After months of phone calls, appointments, fighting with the insurance company, and stressful waiting, I finally gave myself my first shot of T today (testosterone, for those who don’t know)! I was worried I’d somehow screw it up or be incapable of actually injecting myself, so I went to the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition‘s shot clinic. It all went well, and I even managed to do it myself!
I am so excited! I have been waiting to start for months. My script was actually written almost two months ago. And now finally — finally! — I’ve started.
And I am also incredibly relieved. I feel like I’m finally headed somewhere. Now each day will be another day on T, not just another day in some kind of limbo. Even if I’m not productive, even if I haven’t done anything meaningful, even if I haven’t made money or spent time with friends, each day will still bring me closer to where I want to be.