My DH's mom lived in this house from the time they built it in the early 70s until she passed away from renal (kidney) cancer in 2005. I moved in Sept. 2006 and in the summer of '07 I was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. My right kidney bleeds regularly. Today, as I mentioned in another thread, my beloved dog Charlie was diagnosed with renal cancer that has metastized to her lungs. Is this just a weird coincidence? My DH and I were discussing it tonight. He has no kidney problems, other than some damage done to his kidneys when he had systemic e.coli. The one thing I thought his mom, Charlie and I have in common that my DH doesn't is that we all drink the water (DH doesn't, except thru the faucet filter). Only I found out tonight that his mom only drank the rural water that we do for about two years before she passed away; before that she drank from the well. The only other things we have in common is that Charlie, DH's mom and I are/were home alot more than DH and we are female. It's just gnawing at my brain.