Today is the first day in over eight years that I have not taken pills or applied gel containing female hormones. It's a hard habit to suddenly ignore, but also very liberating, even if it's only for a few weeks.
It's nice to have fewer things to worry about this way. It's also nice that I can now look at this body of mine as a proper work in progress, not a source of endless frustration as nothing happens or changes. Right now every day of the coming three weeks will be a useful step towards more information being gathered, all of which should lead to further steps, and so onward.
As they say, the worst part is the waiting. Everything else is really quite bearable.