‘Very disappointed in the health-care system:’ B.C. man waiting 4 years for back surgery – CTV

Dec. 19, 2022

A Chilliwack, B.C. man who’s been waiting four years for back surgery is slowly seeing his health and quality of life deteriorate.

Glen Millard,76, who has a hobby farm, says a lifetime of wear and tear has left him with several missing discs and damaged vertebrae.

“It’s getting what I would call crippling now,” Millard told CTV News.

Millard, who walks with elbow crutches, says the pain has gotten worse over each of the last four years.

“I am so slow getting up and doing what I’m moving to, trying to do,” he said.

Millard says he was told by a specialist that the surgery would be major, with a lengthy recovery.

He knew once the COVID-19 pandemic hit that it would take longer, but he’s now been waiting four years.

Read more: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/very-disappointed-in-the-health-care-system-b-c-man-waiting-4-years-for-back-surgery-1.6200257

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More