With the nod from my therapist, I mustered up the courage (been doing a lot of mustering lately) to call and schedule an appointment to get my blood tested. The appointment is on the same day as a therapy session, and on the day of my father's 55th birthday, oddly enough.
I'm very nervous about this, since I'm phobic of needles (don't know the term for that). And there's also the odd chance of them finding something wrong with me that not only delays my initiation into the HRT club, but possibly detrimental to my health as well (although I'd think if there was something wrong I'd know by now, but who knows).
But at least I made the appointment, and if they do find something wrong, it's better to know about it. Hopefully however, everything will go smoothly and the needles won't be too big and scary.