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You think it cannot happen to me, but believe me it can. The It being a disease that comes on and takes over your life.

I wrote an article several months ago about the cancer found in my colon cancer screening. I was lucky it was discovered in time to be able to have it incised. I am still cancer free--amen.

My brother, being only one and a half years older than myself was not so lucky. He kept losing weight and felt bad, so he went for a checkup and was diagnosed with advanced cancer of his colon and one of his kidneys.

He opted for surgery and more than a foot of his intestines were removed, along with the diseased kidney. He came through surgery as best as could be expected. But I noticed a difference in his behavior immediately after he was taken from ICU to his room for recovery. He would start a conversation on one subject, but would become confused and finish on a completely different subject.

I stayed with him and his wife for several days and he was able to come home after 10 days in the hospital.

I would call him several times a month and he was slowly gaining weight back but was still a bit confused on some conversations.

One year later he came to see me at my home in South Carolina and I hardly knew who he was. He had lost 50 pounds and walked rather awkwardly. He was even more confused in talking about any subject. His wife told me the doctors could not understand why he was this way.

He went back home to Texas and I called to check on him several months later. His wife said he had been placed in a nursing home and had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

So, believe me it can happen to anyone.

My suggestion to everyone--GET A REGULAR CHECKUP.

My blog has several articles on ailments and causes plus some remedies to aid these ailments. They are not all written by me, but I hope you will read them and comment.

Cancer seems to run in my family, how about yours. Alzheimers can affect any person without a clue. I would never expected my brother to have this disease. He was a very intelligent person,athletic and was always traveling to different countries. He is a retired NSA associate and has two grown boys and several grandkids that he will never remember. I ask for your prayers.


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