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Jan 31, 2018
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place as it is imperative that Nika focus on her treatments, rest, and hopefully, recovery and remission. Like you, Nika will be able to access this site so she will see all your well wishes and kind words of encouragement so please feel free to keep them coming. When she is feeling strong or needs a boost, she can look here to see and read your thoughts. The intention is for her to give me updates and I will in turn post them for her on caring bridge. Please feel free to ask me anything you would like asked of her and I will gladly do that and get back to you. She truly appreciates your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Nika has been battling Lyme disease and multiple co-infections for over 10 years now. She puts on a brave face for her three children, but the pain is becoming intolerable, and the other symptoms are oftentimes severely debilitating. First she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sjogrens Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Migraines, and Neuropathy. Doctors were at a loss as to what was making her so ill, and thought her symptoms mimicked Multiple Sclerosis. After finally being diagnosed with Lyme Disease & co-infections in 2012, she began various treatments with multiple oral antibiotics, anti-malarials, and supplements, as intravenous antibiotics were not covered by insurance. After nearing remission, Nika attempted to return to the workforce. Between that and running a home as a single Mom to three children, who all are fighting these diseases, her body wasn't well enough to handle it all, and she had a severe relapse. The physical pain and related mental confusion, coupled with the unpredictability of her condition made her realize she couldn't continue working. She tries to hide the severity of her symptoms but is often unable to perform simple daily tasks. Since she has hit a wall with anti-biotic treatments, she has discovered several clinics that specialize in whole body wellness for those suffering from Lyme & related co-infections. We are hopeful that we can raise enough money to send her to the Riordan Clinic in Wichita, Kansas, where they offer various treatments including Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation, IV Vitamin C flushes, and IV Glutathione, all which are proven to be beneficial to those suffering from chronic late-stage Lyme Disease & co-infections.