Failing at HRT, again x6 maybe 7..

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But this time it’s not totally my fault..

Ok, well maybe it is..๐Ÿค”

So as you know by now I have relocated to upstate NY which means I SHOULD switch my PCP to a new doctor and pharmacy in the area. And herein lies the problem; I had just found a doctor a liked. My original plan was to keep my same physician in the Bronx and just go once a month to refill my prescription and get blood work done. Then I started thinking, well that isn’t very smart. Which it still doesn’t seem to be. But I really rather not go through that aniexty of a new office, nurses and physician. So it may not be the smartest or cheapest way; but it is (what seems to be) the least stressful option.

Iman is a habitual procrastinator. Iman has problems making appointments. Iman has his priorities all mixed up..maybe..

So long story short I have yet to either switch to a new PCP or to see my old one and fill my prescription. So now am behind on my therapy…. Yet again. In my defense however; my stress & aniexty are still high from the move, new surrounds, new job, new everyday life. Not to mention working 6 days a week 50+ hrs & traveling every weekend, I have only had 1 or 2 chances to do either. We all know it takes me a few times to actually jump off the porch.

Lately I seem to have been doing better at adjusting and this should only be the only week I miss. Next weekend is self-care and I will be taking some down time to really recharge and relax. Life got overwhelming for a minute.

But I brought up this “fail” (again) at HRT because this time I do have a few changes to announce some good some bad. 

If you are up to date then you are aware that my dosage has changed again, this time amount and administration. Currently I am on .50 subcutaneous weekly injections in the fatty tissue of my belly.

So immediatly following the first week of the shot I experienced a 100% in my sex drive and overall physical stamina and endurance. Followed by a lost of appetite, which is weird because the actual amount of food I could consume in one sitting drastically increased.

Rounding my second weekly injections I starting experience “growing pains” in my muscles in my chest and upper back before I started my home work out routine.

After the first few days following my missed shot I started experiencing mood swings, a decrease in sex drive and an increase in appetite.

I don’t know exactly why third time in therapy it seems to be such drastic and apparent changes but I would like to assume that it’s because I switched from intramuscular to subcutaneous; I have absolutely no facts or proff of that, besides my gut feeling and know how my body normally reacts to therapy.

Hopefully this is the last missed shot and the last restart of HRT. With me, we can only hope for the best ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคž

-Thanks for reading

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Gendercat’s NEW “Fascination Sleeve(stand alone)” ***customer review

Hey everyone, back with another review for a new awesome product at  http://www.gendercat.com

So today I am doing a 2 WEEK Review. I normally don’t review anything I haven’t used for less than a month because… Well let’s make sure something really works or doesn’t before we go writing things all over the internet.

This awesome new product made it’s debut in Burlington, Vermont last Saturday at the 15th annual Translating Identity Conference.

See my quick wrap up here: 

So the Fascination Sleeve stand alone is basically what’s available in the hard textures of gendercat’s packers… But stand alone. Fits in your hand. 

The best part of this new invention is it’s dual purpose also acting as a pumping device. The ridges in the inside combined with suction is similar to the well known Fleshlight in comparison.  It currently comes in 2 sizes small and large. Available in a wide range of colors including skin tones. 

I personally enjoy the new stand alone fascination sleeve. I quickly outgrew the smaller size and had to upgrade to a large. But no complaints there. No pain even after extensive use(not that I’m recommending that) and it has also increased my stamina now that my penis is becoming use to direct stimulation.

Watch my YouTube review here:

Let’s talk RELATIONSHIPS *#What’sUpIman

Hey readers, welcome back; today we a pulling a question out of the #WHATSUPIMAN hat !

So the original question pulled was:

“Are you in a relationship/ Which gender(s) do you date?”

Yup, so some readers who know me personally already know the answer to this question but for those who don’t know.. ..

What’s up Iman !?!

A few years ago at the very beginning of my transition I began to internally question my sexuality since I myself had recently become “the grey area” ;so to speak. At the time I was married to a onegender woman. Which had already made unrelated comments about how she felt about transrelationships & transgender people being interested in the same sex. I had also assumed that I was going to be with that person for the rest of my life so I figure it didn’t really matter what gender I was attracted to, I was already married and off the market.

Yes at the time I was somewhat in denial or just didn’t want to face the fact that I had become curious in relationships not only out of the cisgender heteronormative spectrum but also outside of the homosexual normative (apparently). 

