My Mom was recently diagnosed with PAD. She's 67 and was always up until a year ago but would always experience pain in her legs, seemed worse during the months of Jan/Feb. Doctors didn't know what it was. The pain subsided and now her legs just feel like dead weight, has to take a cell phone with her when she walks her dog as she isn't sure she'll be able to make it home.
She lives in Yellowknife, NWT Canada and had seen doctors there for a couple of years and they were clueless. Finally she was sent out multiple times to Alberta and the diagnosis was made and she requires surgery.
Does anyone in Canada know generally what the wait period for such a surgery is? I'm pretty upset with the whole situation as it seems to me, and god knows I may be wrong, but being a first aid attendant I would have thought the doctors would have compared the tibial or dorsal pulses of each leg to the radial or apical and if there was a difference you'd know there was a problem. They did this but it was like 2 months ago when it should have been done years earlier.
Any information on the wait times and surgery/recovery expectations would be appreciated. She's a non drinker and her weight is normal for her age. She was active up until this disease progressed to the point it has.