@hopeinal Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. We are all patients here, sharing our experiences as we journey along our individual medical paths. And, happy birthday, a day late ;))
You're heading in the right direction, starting a low sodium/lower protein diet. There is much to be said about how we can change things in our lives style to help kidney disease! You will see a discussion thread from @kamama who created quite an informative recipe and what-to-eat for kidney disease. There is also the American Kidney Fund americankidney.org for their recipe kitchen on top tool bar, Renal Support Network rsnhope.org, Davita [a dialysis company] davita.com under their "diet and nutrition" on upper tool bar.
I am stage 4 at 22% function, and find diet a challenge, since there are other issues, too. You may very well want to ask for a referral to a nephrologist, to make sure you do all you can for your kidneys. Kidney disease can be a very quiet predator.
How are you feeling with the news of kidney disease?