My mom has suffered for several years with extreme pain in her legs , hips. She has gone through many many doctors and no one has found anything wrong with her. She was almost to the point of not being able to walk at all. Just this last May after getting routine bloodwork done , her numbers for her kidneys came back abnormal. Her blood pressure was extremly high. Her doctor changed her medications and hoped it would change. It got worse when they tested a month later. They then wanted to do a balloon test to go through the artery in her leg to the left kidney to put in a stent. When they tried they ran into a blockage. After doing an MRA they found that her Abdominal Aorta is blocked 95% - 99%. It has blocked the left renal artery and 50% of the right. She has now lost her left kideny. They say it is dead. Her blood pressure is still sky high after being on 3 BP meds. This is because of the Kidneys.
On 7/31 she is having surgery to take out the blockage in the aorta. They are going to cut out the bad part and replace it ?? While the doc is in there he wants to try and clear out the right renal artery.
She will be having this done at the Nebraska Medical Center. Can anyone share anything with us on similar experiences? My family would like to know more about this as we are very scared about all of this.