Thursday, June 16, 2022

Still Melting

I am so over this ultra hot weather! Here in southern Ohio we have been stuck under this power dome of hot weather. As I have mentioned several times, we don't have an air conditioned house so the weather is so much worse. I am sick and tired of seeing a heat advisory on the television. 

By now you are thinking what does this have to do with being a transgender woman. Mainly the post has to do with the effects of hormone replacement therapy on a male body. Previously I wrote of a thermostat change which occurred when I seriously started on the hormonal route. I was cold all the time. 

The problem I have is how my age reacted with my new feminine hormones for change, Since I actually started down the serious HRT path when I was in my sixties, I felt my natural testosterone levels were already in decline. Making it easier for feminine changes to occur. 

Less is more it seemed as the changes started to come fast and furious. Before I knew it I was presenting as a highly androgynous person. Along with the natural changes such as breast growth, were the less noticeable but still as important changes. All of a sudden I could smell better and along with that it seemed my body chemistry was changing also. I didn't perspire as much was the main change. I wonder now if less perspiration hurts me now in this very hot and humid weather. One way or another you take the bad with the good.

Coming up this weekend is Cincinnati LGBTQ Pride and the weather is supposed to break for a couple days before we go back to the extreme heat again. We are still deciding if we are going to go downtown and party. Standing in the way could be my partner Liz's work hours and finances. We are still going to wait to see what we are going to do.

Until that time, I am going to continue to hope for no more rolling blackouts. At least now I have my fan to make life less miserable. 


  1. So, I guess, HRT does not stand for Heat Resistant Technology? :-)

    We here in Seattle are experiencing the all-too-common "June Gloom," also known as "Junuary." Our high temps seem to be lower than your low temps these days. It would be great for all of us if we could take the average of our two high temps, as the mid-seventies would be just fine with me! (and, I imagine, you, as well)

    I did score a free air conditioner through the local FB Buy Nothing group last year, after we had that record-breaking heatwave (107 F). So, at least I'm ready for another heatwave (which seems unlikely at this point), and I will then be on HRT (the alternative meaning).

    I hope you are able to enjoy the pub crawl without succumbing to heat stroke. Of course, you could come over here without the fear of that - but be sure to bring a raincoat. :-)

  2. Free AC is great AC! Stay cool my friend :)