Mar 17, 2002
Hi all, I just wanted to write to
you about the experience we had in Rio Bravo with Dr. Perez. First
of all, thank you to all of you who have shared your stories,
without this web-site and your testimonies, I don't think I would
have been comfortable with this.
When we FINALLY arrived in Rio Bravo I have to admit, my husband was
way more nervous than I was. I speak a bit of Spanish,
and the nurse led me back to a room where I changed into a gown.
They put in an IV and drew some blood, and then Levi came in and
talked to me a little bit about the operation. I agree with everyone
that Levi is an angel sent from heaven, he is awesome and will do
all he can to make sure you are comfortable.
When I was taken into surgery, they gave me the meds and then the
epidural, then I fell asleep. When I woke up, Levi told me
everything was fine, but they had to send my husband out because he
was feeling sick. Dr. Perez and Levi were laughing because he
was the first one that has ever happened to. (I still tease Nathan
about it). Before I knew it, it was all over.
That night about 6 they removed my catheter, and I was up walking
around shortly after that. Dr. Perez came in about 3 times during
that night and Levi was in every other hour to make sure I was doing
okay. They are absolutely wonderful people and so sweet. I was
released at 9 the next morning, and despite being a bit sore, was
The border patrol inspected our car because of the meds they gave
me, but they were extremely polite and one of them warned me that
the antibiotic might upset my stomach so I should eat with it. :0)
All in all, it was a wonderful experience. My husband was so
impressed!! Levi teased him and told me I might need to find someone
else to take out my stitches for fear Nathan might get sick. Dr.
Perez said the operation was a success and gave me an 89% chance of
conception. I leave it all in the Lords hands.
I will recommend NOT flying to San Antonio and then driving to
McAllen, it is ABSOLUTELY too far and you will not want to drive all
that way after surgery, ick! Hope this helps...and thank you all