A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I'd been feeling drained and dropping weight for some time. Just didn't have the energy to do much of anything I didn't absolutely have to. I started having a hard time breathing which finally motivated me to get checked out. Testing revealed a low red cell count due to blood loss. Two transfusions and a major surgery later, I'm hopefully on the road to a speedy recovery. There isn't any cancer showing up anywhere else, so I think I got lucky. I probably could not have waited much longer, though. Two of the the four tumors they removed were massive, as large as a canteloupe and a grapefruit, respectively, and totalling about 25 lbs. Total removal of my colon and an ileostomy was my only real option. I have gone from 240 lbs to 155 lbs. Can't say I'll miss the extra weight but the weight loss program is no fun. Now I'm looking at approximately a three month recovery time. If I have to be down, winter is the time to do it. Hopefully, this spring, I'll be back on my feet and be able to hit the ground running. I would like to pass along this advice. If you even suspect that something might be wrong with your health, don't procrastinate like I did, and go get it checked out. .