I was in the Drs office today having a follow-up with a new client, and the Dr caught me afterwards to say, "Oh, I have to show you something!"
Turns out, she still had the slide from my post-coital. My first thought was NO WAY are those little guys still alive and kicking!! But no, she just wanted to show me the ferning in the Type E Mucus. (Those of you who have seen an Intro of the Creighton Model may remember my very favorite slide in the whole presentation - actual photographs of Type E and Type G mucus, with all the swimming channels in the former, and the "block wall" effect in the latter??) Well, it was SO COOL to see it in my own cm!! Then she added that my blood work had also returned, and my progesterone had already started to rise, so she guesses that I ovulated the morning of my post-coital! Perfect timing! She moved the slide over to the edge, and there you could see the effects of the progesterone on the mucus already. Small sections were forming that "block wall," just as they should have! My mucus was literally metamorphing during my post-coital!
Now here's some not-so-good news. During Saturday's u/s, the Dr saw a cul-de-sac of fluid - which is consistent with ovulation. But then she said she saw the fallopian tube. I was surprised, and commented that I didn't think you could see the tubes on u/s, and she replied that you usually can't, unless there's fluid in them. But she didn't say much else.
Until today. After showing me the slide, and commenting that Saturday's timing was "perfect" - she asked when my last uterine lavage was with Dr. Toth. I said that I hadn't had the repeat washes yet, so it was Nov. 21st! Then I caught on to what she meant. I said, "Oh, fluid in the tube can't be good, right?" She said, "Well, no, it's not good. But it may also have been ovarian fluid, and it just looked like it was in the tube."
Freaking A! What causes fluid to get in the tubes? DH asked me if I was jumping up and down after sex. Yeah, hon, that's it.
It's like every time I'm given a shot at hope, something else goes wrong in my body. DH is trying to play the positive, and doesn't think there was fluid in the tube itself... like he knows. Man, I hate this!!
I have another u/s tomorrow or the next day (still trying to schedule it, since my Diagnostic Medical Sonography classes start tomorrow!!!!) - so I guess we'll see if there are still signs of fluid.
UPDATE: Holy crap. I might actually be barren. Here's a link on hydrosalpinx: