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My husband has large b-cell lymphoma. In March he had a shingles attack, put on valtrex and that's about all I remember. He finished his chemo treatments late may. He started having fevers of 100.5 to 102. We went to the hospital, as directed (low white count) and the source was not found. Fevers continued for about 3 weeks. He was complaining that when he walked it felt like he was walking on rocks, also started to complain of pain in the right leg. He was admitted to the hospital July 5 for 2 weeks looking for the source of the fevers. No source was ever found. We noticed a ugly sore very dark in color that grew to about a 50 cent piece on his knee. No one seemed to be concerned over the sore, or the pain he was complaining of. During that visit, he had the family dr who additmitted him, cancer dr, lung dr, heart dr, kidney dr They did do a biopsy of the lung and decided that by the time they got there the source of the fevers was gone and he was discharged. Three weeks later finally, they sent us to a dermatologist to have a biopsy of the sore on the knee. By this time the shingles rash had reappeared with a vengeance on his right buttocks groin thigh the biopsy came back disminiated shingles. He was hospilitized for 26 days when discharged he was confined to a wheelchair. His right leg as he describes it is almost useless. He can't walk. So we have had to remodel the shower so he can roll in, get handicap toilets, just got a scooter....his life has been turned upside down in a month due to shingles he has PHN in the right leg with muscle weakness I guess...we can't seem to find a dr who seems to help him other than just listen. Took him to the VA and mid November they scheduled an appt with a neurologist. Praying we can find someone to help so he can walk again. No one seems to have ever seen or heard of this before the VA told us this happens to .9% of all people who get shingles. Guess he needs to buy a lotto ticket . Praying someone here has heard of this before and can point us in the right direction
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