CSN Login
Members Online: 12

Fluid retention

melbas2
Posts: 108
Joined: Aug 2010

Help!! I haven't posted for awhile cuz hosp visits take up much of my time. I began retaining fluids when they did the experimental Atgam treatment on me in May. Since then I've gone in to have my stomach drained twice. The first time 2 liters and on the 26th, 5.5 liters. Now I am so full again, but my onc wants to wait till I see the GI. Which is not until the 22nd of Sept. I haven't had a good day since I was I first found I out out that I had this, bowel movements continue to kill me, did something go wrong in the hemmy surgery? She gave me two medications to take while I wait for the Gi exam, and alls they do is make me sleep and pee. Thanks, Melodie

RoseC's picture
RoseC
Posts: 501
Joined: Jun 2011

Unfortunately, I can't offer any help - but I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and wishing you the best. You've been through so much - I hope it gets resolved soon.

sephie's picture
sephie
Posts: 514
Joined: Apr 2009

darn it!!! seems like something always happens with this ?/?/?/ cancer. probably not the same as yours but when i was put in hospital after tx, i got all swelled up in tummy and legs. they told me to start walking to try to get it off. they probably had something in my iv's too but i was too goofy to know what it was. can you walk a little very carefully so as not to fall??? so sorry for this mess. hugs sephie

melbas2
Posts: 108
Joined: Aug 2010

I've tried walking, and on Monday night I fell. I now have a fractured femur in my right leg and am hospitalized once again. Spent Monday in surgery, then have been laid up with one leg dangling in the air. I never even did this while I was single, LOL. Hurts like a *****, and I hate taking pain meds, but I think I'll start. My son is gonna be here in 18 days and I want to be outta here by then. No matter how much I eat, I'm still holding at 82. They tell me my bones are just waiting to crack...but why don't they do something about it? Melodie

mp327's picture
mp327
Posts: 2818
Joined: Jan 2010

I couldn't believe it when I read that you now have a fractured femur! You've certainly had way more than your share of things to deal with. This should be a wake-up call to any and all of us who have had pelvic radiation. Our bones have been cooked and are not as strong as they once were, making fractures a real possibility. I fell off a chair awhile back (standing on it like an idiot to get something out of a cabinet) and landed on my left hip. I am so fortunate I didn't end up breaking something. I hope you get out of that hospital ASAP and mend quickly!

Subscribe with RSS
About Cancer Society

The content on this site is for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions.

Copyright 2000-2014 © Cancer Survivors Network