It’s difficult to watch MIke Zettek, from Kakabeka Falls, Ont., about 30 km west of Thunder Bay, climb up a set of stairs
The Lyme disease he believes he contracted in June 2014 caused painful swelling in his left knee.
Zettek said in October his knee swelled up in a matter of hours but doctors at the emergency department were unable to determine what caused the rapid change in the joint.
Over the next five and half months Zettek said he saw eight different doctors, including two knee specialists and a rheuamatologist, who couldn’t come up with a diagnosis.
Finally, in March 2015, Zettek pushed his doctor for a test for Lyme disease. It came back positive.