Feb 18, 2005
Due Date: Nov. 14, 2010
Well its been a long 5 years, to the day, and I
AM PREGNANT. Found out from the Dr. today
Feb. 18th that I am Pregnant, will send more as it goes by.
THANK YOU ALL, my dreams are going to come true.
Sharon and Jerry Mueller
February 18, 2005
Well, we had our TR scheduled for Feb. 19th, but leaving on the 17th
at 7Am and traveling from Nebraska to McAllen TX by car we made it
to the border at 4am on the 18th. I had been wanting to have
my TR done a day early so that I could get home and be in the
comfort of my own home to recover.
We have nothing but Good things to
say about the Doctors and nurses there at the hospital. They are
very wonderful people who took VERY good care of me while I was
there. Yes, the language barrier is there, but they are able to
understand so much of what you say.
We crossed the border around 6am in the morning, not a very good
idea if it is raining and you have never been there before, lots of
traffic, but made it there in one piece. Also, because the
hotel there in Rio Bravo is under renovations, very hard to locate,
so I would advise that you have Fanny take you, she knows everything
around there. But, Dr. Levi was able to give GREAT directions
to the hotel, and if your not sure, we ask Border Patrol and they
are great guys and even went as far as to tell my husband and his
father the color of the building.
Arrived at the hospital at 6:45 am and was able to check right in,
told the nurses that we where there to have a TR done with Dr.
Perez, (had that written on card in Spanish, very helpful to have)
and the nurses took us right to room #1. Within about 30
minutes the nurses came in and had me undress and put on a gown.
Then they hit a little problem with my IV, since I have deep rolling
veins, and they could not hit them, learned that if you are in pain,
find a way to let them know, mine was so bad I could not help but
start to cry. After they saw that it was causing lots of pain,
they stopped and the next thing I know a very pretty little girl
came in and patted me on the hand and I think was telling me not to
worry, she would get it in one stick and she did, she was SOOO
Another older gentleman came in and drew several vials of blood,
very kind man, took his time at it and hardly felt a thing.
Both my husband and I were very tired and had not slept all night,
so now it was just time to wait for the surgery. Dr. Levi
called I think it was around 10am, and told me that he was just
waiting for some others to arrive but that I would be going into
surgery around 1:30pm. That sounded great to me, so I just sat
back and took a nap till it was time to go. When the time came, the
nurse came in with a wheel chair and put these bootyís on and gave
me a hair net and took me right to the OR. I remember getting
on the table, and the doctor asking me to curl up in the fetal
position and that very pretty little nurse saying something like
"Night, Night" and I was out. The Next thing I remember
was waking up and seeing my DH standing there, he looked so Handsome
in those scrubs. I guess that medication does some strange
stuff to you, because husband told me I kept asking the Doctor if I
was the first one of that day and he said Yes, and I was telling him
how Honored I felt. LOL, anyways, I guess I also complained
about pain, but the Doctor kept telling me it was just pressure,
anyways, I remember NONE of this, this is what my DH told me I said.
I do remember the Doctors finally taking me back to the room and
putting me in bed. I slept so good that night, after the surgery and
the long drive, it felt good, and really did not mind not feeling my
legs that night. LOL Anyways, woke up the next day, Dr.
Levi came in and told me that everything looked good and that I had
7 cm on both sides and gave us a Very good chance of getting PG.
Then I was able to get up and take a shower and get dressed. I did
have a little laps while trying to check out, I donít know what it
was but standing there all of a sudden I felt the need to sit down,
then it just hit me, I was either going to Throw up or Pass out.
Anyways, after sitting down and leaning forward and putting some
pressure on the incision, I felt much better and Dr. Levi came and
ask what happen, I told him I did not know, but felt better after
putting some pressure on the incision.
We left the hospital and picked up my father- in- law and headed to
the border, we where stopped and searched because of some incidents
that had recently happened, but that did not take long and where out
of Mexico and on the road home buy no later I think then 11am.
The Staff there in Rio Bravo are WONDERFUL, I got to see Dr. Perez
once and that was while I was getting ready to leave, but the one
thing that everyone said thatís there and it is, is the cross above
the door in the OR. I remember looking at that right before
them putting me under.
Dr. Perez and Dr. Levi are Very Wonderful people who will hold a
very special place in my heart for the rest of my life. They
make it possible for people that have made big mistakes in there
lives to correct them.
THANK YOU ALL, you are all Wonderful people