My name is Lisa King and I had my tubal reversal surgery in October of 2007 and this is my testimony.
In 1991, I married my high school sweetheart and we had two beautiful kids. Our son was born in 1993 and our daughter followed in 1995. At the birth of our daughter, it was decided that there would be no more children for us. A decision made for me that I immediately regretted. When our daughter was about 6 months old or so, we separated and eventually got divorced.
In late 1997, I married for a second time and it only lasted 5 months and ended in divorce as well. So at the ripe old age of 26, I had been married and divorced twice, had two children and was a mental and emotional wreck. My second husband and I had a very tumultuous on again – off again relationship for several painful years.
During an off time, I was introduced to a wonderful man who would eventually become my husband and the father of my cutie pie son, Deacon and my 3 angel babies…but I am rushing ahead. My wonderful hubby, Trey and I began dating in April of 2000 and within a few months we were engaged which was very short lived, thanks to my stupidity, I broke it off and went back to my ex-husband and this did not last long either. Trey and I eventually got back together and we were married in May of 2002.
He did not have any children but he happily accepted the father role to my two children, Justin and Keri. He was fine with the fact that we probably would not be able to have children together or at least we didn’t think it was possible. After talking to my OB/GYN, we began to research tubal reversal surgery online and found Dr. R. Levin. The surgery cost had to be paid up front and there was testing that had to be done before the surgery. It looked like it was financially impossible for us to do until someone told us that we could take out of our retirement fund. We were both fairly young so we decided to “borrow” from our retirement funds. After several weeks of processing through it all we finally had our surgery scheduled for October 4th, 2007.
Dr. Levin and his staff were wonderful. I felt at ease with it all and felt hopeful that we would be parents soon. The day after surgery we saw Dr. Levin again at the hotel before release and we were told after 6 weeks we could begin trying to conceive. It took almost a year before we got that positive pregnancy test. Oh the joy, but it was short lived because a few days later we learned that we were miscarrying our baby and in August of 2008 we became angel baby parents for the first time. We were told to wait several cycles before we could try again. We found out in November of 2008 that we were pregnant again. Wow, we weren’t even
On June 12, 2009, weighing in at 6 lbs and 5.5 oz, our son, John Deacon Thomas King joined our family a week earlier than planned. Our older children were so in love as were we. Deacon is a complete joy and blessing and we would be lost without him.
In 2011, we were surprised to find out that we were expecting a new addition to our family that would be due the week of my 40th birthday. We were almost through the first trimester when tragedy struck. I began to bleed at work and went to the ER to find out that our little one had no heart beat. The next day I had to have a D&C. We were totally devastated. We were told that we needed to wait several cycles to begin trying again. At that point, I was not even thinking of another child. We tried to move forward but the first half of 2011 was hard for us. Our second miscarriage, our oldest child graduated high school and joined the Navy, and then my sweet father-in-law lost his battle with lung cancer and passed away.
In August of 2011, we found out that we were expecting again and would be due in May of 2012; after the ordered blood work, Dr. Levin discovered that my progesterone levels were not where they should be and he prescribed Prometrium which helped for several weeks. We thought we were out of the woods but three weeks later I began spotting so our regular OB/GYN ordered an ultrasound that revealed our baby had an abnormally large yolk sac; which meant either an impending miscarriage or a chromosomal defect so we were sent to a specialist for another ultrasound a week later. On October 6th, two days before my 40th birthday, the ultrasound revealed that we lost our little one.
Trey and I have decided that our family is complete because we have three healthy living children and three precious angel babies. Even though my body was unable to carry three of my four pregnancies to term, I am still so very thankful for Dr. Levin and his staff. Had we not had the surgery, we would not have our sweet little boy, Deacon, who is the light of our lives and our own little miracle baby.
Dr. Levin and his staff are wonderful and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for this surgery. I just want to convey a special thanks to Jessica and Linda, who answered all of my questions and both were so very kind to me whenever I called or emailed and when discussing my miscarriages. Dr. Levin, you and your staff are quite a blessing and I think you might be angels in disguise! Thank you all again from the bottom of my heart!
And Trey, Justin, Keri and Deacon, too