Like, seriously OUCH!
The hormones have definitely kicked in: so am looking forward to the next reading early next month. Tis to be hoped that the dread testosterone is finally on the wane.
I know the hormones have kicked in cause a) I feel very fragile emotionally and b) my boobs are sore. Not just sore…but VERY sore. Hence, ouch!
Which brings me round to an issue that maybe needs sorting…let’s call it the user guide to your new body. Like, born female, you have years to get used to your body, friends to tell you what to look for, what to ignore.
Whereas I am doing the crash course.
So, on the one hand, I don’t want to pester the medics unnecessarily: coming from a medical background (father and brother both GP’s) I do my best not to overload general practice. But buggered if I am going to pay the (private) specialist every time I have a twinge.
But haven’t the faintest what is normal…what I ought to get checked out.
Example: post-hernia op (the one thing, of late, not related to gender re-alignment) I registered some serious pain and blood in urine. GP wanted me to have tests: pain went away; so I didn’t bother. Only to have GP read riot act to me last week, explaining that blood in body fluids where it is not meant to be COULD be serious and I MUST get it checked out forthwith.
Well…how the hell am I supposed to know? If it doesn’t hurt….
SO…back to boobs: is this “normal”? Where do I go for general advice? Is there a “user manual” out there? How did others whop have walked this path before me manage, without bothering their GP every five minutes?
Help, advice, insight from all – trans or cis – would be nice.