It’s official now! So it has been a little over 5 months since I started HRT, it has an amazing journey for the most part, I am truly lucky to have such wonderful friends, husband, co-workers and family members.
Any support from friends and family is always welcome and a huge plus. I don’t expect the whole world to agree with who I am, all I ask for is respect.
If you have a question, don’t be afraid to ask nicely, without judgement, I know what I am doing, and no this is not a phase, this is who I am, I know there may be risks associated with HRT and many other things.
I will be closing this account in a couple of months, but I have opened a new one (Sam Wadi), feel free (and it would be amazing) if you add me. I will be using the name Sam(ira) “unofficially” – until I legally change it, which will hopefully be soon!
At the moment my preferred pronouns are:
They/Them/Theirs or She/Her/Hers
I decided to open a new Facebook account, to start with a fresh, a new chapter in my life.
Amazing how many changes can happen in a year! 😛
My family (mum, sisters and nieces) have been nothing but supportive as have ALL of my closest friends. My uncles of course have not said a word, but it is in situations such as this one, that you really realize who is a true friend or supporter. And even if someone does not agree with what you are doing, they still love you as a person, enough to encourage you and wish you the best on this amazing journey!
Also, this past weekend, I participated in the first ever Strut, walk a mile in high heels to raise funds and awareness for LGBT+ refugees in Vancouver. I know I wanted to do this, I just didn’t have the time to be as involved as I would have liked. I joined a team which one of my great friends organized along with 6 other participants. Well, it was better than I expected, we wore very colourful chiffon gowns which flew nicely on the seawall as we strutted along! Standing and walking around in 6 inch high heels was a bit of a challenge but well worth the effort!
The event got lots of attention and the total amount raised was almost 45k! I definitely want to participate next year and be better prepared! Below as some photos of the event.
Well, as far as physical changes, a lot has been going on. My face keeps changing a lot, I don’t have very delicate facial features (never did!) but that is slowly changing. Breasts are even bigger now and still very sore. In terms of gender dysphoria, some days are better than others but not too bad overall.
Looking forward to bikini season! 😛 Thanks for stopping by!
It is officially 4 months and one day today since I started HRT. For the most part it has been a positive experience in general. Physical changes have been steady:
Where to start…it has been a little over a month since I started the new dosage of medoryprogesterone and the first few days were somewhat intense, my mood has been generally stable and happier.
Ok – I have had grey hair since I was 13 years old or so, as a teenager, I was teased by everyone for having a few grey hairs that young. Those bullying me were not only other students in high school but also close relatives.
17 days on the new dose of medroxyprogesterone, the first 4 days were uneventful, other than sore boobs and feeling more tired than usual, at times.
I had an appointment with my doctor on Friday and we decided it was time to increase dosage on one of my meds:
The spironolactone and the estrogen patch will remain the same. I won’t see her again for another 6 months, unless I don’t see any more changes in three months, she said I can go see her to change to a higher dosage.