Hi, I am Lesley, in the spring of 2009 I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer when I was only 41 years old. I was the first person in my family to be diagnosed with breast cancer, so to say I did not see it coming would be an understatement!
I fought to save my life, but what life did I have now? I was a shadow of my former self.
Following my cancer treatments, which included chemotherapy, radiation, and multiple surgeries, I was struggling to regain my pre-cancer self. I had heard of the “new normal” but no one prepared me for the life-changing collateral damage of the very treatment that had saved my life.
Feeling “normal” again after cancer treatment is something that is not talked about much. I had fought to save my life and for many days I struggled with the myriad of “after effects”.
One of the things that was most difficult was the fact that I had to be put in to menopause at only 41 years of age to give me the best chance of staying cancer free. The immediate loss of hormones at such a young age left me with:
- Brain Fog
- Decreased Energy
- Weight Gain/Inability to Lose Weight, especially in my mid-section.
- Loss of Libido
All of the above, including the physical changes of losing my hair and breasts.
My focus and the focus of Ultimate Vitality is to guide you on the path back to YOU. ANYONE who has been through a major illness, accident, long recovery, or trauma that has had an impact on your quality of life can benefit from my experience whether it is cancer or not.
My goal, first and foremost, is to let you know you are NOT alone on this journey. I want to save you all of the time, aggravation, research, and challenges I encountered on my journey.
YOU CAN DO THIS, YOU CAN REGAIN YOU!
When I was diagnosed in 2009, Mark was my boyfriend and was an RN at a cancer center. He had just helped a close family member of mine go through chemotherapy. Little did I know less than 2 years into our relationship that I too would need that help.
WHY IS MY STORY DIFFERENT?
Many people trying to guide people post-cancer or post illness are not the survivor themselves. This is our raw and real first-person account of our journey, experience, and knowledge acquired after almost 10 years of pursuing Ultimate Vitality after initial diagnosis and treatment.
I have always been a big believer in homeopathic treatments, so it was only natural that I sought the advice of a Naturopath after receiving my diagnosis, so we could pursue an integrative approach to support me through my chemotherapy.
I just wish someone had handed me a manual on what to do after cancer.
Since there is no manual for what to do after cancer or any other illness and cancer unfortunately touches so many lives, I decided in 2017 to go back to school and back to my passion, to study Naturopathic Nutrition. I share what I had learned with others, my tips, tricks, and experiences with any person who has lost themselves, for whatever reason, and help pave the path to Ultimate Vitality, and back to you.
We give you the best tools to give YOUR BODY the best chance it can have to avoid a disease state. Our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal, it is what they were made to do.
It is my firm belief that the quality of your day to day life is directly connected to the food you eat.
WHO ARE WE & WHY TRUST US?
I suppose it would be nice if I could say I was a textbook case, and everything went according to a plan and went back to exactly where it was before my diagnosis, but if that were the case, we would not be here today. I have had about as many twists and turns as a person can have. It has not been easy.
I want to assure you there is LIFE after illness for you and your loved ones. You can regain your Ultimate Vitality that has been stripped away from you.
These are the reasons that in May 2010, Ultimate Vitality LLC was born and began selling vitamins, supplements and health and wellness products to friends and on the internet.
- We had a vision to be able to provide convenient, affordable access to quality nutritional and wellness supplements.
- We keep everything simple and real. There is so much information and “noise” out there in the nutrition and wellness space. I am going to use everyday words and examples to help you understand what you need to know.
- We want to meet you where you are. We can tell you all day long to eat more leafy green veggies and dark berries, but nutrition needs to be something that fits in to your lifestyle, budget, schedule, etc.
- We will guide you on your path without you needing to get a PhD in nutrition, and leave you feeling like you have mad nutrition skills you can put to use in everyday scenarios to harness your Ultimate Vitality.
We guarantee ALL of our products with a 30-day money back guarantee as we are a trusted source for ALL of your supplement needs.