Nov 13, 2011 - 1:18 am
My husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2005 and had the Ivor Lewis surgery. However, 6 years down the track his tumour markers started to rise and following a CT scan and laparoscopy it was discovered he had mets to the peritoneal cavity. This was being treated with chemo and was responding. A complication arose in the form of lots of fluid in the capsule surrounding his liver and now swollen ankles and feet. After reading about Lee and Eric, both with swollen ankles, I wonder how significant this is. Neither the oncologist nor the liver specialist seems concerned. Should he go to a GP so that someone has more of an overall picture rather than just their specialities? The fluid around the liver is due to be aspirated on Nov 28. Whether that will have an effect or not is unknown. The liver and one kidney is being squashed. A previously mentioned liver met is questionable as it now can't be seen on the ultrasound. Maybe that is the cause and will be seen with less fluid. I don't know. I just seem to be frightened so easily by anything else that comes along.
Thinking of all with this horrid disease,