We have gotten to this point to be able to give this testimonial for Dr.Levin only by Godís grace and Dr. Levinís great hands and care. I met my now husband about 10 years ago. I was married and my youngest son I had found out had cancer. My husband at that time about 6 months into cancer treatment left me with no money no help and alone. I had decided right after my youngest sonís birth to have my tubes tied due to an unstable relationship (which obviously i was right because when that child became ill he was gone.) also due to the fact I got pregnant right away after my daughter with my son so they are 10 and Ĺ months apart in age. I was positive at that point I wanted no more children since by that point I had 4 children, 2 from a failed marriage at 18 and the others from an obviously failing one.
I had myself grown very lonely and kept to myself during my sonís treatment. My friends who I owe to this day a huge thank you for bringing me out of my little world, signed me up on match.com. I was, mind you computer illiterate at that time and unfamiliar with dating online. Somehow I met my love of my life now Dusty who was at that time 26 and I was 30 . He was clear from Houston Texas and I was in Nebraska. At the start of our relationship we talked about marriage and of course Dusty at that time had no children and asked if I wanted children. First thought in my mind was wow I need to break up with this man now because my tubes are tied and I canít have children the normal way. I wasnít sure he would be up for the unconventional way of IVF. We did some research and in 2004 found Dr Levin and that it was possible to have a tubal reversal. Of course it took a long time for our relationship to progress as long distance relationships often do. We got married in spring of 2009 and decided right away to save up the funds to have the tubal reversal done. I sent Dr. Levin my medical records and filled out the required information and was contacted by Dr. Levin we would be a perfect candidate for the procedure. We had the money all saved by February 2010 and scheduled my reversal for March 29th 2010.
Reversal day was nerve racking for me because of the fear of the unknown. Would I be fixable, be able to conceive, would my tubes be long enough, all of those unknowns you have before the surgery. Dr. Levin and his staff were amazing. Surgery was flawless and I was left with 8.5 and 8.0 on my tube lengths. Dr. Levin gave us excellent chances of having a baby even though I was 37 at the time.
Trying to conceive was a challenge. As everyone does at first I put an incredible amount of pressure on myself to get pregnant right away. Ever month of AF showing up seemed to feel like a huge failure. I had myself worried all the time it would never happen. Wondered if I had done wrong by my husband who had no children to take this journey with me only to let him down in the end. My husband was amazing he took the pressure off of me with one small statement. ďI can live without a baby but I can not live without you.Ē This helped me tremendously to not feel like such a failure.
In August of 2010 I did get a positive home pregnancy test and went to my local doctor for a confirmation. They called me back saying I was in fact pregnant. Dr. Levin did receive those labs and stated right away it was not a pregnancy. I was confused as get all with this. I did get my AF right on time and my local doctor referred me to a specialist here. The specialist did TONS of tests on me and decided I needed Clomid. I started Clomid November of 2010. Got pregnant with first round. Got my first labs and we were pregnant. Labs were done weekly and we went in at 6 weeks for our first ultrasound. Unfortunately we did not see anything on the ultrasound and the doctor recommended we get a methotrexate shot to abort whatever it was we had not developing. I went for an immediate second opinion. The doctor stated we had a blighted ovum and Dr. Levin agreed it was not a viable pregnancy of any kind. At this point I was extremely defeated and sad. Local doctor upped my dose of Clomid. Three months later no baby no BFP and more depression followed. Finally I made a plea to Dr Levin to please tell me what our next step was. He stated he needed all the files from the other doctor. I sent them off to him. Dr. Levin after reviewing the files asked why in the world I was in Clomid. I only knew the other doctor had said something was wrong with me. Dr. Levin asked me to stop everything and chart for him. I did and sent 2 months of my charts from April and May of 2011. Dr, Levin stated I was ovulating on my own and asked about an FSH test that was done before that showed I was high on that test. I was not sure what cycle date that test was performed on so in June of 2011 we did a new FSH test. It came back perfectly normal and as luck would have it that month without trying per say we got our BFP. I was elated and scared again. I went right away for my first labs. They were amazing. I did have lower progesterone and Dr. Levin put me on a medicine prometruim that assisted in helping me. My pregnancy was flawless and Dr Levin monitored me the first trimester to ensure no errors were made this time.
On March 6th 2012 we welcomed our darling little baby girl Allyson Josephine Waymire in to the world. I cannot even begin to tell you the absolute joy on my husbandís face meeting his 1st child and baby girl for the first time. Words do not express how amazing she is and how grateful we are for the decision we made to get the tubal reversal and try to see where this journey took us. Today our baby girl is a thriving 7 month old gem. Hitting milestones beyond her age. Talking, crawling and trying to walk already. She is truly an amazing gift.
Thank you to Dr. Levin for not giving up on us and our dream and for making it all possible. We are currently trying for another baby. If it happens that would be wonderful but we already have everything we dreamed of with our baby girl.
Christina and Dusty Waymire