First of all, congratulations on being one step away from being finished chemo!!! That is such an accomplishment.
I had the opposite reaction as you. For years now I have had very mild edema in my legs that drained every night, but during the 1 week in hospital on IV fluids while being diagnosed I had no swelling at all.
But, for about 2 weeks after surgery it was bad, even in my hands, and I slept with a pillow under my feet to help. I attributed it to being less mobile after surgery.
Once I started chemo, on infusion day in the chemo suite I was in the bathroom every half hour which carried on right through for a couple of days after disconnect day.
I wonder if the water retention could be related to steroid usage? I was on a very low dose just on the first infusion day, and in the end stopped taking it because I didn't like the mood side effects.
CC Dx Oct 2017 @ age 58
Laparoscopic right hemi-colectomy Dec 2017
Adenocarcinoma ascending colon – 6cm x 6cm x 2cm, Low Grade, penetrates to peritoneum
T4a N2a M0, Stage IIIC
lymph nodes 6 positive out of 18
FOLFOX started Jan 16 2018; finished Aug 2 2018 (felt like a year)
CEA - 01/15/18 - 2.8; 07/29/18 - 5.3
CT scan Aug 8 2018 - Clear
PET scan Sept 6 2018 (thought about bringing the cat
) - Clear