Denise & Jim
Tubal reversal Mar 20, 2004
Jim and I just had our 3rd marriage anniversary the 17 of March.
About 6 months ago we started talking about maybe having another
child. Then 4 years ago I had a tubal ligation after a planned
c-section with my last child. Like most families, we can afford
another child, it's just the process of having your child that is
costly. So I started looking on line and someone found Blessed
Arrows for us. That is where I found a loving beginning to this
journey. I was amazed to learn about Dr. Perez. I had an appointment
to meet with another reversal doctor. Finding and learning so much
more about Dr. Perez. I decided to look into him more. So I talked
to a couple ladies and prayed hard about this and it was simple Dr.
Perez was the Dr. that God had lead me to.
So our trip started March 19 2004 at 6:30 in the morning. We got
into my husband little car to head to Louisville, Ky. We got to the
airport and there was no line. We waited about 15 minutes for our
flight and we were off. We got to Houston airport about 11:30 am
then we ran to our next flight. We got there just in time. We got to
McAllen around 1 p.m. and Fanny was waiting for us and I did not
know what she looked like but she asked us if were the Johnson's.
She took us right over to Dr. Levi hospital and got us in out room.
We did the paper work and she said the nurses would come in and do
the IV later. She drops us off at the hospital around 2:30 p.m. and
about 6:30 Dr. Levi came in and asked some questions and stated that
the nurses would be in to start my IV. The nurse had fun finding my
blood vessel but after she found it only took one stick.
It was then 7 p.m. and Dr. Levi wheel chaired me to the op room. I
was scared about everything. I don't remember acting like that
before but the medicine that they give you before the epidural makes
you not feel it go in. The surgery took 2 hours to almost the
minute. And my husband Jim was there for the most part of it. I got
back to the room and was in pain for the first 12 hours pretty bad.
Then after that I started improving. I walked outside the hospital
and and around the hospital.
The nurses were great. I was really scared about the nurses that
they would not understand me. But they work really hard to
understand as we did to understand them. We stayed at the hospital
until March 21 at 6:00 a.m. that is when Fanny picked us up. We got
to the airport and we had to wait 2 hours for our flight. We got
home around 2 p.m. and I went straight to bed and woke up the next
morning whole for the first time in almost 5 years.
Dr. Levi and his staff are great. I did not ever met Dr. Perez. I
did tell him in the surgery room that I was honored that he was
doing my surgery. IF I had to do it again, I would. Dr. Levi is
great with the couples and he makes you feel good about yourself. I
have 4 cm on both sides, And healthy tubes and uterus. Please pray
for our family to grow!
P.S. My HUSBAND has been amazing through all this. He is my rock and
I'm so glad to have this experience with him. I Love You Jim