I was always “bicurious” but I quickly realized that being transgender that umbrella in itself didn’t quite fit in the rap sheet…

As my marriage came to an end I was free to explore my sexuality and then I came across the term “pansexual”. Of course I’m not big on labels, but being pansexual seemed about as labeless as I was going to find. Not long after my discovery I started completely living in my truth; not just a transman but a pansexual.

For those who don’t know the definition of pansexual in laymen’s terms: I am attracted to any and all human genders. Male, female, transfemale, transmale, GNC etc.

I am still growing and coming in to myself so there’s is much more to learn about my self and my attractions.

I am currently in a relationship with a transwoman, we have been dating for about 7 months now and I must admit this is the most understanding relationship I have been in since/regarding my transition. I personally find onegender women don’t really get me like transwomen. 

*****

My advice for “dating while trans” , is to first make sure you are comfortable enough with yourself before you try and date anyone regardless of gender. Dating and maintaining a relationship is hard enough. Adding mood swings, dysphoria, searching for validation, surgeries, etc will only add on to the stress of making even the easiest relationship work.

If you are not yet comfortable with yourself, your body or where you are at in your transition how can you expect to be comfortable enough to be with someone else?

If you have any further questions about my sexuality or ftm/mtf relationship feel free to ask & I’ll make sure to cover them in the next episode of #WhatsUpIman .

As always thanks for stopping by.

-Iman

Looking for products to promote (queer only)

Hey everyone, doing something a little different in my blogs today; hope it doesn’t throw anyone off too much.

So I am hopeful that all of my readers are aware of my YouTube channel, if not you can find my most recent video here:

I want to personally use my platforms to help other queer folk reach a bigger audience. So this is a call to all my fellow LGBTAIQ* entrepreneurs and business/company owners !!! 

I am looking to buy new products and do reviews (and shoutouts) for my social platforms ie Instagram, Facebook, YouTube etc.

You get publicity , I get nifty new toys to play with and something interesting to share with my viewers/readers. All the queers win !!!
These are some products I am looking for…

Natural hair / 360 waver haircare products

Custom made clothing (tshirts, hats etc)

Transgear
I am also looking for long term partnerships with talented queers such as.. 

Graphic designers

Music producers, singers, songwriters

Web designers

Animation producers
And I’m always looking for fellow YouTubers (especially outside of the USA) to give shouts to and maybe even collaborate. Never know untill you ask..

Hope to hear from you soon & as always thanks for stopping by.
All business inquiries please email me

Imandagod@gmail.com

Approaching 90days HRT

Hello readers, it’s been a few weeks since I gave y’all any update on HR therapy. 

Well I believe this go round I am currently approaching 90 days in hormone replacement therapy. This particular time in therapy I have decided to stick it out with injections and I must say at first it was unpleasant.

However I have switched from intramuscular injections in my thighs to subcutaneous injections in my belly. Much easier for me personally because the shorter needle gives me less aniexty and since it’s not as deep as intramuscular I don’t experience feeling a needle piercing my muscle.

So update on my dosage: I am now .50 weekly subcutaneous.

This will be my 3rd week doing subcutaneous self injections so I figure I would do a video showing how I do that and explaining a little bit more in depth on my feelings out looks and expectations this time in therapy

So the first 3 months this time in HRT is basically equivalent to the previous times minus I knew what to expect it just happened slightly more rapidly.

Also seems like either the more my body is introduced to hormones or just me being older this time around that I and completely getting better results from therapy. 

I am still experiencing some body fat shift in my chest, waist and glutes. Steadily increasing in over all body hair. And a beautiful surprise of new placed facial hair and darkening/thickening of hairs that have been with me from the very beginning. 

I haven’t had such an incredible in energy and stamina since my first time in therapy (’14-’15). But I love it. Feels like I have also gained in total strength I’ll know that for sure in my next trip to the gym.

My bottom growth has returned bringing my sex drive back with a vengeance. I really could do with out the random boners. I can’t say much for actual growth because I never lost what I gained and I have also took up pumping so I can’t really judge what’s from horomones and what’s from pumping.

I am excited to see how the change from intramuscular to subcutaneous will effect the progress of my therapy.

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4 weeks in HRT *(again, again)

A month strong (minus one hiccup) in hormone replacement therapy ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

The first few weeks are the same every time. Subtle changes in the body here and there; if you know what you’re looking for.

What I can say restarting therapy so many times on different dosages has allowed me to see and understand the effects of my levels vs the amount and speed my body goes through certain changes.

