Bonnie Woods

 

March  2005

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Tubal reversal  Mar 25, 2005

 

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5cm and 6cm

 

 

 

     

I am now 6 days post op.  I feel a little sore but no real pain.  Where do I start?!? I am so thankful for the doctors and nurses at the clinic.  They were all wonderful. I never had a real problem getting them to understand.  I live about 8 hours from McAllen, so my hubby, myself , father-in-law and mother-in-law took the fifth-wheel travel trailer.  It seem to be the easiest and cheapest way to go.  We left out about 5 am on Thursday, March 24, 2005.  We had plans on stopping half way but we were all so excited that we drove the rest of the way. We got there and got set up and went to dinner. We then went to bed. We got up the next morning and I called Fanny.  I thought that would give her enough notice that she would be able to pick us up that afternoon.  She asked if we were ready then. Shock!!!!, no we were not.  So she said that she would be by at 11 to get us. Not much time, but I was ready to go and come back.  My mother-in-law came with me and we rode with Fanny to pick up Scarlet and her hubby from the airport.  They were real nice people.

We arrived at the hospital and I started to do the paperwork. It was simple, name, address and number. They put us in room 2 and we were impressed. Clean, it smelled better than some of them here in the states.  I then got to meet Dr. Levi.  Sweet as can be!!!!!!!!!!! Good sense of humor. He then informed me that I would be having surgery that day at 2:30 not the next day as planned. I was soooo happy.  By the way, do not eat before you go, even if you are planning on surgery the next day.  That way you will be ready.  There was plenty of room for my mother-in-law to sleep and sit.  The nurse came in and told me to get my gown on and then he started an IV. No problems. I was given some meds in my IV and the nurse left. He returned about 30 minutes later and got me for surgery. I was but in a wheelchair and taken down this narrow hall and into the operating room. I remember looking up for the cross and giving my glasses to the nurse and that is all I remember. I was really out for the whole thing.  The next thing I remember was waking up and being in my room.  I had said that I needed to go to the bathroom and I was told that I had a catheter. I didn't even know it. I slept through out the night for the most part.

I woke up the next morning ready to get up and walk around. I was not in any pain.  I just felt sore. They took the IV out and the catheter out. I was told that if I take a shower and have the bandages changed that I could go home.  I did and I walked the halls while my mother-in-law got ready to go.  I have been doing good. The ride home was a little hard but that is only because I get car sick.

I would do it over again.  To all those who are nervous about the trip and being in Mexico, it was amazing.  Just pray about it and leave it to Heavenly Father.

Again, I want to thanks the nurses and the doctors. YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

God Bless,

Bonnie Woods
5cm and 6cm
 

 

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