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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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...

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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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...

April 17, 2018

If you're on Dialysis it's possible you don't regularly get this (unless given by a doctor, different than a Nephrologist). The ICD-9/ICD-10 is a form given to patients (or faxed to a facility) in order for the patient to get lab work done. 

 In-case you've ever wo...

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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