I'm sorry it's taken so long for my testimonial, you forget just how busy you become with a new baby! We can't say THANK YOU enough to you and your staff for giving us the chance to have another baby (my new husbands first). It's definetly been a long haul, but so worth it!
I have 2 children, Trey now 16 and McKena now 12, from a previous marriage and made the terrible decision to have my tubes tied in 1998 at 24 years old, way too young....after a very rocky and unstable marriage I left my husband in 2002 and my divorce was final in 2003. In the months following this I met and fell in love with a great guy...we were married in December of 2004. We instantly started talking about how great it would be to have a child together, neither of us knew if it was possible.
I started researching and came up with Dr. Levin. He was definetly going to be the one. We contacted him and sent him my operative report in 2005, he seemed very optimistic and we sent payment in October and my surgery was scheduled for February 13th 2006.
The day of my surgery we were very nervous, Dr. Levin and his staff were great and under I went! It didn't go exactly as planned...my uterus was twisted and one of my ovaries was actually sitting on top of my uterus! To make matters worse the Dr. who performed my previous surgery had left hardly any tube at all and reattaching them was very tricky. Four hours later I was done. Dr. Levin was still optimistic about my surgery and even though I was SO SORE.... we headed back to Michigan. Because of my copmplications we were told to wait 6 weeks before trying.
We tried for almost two years, I was put on fertility drugs and monitored my cycle every month with cyclewatch. No success. In December 2007, I went back to Kentucky to have a tubal x-ray done, during the test my uterus was contracting and the dye would not go through, on top of that the x-ray machine broke down while over top of me....so needless to say the results ended up being inconclusive, I was heartbroken and cried all the way back to Michigan. I continued on with my fertility drugs for another year, almost giving up many times, I was so frustrated. In the spring of 2009 I decided to try for another tubal x-ray, this time done by a local hospital....I had my test done on May 25th and the results were not good. I was told that both of my tubes were blocked and there was no chance of me getting pregnant. It was horrible, after all that time trying....I sent the cd to Dr. Levin and he called me after veiwing the results. He said, I think your right tube is open. He said yes, the left side is definetly blocked but that the dye had gone all the way up the right tube, it just didn't spill over into the uterus. We didn't want to get our hopes up but Dr. Levin said keep trying and if nothing happened by the fall he wanted us to schedule for artificial insemination....we were going to go back to Kentucky!
We had decided that we would not stress about it anymore and see what happened, I was excited for fall and the insemination! On July 3rd 2009, I had a positive pregnancy test!! I had gotten pregnant right after my test in May, we were dazed....After a brief scare in the beginning, my progesterone levels were very low and I had to start on medication as soon as possible....everything went great, my pregnancy itself was a breeze. I lost my mom a month and a half before my baby was born...I believe I had to wait 3 years for my little miracle because he has given me the strength to endure my moms passing, I knew I had to get up every day, and he never fails to make me smile.....I know that he has a gaurdian angel watching over him every day now and he's made it easier to bare.
Thank you all so very much! We can never express what he means to us and we thank you every day!!! Emmit Ayden Haskill was born on February 21st 2010, weighing in at 7lbs 5.8ounces, 19 inches long......He is our miracle baby and we thank you for him!!!!!
Bryan, Lezli, Trey, McKena and Emmit!!!