I have developed cellulitis in my lower right leg. My oncologist wanted to hospitalize me for i.v. antibiotics until the infection is healed, but I opted for home health (still with i.v. antibiotics).
After reading about it on the internet, I wonder if I should have been admitted. Has anyone dealt with this? Other than the meds, diuretic for swelling, bed rest (mostly), and elevation, is there something I should be doing?
My risk factors are: (1) chemo, (2) diabetes, (3) poor leg circulation (due to broken femur), (4) chronic swelling, and (5) dry, cracked skin due to the above reasons.
Is there something else I can do?
Thanks a bunch,
Cancer-related SCI, 12/26/05
P.S. -- It appears that the chemo is working. All tumors were stable, with no new growth, and slight shrinkage in the lung tumors. I am supposed to complete another cycle and one half, but I'm afraid this may delay it.