Monika & Donald Scott


July  2004


Tubal reversal 

July 17, 2004


Pregnancy #1

It's a boy! 3/23/07


HSG - tubes open







Benjamin Scott

I had my 10 pounds, 2 ounces baby boy via c-section on March 23, 2007 (reversal was done in July 2004).  The doctor that took my son said you couldn't even tell that I had surgery on my tubes and said it was a very good surgery.

I also mentioned the reversal in a news story online



July 2006

Hi, this is an update for Monika and Donald Scott. Reversal Date was July 17th 2004. We are pregnant. I found out on July 4th and I'm due March 12th, 2007. My message to all the people who have been waiting for their miracle is

"Don't ever give up, just de-stress and it will happen. The HSG gave me the confidence that my tubes were open and I was able to get pregnant, so I knew it was just a matter of time."

Gracias el Dr. Perez. ¡Usted nos ha dado un milagro y seremos por siempre agradecidos a usted y a su equipo!

In Love and Light,

July 2004

We left Thursday morning and got to McAllen at 9:30 at night. It's a very small airport and things are pretty easy to find. We stayed at the Residence in (wonderfully HUGE and close to the airport for $89.-/night for a one bedroom apartment type thing with full kitchen and shuttle service. They drove us around and we got us a Wheelchair from Principle Medical Supplies cause I wanted to go sight seeing after the operation with my hubby (and we did). Then we went to Enterprise and rented us a car from Friday morning till Monday night with 3 days of Mexican insurance and 3 days of American Insurance and I paid $178.- total.

Then we took off to South Padre Island and oooooh am I soooo thankful to the couple of people who told me to go there. It was a wonderful experience, even if we didn't have a lot of time and if you're on the way you HAVE to stop at a place on 100 that has two humango seashells in the front of the building. Now to my first serious tip.... if you're like me and you don't like taking cash with you (the money for the operation)... I took a Cashiers check with me thinking I can cash that anywhere... WRONG!!!! I'm glad we bank with Wells Fargo too (not who the check was from) and were able to actually cash it Saturday morning.

So, we went to Rio Bravo Friday night going through Progresso (which was getting ready to close and actually was kind of scary) and got lost in Rio Bravo (we didn't bring the map from the Dr. Perez's site) and drove around for a hour trying to ask locals who didn't speak English but were pleasantly nice and we got closer and closer by asking "Hospital de las Americas?" I know how to count and people tried really hard to make me understand which way to turn. Finally we did I was so glad to see the hospital.

Dr. Levy was in surgery and everyone thought we were going to stay for the night, so they brought us to the room,. brought us blankets, pillows, toilet paper (we brought some but didn't need it). The room was clean and comfortable. I did not get hot the whole time I was there. They had the air on AND they had a fan in the room. Finally I walked out of the room and someone introduced me to Dr. Levy who was still in scrubs. We explained that we wouldn't be able to stay due to us having to cash the check and he said it was no problem we would just do the surgery after I came back from the bank. So we left that night. He was really friendly and understanding, even said for us to stay and go in the morning, but I wanted to be right there first thing.

My operation was scheduled for 2 pm. I thought time was never going to go by, but things went pretty quick. They came to wheel me out with the wheelchair and I got to meet Dr. Perez in front of the OR (just a quick.. this is Dr. Perez). My husband was getting his scrubs on while Dr. Moreno gave me something that made me go to sleep BEFORE they even started my epidural. I'm glad too, cause I HATED having my legs numb and not feeling anything down there. Anyway, I woke up several times during the surgery too out of it to really notice that my legs were numb and asked how long my tubes were (almost 7 cm on both sides was the answer) I felt soooo good and went back under. My husband taped the whole procedure. To tell the truth... I never saw the cross... was too busy with getting into a fetal position and watching them giving me the shot that made me go to sleep. I did notice that the bed I went on was just like the one I had gall-bladder surgery in the US. The room was cool and clean. It didn't smell funny, nor did it look weird. Just like a normal OR I would say. I was on my period and they did accommodate me very well. It was a little embarrassing to me, but evidentially they dealt with that more than once.

Anyway, I have one puncture for my epidural. It did hurt a little while they were pushing to find the right spot before I got knocked out by the shot, but I guess that's probably just due to my Fibromyalgia (I have spots on my spine that just normally hurt when you push on them). I do remember waking up a couple of times, but I don't remember them wheeling me back into my room. They gave me meds every 8 hours and I wasn't in much pain at all. I DID NOT get more of the epidural. It stayed in, but I let the epidural itself run out or whatever you call it. I asked Dr. Levy if I had to have more of that and he said no... not if I liked pain... well, I don't like pain, but I didn't like that icky numb feeling either. And like I said, I wasn't that much in pain. I think the worst part of surgery was having the epidural in (as in having numb legs you can't feel) and having it and the catheter taken out and later having to pee all the time. The pain in itself isn't all that bad and wasn't all that bad the whole time. I have had a lot worse pain in my life and thought it would be a lot worse than it actually was. My tubal itself was a lot worse than the reversal.

I was up showering and walking the next morning and left the hospital at 10 am Sunday. I did use the wheelchair quite a bit and had one at the airport going home too. I probably could've done it without, but I'm glad I didn't have to. Getting up and sitting down is still a little sore. I walk a lot better already. I think the worst pain was getting in and out of bed, up and down from sitting position and standing bend over (the epidural spot hurt then).

If there's one thing I can tell anyone going in the future is "Bring a american/spanish translation dictionary. It helped me quite a bit. I wanted some ice and with the help of my dictionary I got ice. They try really hard, but if they don't understand, well than they can't help you. I even got the nurse to try to place a call to my son after surgery by telling her "Mi telefono mi casa" and gave her the number in spanish (but it was busy). They were all very friendly and tried hard. You do have to realize that you ARE in Mexico. Things are different. People in Texas speak Spanish and English all over, but once you cross that border, there are not that many people who speak English, at least not fluently.

I got a picture with Dr. Levy, Dr. Perez, my hubby and me before I left the hospital. Dr. Perez smiled at me and squeezed my hand before he walked out of the room again. I ASKED to have that picture done and I got it. If you want to meet Dr. Perez, ask! He wasn't a ghost to me. He seems to be EXTREMELY busy though. Dr. Levy bought us some brunch before I left the hospital. He was going to take my hubby somewhere the night before, but I think I was "too up" cause he never did. Donny and I were just in the room watching tv and stuff.

Before I left the hospital, Dr. Levy asked if we had any questions and I did ask about the Epidural headache, and he said just to lay down immediately and stay on your back for 12 hours straight, don't get up and it should go away on it's own. I didn't have to worry about it and so it didn't matter to me.

I didn't need a pillow, cause I asked for one in the airplane and I tightened my seatbelt around the pillow really tight so my belly wasn't flopping over the incision (if you're not fat you won't have to do Also, when walking if I hold my tummy up I have a lot easier time walking. Another thing you might wanna bring is some tape for the bandage they put on you, cause the things they put on there to hold it together kept coming off and breaking. I ended up going without bandage starting Monday, even though the nurses said to keep it on manana (meaning tomorrow which was Monday).

Well, that's my story. I would do it again in a heart-beat, but I think I might go a little earlier to get a little extra time at South Padre Island and shopping in Mexico. My lengths are 6 - 7 cm on both sides. I had 4 clamps in there, not only 2. I guess that doc wanted to make sure I don't get pregnant anymore.. HA!

Monika Scott

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