Hi, I’m Stephanie Wilder Deasy, USANA associate for 5 years, mother of two boys, personal trainer and group fitness director for 20 years, and I was diagnosed with a rare form of stage 4 lung cancer in July 2010. When I received the devastating diagnosis, the USA doctors told me neither surgery nor radiation were options for this kind of lung cancer and that I needed to start an 18 week chemo treatment right away. However, they warned us that I may not survive the chemo.
Not surviving was not an option.
This was on a Thursday and by Sunday I was on the airplane from Virginia, with portable oxygen and my dear friend, Marcy Jones, to Sanoviv Medical Institute for the 4 week Holistic Oncology program. While at Sanoviv, I received so much love and support and the best medical treatment in the world. At what other facility are you treated by a team of specialists, including your own nutritionist, that are all working toward the same goal…YOU? And in this case, ME!
While at Sanoviv, I was really part of the family. Dr. Wentz, founder of Sanoviv and USANA, visited me, as did Dr. Denis Waitley. I met Sanoviv’s President, Elaine Pace, while she was rubbing my feet and we had a wonderful time in March 2011 when she came out to Lynchburg to give a presentation about Sanoviv to dozens of people in our community.
I returned home to my precious family after the oncotherapy program and started my 18 week chemo treatment. I know that coming to Sanoviv was the best decision for me. After Sanoviv’s care, I was uniquely be able to withstand the harsh chemo treatment and minimize the side effects. My medical team sent me home with a program which included continued psychological support, specific guidelines and recipes for nutrition and an exercise program.
I finished my 18 weeks of Chemo on December 28, 2010. I continue my home program on a daily basis and stay in touch with my Sanoviv Doctor, Xavier Curiel MD, for updates. On January 11, my oncologist at home said the cancer was gone for now.
I happily returned to Sanoviv for a week of the diagnostic program to evaluate how I was doing and what changes needed to be made. I was reunited with the Sanoviv staff that took such good care of me both physically and emotionally. There were lots of tears; happy ones this time.
I again returned home to her family and am thrilled to report that I am able to be a full capacity mom AND keep up with my two terrific boys (ages 10 and 12). I exercise, meditate daily, and continuing practicing the energy medicine that I was taught at Sanoviv. My goal, May 1, is to complete the hometown tri-athalon, along with my kids in honor of those dealing with this disease.
I would be happy to share my experience with you, and help you make decisions if you or a loved one is faced with a cancer diagnosis. Wishing you love, light, and Sanoviv in your future – Stephanie
I first met Stephanie when we roomed together for a USANA related training in Florida in 2009. She was so full of health and life, that hearing of her diagnosis last year was all the more unbelievable. I was so happy she chose to get the advice and care from Sanoviv as part of her treatment. Then, last Nov, my 14 year old son and I had the opportunity to go to Sanoviv for a 4-day Integrative Physical to seek help with his Crohns’ Disease symptoms that had flared up. Sanovivs’ care brought us hope and a guided path to follow, and as a companion, I found a lot of benefits for myself as well as my son to this program. Stephanie’s action had reminded me that I always thought that if I or my family had a serious medical issue, Sanoviv was going to be the first place we’d turn. They don’t necessarily provide miracles, but are definitely the next best thing! I’m so happy for the recovery they’ve helped Stephanie achieve. Yeah Sanoviv and Dr. Wentz!