Joyce Dyess Woodard

First post: May 5, 2018 Latest post: May 20, 2018
I never thought I would have a Carringbridge website. Well here I am sharing my story.  My journey began March 3rd, 2018.  I am a mom with three grown children and 2 precious grandsons. A new job, and single . Facing cancer at 59, alone was definitely not in my plan. 

I noticed that my left breast was starting  to be inverted in the nipple area. Made a appointment with my GYN to have it checked out.  So on Match the 3rd the exrays, mammograms, and ultrasounds started. By the end of that day I had an appointment with a surgeon and  knew that my life is now forever changed. God was already working things out for my good by setting the steps I had to take now in order. 

Meet with my surgeon the following Wednesday, March 7th. She then started more test, ultrasounds and biopsies.  She had also found spots on my right breast she knew did not look good. So after all the  results of the biopsies she confirmed that I indeed had Ductal carcinoma in my left breast and Lobular carcinoma in the right in multiple places.  My double mastectomy took place on April, 17th.  I was not prepared for that mentally, physically, or emotionally. I could not have it to this point with out prayes of many. I am blessed when it comes to family and friends. Thank you all !