Nebido changes

Life

Oh god, awkward barber moment. I had to get my hair cut this week, it was running out of control, so off I popped to the barbers on the other side of town because its quietest early in the morning. Except this morning there was an old man having his hair cut, and only one guy cutting. I sat on the bench in this small room next to who I assumed to be his wife who was waiting for him. And I did the “I’ll stare at my phone with a passion like no other” thing for 10 minutes whilst they nattered on. Then close together, someone else entered, and also he finished cutting the guys hair. I thought OK, it’s kinda crowded on this bench, but at least it’s my turn now – but then she shimmied over to sit in the chair (it’s a unisex place but there has never been a women getting a cut when i’ve been there before). I kind of took stock of the situation, could not take starting at my mobile for much longer, and randomly stood up, and walked out. Which oddly made me feel like i’d walked out of a shop without paying. Then ended up in another barbers with a grumpy person who attacks your head like its wild grown hedge they wanna prune down, but surprisingly ends up doing a good job. Least that’s that now for 5 weeks odd.

My parents have come to visit for a couple of days, which resulted in a trip to the beach yesterday. Shoved my wetsuit on, that actually fitted me despite it being from pre-transition days, and I actually went in the sea with my dad, despite it being pretty damn cold! For some brief periods drying off I was topless, which was a strange feeling out there. Good though, and so much easier getting changed on a windy beach with just trunks! Has felt like a re-fresh for my body getting in the salt water 🙂 .

Transition

Nebido is great for my ability to bulk up. I mean its the same stuff as testogel in the end fo the day, but my levels must be at an increased level on the injection. I’m able to lift more, and feel more “powerful” in the gym. Facial hair is coming in more and more, although this could also be helped my the minoxidil i’m taking. I am eating more, and drinking more fluids. The main problems I am having at the moment are moods. I am more irritable and get fustrated quick. I have a feel more low moods then really energetic moods. I’m just trying to ride the waves until it calms down, but it is hard, and it’s something I hoped I would not get really changing over. Basically all this above confirms I am 100% in teenage boy mode. Oh, and i’m continuing to use minodixil because I THINK, maybe, just MAYBE it might be helping with facial hair. maybe…

Top surgery

I’m still amazed at how much my chest is still changing, 5 months after surgery. I think peri-areola surgery is a totally different ball park to double insicion when it comes to healing, and there are far fewer of people’s accounts of it. Rather than the swelling and scar fading being the main aspects, its more about skin elasticity and reshaping happening over months and months. I see the top surgeon in under a month now, and want to get a few revisions, which i’m sure he will be cool with. Yes, I go swimming and show off my chest (it takes confidence and a f*** you attitude) but I really would like the nipples reduced and the size of areolas. I think it would go a hell of a lot of a way to alleviate my dysphoria about my chest still seeming to me like slightly “female looking”.

Weeks seem to be ticking by quick at the moment, soon it’s only 3 months left at Uni before I move on. I need to get cracking on my dissertation and keep up with module work. Yet I also want to make sure I’m making the most of what there is to offer round here and getting out and about! I’m starting to see a support worker (as well as my CPN) next week, who is going to do more outdoor stuff with me – get me interacting with people as well. Feel I am ready for the challenge..I think!

Comparison Pic: day 1 vs day 483 (week 0 vs week 69)

 

 

3 thoughts on “Nebido changes

  1. Ravn Thor says:

    I assume that testogel is very much like androgel here in the states. I noticed a big difference too when I switched to injections last year.
    My theory is that while using the gel, it does not guarantee it will absorb all the way, how much of it gets on your clothes or hands, etc. Whereas with injections it’s a for-sure thing you get the right dose every time.
    Your face is definitely getting very masculine! You got that strapping chiseled jaw going for ya. =) Also, I’m glad to hear about the facial hair coming in! The injections of T and the Minox go well together—Minox is probably waking up those hair follicles. I need to pick some up for myself now that my acne has cleared up.
    Also, what’s your thesis and your degree in? Are you getting an MA or PhD?

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  2. Yeh I think your right, quite a bit of the gel gets rubbed off. I think it was probably loads since i’m pretty active!
    Thanks, I’m def hoping it is, feels a bit strange rubbing a magic potion on each morning hoping a beard pops up. Glad I brought it from America though, rather than Regaine here costing about £30 for just a month!
    I’m doing a MSc in Forestry, it’s been an interesting course, just feel ready to end now though and get on.

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  3. Testogel is actually the same thing as androgel 🙂 It´s just a different brand. Laughed at your comment about the barber pruning your head, haha…

    Can´t wait to get top surgery soon. I´ll have peri-aureolar too, so I am curious to know how your chest is healing. I looked up other pictures and you could see no scars whatsoever. One more year…

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