Tubal ligation June, 2001
Tubal Reversal Feb 12, 2005
Pregnancy #1 April, 2005
Pregnancy #2 June, 2005
Pregnancy #3 September, 2005
I wanted to
update everyone on my situation and ask for prayer. I have
been pregnant 3 times since surgery and they have all ended in
miscarriages by the fifth week.
Pregnancy #1 April, 2005
Pregnancy #2 June, 2005
Pregnancy #3 September, 2005
I am now on Progesterone suppositories and hopefully this will bring
a beautiful baby to full term for us. Please keep us in your
prayers as this has been very heart breaking.
Trusting In God,
I just found
out yesterday that we are pregnant after 2 months trying to
conceive. We are very excited but also still very much in shock. I
had to take four tests yesterday to make me believe that this is all
true and not just a dream.
Our due date is January 9th, 2006.
First I thank God!! Thanks to the staff at Rio Bravo Reversals for
making our dreams come true, you are all God sent!!
We will keep you posted.
I had my TR
on Feb. 12th, 2005. My OB/GYN here wanted me to have an hsg test
done and I did on March 16th, 2005. I am happy to announce
that BOTH tubes are open and flowing. My OB/GYN was very
impressed at the way the dye just flowed through my tubes and
emptied into my uterus.
stated that it's like my tubes we're never tied before and he is the
one that did my TL in 2001. My OB has been very supportive and
he is very excited about delivering his first TR baby sometime here
in the near future.
5cm BOTH sides
I know this may be a lengthy testimony but I know that I wanted to
hear every detail from other women before I scheduled my surgery so
sit down and grab a cup of coffee ladies!
My name is Kathy, I am 35 years old and have three children (19, 15,
8). I had a tuba ligation in June, 2001 (Cauterization x3). I
thought that my child bearing days we're over and decided to have a
tuba ligation - Bad decision! I then got involved in a serious
relationship with not only my best friend but also my Prince
charming, who had no biological children. Last year I began
searching for a Dr. to perform a tubal reversal which at the time, I
did not know that the surgery was even possible. I came across a lot
of websites but I never felt lead to any of the Dr.'s and was not
even impressed with any of them either. About a year later I
came across a website and I was reading a testimony that mentioned
Dr. Perez. I clicked on his website, but I was skeptical about going
to Mexico to have the surgery performed. I spent many days on his
website and read each and every testimony and I also spent a lot of
time praying. I knew that God lead me to Dr. Perez and I was at
peace about scheduling my appointment. I called and talked to Dr.
Levi who was very compassionate and answered each and every one of
my questions. I scheduled my surgery for February 13th, 2005. That
was the longest six weeks of my life just waiting for my turn.
I decided to plan a vacation around my surgery so we flew out on a
Friday to San Antonio Texas where we visited family. The next
morning we took a Greyhound bus into McAllen Texas which I DO NOT
recommend!! The bus was crowded and it was not a pleasant
experience. Believe me you would NOT want to ride on a bus
after surgery and be all cramped up in a seat. We arrived at 8am and
Fanny picked us up from the bus station. She was very quiet on
the ride to the hospital but it was early and I understood. My
emotions we're running wild, I was excited but also very scared. I
admit that I wanted to jump out of Fanny's car and change my mind
but my FiancÚ had a tight grip on me and I knew I wasn't going
anywhere but straight to the hospital. My dad passed away
about 10 years ago and Butterflies have always been a link between
my father and I since his passing. The first thing that I noticed
was Butterflies attached to the building of the hospital entrance
and there was a sudden peace that came over me. Butterflies
represent "NEW BEGINNINGS" and I knew that my Dad was sending me a
signal that everything will be OK and that he and God will be with
We checked in and waited in the waiting room until a room became
available. They finally took us to room #2 and they asked me if I
would like to have surgery a day early and of course I said YES!
A nurse came in and started my IV and then we just laid around,
napped and watched movies until that afternoon. They brought in
lunch for my prince, which I must add that he loved the food. He is
Hispanic and he loves authentic Mexican food and that is what they
served. Dr. Levi came in and answered all of our questions.
He is soooo funny, loving and compassionate and he jokes around
allot - you will love him!!
I must mention that the hospital is
very clean just like everyone says! They came in about 2:30 pm
and wheeled me down to the surgery room, got me prepped and of
course I had to search for the cross hanging over the door that
everyone talks about. They told me to lay on my side and the
last thing that I remember is one of the Dr.'s assistant slipping
something in my I.V - I just stared at him until I finally was out.
I remember I kept waking up throughout surgery and searching for my
prince charming and at times I could not find him because he was
busy taping the surgery. The anesthesiologist never left my
side and he held my hand, stroked my head and made me feel at ease.
I would wake up about every 5 minutes and ask "WHAT ARE THEY DOING"
my prince charming would kiss me and say "they are doing surgery".
I am not kidding you I would ask the same question every 5 minutes
as if I forgot where I was at and that I already asked that
question. The surgery was over within 1 hour and Dr. Levi was
stitching me up while the anesthesiologist was nice and kind enough
to take our picture. I finally asked a new question this time though
- "HOW LONG ARE MY TUBES"? I heard Dr. Levi say that I have
5cm of tube left on each side and that I have an 80%-90% chance of
conceiving. I sighed and fell back to sleep again!
