Date: 2/11/02 8:25 PM
Dear Dr. Levin -
I can't believe almost a year has gone by and that I've neglected to write our story for your web site. Please forgive me!! We sometimes still can't believe we have Anna! It's been a fun year and we can't
remember what we did before she came! I've attached one picture and have another one coming in the mail. She is a joy in our lives, and the boys love her too! Here is our story.
My husband and I had two sons, 22 months apart, during a time I was going through a depression in my early 30's (Alex is now 15, and Chris is 13). At the advise of our doctors I had my tubes tied while I was in the hospital after the delivery of our youngest son. As years past, and as I gained healing from that depression, we talked here and there about what it would have been like to have more children, and we had sorrow that we would not have any more.
When our youngest was about to start Kindergarten (we home school), we were considering changing home school programs. Carl and I attended an Institute in Basic Life Principles Seminar ('94). It was there that we first heard that a tubal surgery could be reversed. After years of prayer, seeking forgiveness from each other (him for allowing it to happen, and me for signing the papers myself for the surgery), and a strengthening in our faith in our Lord, we decided that if the Lord provided the funding, we would have the reversal. We knew that I might not get pregnant, but we would do this for a healing of our marriage and as an act of restitution to our Lord for limiting His plan.
In 1997 my husband had a chance to work on site in Montreal. We lived there for almost 6 months. This was the only time he has ever been paid overtime. During that time I started searching the web for a reversal doctor and found Dr. Levin's web site. We were very impressed, and wanted him to do the procedure if we could save the money. We confirmed the price of the reversal and found that we had earned exactly 1/2 of the cost. Also, a life long friend and her husband visited us in Montreal.
One night I was sharing the burden of our hearts (she had known for years my feelings about more children) and she and her husband offered to pay for the other half of our surgery! I was in tears and a little bit shocked! Later, when I returned to our apartment, I woke Carl and told him about their offer. Carl said that was the confirmation he'd been praying for. This was in November of 1997.
Around that time I made a call to Dr. Levin's office and was touched that he called me back personally. He asked me many questions and felt that he would be able to help us. My surgery was in February, 1998. The support and care before, during and after was excellent! Dr. Levin took a lot of time to explain the procedure to my husband and was able to assure me that everything looked great and that my chances were good that I could conceive!
Our daughter, Anna Nicole, was born 2-28-01, two weeks after I had my 44th birthday! We rejoice in the blessing God has given us, and the ability He has blessed Dr. Levin with - and that Dr. Levin was used to be a part of this answer to prayer! We would encourage anyone to use Dr. Levin for their surgery.
Carl and Teri Aeschliman, Ohio