Transition Process

I started my transition in October, 2007. My RLE started January 1, 2008.

I started testosterone on April 2, 2008.

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I had top surgery on April 29, 2008.

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I received my legal change of name document on July 15, 2008.

I had a revision to my top surgery on February 13, 2009.

More in the Top Surgery category »

I had a hysterectomy on March 12, 2009.

More in the Hysterectomy category »

I got my corrected birth certificate on August 10, 2009.

I got my Canadian Passport, listing new name and corrected gender marker, on September 3, 2009.

I plan to have ALT phalloplasty:

Also see:

  1. […] Years on T Amazing! According to my testosterone counter, I’ve been on T for 23 months, 4 weeks and 1 day. In other words… 2 years! I’m […]

  2. […] my last injection on Wednesday, September 15 was my #65th shot, totaling 30 months on testosterone. My T tracker on the other hand said that day marked 2 years, 5 months, 1 week and 6 days since my first shot. […]

  3. Just had to say….congrats on your 3 years, 3 months, 3 days on T!! What are the odds I’d look at your tracker today?!

    1. 3 is my favorite number! Seriously Declan, I do everything in 3s, verging on obsessive.

  4. Hi, I was wondering would you be able to change your legal documents if you weren’t born in Canada? thanks =]

    1. Kyle, it depends on which documents… birth certificates can only be changed where you were born. Other document changes tend to rely on birth certificates, though you can get an updated passport with an updated Canadian citizenship card.

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Joshua Riverdale

Joshua Riverdale

I’m just another transsexual and this is my FTM transition blog. My journal is an important personal development tool: I use it to track and observe the complex, challenging, and sometimes wondrous aspects of being transgender. I’m pleased that other trans men find this public navigation helpful.

I’m 43 years old and live in rural BC, Canada with my longtime girlfriend. I was diagnosed with GID by a school psychologist when I was five years old (1979), but I didn’t think of myself as trans until October, 2007. (Honestly, I didn’t know I had options. I didn’t really know that trans men existed.) Learn more about my transition process here.

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