My fiancÚ got a chance to talk to Dr. Perez while he went to change
out of his scrubs. Dr. Perez told him that the surgery was a
complete success and that everything went very well and he also told
him that I had some scar tissue that they removed as well.
They brought in our scrumptious dinner and boy did I eat. My FiancÚ
and I slept off and on that whole evening but I do have one word of
advise to all of you ladies!! If your dear hubby sleeps like a rock,
you best have something that you can throw at him across the room to
wake him up if you need him. The cot that they provided for my
FiancÚ was clear across the room and he would not wake up by my
voice. I finally reached over and grabbed his watch and told myself
that I have only one shot to wake him up so I aimed it at his head
and sure enough it hit him and he woke up!! After that he put a
couple of shoes on my bed in case I had to throw something to wake
him up throughout the night. My FiancÚ speaks Spanish so it
was very easy for us to communicate with the Spanish speaking nurses
with my own personal translator. If you do not speak Spanish,
make sure to learn a few words or take a Spanish dictionary because
I don't know what I would have done without him. The Dr.s speak
English and so does Fanny so that also makes it easier.
Later on that night I heard a knock at our door and it was a woman
that I met on line which was also having surgery that weekend.
Lisa and I kept in contact for about a month before surgery and
helped each other through the excitement and emotions before a TR.
I was so happy to finally meet her and her wonderful hubby, they
will always be in my heart. I was surprised to meet a couple
that we're so much like me and my FiancÚ "TOTALLY CRAZY" . We talked
for a while that night I knew that her mind was more at ease after
seeing me laughing, joking and carrying on after my surgery.
Well I got another surprise that night about midnight in room #2. As
you can tell by the date of our surgery, we we're there during
Valentine's day and what more of a precious gift could I give to my
FiancÚ but to be able to have a chance at giving him a precious
baby. Well he came up behind my bed and caressed my face and asked
me if I knew how much he loved me and I said "yes why" At that
moment, he pulled out a small little box and opened it up and inside
there was a beautiful diamond ring with 43 stones flashing in my
face and he asked "WILL YOU MARRY ME" I was so shocked that I think
it took me 5 minutes to answer him with a BIG YES!!!! The next
morning, I got up at about 6am, took a shower, ate breakfast and
went and visited our new found friends Lisa & Mike. I wanted
to be there for here until she got out of surgery but hers was
postponed until the afternoon and we were to leave out my 12pm that
day. After our visit with them, we walked about 6 blocks
around the neighborhood and it was beautiful. We got lot's of
pictures and then went back to our room to pack up and leave. Fanny
picked us up and we decided to catch a flight back to San Antonio VS
taking a Greyhound bus. Fanny was much more talkative on the
trip back to the airport and we talked about life in general. I
showed her my ring and told her that we got engaged while in Rio
Bravo. She could tell what a wonderful man I had and she asked
if he had any brothers that we could introduce her to seems how he's
such a charmer.
When Fanny dropped us off at the airport door, there was the most
beautiful Monarch Butterfly just doing circles around us as if it
was a confirmation from my deceased Dad that he acknowledges and
accepts our engagement and that we will share a new life with each
other and a new life with a precious baby. I knew at that point that
I made the right choice and that our future holds many new
beginnings for us and our family! There is also lot's of
decorative Butterflies on the building when you cross over the
border so look for them!! My friend Lisa called Fanny's phone
to tell me the good news of her surgery. She had 6cm of tube
left on each side and her surgery was also a success!! We told Fanny
goodbye and that we would keep in contact with her and she wished us
much success. We left from McAllen and flew back to San Antonio and
vacationed another week before flying back home. I bounced
back quickly after surgery and had no complications. Do keep
in mind that you must take the time to recover for about a good
month after surgery so that you don't mess up anything inside. I
took advantage of it and let everyone cater to me when I got home.
My first cycle after surgery was normal and that was a relief
because I hear for many women it takes time for their cycles to get
back on track! Mexico holds many cherished memories for me and my
FiancÚ with the surgery and engagement and I will never forget the
staff and wonderful royal treatment that we received during our
visit. Lisa and Mike will always be very special to us and we
plan on having them at our wedding in June, 2006. I am now two
months past surgery and just had my HSG test done last week. I
am happy to announce that BOTH tubes are open and flowing.
What a time to rejoice!! My OBGYN, the same one that tied my
tubes 4 years ago, is very excited about delivering his first TR
baby sometime here in the near future. He was also very
impressed with my HSG test results and the way that the dye just
flowed so perfectly through my tubes. He also stated that it
is as if my tubes we're never tied before.
Ladies, I must say that this is a miracle and God works through Dr.
Perez and his staff and they all are very blessed. If you are here
on this website, just remember that you too have been lead here not
by chance, but by God's grace you have been chosen!! The
journey so far has been nothing short of a miracle and I look
forward to bringing a precious life into the world in the near
future. I will keep you updated!