Shannon & Greg Hembree

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Surgery Date Feb 21, 2002
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Feb 2002

My husband and I were scheduled to leave Feb. 21st around 6:00 am to have the TR done by Dr. Perez on Feb. 22. But our nerves got the best of us and we left at around 11:00 or so on Feb.20th ( at night)! So funny! Looking back at the video tape...our eyes were HUGE and we were talking a mile a minute. We videoed taped from the start.

We got to McAllen, TX around noon or so on the 21st, with no sleep whatsoever. Of course we made a few stops in between. We got to the Hotel and decided to go on to Mexico to check out things and the the distance. Tried to shop, but I think between the heat, no sleep, and no understanding of the language, we gave up and went back to the room.

We had to be at the Hospital at 7:00 am. Our plan was to leave at 6:00, just to be safe, but as you know things go we got out the door around 6:20 or so... made it to the Hospital around 6:55. They knew who we were right away. We signed our papers-- although it was all in Spanish and we didn't understand it--we were at peace knowing all would be ok.

The nurses treated us so well! My surgery was for 7:00 am, but Dr. Perez was held up delivering a baby. So we waited till about 8:00. I still had not met Dr. Perez, just Levi. Very nice man! We asked about video taping-- he said sure no problem. They got me to OR and did my epidural, still no Dr. Perez. I still felt at peace. I remember asking for DH and he was behind me taping, and the medicine man giver was on the other side of me waiting to see if I needed more. I was awake on and off, but I don't remember much. I got back to the room around 9:00. About 7 or so that evening I finally 'met' Dr. Perez! He even bought my husband and I sandwiches, tea and cookies. He is an awesome doctor!! Very caring.

We were released around 7:00 am on the 23rd. Dr. Perez give me instructions and said if I need anything just call. Oh! One more thing , the hospital was so clean, honestly. Even my husband said so. I honestly don't think I have seen cleaner.

Dr. Perez is to me a better doctor than some here in the states. I don't regret a thing. I will always be grateful to him for restoring me again. God has a place for him in Heaven.

Shannon and Greg Hembree