It's amazing how all of our stories start our so similar. I was previously married and gave birth to two beautiful boys. My last son was born when I was 21. At 22, (1998) knowing that my marriage was destined to fail, I didn't not want to bring another child into the marriage so I had my tubes tied. My obgyn did not want to do the procedure because I was so young and he and I had discussed in the past my desire to have a large family. He banded me, which is the easiest way to be reversed. When I was 25(2001) I finally jumped and filed for divorce. A few months later I met the love of my life. It just so happened that I had worked with him for years and we just never spoke to one another. One thing led to another and we ended up engaged by the years end. The one thing that I wanted Dwayne to think about and understand before we went any further was the fact that I could not give him his own child and if that was what he wanted, we needed to stop the relationship right then. He was fine with it and said, "I have already thought about that before I asked you to marry me and in my eyes, I already have two boys" Of course I cried. That was actually the answer that I wanted to hear. :)
And Of course, like most of us ladies, Dwayne being "Okay" with not having children of his own was not good enough for me. I knew that I had made the best decision at the time to have my tubes tied, but regreted it the moment I awoke from the anesthesia. I started looking around, asked my obgyn ( he said "I told you so") and he gave me a few names to look into. They were all really pricey. At which point I turned to the Internet. The first website I came to was Dr. Levin's. I talked Dwayne about it and he said to check it out. We still had the issue of money even though Dr. Levin was the cheapest around. Well, not around, I live in Texas and he is in Kentucky. For almost 3 years we saved up the money and when we had it in hand we scheduled for June 14, 2004.
We drove from Texas to Kentucky for me to be whole again and it was the best day of my life. Dr. Levin preformed my surgery and left me with 8 cm on one side and 8.5 cm on the other. Impressive! We were able to start trying soon after and did. After months and months, nothing. Then we found out that my husband's semen was not up to par. The meds started to fix that and still nothing. In June 2005, we returned to Kentucky for IUI. Still nothing. With depression setting in, I decided that it would be best for us to just STOP !! It was not going to happen for us. We bought a 3 bedroom house in September 05 and January 12, 2006 I found out that I was pregnant !!! So ladies that's it... just give up and buy something that fits you at the moment and sure as you do, you'll conceive !!! I had a wonderful 9 months (I didn't realize how much I had forgotten about pregnancy) On September 19, 2006 I gave birth to, Walker Alan Wayne Mott, a beautiful baby boy. He weighed 8 lbs 3 oz and 20-3/4 inches long.
Deciding to have my tubal reversal and the whole process of it was such a long road with so many emotions, good and bad, but well worth it. I could never thank you enough Dr. Levin for helping me so much.
Thank you all so much,
Christina Mott and family