I was diagnosed with colon cancer just before Thanksgiving. On December 31st they removed 10" of my colon and all cancer robotically. Fortunately, it had not spread so no chemo or radiation was required. About 8 days after surgery I developed a fever and uncontrollable diarrhea. The doctor put me on ciprofloxacin and metronidazole for 7 days. It seemed to do the trick but 7 days later the symptoms recurred. This time the temp went up to 101.6. I went back on the two meds and after 5 days in they ran blood, stool tests, and a CT scan. All normal. I finished the 7 days and all seemed ok.
About 5 days later I experienced tingling body aches throughout my core and then all functions stopped. I could not urinate or have a bowel movement. After not being able to urinate for 2 days we went to the ED and they took Xrays, and blood work and hooked up a catheter which removed 2 liters of urine. All tests were normal.
I am home now and still have the catheter and will see a urologist this morning. I have this tingling all over my body on the surface of my skin and my feet are pretty numb. As a side note, I was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam.
I don't understand what is going on. No one seems to find anything wrong but I am getting very discouraged. Can you shed any light about what is going on with my body?