Sarcoidosis is an unknown disease and the future is always uncertain. This is true for everyone of course but sarcoidosis has made me more aware of this in my own life. What is the point in this self indulgent rambling? 12/31/2012 was a milestone for me in that it was the first time since I was a child that I needed someones help to go to the bathroom. This could be the a sign post in the slow demise of my independence or it could be a one time event. I always seem to be able to come up with a positive outlook for the future and move on from such milestones but at the moment I do not see that future.