The testimonial below is the 160th in a series of remarks from real people who found Dr. Richard Levin on the Internet and have had a tubal ligation reversal. Melinda and Chad Cornelius of Fairbanks, Indiana have been so kind to allow us to share their story with others who are thinking of having a tubal ligation reversal and they have consented to accept your email inquires at: MindyF2678@hotmail.com.
Melinda and Chad, thanks for sharing your story with us!
Case Facts: On 11/14/2014, Melinda contacted Dr. Levin for help with a possible tubal ligation reversal. She was somewhat hesitant as she had some medical issues and menstrual issues. She had Filshie Clips placed on her tubes in 2007 and now wanted more children. On 5/14/2015, Dr. Richard Levin performed a bilateral microsurgical tubal ligation reversal yielding tube lengths of 11 cm on each side and earning Dr. Levin's top technical rating for the repair. It was quite clear that unless God didn't want it to succeed that this case was going "all the way".
Please enjoy Melinda and Chad's story in Melinda's own words . . .
Hi, my name is Melinda Cornelius. On March 6, 2007 I had a tubal sterilization via Filshie clips. I had just had my 3rd child at the age of 24. I had become a young mother and wife so I decided that there were no more children in my future.
Shortly thereafter my relationship with my husband deteriorated and ended in divorce. I had always been a stay at home mom so having to support myself and 3 children proved to be very difficult. I worked as a bartender at night while going to school for an Associates Degree during the day.
During this time I became friends with the man who is now my husband. He is a little younger than I am and had no children of his own. After a few years of friendship we began dating and I quickly let him know that if he wanted biological children then I was not the person for him. He assured me that my children were now his children so that was a not an issue.
In July of 2012 we were married. I decided to go back to school for a higher degree in Nursing. It is then that I noticed myself staring at every baby that passed by me. I found myself longing for a child with my husband and it didn't help that my children were asking for a sibling!
It was around that time that we met a young single mother who had no family and was struggling with her 5 month old child. We helped her care for her baby, who is now a member of our family, and seeing my husband and children with this baby solidified in my mind that I wanted to expand our family. After speaking with my husband about my feelings, I learned that he felt the same way.
At that very moment we started our research and found Dr. Levin and started our process. I graduated with my nursing degree May 9, 2015 and had my tubal reversal May 14, 2015. Dr. Levin and his assistant were amazing! I had some post surgery nausea and vomiting that evening so my husband emailed the Dr. And he responded within minutes, as a nurse I realize how rare that is! I followed Dr. Levin's instructions explicitly.
We were cleared to start trying at the end of June 2015. My first ovulation was July 4th and we got a positive pregnancy test on July 21, 2015. Dr. Levin ordered and followed all of my labs with in depth explanation and told me the expectations for a successful pregnancy. At 5 weeks I had an ultrasound that confirmed the fetus was in the uterus so we celebrated and showed the sonogram to our 3 boys who were ecstatic!
On March 24, 2016 I delivered a healthy baby boy, exactly what we wanted! He weighed 7lb 9 oz and was 20 inches long. Baby Ford has completed our family and brought a happiness to us that we didn't even know we were missing.
Thank you Dr. Levin and staff!
Melinda and Chad Cornelius