Good morning Lillylane, I hope you and P are both well.
Thanks for asking about my makeup session it was an amazing experience, at first a little bit intimidating being in the middle of a major makeup outlet amongst so many women. I just decided that I going to just focus on the experience. My niece was a great teacher, she did one side of my face and then I did the other side.
She was very impressed with my first effort and said I was a very quick learner.
Last Saturday I had my first outing fully dressed with hair and makeup, fortunately I had my best friend with me for support and it was a fantastic experience.
We are going shopping in the city tomorrow to add a couple of things to my wardrobe and then out for lunch.
Building a new wardrobe takes time as I am slowly replacing my old clothes with new ones but I still for now need to spend time as my old self.
My wife is still struggling with everything but is slowly accepting little changes at home with how I am dressing and with me wearing nail polish.
Unfortunately we have decided that our marriage is basically over and we are planning on cohabitating as she has moved out of our bedroom. I am hoping that we can still remain friends but time will tell.
Well I am two weeks into my HRT and I found a few little changes I am feeling much calmer and less easily upset and dealing with my work stress much better.
I am feeling okay other wise no physical issues and I guess with the 12 hour days at work I don't have time to be tired.
Tuesday I have my appointment with the psychiatrist so I can get my formal diagnoses of GD and that hopefully all going well I will be able in the future to able to do my name change and document changes.
The big thing is that it will allow me to be able to access bottom surgery if I decide later on that I want to do this.
My next appointment with Shine is next month so I guess more blood tests to check my hormone levels and make any adjustments.
Take care and I will keep updating as thins change.