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Offline Tarvid

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Documentation on my journey
« on: October 07, 2018, 08:44:09 pm »
So, I wanted to start this off with setting this up to be more of a description and documentation of my experience with detailed information. I wanted to be able to justify this to myself as what I am doing has low documentation and can be a bit pricey. As such I will be giving a lot of documentations and measurements and will try to keep a timeline and results up to date through this.



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Re: Documentation on my journey
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2018, 09:16:44 pm »
@Tarvid
Dear Tarvid:
Thank you for posting your very detailed and interesting summary of your continuing transition journey.  The detail that you posted are a good benchmark to reference as you achieve each of your future goals and if you wish you can continue sharing your updates here on the Susan's Place Forums.

I see that you are new here and now that other members can see your posting I am certain that you will receive some good interactions with other members here that can identify with your thoughts and questions.

This is the right place for you to be to find out what others have done that may have been in your circumstances.
    There are a lot of members here that can identify with your situation as you feel free to share it.
 
    Please allow me to warmly WELCOME you to Susan's Place
You will find this a safe and friendly place to share with others and to read about others similar trials, tribulations, and successes.

    As you will soon be aware you can share with others and involve yourself with some give and take with other like-minded members.  When frustrated or if you have successes you can share it here if you wish and receive support from others and offer support to others. ....
     ***It's a very good chance that you might find that you will make some new friends here. 

    Please come in and continue to be involved at your own pace.
I have included information about the site that will help you navigate around and best utilize the features here.   
Please look closely at the LINKS in RED, answers are there to many questions that new members ask.

Again, Welcome to Susan's Place.
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Started HRT March 2015  3½ years ago, it's been an exciting journey
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Re: Documentation on my journey
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2018, 09:23:25 pm »
@Tarvid 
Dear Tarvid:
Just before I let you have your posting back so that other members will know that you are new here and can add additional comments on your posted thoughts... please find your way to the  Introductions Forum and write an brief introduction post about yourself so that more members here on the Susan's Place forums will be aware of your arrival.

Enjoy your time here on the Forums, I trust that you will find this an enjoyable and informative experience.
Best wishes to you.... and again, Welcome to Susan's Place
Danielle
Check out my Personal Threads that have more details about myself (click Links):
   "I am the HUNTED PREY : Danielle's Chronicles"
               "Positive Mindset... put away negativity"
                            "Susans Writers and Book Readers"

Started HRT March 2015  3½ years ago, it's been an exciting journey
>>> I've been Full Time since December 2016 :icon_chick:
I am 38 years old, Single, and Self Employed in a small town up in the COLD North.
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Re: Documentation on my journey
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 06:38:59 am »
Hi Tarvid, welcome to Susan's Place!

I used herbal supplements over a four year period to get to this point:



When age and financial penalties made it a better decision for me to obtain insurance, I went to a doctor and told her I was both male and female, and wanted her to replace my herbals with HRT for my own safety. She readily prescribed a course of estradiol and spironolactone. When the Spiro proved ineffective on me, she suggested an orchiectomy, which was performed in September 2017. My doctor knew all along that I don't identify as a woman, it hasn't impacted my ability to receive the feminising treatment I desire. Don't let "falling outside the norms" hold you back.

Hugs, Devlyn

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Re: Documentation on my journey
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 03:48:28 pm »
Hi Devlyn,

     Its always great to hear that there are others who have gone the Herbal route and have had results, as most peoples stance on anything herbal is that it just inst as good or effective at all compared to medical grade medicines.

     I lot of my research when looking into the bodies utilization of herbal stimulants, came from some old practices and studies done on animals (as these are far better documented then message boards). The major consensus was that every individual reacts similarly to the herbal treatment, but the current state of the body, determines the quality of the reaction. For example, if the body is lacking a certain mineral or element it will accept the herbal treatment better. this is also applied in medicine very often when a doctor will prescribe a medicine to be taken separate to meals, while medication to be taken with a meal must be snuck in with food. I have applied this to the herbal medications I ma taking and it becomes quite tedious with me taking pills 30 min before eating, with eating and between meals (a different pill each time). As plant based pills are best 30 min before food, anything with vitamins or minerals in it go with food and any animal based hormone booster should be taken away from food.

     Since starting almost two months ago, i have defiantly seen some changes, my girlfriend has told me that she has seen me being far more feminine and talkative. One friend who has been in the process of transitioning for 2 years now and had been on HRT for one, did mention that the progress i was making was quite impressive, for she didn't have any growth or noticeable changes for the first 3-5 months, and only just hit a solid b cup a few weeks before i started.

     So by this point i definitely feel as though i am on the right track for now and will be looking forward to hearing others people experiences so that i can add to my own knowledge of what is occurring.

looking forward to hearing from more people,
Tarvid

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Re: Documentation on my journey
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2018, 03:58:00 pm »
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