​Are you GEL’in ??

4 weeks on the gel and well.. things are very different..

Lately I’ve been going through these crazy hot flashes and night sweats. Its so aggravating. Luckily it seems to only bother me the most at night. During the day I have moments were it seems I can’t regulate my body temperature. I’m always hot.
Seems like within the last week my hair follicles on my face have really been getting the message, however it’s been mainly in patches on the underside of my cheeks. Weird place for a beard to start , eh. My baby stache has successfully hit the adolescent phase and I sometimes catch myself thinking I have a hair on my lip and it turns out to be “hair on my lip”. Yes that’s right my moustache is trying it’s little heart out to connect with the infantile goatee that is clinging to my chin for dear life. For the last week I have decided to broaden my horizons and ditched the idea of the chin strap and make my… 3rd (maybe) attempt at growing a beard. Also switched it up and let the burns grow as wide as they want which saves time shaving in the mirror at the crib and trips to the barber.
Speaking of hair … Yes , the shit is everywhere. Just when I thought the nature trail on my tummy could get any wider. But what’s most shocking about body hair growth on this HRT journey this time around is that I’m still growing new hair. I have hair on my chest and around my nipples; now that was new and unexpected to say the least.
Let’s not forget that this is still technically my 19th consecutive week in HRT..
A 4 month milestone that I haven’t achieved since my first time in HRT back in 2015.
So now I’m kind of treading in unfamiliar waters now.
My smell has changed a bit. Not the I’m musty or stink, I’ve just developed a musk different than what I’m used to. Even picked up a shirt and stiffed it once to see if u already wore it? Well it’s like that but I have to do a double shift. Not cause I stink but because the smell isn’t that familiar.
Nice.
For the last 2 almost 3 weeks I have been moody and can sometimes feel that feeling that I explained a while back when me and testosterone first got aquatinted. It’s no where near uncontrollable, more so annoying that I’m having such angry feelings in the first place. 
Let’s just hope I don’t turn into a bull elephant.
Weight gain (or lack thereof) was steady on the increase from weeks 1-5 if I remember correctly. I might have mentioned it in a previous blog. Starting at a measly 138lbs coming into therapy peaking at 153 and currently tapering off and struggling to stay above 150. Despite what the scales say I have never been more in love with my pecs, delts, lats, biceps ; my whole chest in general. I don’t believe it’s been this tone since high school.
Hopefully I can stick to some type of routine and put on a little more gains before the summer months.
Not to knock my other muscle groups that have also somehow improved tremendously, i.e. legs, back, torso etc. 
I personally don’t hear much change in my voice but looking back at old videos of me speaking I think it would be safe to assume that some slight bass was added to my voice since December. But who knows and who cares.
Honestly I didn’t expect to see any changes until 6-8 months down the line especially now being on gel instead of injections. I definitely believe the topical Testosterone works just as well as intramuscular for me personally. 
Maybe if I’m lucky I can finally look at least half my age for my birthday this year.
I’ll let you know how it turns out, see if I still recognize my self in 2 months.
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Over half a year. *Hair update

Hey hey there.

By now I’m sure everyone is aware that I simply cannot keep a regularly scheduled blog, so yea; I’m done apologizing.

Any who , welcome and this is a quick (aren’t they all tho) update on my hair journey.

Finally officially hitting the halfway point of my first year after the big chop…. And I couldn’t be more irritated. No, seriously.

Still haven’t found a reliable individual to braid my hair, a barbershop or a line for natural hair care; so please understand my frustrations.

However, in good news it’s finally starting to warm up out here in NYC and my hair tends to grow fast in a warmer weather. At least I’m hoping that will end up being good news.

Still keeping the same amount of laziness as far as maintaining my crown.*shrug* I have slacked up on the washing, it’s maybe down to once a week. Trust me it’s killing me slowly especially since now that I sweat on a daily. But finding someone to twist it or do something to it more than once a week is an almost impossible task.

Currently my go – to style is the simple double strand kinky twist. Quick to achieve. Only down side to that is I’m still not all that great and tying up and maintaining it so it starts to look old after 3 days, eh.

I’ve somehow resisted the urge to pull the little shits apart at the first sight of frizz or when they little caterpillars start doing they own. Instead I’ve embraced it and now they all seem to stand up in appreciation , ha ha.

It seems like my hair is going through a little growth spurt of some sort or maybe because since I don’t wash it as often I’m seeing the progress with the annoying shrinkage. Either way I am please with the growth so far in my journey and even more so learning about my crown and all its kinks and curls.

Sorry I don’t have advice for anyone considering the big chop or for those already part of the natural movement. I’m still vaguely new to all this and it’s a learning experience to me. 

Oh and yes I have yet to attempt the familiar straight back cornrows with my undercut style , but I will make my first attempt hopefully within the next month or so ; wish me me luck.
“Let your crown grow free!”
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Slow & Steady…

Peace & blessings Guys , Gals and Everyone in between.

I made a sad attempt at getting 2 blogs out in a week. I swear I don’t have that much to write about. New York springs are basically winter to me , so I stay indoors and cabin fever turns into writer’s block.

This a small therapy update.

5 days ago I switched to the gel. After missing a weekly injection for 3 time and honestly not really being upset about it, I decided to just switch to the gel. Luckily for me it was covered by my insurance and I’m still paying barely nothing.

Since I switched to gel & I have zero anxiety about “shot day”. πŸ˜‚

But seriously,

I’m on a different type of gel then I had been on previously. But it’s basically the same. Instead of jar and a measuring spoons it’s 30 convenient individual tubes. It’s 5 grams per day instead of the 1 gram I was familiar with. It’s specific location is the chest , shoulders & upper arms; but we all know I don’t follow rules.

All in all the only negative thing I have to say about it is it’s a little more sticky then I expected and would like. But about 10-15mins after application it’s completely dry and no longer has the feeling of slight stickiness. I would compare it to the feeling of confusing the handsanitizer with the soap.

My last T levels were around 600 and I believe that a month of shots so probably have my levels checked again a month and some change on the gel.

Spoiler alert I’ve been on the gel less than a week and I already missed a day , typical Kris.

Smell ya later 

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