I have put off sharing my story long enough, so here it is. I had my children very young, with no regrets but after two failed relationships. I had made the decision that I did not want any more children and at the age of twenty-two, I had a tubal ligation done in which my tubes were burnt in three places. My sister-in-law had tried to warn me that maybe someday I might meet the man of my dreams and that he may want children because he may not have any of his own. My response to her was if he can’t accept the ones I have then maybe it is not meant to be. So I went on and had my tubal ligation despite what she said.
As a single mother I just focused on raising my two sons and putting myself through college, when life threw me another curve ball. In June 2005 I did meet the man of my dreams and not only that he wanted children because he did not have any. I fell in love and I wanted more than anything to give him his one dream and that was a child of his own. I used to think my tubal ligation was permanent, irreversible, until I began to look online. We had searched several times online before we came across Dr. Levin’s website and when we read it, my fiance look at me and said this is the one. We weren’t really sure how we would come up with the money, we debated on saving it up, but we didn’t want to wait. So we took out a personal loan at the bank I worked for and wired it in. Immediately Dr. Levin’s office called me to schedule my reversal.
We scheduled it for October 23, 2006; we flew into Kentucky the day before and checked into the hotel. I can still remember the gentleman who checked us in his name was Dewey, very nice man. The next morning we headed over to the hospital to check in. I was extremely nervous and excited all at the same time.
Dr. Levin and his assistant came in to speak with us before my procedure, I felt really good going into surgery, but to my surprise when I woke up the look on my fiances face was devastating. When I asked him what was wrong, he showed me the discharge paper with my tube lengths on there. There was only one side filled in and the length of that one was only 3.5cm long, my initial response to him was is that all I have and his response was it is what it is. I just wanted to cry, I felt like our dreams of having a child had just been shattered. It wasn’t until Dr. Levin and his assistant came to talk with me at the hotel the following morning that I begun to have a little hope. He explained to me that he had searched high and low for my right tube but could not find it and that my left tube was connected, it was open, and that an egg could fit through it. Later that morning we flew back home, within a week I was back to work and feeling great.
A whole year went by and no baby, he and I both had begun to wonder if it was at all going to happen for us. At about fourteen months after my surgery, I decided to have an HSG, to see if my tube was still open, I called and made an appointment with my ob-gyn to have it done in late January of 2008. Just before I was schedule to go, I missed my period. At first I thought it might be stress, so I waited about five days and then I took a pregnancy test, as I am sitting there waiting for the Clearblue to say not pregnant, it says pregnant, I was totally blown away.
On September 19, 2008 by c-section, I gave birth to Kingsley Adegbehingbe, weighing 6lbs, 10oz. What a blessing. The doctor in going back with the time line figured I got pregnant on New Year’s Day, which is so ironic because we had both worked New Year’s Eve and didn’t get home before 2- 4am that morning and after a good rest decided to play around, lol. Kingsley is now almost five 5 months old and he is the best thing that has ever happen to both of us. Wedding bells are in the air real soon, we have just been enjoying our bundle of joy.
Thank you Dr. Levin and your staff, I never thought I could be this happy, but you have truly made a difference in our life.