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July 7th, 2016, 4:37 pm

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Hormones are a hell of a drug. XD

I've had a number of readers announce recently that they just started hormones or were about to start very soon. This page is dedicated to you. Happy second puberty, folks. ^_^


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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.

Speaking of big, upcoming events pertaining to transition: as I've been saying for a while now I'll be going for SRS on July 26th. But with my insurance finally authorizing it earlier this week (at the last possible second), it's a little more real now. I mean, I still feel like I'm going to wake up any moment and find that none of this has ever happened, but I think this is as real as it gets. It's exciting and it's wonderful and it's really scary and I'd expect nothing less. ^_^

Let's get to how this affects the comic though. If you've been with me long enough to remember my cancer surgeries, you know there's going to be a lengthy hiatus for my recovery. I probably won't feel up to drawing much. Fortunately, Chapter 29 wraps up next week. So unlike my previous surgeries which cut things off awkwardly mid-chapter, this break will be a little more controlled (like any other planned hiatus). The comic will return with Chapter 30, but I don't know when. That depends on how long it takes for me to feel like I can sit upright and draw for extended periods again. I will keep you posted throughout my recovery though, so you know when that will be.

In fact, I'll try to keep you entertained even through my recovery. I mean, I plan to take this as a much needed vacation. I have a nice pile of games I've been setting aside for this moment, and hours and hours of anime I've been meaning to watch for a while. But all play and no work makes Lynn stir crazy. So I will probably do something. Something pertaining to writing, most likely. Prose, maybe? Raindom Facts? 30 Day Challenges? I don't know yet. I'll figure it out. But I won't leave you hanging indefinitely; I just can't do that.

Anyway, you support is still (and will always be) welcome. ^_^

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I'd also like to mention that a friend and reader set up a Discord server for Rain. So if you'd like to chat with other readers in real time, or at least, have a safe space to discuss other non-comic things, you should check it out here - https://discord.gg/MKgt7fc

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July 7th, 2016, 11:06 pm

Breawycker

YaaaĆ aaaaaaaaaaaaaassssss

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Hormones are the best! Like I've told my friends, I don't need drugs. I'm high on estrogen. But I swear somehow estrogen made me even more emotional than I already was. Like why? I just wanted boobs. :P

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July 8th, 2016, 12:39 am

Anna Rei

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@Breawycker: I feel the same way. But they do take time and it is hard to wait but it is so worth it to me. I did it on my own at first it was like a month of hell. Then I did it with professional help later. I really have stress never do it on your own every time I talk about it. I tried drinking and drugs to replace what I was missing but the Estrogen a high like no other. A natural one not so bad on me. It really scares me to think how much I have changed over this last year and half on them. But it as been great. I feel I finally got my life back and can move on.

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July 8th, 2016, 5:28 am

Asche (Guest)

Not always comfortable

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@Breawycker:

I've been on hormones for 8 months and it's been a mixed bag. I'm starting to see breast development, but it's not continuous. I noticed it in April, and it doesn't seem to have changed since.

But last month, the emotional stuff hit me like a ton of bricks. Ups and downs, and the downs are really bad. I think the depression (actually, I think it's really trauma) is what's always been there, but I learned as a child to kind of bury all that trauma in the basement and cover it with concrete so it only occasionally gets out (yes, it's like a horror movie), and now the hormones are letting all that stuff loose.

I kind of wanted to get in touch with my real self and my emotions in particular so I wouldn't feel dead like I've done for so long, so I guess it's a case of be careful what you wish for. My female friends all say, yeah, welcome to womanhood, so if they learn to manage it, I assume I will, too. I guess I've just got to "woman up."

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July 8th, 2016, 9:05 am

RainDreamer (Guest)

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In 2 more months I will book my first trip to get my HRT...I can't wait!

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July 8th, 2016, 9:56 am

DC FAN (Guest)

Weight Gain too!

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I'm at 6 months, I like it when the boobs are sore--it means it is still growing. I am at a B. Also I am gaining weight. But not in the belly, the rear and a few other places...got to watch the diet, my metabolism is now a girls. Not too upset at it yet.

Did everyone's appetite go up or down when they started HRT? Mine seems to be going up--in fact I had a food cravings that seem to be getting worse.

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July 8th, 2016, 4:15 pm

Koko (Guest)

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Oddly enough, I don't remember my breasts being sore when they were growing. I did become an emotional train wreck and have to pee often though. I didn't get what I expected with breasts though. Most of the women in my family are C and D cups, but I can't even fill an A cup. :/ My hips turned out nice though. Much better than I could've hoped for. Then again, as a male I was a very late bloomer so testosterone really hadn't gotten a hold of my pelvic bones yet.

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July 9th, 2016, 1:55 am

partiallystars

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*is the only trans boy here* *sighs*

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July 10th, 2016, 5:09 pm

Drakanor Dream

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@partiallystars: *Hugs tenderly*

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July 10th, 2016, 6:09 pm

lux (Guest)

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@partiallystars: *is the only agender person here* *sighs*

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February 8th, 2017, 4:59 am

Tortferngatr (Guest)

Hormones commentary

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Woohoo! I've been on HRT for almost 2 years now, but I'll give my feedback as a fellow trans woman anyway.

I don't think I'd describe my day one as uneventful, but my T levels started in the basement of the normal cis guy range and I took pretty precociously to HRT in general (I started seeing physical hints of breast growth around weeks 3-5, for example).

Overall, I honestly felt like various parts of my body were "preparing" for changes--I could feel sensations in my cheeks, chest, and some combination of my hip joints, my hips, and my butt. They felt like a dormant machine slowly springing to life, even if the results were only truly observed (and are still being observed) weeks to months to years later. My day 1 felt *awesome.* Plus my head felt clearer, so that was nice.

That being said, it's my bedtime now, and seeing Ana has left me remembering I have consultation paperwork for GRS to fill out later today....

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