Holding Space

With Shelly Vaughn


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The Diagnosis

I think you all have heard that on Friday 1/20, I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. I am overwhelmed, but already feel extremely loved and supported. To simplify sharing information with everyone, I created this group. So here is the information I have so far: I will have a CT scan Tuesday, bone scan on Wed, MRI thursday, genetics test and dr consult Friday, then my port placed next Monday (with a chemo class afterwards). Results from these tests will dictate exactly what kind of chemo I get. After at least 3 months of chemo, I’ll see how the cancer responds and then determine what kind of surgery I will need. It’s a lot, but I’m glad to get it done and get this started. I’ve already been showered with love and have had family in town to help me these first few days of this “tornado” of information. Thanks again for everyone’s support. This is my encouragement for today: “The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14