& Lina Luna
Tubal ligation Feb 7, 1992
Tubal reversal Mar 14,
My journey started out at 6:30 am from Amarillo, Texas, March 13,
2004. It was my husband, my oldest son and myself. We arrived at the
hospital about 7:45 p.m. without any problems finding the hospital.
The directions given on the website are great if you just follow
As we went to enter the hospital, we noticed 3 other couples outside
talking to a doctor. Little did I know that it was Dr. Levi. We
asked in the hospital what we needed to do to check in. They told us
to go to the nurse's desk at the back. At that time, the Dr. came
into the hospital and asked if he could help us. I introduced my
husband and myself. He introduced himself as Dr. Levi and then
helped us to our room.
We went and each of us got an order of 5 tacos, a cup of beans and a
jarrito (Mexican like coke) for $5.40! After we ate, we went back
and took out our clothes and stuff and took them into our room. I
then went back outside and met the other couples. We all took
pictures together and exchanged phone numbers to keep in touch. We
all finally got tired and went to our rooms. I went to bed and woke
up about 4 am because I was nervous.
A nurse came in at 6 am to have me change and start the IV. I was so
sleepy but so nervous that I couldn't sleep. Finally, about 10:45 am
Dr. Perez knocked on our door and poked his head in and said we were
next and that they would be there shortly. That's when I started to
cry. My dream of 8 years was about to come true. A male nurse then
came in and escorted in a wheelchair to the operating room. Dr.
Moreno, the anesthesiologist, asked me to turn on my side and curl
up in a ball. Then a while later, said ok you can turn on your back.
I didn't even know that he had started with the epidural! Just felt
him pushing on my back and that was it. He then started to pinch my
side to ask if I could feel him. Then asked if I was sleepy. I told
him no, looked up, and seen the cross over the door. That was the
last thing I remembered.
I awoke and asked when they were going to start the surgery. They
all started to laugh and Dr. Levi said that they were all done and
that he was just sewing me up. They took me to another room (bigger
than the first one). They brought some caldo (Mexican stew), jello,
and tea. I was so sleepy but hungry. My legs really didn't come to
until about 7 that night. I slept on and off all day, but not really
in a whole lot of pain. That night was a killer though. Not for the
incision but for my back. I told my husband to get the nurse and she
came very quickly. I told her I was hurting really bad in my back
and she told me that I could give myself the pain medicine (line to
line) when I needed it. Anyway, she gave me injection of the
medicine and I was out until Dr. Levi came in about 7 in the
morning. He said everything went good. I have 6 on both sides with
very minimal scar tissue. He said that was great considering I have
had my tubes tied for 12 years! He said I could leave and gave me my
instructions for home and medicines. We also took a picture with him
and Dr. Perez. Then a nurse came in and took out the IV and the
catheter and said I could take a shower. They brought us all
breakfast and my husband and son packed the truck back up. The trip
back home wasn't bad at all for me because the nurse had given me a
big dose of pain medicine before they took out the epidural. We got
back home about 12:30 in the morning (Tuesday).
Sorry this was so long. But I am just excited and wanted everyone
else out there considering on doing this knowing that these Dr.'s
and nurses were great. The hospital is a private hospital and is
very clean. If I could, I would return to have my baby there if we
are blessed with one.
Tubal Reversal 03-14-04
6 cm each side