Apr 27, 2009 - 7:01 pm
I only have a couple of days before my external radiation starts and I plan to drive down to see my sister and step-mother tomorrow for an overnight visit. My problem: after taking the grandkids to an Amusement Park yesterday, and being on my feet all day, my ankles and lower legs ballooned up quite a bit. And even after a good night's sleep, I woke UP with swollen ankles and legs and they've stayed that way all day, even when elevated. If I press on them, it doesn't leave an indentation or white mark like I associate with water retention. There is no pain at all, and they are both equally swollen so I don't think it's a blood clot. I don't want to call my oncologist and mess up my trip to my sister's!! (When I had swollen ankles months ago, when I phoned it in to the oncology nurse, they made me come in to see seen.) Do you think I can ignore this until my radiation appointment Thursday morning? I really miss my sister and haven't seen her since Thanksgiving. My husand is all worried and miffed at me for not calling this in.