ask your Dr about a Sequential Compression Device, I have one and it does work.
Adding celery or celery seeds to your diet will help clear the fluid from your body, not all of it, if it is too far advanced. Drink lots of water too to help flush the sitting/retained water out.
And keep moving. Jiggle your feet while sitting at your craft. Those people who jiggle the chairs in waiting rooms that annoys everyone are really doing the right thing for their bodies.
Been fighting this problem for some years so know what it is like.
get your feet up ,lay with your feet up. like lay on the flour and feet on the sofa.at 30 minutes. but this is only for a little while might have to see drs. hugs. and keep up the good works.
Heather, shrinking tumors is wonderful news. Prayer truly changes things. Heed the other cutes and see a Dr. about the swelling, there is a reason, and it needs to be addressed. will continue to keep you in my prayers/Lillian
Thankyou Lillian, they are right up again today, went to my GP so tomorrow I have to have more scans hugs Heather
Good news, Heather. You have received good advice for your swollen feet and I wish you well.
Good news!! Prayers are with you!! Suzanne
Heather I am so glad to hear your great news, you must be feeling pretty thrilled with the treatment so far and the future is looking promising.
As for your swollen feet, I have suffered with that affliction for about 20 years and I'm sorry to say that no amount of fluid tablets or other drugs have helped and I have tried just about every other remedy all to no avail.
Some days the swelling is so bad that I swear the skin will burst and the accompanying pain is horrendous.
I have found that drinking soft drink seems to make it worse, also if I am sitting for any great length of time, so conversely, keeping active seems to prevent it from getting really bad. Hosing my legs and feet down with cold water helps alleviate the swelling when it is really bad.
My ankles and legs are always back to normal size after a good night's sleep, but only for about an hour before the swelling starts again.
I'm sorry I don't have any better news or suggestions for you but for one, if you don't like taking manufactured chemical prescription fluid tablets you can buy Cenovis Celery Tablets, which are a more natural way to help eliminate excess fluid.
I do suggest you see a Cardiovascular Specialist to check for possible Valve failures which causes the blood, which is supposed to be pumped back up to the heart, to leak back down the legs and can be a cause for swelling. I hope I have explained it correctly.
I have three valve failures in one leg and two in the other and I am supposed to have surgery on them but decided against it, for now. I could get relief by wearing those surgical support stockings but they hurt my hands too much trying to get them on and then the cancer medication causes me to overheat easily so wearing stockings of any kind is unbearable.
I do hope you find something that helps alleviate your problem and if you do I would love to hear from you. Hugs and love, Meganne
The fluid pills have not worked and my feet are so swollen. Tomorrow I will be having more scans. I think that I will start glowing in the dark soon as I have had so many in the last year. hugs and cuddles Heather 8.10.14
Yes as I suspected, so sorry Heather. Try the cold water soak or hose down (from foot to knee) and try to sit with your feet elevated for a half hour at a time during the day.
Oh, and that should have been Vascular Specialist (not specifically CARDIO Vascular) Big hugs, Meg
Heather you are an inspiration to us all. Keep those feet up. Hugs Sarah
Thankyou Sarah, the doctor gave me fluid pills, said they should work well.
Sorry to hear about ankles. The TED hose are great. But, the main thing is to try to keep your feet elevated, watch the salt intake. Have you tried drinking water with lemon juice? It pulls the toxins out of your system. Prayers are sent your way.
Thankyou I shall ask the chemist,hugs
The support hose that a few have mentioned are called TED hose and can be knee high or thigh high and are compression hose to help return blood flow. I found my knee highs for under $20 and wear them any time I am going to be up for any length of time and when sitting I always elevate my feet. Worth getting as they help immensely. After the doctor checks you out to make sure there is not something more serous causing the swelling then would also suggest adding the TED hose to your wardrobe along with all the advice of getting your legs elevated every hour or so throughout your day whenever possible. Good Luck and great news that the tumors are shrinking.
They sound like the ones you were on plains, I will get some. thankyou
Dear Heather, I'm so pleased to read that your tumours have shrunk. I agree with all the other girls check out the swelling with your doctor. I do hope that it will be settled by the end of the weekend. God bless you and we'll keep on praying for you. Love Chris
Oh Chris I am so stocked, I really needed to hear some good news the last couple of months have been very hard. The doctor gave me seven fluid pills. Apparently they start working strait away. And a big thankyou for the guineapig patterns, they will look supper. hugs Heather
I am so happy to read this thread that your tumors have shrunk! My best friend has been having chemo, and she also has edema as a result. She has been prescribed a "water pill" to reduce swelling and special socks and was instructed to elevate her legs as much as possible. Stay strong! Hugs - Denise
Today I was very naughty, tidying up the garden, I just can not help myself. Denise I wish your friend all the best, their are so many people with this dreadful cancer. thankyou Heather
We will keep praying .Have a sit down and put your feet up higher then your heart okHugs Carolyn
For at least 30 minutes, so they drain of all that extra blood! I'm praying, too.
Wonderful news on the tumors. I hope you keep making progress. I am so glad you are seeking medical care about the swelling in your feet and now your legs. Kepp us informed on how you are doing.
Thankyou so much
Such great news...hope your feet are back to normal soon, too...
Thankyou, It is properly my fault
Dear Heather, I pray that you will get completely cured of cancer. Be strong, take care of yourself and try to eat well and balanced meals. Being busy help to keep the mind of the upsetting news and dwelling on the illness. Hugs and flowers, from Susie in Durban, South Africa. When you stand for long times your feet will swell more, so try to put them up for 10 minutes every hour or so.
Thankyou it means so much to me that you care.hugs
So happy to hear your tumors have shrunk!
I am so happy to hear your good news. Best wishes on your complete recovery! Now that I've read others comments, I am concerned about your feet. Keep in touch and keep your feet up!
Heather, if your legs are also swollen, please get to that doctor asap. Something is blocking the blood return. I wear a support stocking one ONE leg...the other doesn't swell! I look funny, but those things cost a lot! It has helped a whole lot. Let us know what the doctor says.
thankyou, the chemist has put in an order for me
Heather, what wonderful news that your tumors are down to only traces. I do the same as rescuer.....feet up higher than your heart, but definitely do call your doctors office.
Thankyou, I will go to the doctors as soon as I can get in tomorrow. hugs Heather
I am so glad the tumors are getting smaller. I would ask a doctor about your feet before doing anything rash. It might be something they need to look into. I can tell you how I reduce swelling in my feet and legs -- 20 minutes on the floor on my back with my legs bent and lower legs/feet on the couch. Several times a day will reduce swelling for most people. However, swelling like that can be a sign of a medical issue that needs treatment. Please call your doctor.
My prayers continue for you!
Yes you are so right, Tomorrow I will go to the doctor's, my legs are swollen now as well. I will let you know how I get on. cheers Heather