Tassue & Paul Iroghama
Tubal reversal May 10,
We arrived at the airport in McAllen, TX. around 6 pm on May 10. Joe
was there to pick us up. He carried my luggage to the car, and my DH
and I were on our way to Rio Bravo. When we arrived I saw that the
hospital was neat. We walked in to a very clean environment. Joe led
us around to the nurse's station, and Dr. Levi was called up front
to meet us. He showed us our room, and came back to ask some general
questions. I met Monta and her husband in the hallway on their way
to the surgery room (7pm). Dr. Levi told us that Lyshron T and her
hubby were there too. My DH and I went to greet them as we left to
walk around the town. I was told not to eat anything for my surgery
would be that night. All the same, when we came back Dr. Levi told
us to wait until in the morning. Luis (Levi brother) came to take us
out to eat and ride around. My DH was more excited than I due to the
fact he could speak and understand Spanish. We settled back into our
room around 11 pm.
On May 10 @ 8am, Dr. Levi came in to put in my IV. He tried my left
hand, but it did not work-then he tried the right hands and was
successful. I was in a little pain after the IV. Levi put me in the
wheelchair and rolled me into the surgery room. I was starting to
get nervous, but I cast all my fears into the hands of the Lord. My
DH changed into scrubs, while Dr. Levi and Dr. Moreno transferred me
onto the surgery bed. They put some booties on my feet and a cap on
my head. There was a young lady present, but I did not get her name.
I looked straight at the door and saw the crucifix above, and Dr.
Perez came in so I knew all was well. Dr. Moreno introduced himself,
and put some medicine in my IV. After that, I did not remember them
putting my epidural in or my catheter. I was feeling very drowsy, I
heard a lot of talking, and I talked to my husband. I looked to my
right and saw that the time was 10:15 am. By then, Dr. Perez excused
himself, and Dr. Levi stitched me up. By 11am I was back in my room.
After some hours the medicine wore off. Dr. Levi came in to check on
me, I was telling him that I want the catheter out, so he assured me
that they would remove it later. The nurses were coming in
throughout to give me my medicine. Later in the day Luis came to
take my husband out. All I wanted was some rest, and to take out the
catheter. Around 9pm, Veronica removed it, and I was so happy.
May 11, I woke up at 6am in pain. The nurse gave me some medicine.
Around 7:30am I got my IV and epidural out. I prepared myself to
leave. Joe was there at 9am to take us to the airport. We arrived
around 10am. We settled in to wait on our 12:40pm flight back to DFW.
I was very blessed to have found Dr. Perez and his staff. I have
never been treated so good at any hospital. My husband really
enjoyed his stay too. DH says that Dr. Levi was like an old friend.
We are blessed with 4-5 cm on both sides & 70/75 rate. Dr. Perez
removed 4 cysts as well, and my total fee was $1900.00. I have
searched for 3 years to find a doctor who will do my reversal. It
was always one thing or another, especially the cost.
I pray that God will continue to bless His people in Rio Bravo! You
will be in good hands!