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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August 28, 2018

Human Leukocyte Antigen or HLA (sometimes called tissue typing), is one of the key test done in matching a transplant donor. It is also a widely used strategy in the determination and prevention of transplant rejection.  But what is the HLA test? How is it performed? W...

August 21, 2018

If you are having trouble understanding what GFR (Glomerular Filtration Rate) is, how it works, or why it's important, you aren't alone. A lot of people including those suffering with kidney disease are confused about the term and what it means. For those of you seekin...

August 19, 2018

With 114,000 people waiting for a kidney transplant (April 2018), it got me wondering; when was the first kidney transplant? It may be hard to believe but the first kidney transplant was 85 years ago! Though it would be many years later for the first successful transpl...

August 17, 2018

One thing that frustrates me about living with CKD, is the medication. Taking medicine becomes not only necessary for survival but it's sort of like an unofficial job. If you are at the final stages of renal failure then maybe you can understand where I'm coming from.

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August 17, 2018

You've reached the last stage in your journey of renal failure, commonly know as end stage renal disease (ESRD). If you are one of the lucky ones, you received a transplant at this point. But some may have to wait a bit longer (possibly the rest of their life). It's no...

August 13, 2018

Renal failure is a difficult path, especially for those of us in stages 4 & 5. While the road ahead may be difficult and at times (or most times) exhausting, this is not time to lay down and give up. 

You may not be able to do things you enjoy anymore. This does not mea...

August 9, 2018

My daughter Kira is a very energetic little 2yr old. She loves to play whether it be inside, outside, in the sun or in the rain. Most of the time daddy is willing to accommodate as well. Sometimes though, battling kidney failure can plummet my energy levels and my pati...

August 2, 2018

 While scrolling Facebook you may have come across this article. A few friends and family members noticed it before me and told me about it. A couple days ago I finally got to review it for myself. In this post I'll be taking an in-depth look into this Bionic Kidney, w...

July 30, 2018

Making a joke off a Star Wars title aside, today I'm having trouble with another gout flare up *sigh*. 

This makes the third flare up in a little under 3 months. Before I entered into stage 4 renal failure I may have had 1 in one year. 

More than just a nuisance or painf...

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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