Carol Wiley's Story
I had it all planned out. After caring for patients for 40 years, I would retire from nursing, take wonderful trips with my husband, go camping and spend lots of time with my children and grandchildren. However, just a few months shy of my retirement, I was diagnosed with breast cancer – a shock that changed everything.
Being a nurse was something I knew. Being a patient was altogether new to me. Luckily my surgeon, Dr. Dixon, had a wonderful bedside manner. He not only put me at ease, but he made me feel like I was part of his family.Everyone at Franklin Memorial Hospital—the physicians, oncologists and nurses—took amazing care of me and made me feel like I was the only patient they had.
I continue my follow-up care through the Martha B. Webber Breast Care Center at Franklin Memorial Hospital. My family and I can’t thank Dr. Dixon and the staff at Franklin Memorial Hospital enough. They not only provided outstanding care at a critical point in my life, but they gave me back the ability to live the retirement of my dreams.