Kathy Hockey

 

February 2005

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Tubal ligation June, 2001

Tubal Reversal Feb 12, 2005

Pregnancy #1 April, 2005
Pregnancy #2 June, 2005
Pregnancy #3 September, 2005

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5cm BOTH sides

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Updates:

Feb 2005

April 2005

May 2005

October 2005

     

October 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,
Kathy


May 2005

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.


April 2005

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. 

He also 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.

Kathy Hockey

Lengths -- 5cm BOTH sides


February 2005

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 me!

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! 

 

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