One other thing I'm just not too sure about is the mood changes that many people report. When transgender women start HRT they often speak lyrically of the mood changes they experience; an all encompassing warm calmness that fills them up with sugar plums and makes the world right. No, I've not experienced that. If I have noticed a mood change it's that maybe I'm less aggressive and more empathetic. Recently, I've noticed that little things that might have endlessly annoyed me or sent me into a rage just don't seem to bother me. Like the other day when there were two old people taking up an entire hallway and walking super slowly. Instead of getting pissed I just thought "Well, it must be difficult to have limited mobility. I'm thankful I don't have that. I should be patient." Just yesterday at the grocery store there was a woman with two screaming toddlers and instead of seething in a rage I just thought "Those must be a handful. I'm glad I don't have to have that in my life. Maybe I'll let her go ahead of me since she has it so rough." I know- who am I?! This must be the estridiol.
|And two of those words are "Hello, nurse!"
|See, I'm like this century's Audrey Hepburn.