Future Tubal Ligation Reversal Patient Georgia Peach | An Introduction
My name is Tanya (Georgia Peach) and I am a 32-year-old receptionist at a vet clinic. I had my tubes tied in May of 2000, after the birth of my fifth daughter. My doctor at the time had dire predictions of the dangers to my health if I had any more children. Concerns for my health and pressure from my family really pushed me into having a tubal ligation. I had given birth to five healthy daughters. I lost my second born to SIDS in 1995. I reluctantly agreed to a tubal ligation.
Eight years later, I was divorced and a single mom. I met a man who changed my whole life around. Kevin was 30, a mechanic, and had 3 daughters of his own. In October of 2008, my period was two weeks late. We talked about the possibility of having a baby together.
Tubal Ligation Reversal Research
The more we talked the more we were thrilled with the prospect. I started researching the possibilities of getting pregnant after tubal ligation. I found out it is possible to become pregnant after your tubes have been tied, but this was statistically unlikely unless I had a tubal reversal surgery. It was then I found the web site for Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center. Imagine our surprise when we found out this could be reversed! Once again we had hope and a new dream of having a child together. What previously had seemed unattainable was all of a sudden within our grasp! Not only was there hope of having another child, but there was a new factor my decision to have a tubal ligation reversal: Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome (PTLS). As I read more about this I started recognizing the symptoms I had suffered since having my tubes tied.
I have always thought my worsening menstrual symptoms were due to working too much, trying to do too many things, stress from day to day life, and even growing older. Although, I will never admit to the fact – I am indeed over 25. Who knew having a tubal ligation could affect me in so many ways? It was then we decided to do something about it.
The Start of a Tubal Ligation Reversal Journey
Our children are currently 15, 12, 11, 10, 9 and two 8 year olds. All girls! Of course we would like the son neither one of us has ever had, but just the chance for me to feel better about myself and the knowledge that we CAN have the chance for a child has already done wonders for my outlook. The road to making this decision hasn’t been easy; there have been ups and downs. As you will read later, I will share my step-by-step journey along my path of becoming whole again through tubal ligation reversal. Now, with my surgery date just around the corner, I am sharing with you my story.
Submitted by Georgia Peach
The next Georgia Peach article is The Tubal Reversal Journey of Georgia Peach: Our Decision.
How This Tubal Reversal Journey Blog Came To Be
Georgia Peach desired to blog about her tubal ligation reversal journey. She contacted Chapel Hill Tubal Reversal Center and asked to share her personal perspective on her tubal reversal journey so other women could benefit from her experience. Like many women, Georgia Peach wants to reverse her tubal ligation to have more children. Like some women, she has also experienced changes in her menstrual cycle. She will be documenting her journey so others may benefit from her experience.
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