“I was married 6 months before my journey started in 2012 as a DVT blood clot led to my cancer diagnosis with subsequent chemo, radiation and brachytherapy treatments put me in into menopause at age 37.
I also had surgery to remove 22 lymph nodes in my lower half of my body and because of the removal I have lymphedema.
After my cancer treatment finished, I gained weight and then got diagnosed with type two diabetes. Shortly after being diagnosed with diabetes, I started getting UTIs every six weeks then every three weeks. I would have to take 10 days’ worth of antibiotics to clear up my infection.
I did not leave my house much but if I did, I would have to plan routes around clean washrooms, but the downside to leaving the couch was a UTI. I started looking for natural ways to help with prevention —every possible solution at health food stores I tried, and nothing worked. My oncologist suggested drinking pure cranberry juice which burned my throat and gave me stomach aches.
In 2018 after being told I am resistant to all antibiotics, I started googling UTIs and came across Utiva and after speaking with Derek I decided to give it a try!
A month after trying Utiva I had my first appointment to see a urologist at Sunnybrook Hospital and he also recommended Utiva as I was also diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis.
Utiva has given me my life back and I am no longer bound to my couch. No longer experience pressure, frequent urination, up all night from going to the washroom, no more UTIs and I can leave my house without a worry! My first UTI-free trip was in 2018 when I went snowshoeing with my husband. It was a happy, emotional, and memorable day. In June 2019 I started to work for Utiva and I’m a firm believer in my mission as I do not want anyone to suffer like I did!
We are all in this together and my hope is that we can all support each other in our quest to enjoy UTI-freedom! Welcome!”