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    Requesting prayers for Brian Mansfield (USA Today, Idol Chatter)

    Jun 24, 2012
    Your Random Weekend Memo
    By Brian Mansfield, USA

    Actually, this memo isn't all that random. I apologize for not posting much here the past few days, especially since there has been all sorts of interesting news and the American Idols Live tour is approaching quickly. But I have a really good excuse.

    A few days ago, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. It's quite serious but also quite treatable -- what you might call the very best of a very bad kind of colon cancer. I'm looking at surgery a couple weeks from now, followed by several weeks of recovery then several months of chemotherapy.

    As a result of all that, I'm sure Idol Chatter will see some changes, but, with so many variables in my immediate future, I couldn't possibly predict what they'll be. At the very least, I'm sure won't be posting here as much as I do sometimes. So, if I miss a big story on your favorite Idol, it's not personal, I swear.

    Right now, I feel fine -- better, actually, than I did a couple months ago when I first sought out a gastroenterologist because of some digestive problems. One of the fascinating ironies to me is that I won't actually feel bad until the cancer's gone, since it appears to be contained and operable. For the moment, I'm still thinking of this as the best story I'll get to tell all year, and I needed to lose 15 pounds anyway. In other words, I'm sort of in cancer's honeymoon phase

    If you're interested in following my progress, I plan to update my Facebook page and Twitter feed frequently.

    See? Told you I had a good excuse.

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    I saw Brian's tweet yesterday & tweeted my prayers going out to him. My Dad had this in 2003 and is completely cancer free now. I just pray Brian has the same good fortune! Will be thinking about him often.
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    That's terrible news. Prayers for him and his family.

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    That's too bad. Prayers to Brian and his loved ones.

    Love this statement: "In other words, I'm sort of in cancer's honeymoon phase". Praying everything goes well for Brian.

    Thanks, Ann, for posting! Please keep us updated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gator View Post
    That's too bad. Prayers to Brian and his loved ones.

    Love this statement: "In other words, I'm sort of in cancer's honeymoon phase". Praying everything goes well for Brian.

    Thanks, Ann, for posting! Please keep us updated!
    Pi posted this story so we thank him.

    Brian did tweet today that he will be giving updates via twitter, so we can all look for them.
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    I read about this on Twitter yesterday. My prayers are with Brian for a full recovery.

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    Pi~ Thank you so much for posting this story!

    Thanks to everyone for their updates!

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    Thoughts and prayers to Brian.

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    OMG my auntie passed away because of colon cancer!

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    His is a story of so many people - doctor isn't worried at initial symptom and then it gets put off. I was touched by his story so far. I pray that he has a full recovery and can continue with his job. Prayers for his family too.

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    Will pray for him. I really like his work.


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