Like "Mine is a simple story, I had about a 75% chance of getting it. Both grand-fathers had it and it skips generations. It was also in my father’s mothers genes. So even though I was diagnosed around the end of 2005. I knew it was just a matter of time. If I would have taken better care of myself, I could have prolonged my diagnosis or never developed it. But I didn’t and I did, get it. I believe things happen for a reason, a reason we don’t know and maybe never will. I just take it one day at a time. On your second question, I had gained weight long before I was diagnosed, plus one of the meds I was given for it helped me gain more, I’m off of it now, BTW it was Actos….. Itching, that’s a new one on me….. Brian "