Tubal Ligation Reversal Testimonial Baby Club
from Richard M. Levin, M.D., PSC at 1-502-584-7787
Volume 57: February 2007
The Valentine Edition

The testimonial below is the fifty-seventh in a series of remarks from real people who found Dr. Richard Levin on the Internet and have had a tubal ligation reversal. Shalaine and Wayne Reeves of Rushville Nebraska 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: sprnurse_2004@yahoo.com. 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!".

Shalaine and Wayne, thanks for sharing your story with us!

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Case Facts: At the age of 23 Shalaine had her fourth (4th) Cesarean section along with a Pomeroy tubal ligation. The doctor removed 1.7 cm of tube from each side. Ten years later at the age of 33, Dr. Richard Levin performed a bilateral microsurigal tubal anastomosis on Shalaine with tube lengths of 4 cm on the right and 2 cm on the left. There was no outer tube on the right so Dr. Levin performed a microsurgical "salpingo-neostomy". This was clearly less than a great case!!!!!!!
Please enjoy Shaline and Wayne's story in Shalines's own words . . .
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Like many others I started having children at a very young age.....15 to be exact, by the time I was 23 I was expecting my fourth child. I was unemployed and my marriage was uncertain to say the least. I thought it was best for myself and my children that I have tubal ligation surgery during the birth of my 4th child by c-section. I signed the appropriate consents one month prior to the birth of my daughter feeling very certain that I was making a responsible decision, so with great sadness but no regret, the procedure took place as planned on November 29th 1995.
As my children got older my life took on another direction. I started college and became a registered nurse. My husband and I had gotten to know and love each other again. Things just kept getting better but there was always an imcomplete feeling......like we were not done. I prayed many nights that my tubes would slip so my husband and I could have another child. My tubes held strong but my prayers got answered, and by the grace of God I was given the chance to adopt my son Brandon. When Brandon was about 5 years old he started asking for a brother or sister. I fought the idea for as long as I could...after all that would just be insane, but before too long Brandon had an army of persauders (his older brother and 3 sisters), and the idea began to have such appeal that I began searching the web for tubal reversal doctors and spent many hours researching many possibilities before deciding on Dr. Levin, and so began the journey of trying to convince my husband that we should go for it. Supprisingly I didnt have to work on him for too long and after a little foot work we were on our way to Kentucky to have the surgery.
I ended up with 2cm of tube on the left side and 4cm on the right side, which was a little discouraging to say the least. I began to feel like maybe I had made the wrong decision but I am not a quiter so we started trying to concieve in June of 05....the same month of the surgery. 8 months later on my husbands birthday (Valentines Day) I got to tell him the good news....We were pregnant. My daughter Cherish Josine Reeves was born on October 20th 2006. When I look at her it just doesn’t seem real.
Thank you Dr. Levin and may you bless many others. To anyone considering the possibility of having tubal reversal surgery just remember this...... more often than not the side effects are amazing. You never know what the future may have in store for you.
The Reeves Family