In her own words: Margie

The call from my doctor came on October 3. I will never forget it. I thought they were calling to set up an appointment to take blood and check my hormone levels. Again.

Instead she said, “Can you come in for a sonogram?”

Margie and Rivers_7945-web-1-1I struggled for so many years to get pregnant. I lost an ovary when I was 23 and for too many years the obstacles to having a child just seemed so daunting. I tried the traditional manufactured drugs that my physician prescribed, month-after-month, for years — all with absolutely no result.

But I had some wonderful physicians at Honey, Houserman & Long. They never gave up. They never let me believe we wouldn’t find a way, though there were many, many times when I doubted that it would ever happen.

Eventually, they recommended I try something different because my body is unable to produce enough progesterone. My doctor prescribed compounded hormones from a local pharmacist, Smith’s Pharmacy. For months, I would go in and have blood drawn and my medication adjusted. In the end, I was taking a dosage 3x the strength that I began with — because that’s what my body needed. 

And then, on that day in October, I got that phone call.

I went through all of the emotions. All the years of frustration and disappointment and hopelessness. It took such a toll on my family, on my life. 

But I was going to be a mom.

Since my son was born, my holidays have been bigger. My days have been brighter. Everything is more joyful. 

As I write this, he is trying on his graduation gown. It’s been 18 years since that phone call and he’s graduating high school and he is my life.   

I believe in compounded hormones in my soul.


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