Tubal reversal Feb 15, 2004
I am now 10 days post-op. I took my stitches out this morning. The
incision looks great. I am feeling as if I never had surgery. The
soreness is gone. I thank God for his healing powers. God bless you
Our trip began on Feb. 12, 2004. We missed our 6:30 am flight out of
Raleigh-Durham. We had to be on standby the remainder of the trip
down to McAllen. By the grace of God, there were seats available on
each of the flights. We arrived into McAllen at 3:45 pm CST. Aimee
and Joe were there to pick us up*. We arrived at the hospital at
4:15 pm. We were escorted into room 1. Joe helped me fill out the
paper work and a few minutes later 2 nurses appeared.
Nurse Rosalee and her assistant searched both of my arms for veins,
but none were to be found. By the grace of God, in walked Dr. Levi
and I was too happy to see him. He ended up sticking my twice, but
he apologized. I have hard to find veins and they are so tiny. Dr.
Levi took my medical history and told me that my surgery will be
done at 7:30 pm that night. He left the room and my husband and I
took a much needed nap.
At 7:15 pm, they came to get me for surgery via wheelchair. I was
taken to the small, but clean OR and assisted onto the bed. As I was
lying down, I saw the cross hanging over the door and right then I
knew I was in God's hands. Dr. Moreno helped me to turn on my side
to insert my epidural. My husband told me that I was stuck several
times, but I did not feel it. Dr. Moreno was so kind and gentle.
Hubby began taking pictures and asking questions. Before I knew it,
one tube had been done. Dr. Levi and Dr. Perez were truly
professional the entire surgery. I was awake most of the time. I
remember asking how much tube did I have to work with and Dr. Levi
answered "It's up to your husband because you have 6 cm on each side
and no scar tissue at all". I praised God for that. My husband was
also amazed to the fact that they cut a 2cm by 2cm cyst from one of
my tubes. They even put it in a jar for me.
Once the surgery was over, I was taken back to my room to recover. I
was back in my room by 9:15 pm. I remained numb from the waist down.
Felt really weird. I noticed that sensation began to come back by 2
am. I got out the bed and walked around while hubby slept. While
walking, I met Lisa and one of her friends. We talked for a while,
then I went back to bed. The next day, my epidural and IV were taken
out at 4:30 pm. I am a nurse so I took out my own catheter. Dr. Levi
came by to discharge me at 5 pm. He told me that I was doing really
well. He called Aimee and Joe for me and they arrived to pick us up
at 7:30 pm.
I highly recommend Dr. Perez, Dr. Levi, and Dr. Moreno. They truly
love what they do. May God continue to bless them. May God also
bless the nurses Rosalee, Nancy and Norma as well.
*While Joe and Amiee are very nice people, we were overcharged for
the services. ($155 - no shopping or stopping included)