Keyla & Lander
Tubal reversal Apr 11, 2003
We flew into McAllen on Friday, April 11, and were met at the
airport by Joe. We started to get in the cab, and there is
KATHY H!! It was so exciting and reassuring to have another "sister"
there with me. You automatically have this bond because of being
part of the group, and we chatted the rest of the way to Mexico.
When we got to the hospital, Joe was wonderful!! He helped us with
our things, and then spoke to the nurses for us. He helped us fill
out our papers, and saw us off to our rooms. He said he would call
Levi and ask when to come and get us. Joe is just wonderful, and if
any of you have the opportunity to use his services, I recommend
that you do. He went above and beyond what ANY cab driver would
do...he has a heart of gold!
So, after we got to our room, the nurses came in and gave me a
gown...I changed, and then one came back to put in the IV, Veronica
was her name. Bless her heart, she had so much trouble finding a
vein. I don't speak Spanish, so I went merely by body language and
facial expression, but I could tell that she was upset that she had
difficulty. It wasn't her fault. Finally with the help of another
nurse, the IV was in, then they shaved me, and there I laid.
Waiting!! We watched some TV, and mostly just talked about how
shocking it was that we were really going through with this!!
A few hours later Levi came in and asked about doing the surgery
that night. I told him that I hadn't discussed it with him on the
phone, but we were open to that possibility...and would actually
prefer it. They went to check on Kathy (and I assumed she would go
first), and then the nurse came and got me!!! I think it was about
When they rolled me back to the room, I kept thinking "it isn't too
late, you can still tell them no and go right back home, safe and
sound". He told me to get on the table, and I looked up to see the
crucifix on the wall....and I prayed, and God was there with me.
I woke up a few times during surgery. Once I asked my husband to rub
my forehead...another I just asked if it was over yet, and said
"well I am going back to sleep then".
They took me back to the room, and Levi told us that they had
removed a few cysts...no big deal. He said that I had 4-5cm on one
side, and 5-6cm on the other. He gave us an 80% chance of
conceiving...and told my husband that it was "all up to him" after
the 3 month wait. Of course, we know Who is the giver of blessings!!
The whole next day was a pain...I really did not like that catheter.
It was like my body wanted to fight it the whole time. I was really
glad when they finally took it out. As soon as they took that out,
and removed the epidural tube, I was up and dressed. I was ready to
Joe took us to the market, and we shopped a bit. It was slow moving!
By the time we got to the hotel, I was ready for bed!! We ordered a
pizza, and went to sleep!!
The next day I felt great! We ended up walking the short distance to
Wal-Mart 2 times...it was nice to get up and walk around. We spent
that Sunday just relaxing. We got up early and Joe came to pick us
up on Monday morning to take us to the airport. The whole thing was
quite an experience, but God has already blessed us through it. Now
we just wait and see what happens next....
Update: My husband's thoughts.... My husband got to be in the room
with me while I was having most of the surgery. He was so pleased
with what he saw there!! Very impressed!! Last night he wanted to
look at my incision, to make sure it is healing well. He looks and
says "Honey, you would NOT believe this"...and I am thinking "oh
it's bad" so I say "WHAT is it yucky and infected??"
He said, "NO you can't even TELL where he cut you!! It looks
wonderful!" Just wanted to share!!