m missing out because I’m trans and that’s not something I want to do because it isn’t fair to me. So I don’t know how I’m going to explain myself but I’ll be sure to update you all on how that goes when I get back.

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Just a quick update:

I went in about two weeks ago for my check up and got a call a few days later saying my testosterone level was high. So I’m down to .8 ml rather than 1. And we’ll see how it goes from there the next time I go in. Also, the baby hairs on my chin are growing more noticeable apparently. Although the girl that commented on it said it’s cute how little it grows. But whatever, at least that means she saw it!

JedOnT

Hello! My name is Jed and this is my personal documentation of my change from female to male. I originally started a Tumblr to purely document my transition but then I realized I really like Tumbling. And some kids at school have been asking for my Tumblr. So I’ve decided to just move all my transitional stuff onto a new blog. And if they still find this blog it’s fine but I just don’t want that to be a part of my main blog, jedsyrup.tumblr.com.

I started testosterone on April 5th, 2011 and had top surgery July 25th, 2011. It’s been a good time so far and I feel far more comfortable in my own skin now than I did before. It’s a pretty wonderful feeling and I’m quite grateful that I’ve been allowed to experience it. I am still struggling with some dysphoria on the bottom half of my body but we’ll just see about that with time. Right now I’m not planning on getting any bottom surgery but who knows in the future.

I will now proceed to reblog about 10 or so months worth of transition material. That is all. Over and out.