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Foot and ankle swelling...???

KareGiver
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So close to the end of treatment...noticed yesterday that my husband's ankle looked a bit swollen. Just a few minutes ago, saw that his whole foot is swollen. Had last cisplatin a week ago, 5 more rads to go. Was treated for blood clots in lungs 3 weeks ago and is on Lovanox and has a vena cava filter. This leg has been giving him problems since late March and they say it is his sciatic nerve. Has anyone had swelling because of chemo? Can this wait until tomorrow? When I pointed it out to him, he said "just shoot me". Thanks...

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Pam M
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If it's not one thing . . . does hubby's doc have a service? Doc on call? When I was in treatment, I could call the service after hours, and a doc on call would get back to me. Please let us know how it goes.

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Skiffin16
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My chemo MD always gave us the after hours number and someone was on call 24/7. She didn't want me to wait until morning on some things, especially fevers over 100.5.

Anyways, not sure on chemo and swelling, anything is possible with that stuff I believe. But most definitely on the other associated bags of fluids and drugs they give during.

After a week, I'd presume this isn't associated, not sure.

But something to stay up on and communicate with the md's about.

Best,
John

rozaroo
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I had swelling of my ankles after Cisplatin. I kept them elevated & gave myself foot bath's & they slowly disappeared. Putting a pillow under them helped quite a bit also. They were so fat you couldn't see my ankle. Looked like a tree stump lol!

KareGiver
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Everyone...foot lifted, frozen peas in place. They seem to be doing the trick! Doc felt sure with all of the other things in place after the PEs that he would be fine. Thanks for the comforting reassurances...again!

KareGiver
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Everyone...foot lifted, frozen peas in place. They seem to be doing the trick! Doc felt sure with all of the other things in place after the PEs that he would be fine. Thanks for the comforting reassurances...again!

KareGiver
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Can't get the repeat message deleted...I KNOW there is a way!

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Skiffin16
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You just rename it and add something different...LOL. That way it looks like you intended another post..

Best,
John

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