Category: Blog

You Can Survive and Thrive!

Words of encouragement for those who believe that their life is over because of Kidney Disease.  You can survive and thrive despite feeling all hope is lost. Trust me, I was there too.



If you feel like you are all alone while dealing with this illness, check out my post here.


How to Handle Three Side Effects of Prednisone

          Let’s talk about one of the most feared medications–Prednisone. For the few that do not know what I am talking about, it is a corticosteroid. Prednisone is used as an anti-inflammatory or an immunosuppressant medication. Most Kidney Warriors do not deal with Prednisone until after they receive a kidney transplant. I, however, was fortunate enough to take… Read more →

Lacy Smith

Lacy Smith is the Face of Kidney Disease

          Welcome to our first feature of the I AM THE FACE Campaign! Our first Kidney Warrior is Lacy Smith from Rock Springs, Wyoming. I have had the pleasure of following this beautiful woman through her journey on Instagram and her blog medicationandmadness. Here is her story.   What illness have you been diagnosed with?   LS: I… Read more →

Kidney Disease Affects Mental Health

Kidney Disease Affects Your Mental Health

  Kidney Disease is Traumatic.   Process your initial reaction to that statement. How often do you think about your mental health?   For me, there was no guidance on how this diagnosis would affect me mentally. I went to the psychiatrist. It helped, but it didn’t. How can I talk about feelings that I have never felt before?  How… Read more →


Dealing With Loneliness and Kidney Disease

Feel like you’re fighting kidney disease alone? Here are five tips for overcoming loneliness and how to create your support system.                 This is a touchy subject. It is automatically assumed that when a friend, relative, or loved one is stricken with illness that everyone will gather around that individual and support them.… Read more →