Hormone treatment has made my life worth
Although reluctant, I will convey this in
hopes that it may help someone like myself somewhere. When I was
19 I was diagnosed with Kallmans syndrome, a serious pituitary deficiency,
This was done by Dr. Robert B. Greenblatt and his associate Dr.
Jungzk, whom I am forever indebted for their dedication in this
field. When I went to them in Augusta, Ga. I was 5' 1" tall
and weighed about 100lbs. I was sexually undeveloped and have been
mentally depressed for quite some time. I can only say that I didn't
leave this world because of something God gave me.
After a week of many tests in Augusta University Hospital, Dr. Greenblatt
told me he wished he could have seen me sooner but as things stood
at present I would probably grow 8 or 9" and put on quite a
bit of weight. He put me on testosterone implants and over the next
4 yrs I began to grow in leaps and develop sexually (a God send).
The emotional pain I dealt with as a teenage male was unbearable
at times. I would grow in periods where one day my shoes were to
small or my pants, like all of a sudden. This went on until I was
about 24 and stopped. At this time I had reached 5' 10" and
Along the way my self-confidence increased dramatically, I had
become a proficient guitarist and quite popular. Anyway as I told
Dr. Greenblatt one day in his office, when he came to my exam room
with Students who followed him quite frequently, He said "what
is the main thing Hormone treatment has done for you" and I
said "It made life worth living." He was holding a file
and said "I'll make note of that and wrote it down. I suppose
it moved him. He was quite a charismatic.
This started in about 1967 and I must say has been quite a journey,
I am 57 yrs of age and hardly anyone guess's I'm over 45 which is
nice, But the main thing is research and Drs. who care about mankind
and people in general, helped me have a fairly normal life in the
physical and mental plane and I am indeed grateful. I presently
live in Atlanta and still go to Augusta to see Dr. Don Gambrell
who took over Dr. Greenblatt's practice when he died. I hate that
he is gone but once again I thank him for his decision to be a Doctor
of Endocrinology. As I said, Hope this will be of Help.