Oct 01, 2012 - 4:20 pm
Well, I had my first chemo round and so far am doing okay - except that I've developed ascites (excess fluid in the peritoneum) to the point where my legs and feet are quite swollen. The dr. was going to just wait for chemo to kick in, but when he saw me last Wed before 1st chemo he changed his mind and ordered a pericentesis, which I had last Friday.
They drained off 2 liters of fluid (procedure was a piece of cake) - that seemed a lot to me, but I guess they sometimes pull off 6+ bottles or more!
Initially some relief, but pants are so tight today I think the fluid has almost replaced itself.
Anyone else struggling with ascites? Do I just need to be patient and wait for the chemo to take hold?
Hope all of you are doing OK - these discussion board are helping to keep me sane!