Another year, another milestone.
My scars are fading, ever so slowly. I get angry at them sometimes, for not behaving, like everyone else’s.
I haven’t had any additional treatments after the injections and laser, just intermittently massaging them with silicone gel. Though I might get a cortisone injection again due to some raised tissue. Someone recommended treating them with Castor Oil, which is supposed to break up and heal the internal scar tissue (remember, there was a lot done underneath the skin that we never really see) as well as the external, and should be effective even after this many years. So far I’ve tried it two or three times. I feel that it did help, I just need to be more diligent.
Look Good, Feel Good
I look good. I feel good about how I look. Which is… different than usual.
I’ve been working out more this year, trying to build up my pecs, get fit, get strong, get better at rock climbing. So far I’ve lost 15 pounds. It might not sound like a lot, but consider that it’s ~12% of my body weight. Also, this has been over the course of three years. At last, this long term commitment to some vague body-mind improvement is generating results.
Who knew I’d look way better in my almost-thirties than in my early twenties? Yet it’s not just about exercise and eating healthy; it’s about finding the motivation to stick with it. Now that my life is slowly smoothing out, due in no small part to resolving gender stressors, it’s a lot easier to push forward. My spirit is stronger.
3 Year Gallery
I don’t have a lot more to say this time that won’t be a repeat of what I’ve said before, so here are the embarrassing photos you’ve all been waiting for.