Recap:

Original Dosage : .25
Biweekly

Original Gel Dosage : 1g /day

Restarted Dosage : .50
Weekly

Restarted Gel Dosage : 5g / day

Current Dosage : .25
Biweekly

 

My first levels ever test came back a little over 900. Definitely not good. For those who don’t know target testosterone levels for me are 600-850. *2014
Being more knowledgeable now I also notice that each time I reentered therapy my levels reacted differently excluding the change in dosage. As I suspected back then; the more on the low side my levels are the more rapid my body experiences the “re-puberty”.
So setting my own standards I am putting my target T levels at 650-750. Small window but it’s my transition so I think it’s fair I set my goals and limitations.

Looking back on all the times I began HRT I think the most evolved trait due to the introduction of hormones would be hair. Not so much the end result but the actual journey. To come from a place where peach fuzz took months to come in and regrow and was so thin and light it looked like my hairs could be wiped off. To now where legit stubble arrives at just under a week and and returning sporadic dark whisker patches on the bottom of both of my cheeks. And the icing on the cake my legit stache connects to my valid chin whiskers to make a struggling goatee. None of which I could say I had before. Wont even get started on the chest , belly and back hair.

In & out. Up & down the only thing that seemed to noticeably fluctuate was my weight, fat distribution & sex drive. Still I’ve heard unstable levels over time can be a health concern. But I’m sure everyone here already knows not to follow be behind me. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Personally each time in therapy got a little easier. I understood more. I got insurance. Overcame my phobias of needles (now I just don’t like them). And best of all I’ve learned how to make hormones a priority and actually stick to some type of schedule.

Back to present day…

Same changes around the same time period as the first time in hormone replacement therapy. Maybe a little more prudent because i.e. this isn’t my first rodeo. Hair was already growing there. Fat had been redistributed before. Adam’s apple had already enlarged etc.

Nothing magical…

Wish I could have more to share but the first month is usually boring.

If my calculations are correct my first home self injection should be coming up soon so be on the look out for that.

 

Thank you to all my readers !
-Iman

Gender Cat***customer review

 

Hey hey ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ

Today I am here to talk about a dick in a box and the adventure that led up to it.

I am doing a review on the Gender Cat Self-adhesive 6″ soft packer.

 

Customer Service โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Just about instant personal response to any an all questions about the company , the product & the shipping process before I even place my order. From the very beginning I felt like a valued customer and that the staff were confident in the product that the company has to offer.

Website/Navigating/Placing Order โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

The website may not be the fanciest and you may find yourself looking for more links to click. But when it came to placing my online order it was as simple as a few clicks. Received all my confirmation via email once my order had been place and I felt secure in my purchase.

Shipping & Delivery โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Most packers , stp’s , prosthetics etc take forever for production to even begin not to mention some of the outrageous shipping times. Finally some who understands that no one wants to wait forever. The entire process from order to delivery was 15 days. Which could have been shorter but I took an extra few days making sure I pick the right skin tone. *Not to mention the best part the skin tone samples were free and with paid return postage. It was delivered in a digress box with all sorts of little trinkets.

Overall product satisfaction โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

I got the 6inch semi hard self adhesive. The only reason why I’m not giving this product 5 stars is because I have only had my product for a few weeks and I can’t yet make a comment on the durability of it. But if I’d had to guess I would assume this dick is gonna be with me for quite some time unless I go all ratchet and clank like I normal do and hack away at it.

 

With everything being new and I’m still learning the tricks and trade to it I am very please with my product in its entirety including ordering, production and shipping.

When ordering from Gender cat once you place your order they send you over 100 skin tone samples free of charge. You pick at your leisure and send the unused samples back in the return pre postage envelope. If you cant find a skin tone that you feel is right for you let them know and they will also make your custom color.

I choose the self adhesive packer because well hey whose heard of a self adhesive packer until now ?

Don’t hesitate go check them out.

http://www.gendercat.com

Check out the review of the 6in super soft on my YouTube channel.

First self injection in 2 yearsย 

Yes newsflash people Kris is back in HRT and back on injections. If you’ve been here then of course you know I’m terrible with my medication. And if you’re just getting here… well, welcome to the shit show.

Recap. It’s been about 3 months since I switch from injections to the Gel. And it’s been about 6 weeks since I’ve basically dropped out of HRT.

What better time then now to get back into the swing of things, right?

