progress and excitement.
This is a detailed account of my visit to the endo and pharmacy on 5/22/12. I’m writing this to help others out and as a journal for myself. If anyone has any questions, don’t hesitate to message me.
Today was my endocrinologist appointment. It went really well. The initial appointment fee was $100 (not covered by insurance), but the next time it will be $150. I waited about 30 minutes past the time I had scheduled my appointment, but the actual appointment didn’t last long. I got weighed, and my blood pressure and pulse rate measured. Then an older, overweight man we had seen smoking a cigar in his car, took over. This is only noteworthy because we (Sunny and I) found it amusing and his breathing was rather noticeable. He was very nice though and he just asked me some questions, read my letter, and told me about the changes I could expect. He then wrote me a prescription for testosterone at 200mg to be taken once every two weeks. Then he explained I could come back in once my prescription was filled and have the nurse show me how to give myself the shot. I have an appointment to see him again in three months. The staff there were all very nice and respectful. The doctor seemed pleased that I was happy about it.
After that I made my way to Wal-Mart to get my prescription filled. 6 syringes prepackaged with the needles only cost $4.01. The needles aren’t long but they look kind of thick. Of course, that was in the packaging. Unfortunately, they didn’t have the testosterone in and they don’t carry the generic brand, which is actually $100 more than the name brand. I believe the pharmacist said the one they carry is $130. I’m not sure how long that will last. They will have it in tomorrow at two. Since both Sunny and I have work tomorrow I won’t be able to get my shot tomorrow so I am aiming for Thursday.
But yeah. It’s actually happening. And I’m stoked.