After a decade on bioidentical hormones, Suzanne's daily regimen is carefully planned. Every day, she puts an estrogen cream on her left arm. For two weeks of the month, she puts a progesterone cream on her right arm every day as well. "The reason you put it on the skin is that with every pulse of your blood throughout the day, these hormones are coursing through your body," she says.
Suzanne also injects 2 milligrams of estriol vaginally every day and takes 60 oral dietary supplements—40 in the morning and 20 at night. "You don't have to take all this, although the deeper you get into it, the more you're apt to want to keep adding to it," she says. "I know I look like some kind of fanatic. But I want to be there until I'm 110, and I'm going to do what I have to do get there."