Juanita and Gilbert Rodriguez
Mar 23, 2006
6-7 cm left
0 cm right
Well first I have to say that I am very thankful to all of my TR
(pre & post) sisters for being there for me. A big thanks to
Kathy T., for always having the right words. And an even bigger
thanks to Dr. Perez and Dr. Levi for all of their compassion and
dedication to us all. With out them or this website I would’ve been
lost in the world, not knowing what I would be missing out on. I am
glad to be here and to have found what I have so much been searching
for….family, friends, WHOLENESS!!!
Well, here is my testimony: We had been vacationing the week before
in San Antonio, and Corpus Christi. We arrived in Rio Bravo on
Thursday March 23, 2006. Shortly after 4pm, I checked in with the
nurse and they took us into room 2. The nurses came in and we
filled out the paperwork, and then they started the IV. It was
then a waiting game after that so we just laid down and watched TV
and took a nap for a couple of hours. Then before you know it Dr.
Levi came in and did his thing; you know med history and so forth.
He then escorted us to the OR. He took my hubby to change and
I went into the OR. They had me get ion the table and I immediately
looked for the CROSS, that I had heard so much about. THERE IT WAS!
After that my mind really was put at ease. Then a much younger Dr.
put in the “sleepy meds”, and Dr. Moreno came in to put in the
EPIDURAL. I was in and out through out the whole procedure, and my
DH was there with me the whole time. I do remember saying “I can
feel myself moving”, and Dr. Levi saying “Stop trying to MOVE!”.
Well, I guess I WAS the one moving my self back and forth at the
time, OOPS!! My DH said that when I would go out that I would SNORE!
DH said that the surgery only took about 1-1/2 hours, because they
could only repair my left tube.
Once we got back in the room Dr. Levi came in and explained that
only the left tube was repairable and that the right tube’s fimbrial
end was removed by the Dr. that did the TL, I was only left with 2cm
from the TL on the right side, so they were unable to repair the
right side. But, I was left with 6-7cm on the left side, after the
I hadn’t eaten anything all day since 9am and it is around 11pm,
they brought me some broth, jello, and this YUMMY apple juice.
Through out the night I was in mild discomfort, and was giving
myself the meds that they left for self-administer. I do remember
that I woke and couldn’t get back to sleep; I told the nurse and she
came back with something to put in my IV, and I was asleep!
The next morning breakfast came: pancakes, papaya, and YUMMY apple
juice! Dr. Perez and the younger Dr. came in to check on me, which I
was so glad to get to meet him, because I don’t remember seeing him
in the surgery room. He asked if we had something to eat, how I was
feeling, and if I had any questions. He then said that I will get my
IV, epidural and catheter removed this morning, so that I can get up
and get walking. It was a bit tough at first to walk, but overall it
wasn’t bad. What was BAD was my DH making me laugh!!!! He can’t help
it though, he loves making me laugh, and he is a pretty good
comedian too! Lunch came- Tuna Torta (sandwich)! YUMMY! Then Dr.
Levi came in to see how I was doing, and give post-op instructions.
We went to Nuevo Progresso once I was released and let me tell you,
I really over did myself! I could hardly get around, and was in
quite a bit of discomfort, vendors even asked me if I was OK and do
I need an ambulance?
NOTE TO ALL: DO ALL SHOPPING BEFORE YOUR REVERSAL!
We stayed in Pharr, Tx. that night and left home the next day! We
had about an 18 hour drive! We made stops and overall I was ok. I
would still recommend flying, or at least making sure that you have
a car with comfy seats, or a place to lie down. I went back to
work a week later and was feeling at about 75 %. Two weeks after the
surgery I was feeling at about 100%!
We are really glad that we made the decision to have our surgery
performed by Dr. Perez and Dr. Levi. May God Bless Them Always.
Just to let you know we did not drive ourselves to the hospital, my
stp-dad drove us, as he is familiar with driving in Mexico.
My husband wanted to say:
I must admit that at first I was a bit hesitant to travel to Mexico
to have a SURGERY done. But, after going through the experience I
would GLADLY recommend it to anyone wanting to go through this
procedure. I have never been treated with so much respect and
hospitality from Dr.’s and nurses.
Thank you everyone, especially Dr. Levi and Dr. Perez, for making
our stay comfortable and for taking care of what we can only hope is
a miracle to come!
“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow’s a mystery. Today is a gift. That's
why it's called the present!