Some of the milestones I've been hitting lately have been really difficult to deal with. I started getting swelling in my hands and fingers so I can't wear my ring or type as much. The other day while getting coffee with my sister I had to ask for a straw because I wasn't able to lift the mug up to my mouth. I'm pretty sure I have an ulcer from my pain meds. Today after having a long hard laugh with my husband the irritation in my lungs gave me a barking coughing fit for half an hour... I can't even laugh without this illness effecting me. I'm just scared of all the new lows I'm experiencing with my illnesses and wondering how much more it's still going to take from me.