I am living with adeno stage IV for 15 months. I had 6 Cisplatin/ Alimta/ Avastin infusions followed by Alimta/ Avastin maintenance. All my tests showed stable since start of treatment. My blood work and metabolic panel were always great and I had very minimal side effects.
All was working great until I got cellulitis.
As one of my side effects my feet are swollen most of the time and a few weeks ago I noticed one of my ankles got red and hot to the touch. I went to the urgent care, got treated for 2 days in the hospital with IV antibiotics and then the course of 8 days oral antibiotics. My cellulitis cleared up but my doctor came to conclusion that Alimta and Avastin is over for me and I have to start new chemo.
I am surprised and upset. Is it feasible to change chemo that works to potentially more toxic concoction that may or may not work? Could I just contain the swollen legs with compression socks and lasix and stay on the same chemo regimen till progression?
Thank you very much in advance or your advice.