Tubal reversal Nov 22 ,
We left Thursday night by bus and arrived in McAllen on Friday
afternoon. Aimee took us from the bus to Rio Bravo. It was a nice
trip. A bit weird going through the border but, I guess that's the
way they do things. I was extremely nervous and had convinced myself
on the trip that the only thing that would make the surgery easier
was if I got knocked out. I could just go in, go to sleep and then
wake up and it would be done. So, after we got settled and Levi came
in to talk to me I told him that that is what I wanted. He asked me
to try the epi and if I was really uncomfortable they would knock me
out. I was o.k. with that and let it go.
Friday night I met Dewah and Monica. Monica was waiting for
her surgery but wound up not getting it until early Saturday
morning. We also met Dr. Perez on Friday night. We had taken a walk
outside and he pulled up while we were out there.
Saturday about 11am Dr. Levi came in and said I was next, I just had
to wait for the utensils to get sterilized. O.k. so now I got
nervous all over again. They came and took me down to surgery and
got me up on the table to start the epi while my husband got
dressed. They shot the sleepy medicine in my i.v. and that's all I
remember until they rolled me over and put the sheet up above me. I
was out long enough for them to insert the epi and catheter and then
stayed awake and spoke with my DH through the whole surgery. He got
a kick out of that one. It was funny to me because I could see and
hear everything but couldn't feel a thing. When they were done and
were wrapping me up I could see my legs moving but couldn't feel
them at all. Then they took me back to my room and Levi came in. He
told me that I have 5 cm left on each side so now it's all up to my
husband. Also, I don't know how many other women have had this but
when my original surgery was done I was banded. Later after my
surgery they brought me the pieces of tube that they cut out in a
glass bottle. My kids can't wait to see. They removed my i.v., epi
and catheter early Sunday morning. I asked Levi when we could go
home as I was anxious to see my kids and get to my house he said we
could go whenever we were ready so I had him call Aimee and we took
a shower and got ready. I had originally scheduled my bus for 7 p.m.
but we wound up leaving on the 11:15 which was another blessing as
we caught two non stop buses which helped get us home quicker than
Also, we do not speak much Spanish so I was concerned that the
language barrier would be a problem but it wasn't at all. The nurses
there are soooo friendly.
The trip home was pretty good as well. If anyone else uses Greyhound
if you let them know ahead of time that you are having surgery they
will bring you out to the waiting area so you don't have to stand
with everyone else. They also let us board the buses first so we
could sit where we wanted and be together.
As I said before I was very nervous when I first got there, I am a
BIG BABY when it comes to things like this but rest assured once you
get there and go in for surgery you will be relaxed right away. I
have no complaints and would go again if need be.
Whether I am blessed with a child or not, I know I did the right
thing by putting things back the way they should be.
Debby & Tom Sanders