Had an endo visit this morning. Got weighed and measured, spent a long time talking.
The endo said a few things. One, he doesn't care where I inject, as long as I can get a pinch- it's enough fat. Two, different areas have different absorption rates and the research on the variance of absorption rates is contradictory. Three, if I need bigger syringes, he'll prescribe them. Four, yes I am probably on too much testosterone. Five, it is within the variety of normality for my temperature to be 99 degrees in the evenings but not in the mornings.
Very interestingly, I asked if I could see December's full results, and he said sure. I expected only two numbers to have been out of range- my A1c and blood sugar. However, an additional two results had been flagged by the lab- my BUN and Creatinine levels were both below the normal range. I asked my endo what those meant and why he hadn't mentioned it. He said that what's really getting measured there is how efficient my kidneys are in getting urea and creatinine out of my blood. So, more efficient kidneys are no problem he knows of. Also, my result was close to the normal range and he knows I don't have malnutrition. A look at the previous blood draws showed that both figures had dropped at each consecutive blood draw.
I thought I'd check online to see what could cause the low numbers. Two of the reasons are obviously not me: pregnancy and malnutrition. Eating too little protein can also lower these numbers- maybe I should eat more protein? As a vegan, if I stick to my parents' food, I don't get a whole lot of protein. Other causes are hyperhydration, which I guess could be a possibility, and severe liver damage. I have been highly symptomatic of liver problems lately, but my liver's gotten tested and tested and tested and seems to be fine. However, somebody close to me tested as having liver damage- though not any of the forms of hepatitis tested for- over the summer.
I think right now I'm going to try adding more protein to my diet.