Ok, I apologize if I am hitting a subject that might have already been overkilled, but a quick search did not convince me the subject has already been adequately covered.
I have been encouraged by the great response (and great input) to Gina Foxx's Blog on Hormone Effects on sexual function and attraction. I am seriously considering starting hormones. The only thing that is holding me back is my understanding (through lots of research) that they will likely alter how I see the world. I only hesitate because I have yet to come to grasps with the impact this will likely have on my existing male life, and more importantly, my family.
I'm working through that, but part of the equation is, will they have the desired effect on developing the female body I desire to have. I have been incredibly impressed with the rusutls some of my sisters have attained, but the most successful seem to be the ones who start hormones early in life. Again, from research, I realize that the closer to puberty you start, the more significant the changes are liekly to be. So my questions are, for those of you who started hormones later in life (I will turn 44 this summer), were you satisfied with the results you were able to obtain? In retrospect, would you do it all again? Did you find yourself needing to augment hormones with cosmetic surgery (beyond the standard electrolysis, or perhaps FFS)? Have any of you gone a purely surgical route, without hormones? Are any of you aware of any experimentation with using Human Growth Hormone or something similiar, to reinvigerate a puberty-like change in older transexuals? Just trying to learn from the experience of my sisters, and factor these lessons into my decision.