This blog will be updated regularly. My name is Blake and I am transgender. For those reading, this is where I will post updates about my transition, talk about the good, the bad, the happy, the sad, and all the inbetweens.
It will be a chronicle of what I go through day to day, what changes occur and how it affects me and my life.
Many people make youtube videos of their transition, however, I'm camera shy and think this will be a much better way for me to talk about the things going on.
I officially started testosterone on April 2nd, 2014.
I am currently 2 weeks into hormones.
Feel free to read, comment, discuss, etc in my blog. I hope that it gives inspiration to those who need it, knowledge to those who seek it, and understanding to those who desire it. Just be respectful. This is my life, opened up for anyone to read and comment on. Please bear that in mind if you ask questions or comment. Thank you for reading.
April 2nd: Day 1 of the rest of my life.
The day started out like any other. I woke up and sleepily thumped through the house, getting ready for the day. Earlier than I would have liked as I had a busy day ahead even if I had the day off work. Fast forward a few hours and I was sitting in the waiting room, foot tapping, extremely nervous. I was at the doctor that I had waited 3 months to see.
I was thrown off in a good way right away. At the receptionist's counter, the first question they asked, "What is your preferred name?" It was clear they understood that legal names and preferred names weren't the same, and it was a wonderful surprise that no one had any issue calling me Blake even though all my documents still had my legal name on them.
When the doctor came in, she immediately introduced herself, called me Blake, and plopped herself onto the examining table, crossing her legs indian-style and began chatting with me about what to expect.
I was more at ease in 2 minutes there than I'd ever been at a doctor's office in my life.
And through what she said, I quickly grew to the understanding that she "got it". She wasn't just another doctor I had to be nervous around. She understood how uncomfortable my body was to me. She understood that the less intrusive the better. She made sure I understood that everything was at MY pace.
And within a few hours I'd had my first injection.
And so it begins. The beginning of the rest of my life.