GFR = LIFE

 

    Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Chris and this is me at Stage 3 CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease). In December of 2017 my diagnoses increased to Stage 4, I was told by my doctor that I would need to begin looking for a transplant as complete organ failure would be soon to come. 

This is not easy for me to say nor share (publicly) as I am usually a very private person. However this situation calls for me to be outside my comfort zone and share my story (and information) with others.

 

    I've created this site to help me spread the message of my need for a transplant, so you will see a lot of post about my personal life and challenges that I am facing. The site will also feature information about being a donor and Renal failure in general, for those of you that would like to find out more about the subject. So come along with me on my journey and feel free to drop me a line.

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June 12, 2019

One of the more complex aspects of Kidney disease is the diet. I'm not talking about your "eat a salad" kind of diet, unfortunately. If that were the kind of diet I needed, I would be ecstatic (hard to think of, I know).

(This is my weigh in 1 week before my P.D. surgey...

April 22, 2019

I've recently entered a new journey of my life. New experiences can be daunting and nerve racking, they may even lead to anger or depression. The key is learning to cope with the situation, recognizing the reality of the situation and accepting your fate can go a long...

April 22, 2019

There is one main criterion for blogging, and that is to have constant post/medium. 

So congrats to me for being a failure! Being a failure isn't always a bad thing though. For me, failure in the blog is mostly due to the fact that I am a full term student in the medica...

February 16, 2019

I've been on my search for a donor now for 2 years it's been a long stressful road, though through most of it I've tried to remain hopeful.

It's not easy searching for a donor, sometimes I feel vulnerable as I need to explain my life and why I need a transplant. Other t...

January 8, 2019

Diuretics, also know as "water pills" are a big topic with renal failure/kidney disease. Either you've been prescribed to take them or you've heard about them and wish to take them. In some cases you might even have been told they won't work for you (this article isn't...

January 2, 2019

So the  year of 2018 has passed and still no solid lead on a viable candidate going into the new year. It's hard to keep positive with 2 years of searching "under my belt" as it were. But moments like Christmas where my daughter puts a smile on my face, help to allevia...

December 9, 2018

I made it! It was a long tough semester, one that tried to brake me into submission, with all my current adversities. Yet I became stronger, I pushed through and didn't submit.

My unofficial grades this semester is all A's, I doubt that this will change, its just that "...

October 9, 2018

It's the start of the school year. Ok well, the school year actually started a little over a month ago. Dealing with CKD (especially renal failure) and going to college can be challenging. 

Last fall semester is when I received the news that my kidney function was...

September 7, 2018

PRA or cPRA stands for [calculated] Panel Reactive Antibodies, and unless you hold a medical degree that probably just sound like "mumbo jumbo".  So what is PRA/cPRA? 

 In a Panel Reactive Antibody (PRA) test a lab tech will test (or combine) the antibodies found i...

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WHERE I CALL HOME

Hattiesburg, MS, USA

The Ochsner Health Care Facility that I am a patient of can be reached at: (504) 842-3925

  • All that is needed is a mention of the reason you are calling and my name, Christopher Milhas

 
 
 

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Hattiesburg, MS, USA