It’s been sooo long since I did a self injection the anxiety I have towards needles hit me like a damn truck. But being that I was in the clinic and this was my first self injection class I had no choice but to find my balls and stick myself

After profusely sweating for about 7 mins. Several attempts at actually having the needle make contact with my skin. A handful of cuss words. And of course a few “no I don’t want to, you do it!”‘s (my nurse was the real MVP) I finally gave it all I had, the needle pierced my skin, I pushed the plunger…

And poof, just like that it was all over.

Apparently back in 2014 I skipped the viable skills I needed to learn on how to properly self inject. Not to mention the fact I was given the wrong gauge needlesย ๐Ÿ™„.

Nevertheless I came and I conquered my fear !!!

My originally dosage for the year was .5 weekly. I hated it. A shot EVERY week, nah. So now that I’ve switched physicians my new dosage is a comfortable .5 biweeklyย ๐Ÿ™Œ.ย These seems manageable for me.

So this week I will be setting up, preparing & injecting my own shot. And btw shout outs to my nurse !!!

Stay tuned for how I deal with being back in HRT with injections.

 

Testosterone x4

Yes yes your favorite guy is back in HRT !

Giving it a good try yet again ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ. Approaching my 26th birthday and I realized I ain’t getting any younger so I might as well try to get this therapy thing right.

But ๐Ÿ˜ฉ being off injections for quite some time and maybe being this is the upteenth million time shit is hitting me like a truck.

Within a matter of days I’m eating like a horse again , regained my strength and stamina & of course my sex drive. Got the fuzzy wuzzy syndrome going on not to mention the flame on moments.

Still nevertheless feeling more confident than I have even been with this time in therapy. I look forward to my second class on self injections. The responsibility with keeping up with doctor visits , Rxs , refills , supplies etc. I fill more confident in my ability to make this a priority.

Just within the few 2 weeks ,of course there’s not to report soldier. Carry on.

 

Finally dropped the YouTube channel !!!

 

๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ well almost dropped it
๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Seriously. It’s been going on 2 years since I was suppose to make my official appearance on my own YouTube channel. Yes. My own personal YouTube channel. If you have been following me since before this blog then you might be familiar wit some other channels & co-channels I have been a part of in the past. Maybe even stumbled across one of my accounts as a teenie-bopper. But this time it’s the real deal. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

So the channel is still under minor reconstructions but it is available so make sure you hit this link ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgw_LAtfNAp2WHLtOs4PZuw/featured

And subscribe ; wouldn’t want you to miss anything. ๐Ÿ˜

The official trailer will be dropping August 26th followed by the intro making its grand debut 2 weeks later on my 26th birthday; September 10 ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ Definitely don’t want to miss either!

But if you still need convincing here’s a quick run down on what my channel will be offering (๐Ÿ˜for now)…

1. Follow my life as I continuously transition. Of course that’s on here, duh ๐Ÿ™„. As always I will be an open book regarding my transition. Doctor appointments. Stats & levels. Changes & growth. The works. (Also might throw in a open tranzguy forum , but for now thats low key information)
2. My most current hair style endeavor. Dropping the man bun, retiring the thottyboy braids and testing out the “waves” ;again completely detailed. Brush & wolf sessions. Hair cuts & products. The do’s & the don’t’s. Since this my first legit attempt most likely many, many epic fail moments.
3. My road to peak physical fitness. One of my least favorite subjects, taking into consideration that I love junk food and I’m too lazy to work out. Bare with me if this is the highlight of your subscription. But it will entail my diet methods equipped with superfoods smoothies, home exercises, meditation etc. Maybe even throw a yoga day in there.
4. Traveling adventures. Even though my travels have slowed within the last year there is still ample footage and wacky adventures just waiting to be published. No matter how much I don’t like them I can’t seem to help meeting new people.
5. Reviews & Promos. Insider information: I have partnered with a new prosthetic company and can’t wait to tell you about their products and services. Also I think I’ll give Yelp a try. Ha ha ๐Ÿ˜œjust kidding. If you ask me this is what most people will stick around to watch.
6. Raw footage. Saved the best for last. Whether you are an adoring fan, fumed hater or creepy stalker. Get ready for some unedited , unscripted and uncut scenes from the life of yours truly. So if all else fails come be nosy ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

Great! Now that I have your attention; here go subscribe ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgw_LAtfNAp2WHLtOs4PZuw/featured

It’s literally 2 clicks ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ you can do it!!

If you are still not convinced that’s fine too. I appreciate you stopping by and reading my blog. (My readers usually get the scoop first anyways) Don’t think as just a reader you aren’t appreciated. You are just as important as any of my fans on any of my social platforms. โค๏ธ

Pick & Choose. Mix your potion.
Catch you there.

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