02-25-2004: Final dose of Androgel 5 Gram #438
01-15-2007: I have been on Depotestosterone, 200mg/ml; 0.7cc (140mg per dose) since 02-25-2004.
I self-inject every 2 weeks.
Health: (Updated 1-20-2010)
-I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I'm sure it's got nothing to do with my transition.
-I am on 1.4cc of 100mg T biweekly. The acne I had cleared up tremendously well. See Skin/Hair below.
-It's been more than five years since my chest reconstruction surgery. Use this link
or navigate to the left for the Chest Reconstruction page. My chest healed very well.
Skin/Hair: (Updated 1-20-2010)
-My skin is still steadily healing from all the acne. I used Accutane for about 10 days but it gave me very bad digestive
side effects so I was taken off it. But during those 10 days it kicked some acne ass! The acne on my back cleared up
in just 4 days and the acne on my face almost disappeared. Now I am on Tazorac and I took an antibiotic
called Doryx* for a while. It worked very well. I can actually see my skin and it feels soft. That's never happened,
even before T.
-For cleansing and moisturizing, I use Cetaphil every day. I cleanse once in my morning shower and moisturize right after
I put my Tazorac on my face, while my skin is still damp from the shower. It's worth the $10 a bottle! I also wash my face
at night before bed after working hard or if it just feels gross, but I do this very sparingly because of how irritated my
-I shave everyday. I use either an electric shaver with powder to lubricate, or a safety razor and Aveeno Sensitive Skin
shave gel. It works very well and my skin does not get irritated or break out from it at all.
Mood: (New on 1-21-2011)
-Since I have been down to 0.7cc, I feel more anxiety than I did on 1cc. But it seems to be nothing I can't handle.
-In February 2009 my doctor put me on 40mg of Prozac daily. My depression became severe enough that it kept me from
updating this website--something I did religiously before that. It helps a great deal and lowers my anxiety a little.
-I have always been a bit of a germophobe but 2010 was really bad for me. I'm not refusing to touch people or anything
but pretty close. It's unrelated to my T and is simply a byproduct of being unemployed and stressed out. Let's hope it passes
as things improve.
Voice: (Updated 1-15-2007)
-I'm a baritone. I'm still trying to regain my control so I can start sounding good when I sing again!
Sex: (Updated 1-21-2011)
-My sex drive is up and down just like any other guy. If I regulate my hormones like I'm supposed to I stay pretty interested
in sex. However, depression has affected that in the negative and I just try to be happy with my lovely wife, no matter what.
Name Change: (Updated 01-13-2003)
I changed my name to Eric on January 13, 2003.
Surgery: (Updated 7-18-2008)
I had chest reconstruction surgery at 11:30 AM on 10-12-2004. One year ago tomorrow!
For all the details on the procedure and the outcome, go to the Chest Reconstruction
My SRS was scheduled for November 2, 2007. See the SRS page
for details. Obviously I did not have that surgery. :(
Birth Certificate: (Updated 1-21-2011)
-I received my affidavit from my doctor and sent it in to the office for Vital Records Changes just after the new year.
As soon as I receive the new record in the mail I will put more info on this page so that others may benefit from the newer
policy here in Michigan.
Photos: (Updated 1-21-2011)
I put some recent photos on the Photos
Please check back soon for more journals and more photos, especially after my metaoidioplasty. Thanks for visiting my page.