July 4, 2002
Our trip going to Rio Bravo Mexico was Great. We got into Harlingen
Texas on July 4 at 2pm. We rented a car and drove out to Mexico. We
got a little lost but we got to hospital about 3:30 pm. As I walked
in I was greeted very nicely by the receptionist. Our plans we're to
register at the hospital , go have dinner then come back and rest
for the next days TR.
But as I was getting all the paper work ready. Dr Perez called, and
we decided to have Tr that night . So I had my TR on July 4th at
8pm! The nurses we're happy I spoke Spanish cause that way we could
communicate better. I took a shower. After a day of traveling, nurse
gave me robe and she did the IV thing. I must say I get hysterical
with needles. She got IV going. At about 6:45pm, she came in with
some meds she put into IV. I fell asleep for about 45 min. DH
was just waiting for Dr. Levi to come in… At 7:30pm … The nurse took
me into OR room. The anesthesiologist prepped me.. He had a little
trouble with epidural cause…I was so nervous. But he did it
perfectly. Amazingly, he only numbed me from my waist to my thighs.
Throughout surgery I was able to move my toes. Dr. Perez went in ,
he draped me and started the TR… Levi was there assisting him. I was
asking questions and laughing with them. Dr. Perez was saying "Levi
clamp here pull there pull here".. It was so neat.
Meanwhile I was very concerned of how much tube length I had left.
After all was said and done, Dr. Perez came over to my side, and
just reassured me that all went well. I had healthy tubes and
ovaries, not much scar tissue… And for me to wait for 90 days to TTC…I
was a little nervous about the OR room, it was not as modern
(looking) as the one's we have here in the states. But the service
and the results I got we're great!
I had taken my OP report, but Dr. Perez says they usually cut more
then what they print on the Pathology report… The next morning Dr.
Perez came into see me. He checked my incision, he personally did
the changing of gauzes …he answered a few questions I had… We took
pictures. He gave me a hug. And just said good Luck, on my baby
journey.. he gave a good chance of getting Pg at 39 yrs of age….The
Staff was great ,,, The food was good.
The morning Dh and Levi went out for breakfast.. At about 12;30 pm
the nurse came in and took out IV, plus the spinal medication I
still had on my back. DH and Levi came back , they bought me some
breakfast from a restaurant, which was great….At about 2;30 pm. we
decided to leave the hospital. Dr. Perez and Levi said I was ready
to go . So on July 5th, we left Rio Bravo Mexico. I went back on the
6th of July to meet another lady from our group who went. I stayed
with her for about 15 min, we took some pics. I reassured her she
would be alright…. She stayed in the same room I was in…we then went
shopping, we crossed thru all the 3 or 4 international borders. We
shopped for 2 days, then returned to Raleigh NC on July 8th.
I am feeling pretty good overall. My TR came to $1700.00 US dollars.
If you need tests done or need general anesthesia, your fee could be
a little higher…