Hi All: Went for my 20 week ultrasound and found out we are having a
boy. It was such a blessing to see him kick boxing in there...lol.
Everything is going well so far. I appreciate this site and all the
time and effort that is put into running it.
January 2004 - update!
I just found out I am pregnant. I just had my first round of tests
and looks good. I am in shock to say the least. For some reason I
pictured the worst scenario instead of leaning on Him. I had my
reversal August 15th and can say nothing but good things about Dr.
Perez for those of you who are just starting out. All of those in
different stages it is all worth the "what-ifs". I am going to just
enjoy my little one for today.
Thought I would write how everything went while it was still fresh.
We had a few trials along the way. The first was the " blackout" in
NY and we were to leave in the middle of the night. I immediately
prayed for God's protection in that it would not affect the airports
that I needed to travel. By morning we were fine and on our way.
We arrived at McAllen airport and Joe found us by description. I
will tell you that it was a huge comfort having him there to take
care of all of the details in getting us to hospital. He is very
nice and is worth the money in gold! I arrived early at hospital and
because of an error was not able to start surgery until 7 pm, so I
was in a lot of pain with migraine from not eating for so long.
While we were waiting we realized that the hurricane was heading our
way. Turned out to be a tropical storm.
At 7 p.m. I was brought to the operating room, and I remember them
rubbing my back to prep for the epidural, and that is it. I remember
nothing else! I woke up later in my room again and rested very well.
My girlfriend who was with me stayed in the room with me, and they
provided pillow and comfy blankets. I was not sick in any way after
surgery and in the morning was ready for shower and to be released.
I was left with 5cm on each side, and Dr. Levy said he could give me
99.9% chance ... although we know it is up to the Lord. The cost was
$1910 because I required more pain meds. Believe me our joke was my
friend calling the nurse and saying "room uno...doloro (pain)" ~
they would just giggle after awhile.
I was a little concerned about the ride back the next day with all
of the bumps, but let me tell you, Joe really took it easy for me.
We stayed at Super 8 in McAllen, and I can 'not' recommend them
until they get new management. We had tons of problems and never
could get our door to open, which meant tons of trips up and down
stairs to get new door key. The very last morning before our flight
was to leave we got completely locked out for good and had to have
the door broken down...just a little stressful.
We used the yellow checker taxi to take us from the hotel to the
airport ($10) and were on our journey back home. I had 4 flight
changes but airports were wonderful and had wheelchair at every
I did and do not have a lot of pain, but my stitches do dig in and
then there is pain with walking right now. My biggest blessings were
support panties and a big non-stick bandage for at night and while
Overall, I would go again if I had to ... the hospital was so clean
and the treatment there was better than anything I have ever
received in the states. I think the worst thing is just being
nervous and being out of the country. Yet, our God is bigger than
that. He hears our fears and anxieties. So just give it to Him and
let go. I pray this group will continue to grow in God's love and
what a blessing it has been to our family.
In Him ~ Julie Weitkuhn