Tubal ligation Aug 1999
Tubal reversal Apr 17,
Update! A brief look back: I suffered from migraines almost everyday
of the month. My last migraine was in April YES! I had my reversal
April 17, 2004. Since my reversal not one migraine YES! And my
cycles have been normal. It has been the best summer we've had
in years. Life is good.
Big hugs to Dr Levi and Dr Perez!
We truly feel we've been blessed in our reversal journey.
We kissed and hugged our boys, and we began our journey together in
the evening of April 16,2004. We drove 300 miles to Reno, NV and
spent the night in a hotel. April 17, 2004, at 4:00a.m. I was up and
couldnít get back to sleep, my husband woke up at 6:00a.m. and we
headed to the airport. After checking in we had a few minutes until
I needed to be through security. My husband and I hugged and kissed,
wishing he could be with me but couldnít and he went off to his
meeting. I wanted him with me as well.
The flight went well considering Iím not a frequent flyer. I arrived
in Dallas, big airport, and had ten minutes to catch my next flight,
which were 30 gates away. I made it. I landed in McAllen were the
weather was in the 80s. After landed I realized; wow Iím in McAllen,
my surgery is tomorrow, this is really happening. I met Fanny at the
airport, and off we went to the hospital. Fanny is very nice, and
think she could tell I was nervous, cause I was quiet, as she kept
the conversation going which eased my mind. We arrived at the
hospital at 4:30p.m. April 17, 2004.
First, I signed the papers and was showed my room. Within minutes in
walked Dr Levi, I was so excited to see him; I had to hold back the
tears. He asked if Iíd like to visit anyone, I said Christine. On
the way to Christineís room he asked when Iíd eaten last, not since
midnight, and he said how about 7:00 for surgery, I think my replied
went something like, Okay. Christine had just gotten out of surgery.
I was talking with her and her husband when Dr Levi walked in and
said 5:00 we will do your surgery. Off I went to my room to change
and within minutes Dr M and a nurse walked into start the IV. Then,
I was wheeled to the OR. I climbed up on the table and Dr M put me
in the fetal position and meds where given in the IV. I remember the
cold feeling on my back but nothing else, this was my first
epidural, and I do believe I will have another if needed. I can
remember a little of waking up during the surgery, but not for long
just barely and out I was again. I was taken back to my room and put
in bed with a good warm blanket.
Final, the next morning, Dr Levi walked in and gave me the
information I had longed for, 3cm on left and 4cm on the right,
60-70% chance. I was extremely pleased with the news. He gave me the
instructions, use protection for two months, and have HSG perform at
two months; we have already decided that we will not have the HSG
done. The entire staff at the hospital was great and took very good
care of me. The best care I have every received in a hospital. Dr
Levi was the best doctor I have had, compassionate and caring truly
a blessing. I met Dr Perez briefly; he is a busy man.
Adding to my already long story: The hospital was very clean,
someone was cleaning every two hours something. The staff at the
hospital work hours like in the hospitals here. They always were
very friendly and helpful. I was comfortable there, I sat outside
and enjoyed the sun shine and breeze, and got a little tan on my
face on Sunday the day after my surgery. There were a number a
babies born at the time I was there, so I went outside a lot just to
walk past the nursery. The food at the hospital was great, I
remember having pancakes for breakfast one morning and always a good
dinner. I was well feed. I did a little shopping on Monday with
Fanny. It was warm, and I had just packed sweats and a dress, shorts
would have been good.
I wanted to add this because I do think it is important: We have
been a member of the group for over a year now, and when my husband
and I talked about going, and than me going alone it was a decision
we had to make together, we both were impressed and comfortable with
Dr Levi. The care I received by Dr Levi has changed my outlook on my
future. Thank you Dr Levi, Dr Perez, and the entire staff at Rio
Lastly, I saw my doctor on Wednesday this week for a follow up, she
read my report and took my stitch out all the while "Saying great
job", "This is good work." She was very impressed with the work and
the report was detailed. She was just as excited about us having
more children as we are. I had better rap this up, as it is already
too long, airline ticket 288.00, hotel stay 100.00, and surgery
Thanks for reading.
3cm left, 4cm right