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  • #117735
    Mallory
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    I finally met my doctor who will manage my hormone replacement therapy! She was awesome, called me by my female name, kept my pronouns correct. We talked for over an hour, all positive stuff!

    She already told me that we will be starting my HRT. I feel so good. Just have to do the blood tests to get the starting dosages.

    Tomorrow are my blood tests and in two weeks we meet back together and discuss how I’m taking it and I get my prescription and meds that day.

    Spironolactone and estrogen and after six months, progesterone. So happy I’m finally at this stage.

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    • #119248

      This the first thread I I have seen on this site, only signed up about ten minutes ago. I am really just beginning my journey so it was wonderful that it was this one! Someone succeeding on their quest to fully realizing themself! Good luck and joy in your progress!

      sorry for all the shouting “!” I am just so excited I am literally sitting here pouncing in my chair.
      Leslie

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    • #118795

      Hi Mallory

      Sounds like you have really been through it the last few weeks I feel so sad that this stuff still happens in the Hi-Tech 21st Century.
      Your last post suggests you have them finally if so I wish you the very best fortune with your progress.

      Hugs and sympathy
      Natasha

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      • #119145
        Mallory
        FREE

        I appreciate your support.

        the pharmacy wasn’t done with me. I put into my mail order pharmacy to have my prescription transferred to them. They contacted the local pharmacy who messed up my information enough where the mail order pharmacy couldn’t fill it. They figured out it was me and called me. We got it all figured out…

         

        yay!

         

        • #119210
          DeeAnn Hopings
          AMBASSADOR

          Mallory:

          One caution about mail order drugs. This is probably less of a problem for you in Alaska, but most drugs have instructions that they shouldn’t be in conditions warmer than 86F, I believe. That’s a problem for me here in the desert, so I only do prescriptions directly through the drugstore. The one exception to that is my arthritis medication. The specialty pharmacy understands this and they do delivery in an insulated pouch with a freeze pack…

          • #119212
            Mallory
            FREE

            It happens here too. Wintertime is a challenge. (I lived in the desert while going to college where summer was the issue)

            this pharmacy is good, has all the right certifications, and packages correctly. But you’re right, it is very important for people to consider. Here in town though, I have the choice… mail order, or hope that the pharmacy staff will give me my meds.

    • #118520
      Autumn
      FREE

      Congratulations, Mallory. I’m really happy for you and wish you well on your journey.

       

      Hugs,

       

      Autumn

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      • #119214
        Mallory
        FREE

        Thank you. This is so beautiful… while the world around me is being ugly, I’m surrounded by beauty as I experience life on a level I could never comprehend before..

    • #118483
      Michelle Lawson
      MANAGING AMBASSADOR

      Mallory, that is wonderful news. I can only relate to the estrogen side to that equation though. And I bet you are feeling on Cloud 90 right now…. Michelle

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      • #119213
        Mallory
        FREE

        It’s amazing.

        I was explaining to my psychologist today how amazing it is with the estrogen on board.

        For example I explained that It’s like going from a black and white movie to 4K full color… the sheer number of emotions I feel and the number of them at a time is beautiful. Overwhelming but beautiful. I feel like I’m experiencing life for the first time.

      • #118487
        Mallory
        FREE

        It’s amazing how wonderful I feel just knowing I’ve started.

    • #117762

      I’m so happy for you to start this part of your journey, it is going on a year since I started HRT and
      life has never been more challenge, wonderful and exciting at the same time.

      timmie

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    • #117756
      DeeAnn Hopings
      AMBASSADOR

      Mallory:

      That’s how things work: step by step. Sometimes folks think that their progress has to be rapid, but that’s not helpful. I think what is important is that we put some conscious thought into what’s happening and what to do next. Retooling our lives is not the work of a moment; lots of things to learn and unlearn. Sounds like you have a good start on things.

      Avanti!!

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      • #118426
        Mallory
        FREE

        Ive been pretty patient until this week.

        the pharmacy snafus almost drove me to the edge.
        The clinic was great. They understood how important this is to people like us, and they made sure to find me someone who could get me started ASAP.

        Turns out I have low t to begin with so we are trying without the spironolactone to see if we really need it.

        but I’m there! I’m so happy and excited. The fears, doubts and self questioning is gone and only excitement and happiness remain.

    • #117740
      Jasmine
      MANAGING AMBASSADOR

      Congrats Mallory!

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