Well after 10 months I am happy to say that I am finally pregnant
and I did it with only one good tube. My left tube
ended up being blocked. I am only about 3 wks, I will have an
ultrasound on 1/6/04 to make sure the baby is in my uterus and not
my tube but I have so much faith and trust in God that I know it is
where it is supposed to be. My hcg numbers are rising just
like they are supposed to. I hope that my story can give some
encouragement to the ladies who have not yet gotten pregnant.
I had a hard time getting here but I made it. Dr Perez is
nothing short of a miracle worker and I believe that God works
through his hands. There is and never was any doubt in my mind
about Dr Perez and if I had to go back and do it again I would.
Even if it isn't meant for to carry this baby to term I want
everyone to know that it is possible with the trust and the faith in
God it can happen. It has to fully be laid upon His feet and let HIM
do His work. I say fully because during a lot of these months I
didn't lay it at His feet completely, I tried to use fertility
medication that didn't work. My husband and I talked and came to
terms with the fact that I would not use any more artificial ways to
get pregnant ~ even if it never happens.
I laid it at
His feet and I am pregnant. I know I am not that far along and
anything can still happen but at least I know that it can happen and
if it isn't me for to carry this baby then we will try again.
Misti and Ronnie
My husband and I both wanted to add our testimonial so here goes, a
little late but late than never....
Our actual journey started on Wed. Feb 26,2003. We drove from
Knoxville, TN to Nashville and flew into Harlingen, Texas and
arrived at 10:30 PM. We rented a car from Budget and we stayed at
Econo Lodge about 5 mins from the airport. I have to say at this
point I realized that this was really going to happen and I was
getting really nervous but very excited!!
We finally got to bed about 12AM and of course I couldn't sleep, I
was so excited!! 2/27/03 The alarm went off at about 8 am and we got
up and got our showers and got ready and we were on our way!! (Still
can't believe this was really happening.) My surgery was not
scheduled till 7 am on Fri 2/28/03 so we decided to go do some
shopping and site seeing before we went to the hospital that night.
We had breakfast and then we drove into Progresso Mexico and wasn't
asked for anything going over but the toll fee. We drove about a
half a mile to this restaurant call Garcia's ( the lady at budget
gave us a little tip that we could park there for free if we went
into the restaurant and had a coke) so that is what we did. We had a
really nice time shopping and looking around it was a very different
experience and we are making plans to bring the kids next year.
About 3 pm we decided to drive to Rio Bravo and we had no clue where
were going but they did have signs and we found it with no problem.
We finally got checked in about 5 pm . My first impression walking
into the hospital was a very warm overwhelming feeling. I felt so at
peace and so calm. The nurses were really nice and it wasn't long
till they had me in a gown and IV going.
Levy came in the room at about 6pm and ask me if I wanted to go that
night and I told him sure and he said we will see you about 8.At
this point I was about in tears everyone was so nice and Levy really
made it even that much better. He explained everything to me and
answered all of our questions he also took my husband to a
restaurant around the corner and ordered him some dinner. So we had
about 1 1/2 hours left so we watched some tv (they did have one
american station) and at about 8pm the nurse came and got me and
wheeled me to the operating room, and it was so calming they had a
cross right over the door so you can look at it while laying there
on the table.
Dr. Moreno came in and rolled me over and gave me my epidural and
the sleeping medicine and then when they rolled me over my husband
was standing right beside me and we were ready to go. They started
about 8:45 and were finished at 10:15 pm. They were so nice and keep
asking me if I was ok of course I don't remember much but Levy told
my husband I was quite comical, guess that's what sleepy meds makes
you like sometimes. Once we were done they took us back to my room
and Levy came in and told me that I had a really successful surgery
and said it looked good - and it was up to God and my husband now.
He sat and talked to us for about 45 mins about everything not just
the surgery or even work related . He was on call that night so he
was there at the hospital all night and told me if I needed anything
just to call the nurses station and he would be there. I only had to
call him twice for the pain medicine.
That morning Levy came in and talked to us and checked on me and he
was going home to change and heading off to school. My husband and I
can't believe what an incredible person he is and he so devoted to
the patients there and his schooling. Well we finally got to go home
at 6pm when Levy got back from school to discharge us. It was such a
wonderful experience. We carried cash on us and my husband walked to
the market about a block away quite a few times and had no problems.
Everyone there was so nice and if I had to do over again I would
pick Dr. Perez again. My husband was so impressed with the entire
experience. I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Perez and
Levy and the staff. I can say you won't be making a mistake in
choosing Dr Perez. God is working through Dr. Perez's hands for
Well let me start by saying I was really reluctant about going to
Mexico for my wife's surgery. Like any other person making
this decision, I have heard some bad things about Mexico!!
Once we arrived at the hospital all my worries were laid to rest. So
let me be the first to say I would do it all over again.
We met with
Levy and he was a very professional and nice guy. He even took me to
a restaurant and ordered my food for me. During surgery they let me
watch and showed me where they flushed the tubes. It was a wonderful
experience and all of the staff and Dr. Perez and Levy were
wonderful and if we didn't live so far away I would love for Levy or
Dr. Perez to deliver our baby.
I want anyone reading this to know how wonderful everyone there is
and that they took such good care of my wife. Rest assured
anything anyone hears about Mexico has nothing to do with Rio Bravo.
We would do it all over again !!
Misti & Ronnie Ticel