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Tubal Ligation Reversal Testimonial Baby Club
from Richard M. Levin, M.D., PSC at 1-800-766-0304
Volume 45: February 2006
The Valentines Edition

The testimonial below is the forty-fifth in a series of remarks from real people who found Dr. Richard Levin on the Internet and have had a tubal ligation reversal. Candace and Gerald Jones of Rocklin California 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: cjones@starstream.net. If you are interested in having this procedure performed then please visit our web site listed below by clicking on "Get Started . . . have a baby!".
 
Candace and Gerald, thanks for sharing your story with us!

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Case Facts: At the age of 32, Candace had an Irving tubal ligation performed on 12/11/1998. This procedure is similar to a Pomeroy except no tube is actually removed. The tube is cut and tied off and the stump of the tube that is still attached to the uterus is buried into the wall of the uterus and sewn into the wall. On 3/14/2002, Dr. Richard Levin performed a microsurgical tubal anastomosis on Candace under the operative microscope. Candaces tubes were in terrible shape with the outter portion of her left tube being turned around backwards and scarred into that position. The right tube have little to no tissue under the tube to take the normal "stay" stitch which helps relieve some of the tension on the anastomosis (the hook-up). In the operative note Dr. Levin predicted this tube would probably break apart and it did so, sometime after Candace went home. A repeat procedure to repair the right tube was done on 5/13/2004 at no charge by Dr. Levin. The measurements of her tubes were 7.5 cm (right) and 8.0 (left). Within a month Candace had conceived.
 
Please enjoy Candace and Gerald's story in Candace's own words . . .
 
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MIRACLE Where does one begin?
 
This is a journey of love and loss and a true miracle named Jackson Paul Knight Jones.
 
I first sent Dr. Levin an email on February 10th, 1999- the day my son Zackary Shane died of SIDS, he was 59 days old.
 
I thought I was done- with the babies, my oldest daughter was 11 and my youngest was 5. I now had my son and my family was complete. I had a tubal ligation after my C-section, little did I know that my life was about to change. After Zacks death, that day actually, I emailed Dr. Levin, about two hours after I got home from the hospital after they told me Zack had died.
 
I told him I wanted another baby and could he please "fix" me. It was a 3 year email relationship before I flew out to see Dr Levin May 13, 2002. After surgery he said I was "okay" . . . a bit mushy but okay. I began the TTC (trying to conceive) journey. Many negatives tests and a POAS (pee on a stick) obsession. We had a laparoscopic procedure that showed a problem with the right tube. We were going back to KY. In 2004 my husband and I traveled back to Louisville for TR number two (on the right tube). This one was more successful, no "mush" and longer tubes- heck they grew!
 
My husband and I went home and played again. After one miscarriage we found out August 09, 2004 that all that "playing" had worked! We were having a baby. To say that I was thrilled is a mild understatement. The pregnancy was great and posting that I had a BIG FAT POSITIVE on the reversal support group was so great! The pregnancy itself was great. very long and I was huge!
 
We found out we were having a BABY BOY! I was scared and thrilled. Jackson Paul was born via c-section on Thursday April 14th, 2005 at 7 lbs and 11 ounces. I cannot remember feeling such joy!
 
Dr. Levin is not just my doctor - he is a part of our family! I share both the good and bad with him, love and sadness, and he truly is a miracle worker! We count our blessings daily, with him and Venicia being part of the MIRACLE of Jackson.
 
Thank you Dr. Levin and all your staff for all you are and all you have done to make our families dreams come true.
 
Candace, Gerald, Jessica Alyssa and Jackson Jones
www.zacksplace.com
www.jessalyjack.blogspot.com