I am interested to know how often you all cough up blood. I coughed up blood again after my work shift. I coughed it all up in my hand because it was coming up quick. I did make it to the bathroom where no one saw, I felt the gurgling. It seems to be ever 6 months I am doing this and it lasts for days. This time it has been 2 days. I even coughed up blood in the middle of the night last night. I do have MAC and Im wondering if that is doing it to me. I need to do my pfts but last time I did them, I believe they were 79 percent. My base has been 83% for awhile now, maybe 5 years. So I did drop a bit. I jut turned 29 years old also. So the coughing up blood is getting worse and also joint pain where I cant get up off the couch sometimes. Lung function is still steady though. My second question is since I keep coughing up blood at work and I work in the food industry as a server. They didn't see this happen, but I did have to inform them. I am wondering if they will lay me off since they cant have me coughing up blood there with food. When I called the social security office, I am at 37 credits and would receive 1100 a month. The problem is my rent is that number alone. I have no one to help, not sure how I would survive. If they lay me off, I would get unemployment though. Once I reach 40 credits, does that raise what I will make a month on disability? I could survive off 2000 a month if I get my car and credit cards paid off. I have no family where I live, they all live in NY and I am in CA. None of them can help me out with my financial problem either with this disease. I just keep trucking but its getting difficult.