Q:hey so i just found you through the orchiectomy tag!@ i just had one a week ago and was wondering how long your swelling lasted? is that weird for a stranger to ask? its so weird because it totally looks like the testes are still in there! so weird!
Well I had very little swelling tbh. My surgeon went in via the inguinal canals and so any swelling I did have was above the pubic bone. However, the pain lasted me for about three weeks, much longer than the one week estimate I was given. I think my pain tolerance has changed as well but I had a hard time sitting upright for the whole time due to the positioning of my sutures.
Q:Heya :) another progesterone question if that's ok. Are you still on it and have you noticed any positive effects? I just started it a week ago and have semi high hopes * fingers crossed*.
I switched to micronized progesterone a few months ago in hopes of some better results and thus I can’t say that I’ve noticed anything in particular but girlfriend says boobs are noticeably bigger and jigglier. But, I also just had my orchiectomy as well so I’m unsure which caused which. As always YMMV :)
Q:Hi Asuka, I was just wondering if you plan to do anything with your adam's apple?
I don’t have any plans at the moment. It doesn’t seem to cause me any sort of dysphoria so I see no need to poke and prod at it… or maybe I’ll get a throat tattoo ;)
This shit is bananas! b-a-n-a-n-a-s!
Starting micronized progesterone today
I’ve been on medroxyprogesterone for two months now. Hope this works better for me.
Q:Hi, I was wondering if your piercings hurt? Like your cartilage piercing? Sorry they just look really pretty and I've been thinking about getting a cartilage piercing for a very long time now. ^^
Well of course they hurt, silly. But only for a few seconds, it’s just like getting a shot in my opinion. Though, I think the biggest factor that determines how it goes is if you go to a really good piercer like someone who’s APP certified. Also, high quality jewelry can’t hurt like Anatometal or Industrial Strength (my two favorites atm). Of course this is all just my opinion but it’s what’s worked out best for me.
Q:Hey Auska! I was just wondering how you do your makeup and hair in the morning? Do you do anything special because you always look so gorgeous! :)
I’m going to try and be humble about this because it’s such a nice compliment. But to be honest I only use a little eyeliner on the top for makeup and use non-residual soaps like Dr. Bronners for my hair. Otherwise I’m sure it’s just the lighting and angles that makes me look any sort of decent.