Hello. I have one kidney. I lost the use of the other kidney two years ago. I have systemic lupus with , liver, kidney, gastro, lung and upper resperatory involvement. I am 72 and have had this problem for as long as I can remember. I also have two caring Drs. take as little meds as posible, and have the support of my Church. I t helps to have thsese things in your life. I think the hardest thing about lupus is accepting the fact that you have lupus. I do not drink alcohol, smoke or take anycaffine. Lupus throws many challenges out, I am not always this calm about lupus and what it can do, I think that I am accepting it and that there is no cure. I thought there was and when I finally after many years received a definitive diagnosis I really pitched a hissy fit I guess the recent flare that I went through forced me to accept the reality. Life is much better now. I am still in a mild flare but my urologist had a long visit with me and explained to me that you can live with lupus. Also you can live with reduced kidney function I know from experience that is true. I hope that you have the support that I have found with my Physicians and my Faith. Bless you and remember I am here 72 years + and still going. Again, Bless you.