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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July 29, 2018

One thing I like to do most, especially with my health failing me, is making memories! A few weeks ago there were a few trucks heading down the road on our usual route home. When Kira saw trucks that look suspiciously like fair attractions, she asked "whats that daddy"...

July 25, 2018

In the last article I discuss my experiment on the average use of salt and how easily it is for those suffering with late stage renal failure to exceed their limit, simply by adding salt to their plate of food. How can we lower our sodium intake? Is there an easy way t...

July 20, 2018

One of the key diet restrictions, self imposed or doctor appointed, when dealing with late stage renal failure is Sodium. We all love sodium! Sodium is half of the molecule that makes up table salt (sodium chloride). Sodium is not only found as table salt but also in p...

July 9, 2018

I haven't done much the past 2 weeks, unfortunately my condition decided to throw some curve balls my way.

The past two weeks have been rough ones, as I was dealing with painful issues that arise when your kidneys start to fail. Namely gout, lower back pain, and tendon/...

June 19, 2018

Looking like something out of a sci-fi movie/show this tissue system, which is made of capillaries (blood vessels) is called the Glomerulus.

The glomerulus is the portion of the kidney where pressure is created/controlled.

Blood pressure medication is a big issue when yo...

June 14, 2018

When confronted with the idea of being a living Kidney donor, I've learned people have sometimes received misinformation or afraid that certain things may happen to them if they do donate a kidney. Here, I would like to dispel some of those myths that float around.

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May 27, 2018

The two forms of kidney transplant are cadaver (a deceased organ donor) and living kidney donation. Each of these come with their own process and benefits/cons, we'll take a look at these forms of transplantation in this post.

Getting a cadaver Kidney: As mentioned thes...

May 22, 2018

Today I had my annual Transplant check-up, which is actually more like a reassessment. I say it is a reassessment due to the process you actually under go. My appointment was at 8a.m. and lasted till 5p.m., a very long and tiring day for sure.

The process combines many...

May 19, 2018

In general antibodies are a good thing but when it comes to transplants that is not always the case.

Our immune system pumping out anti-bodies helps us against contagions such as bacteria and viruses (Like the cold and other pathogens). However certain anti-bodies also...

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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