Since Wednesday I have been trying to put it all together. I've been off work this week and so I have time to think about it and try to figure out what on earth has been happening the last year. The trouble is, I'm not a doctor, and the doctor I have has no real idea what could have happened. As a non-doctor I see one or a combination of the following as possibilities.
1. The surgeon's in Spain made a mistake and could not see the dye passing through. This is what my doctor here has said, but the Spanish doctors were pretty adamant that the tubes were closed and referred us to the fertility specialist. If the test is that fallible it must be quite expensive for the Spanish health service.
2. The trauma from the ectopic/surgery had made both tubes swell up and so the dye did not pass through. After the trauma passed, the tubes opened again.
3. The chlamydia I had at the time of the ectopic and was only discovered/treated after the event had made both tubes swell up and so the dye did not pass through. After the infection was treated, the tubes opened again.
4. The Spanish surgeons tried to open the tubes during the surgery. I find this unlikely, as I think they would have told us, but my doctor here suggested it as a possibility. However the fertility doc in Spain did not mention anything about this (though maybe he just didn't want to give false hope?)
5. After the surgery, while stuck at home, I read The Secret and was visualising my tubes healing - the theory being that as all your cells renew themselves all the time, why shouldn't we be able to affect the way they renew. I both do/don't believe in this kind of thing, so I do/don't want to leave it off the list.
So, does anyone else have any ideas? At the moment I risk become being an urban infertility myth to give people false hope.