Topic: Swollen ankles

Hello.
My husband is in his third round of chemo treatment to shrink his tumor.  Treatment is two weeks on one week off.  He missed one session because his wbc's were too low.  They are using gem/cis with anti nausea drip and benedril.  On Thursday he had chemo.  Felt great the next day.  Yesterday he was totally wiped out.  Today his ankles are very swollen. Has anyone out there had any experience with swelling?  Thanks is advance for ay information.
Cristerry

Re: Swollen ankles

Chris...We have numerous reports on fluid retention.  I made sure to elevate my husband's legs and always called the physician if there was no improvement within 24 hours.  Diuretics may need to be prescribed. 
Also, it is important to move around; even a few steps here and there will help.
Please, keep us posted.
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Swollen ankles

Thank you, Marion.  He's laying flat right now so I'll elevate his legs right now.  Will keep you posted.

Re: Swollen ankles

Good luck, Chris.

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Re: Swollen ankles

cristerry,hi,my husband was like the energizer bunny for a day or so after chemo,it was the steroids,he also had swollen feet and ankles,his chemo nurse said it was a side effect,and to keep his feet elevated and to keep an eye on them.after a few days they were back to normal,this was after his first round,he couldnt do the 2nd because his plateletes were low.i hope your husband feels better soon,love and hugs Lynn

Re: Swollen ankles

Hi, Lynn.   Sounds like my husband is on the same tract.  I did elevate his feet.  They seem to have gone down a bit.  Thanks for weighing in on this.  Hope all is well with you
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