frustration: Doctors refusing to diagnose Lyme disease, says Lee Ryder, people forced to seek treatment across border

Lexi Bainas, Citizen

Published: Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Cowichan Valley resident Lee Ryder is calling on provincial health authorities to admit there is a significant Lyme disease problem on Vancouver Island.

Ryder, who is suffering from third-stage Lyme disease, has to go to the United States for treatment and said last week that the pain, the financial hardship and the sheer frustration that has come from years of butting his head against the wall are almost more than he can bear.

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