The cost of a blood test.

Morning sun on the peak
I love my eye color. I also love being able to draw attention to my eyes.

Let’s get housekeeping out of the way. I’m not sure how often I’m going to post. I was thinking I’d keep a regular schedule to start. Then here I am following a post with a post a day later. I guess we’ll see how the words are flowing and take it day-by-day to start.


On to business.

Oh. My. Goodness.

I have insurance. It’s pretty decent especially considering where I live. But I wasn’t quite ready for the bill. Sure, I knew I needed the blood test. We had to see where my hormone levels were to help plan the next phase of HRT.

Holy. Crap.

The good news is, after a wonderful chat with an insurance customer support person, I know that my health care providers are coding everything correctly. There are no exclusions in my insurance and everything is being billed appropriately. Things will look a lot better as soon as my deductible is met. Ha!

I may not even have to add estrogen to my HRT regimen. Woah.

In other news, my test results were interesting. I’m not going to provide numbers. Those are my own and will vary from yours because we are all different. What I can say is that after three months on a testosterone blocker only, my estrogen levels is very close to typical female range already.

To say the least, my doctor was very surprised. We both laughed and agreed it was confirmation of what we already knew.

Sadly, my testosterone levels are still too high. We are hopeful that upping my t-blocker dose will knock it down significantly. My doctor was even cautiously optimistic, with what she was seeing in the results, that I may not even have to add estrogen to my HRT regimen. Woah.

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