It has taken me several months to write out a testimonial as with our new miracle finding a spare moment can be quite difficult. Unsure as to where to begin I will simply start at the beginning. In 1994 after becoming a single mother with two wonderful boys I made the decision to have my tubes tied when my youngest son was one. Being young it seemed the wisest decision for me at that time and I had no desire to marry again, especially not unless I was successful in finding a man who could accept my children as his own.
Much to my surprise and amazement I met Cole in October 1999, he was young, had no children and was completely in love with my boys and I. We married in November 2000 and started discussing adoption as I was under the impression that my tubal was irreversible. After several months of research someone asked if we had considered my having a reversal? We immediately set out searching for a doctor. After more than a year of research with countless doctors I ran across a website and Dr. Levin. I joined the group and spent a few months listening and asking questions. Not only was he attentive to our questions and concerns, he gave us the hope that we had been searching for.
We had our consult in July 2002 and after getting the green light we moved forward as quickly as we could. Within minutes of our phone consult we had called back and booked my surgery for August 29th, purchased airline tickets and called all of our family and friends! My surgery day arrived and went off without a hitch; we were given an 80-85% chance of conception which was wonderful news to us. My tube length was good and my recovery was exceptionally easy.
We returned home to Texas with the knowledge that we could one day become parents together! A few months passed and I began to become a little discouraged as I wanted to conceive right away! Noticing my impatience it was recommended that we take a break from trying to conceive and rekindle our married life without charts and basal temperatures etc. In December I just felt blah and thought I had the flu. Turned out I was pregnant! My pregnancy was wonderful and I felt beautiful, I was due August 21, one day after I my 30th birthday and less than one year after my reversal.
I delivered our miracle baby - Lakota Edward Guidinger on August 4th 2003, weighing in at 6 pounds and 14oz. Life has been wonderful and generous to us. Our baby is everything we'd ever hoped and prayed for. Dr. Levin and Lakota had made our life complete; or so we thought! On November 13th I emailed Dr. L with a comment and a smile. Not only was he our Wonderdoc, he had managed to perform a Super Reversal on me.
Lakota will be one on August 4th 2004 and his gift is already in the making; I am due with TR baby #2 on July 22, 2004! I will have delivered two miracle babies in less than 2 years of my reversal. This second miracle was not planned but I can assure you we could not be happier.
We feel as though finding Dr. Levin has been like winning our own personal lottery where the gifts never stop giving. There are not enough words in the any language to properly and fully express our thankfulness to Dr. Levin so I begin and end each day with a special prayer of thanks to God for creating such a gifted man and doctor, then leading us to him. If given the last year and a half to live all over again, I would do it exactly the same.
If I could change any part of it, that would be to live close enough to hug and thank my Wonderdoc in person for this life he has helped us to achieve.
Jennifer and Cole Guidinger