& Mike Mand
Tubal ligation Dec 1993 (fallopian
Tubal reversal May 24,
Pregnancy #1 edd
Baby boy born Mar 10, 2004
March 10, 2004
(in loving memory of baby Matthew)
Update March 2004
My husband Mike and I wanted to have my tubal reversed, but the
prices in the US are just outrageous! I started doing some research
online about 5 years ago and ran across Dr. Perez's name...but not
much else. I emailed one lady who used him at that time and loved
him and the hospital. I slowly started joining reversal email lists
and getting more facts. One day I ran across a site that had Dr.
Perez pictures, education info, hospital pictures, and testimonies.
I was overwhelmed with the feeling that this was the doctor we were
going to use for our surgery, but didn't know when it would ever
Early in 2003 we decided that the time was right for us and we
scheduled for May 24, 2003. Surgery went wonderfully, our trip down
and back was awesome (My parents live near McAllen so we drove to
their house and used Joe and Aimee's service to the hospital and
back) and best of all our surgery was successful!
Six months later, exactly to the day, we found out we were pregnant!
What a thrilling day that was! We hadn't really tried, we placed our
fertility in God's hands and just trusted that when or if we were to
ever have a child, God would let us know.
Now the heartbreaking part begins. On March 9, 2004, at 19 weeks 5
days gestation, we found out our precious baby had died. No reasons
why...but our baby was delivered on March 10. At that time we
finally found out the baby was a boy and we named him Matthew Jacob.
Our hearts are broken, but we know that without a doubt God has
bigger plans for Matthew in heaven than we could ever imagine.
We are thrilled with our surgery outcome and may one day feel up to
having another baby. Not yet...we're still mourning over
Matthew...but one day, when God is ready...we'll be ready.
Mike and Kerry Mand
tubal reversal 5/24/03 with Dr. Perez
6 CM on each side