... how long will i live with very advanced emphysema and a lung function of 26% and a bmi of 19 (6 replies)
... mom is 79 with advanced emphysema & weighs 80#'s. Just completed hospital visit & left with CO2 levels in 80% range. She is on 24/7 oxygen at 2.5 liters. If oxygen removed, her level with drop to 40-50% pretty quickly. Doctors advised us to bring her home with hospice. I know that only the Lord above knows when her time will end, but I would appreciate just hearing your... (2 replies)
... I was diagnosed with COPD consisting of emphysema and asthma about three years ago. The doc said I would deteriorate and not be able to walk down the street in a few years. ... (6 replies)
... three is really young to have advanced emphysema. My doctor said that it usually doesn't start showing up until at leaset 50 or 60. ... (3 replies)
... My COPD, emphysema had not neccessitated a need for O2, and I did well with just the use of a combivent inhaler. I worked full time, and enjoyed boating and travel. ... (7 replies)
Thanks for your response.
I'm going on 2 years since I quit smoking and I've still wanted one everyday until my doctor officially dx me with emphysema, now I want those nasty "babies" to stay as far from me as possible.
I'm really down about needing to be hooked up to Oxygen.
I'm really sorry to hear about your situation too but I'm encouraged to hear that you... (7 replies)
... I am a 53 year old female. I was a pack a day smoker for 36 years and quit with the help of Chantix in September 2007. In the last 12 months breathing has become a huge challenge and just earlier this week my pulmonologist diagnosed me with advanced copd-emphysema (after scans of my lungs and all kinds of other testing). I was started on oxygen and will also be starting... (7 replies)
... Hey, all!
We are all on 'barrowed time' - we're all terminal - just some sooner than others - as it is said "...it is appointed once to die...". Or in more modern quotes "there are only two sure things - death and taxes."
I'm not trying to belittle the dying process at all, just to let you know from what I said above. Personally, I believe in God, and know where I'm... (6 replies)
... I've been wondering the same thing since I was diagnosed. Very similar numbers, plus scar tissue, calcium nodes and a 'mass of unknown origin.' I am 58, female, and had returned to school and was working on getting my RN when I just collapsed. I was in such denial. I even thought that taking one or two puffs every other day of a cigarette wouldn't hurt--Hah! After six... (6 replies)
... I understand how you are thinking. I felt the same way when I was diagnosed with COPD. I have decided that no matter whether I live to be 100 or I die tomorrow, I want to make each day the very best that it can be. I don't have tomorrow and I don't want to miss out on anything today. Just keep on taking one day at a time. You will be feeling much better that way. Jackie (6 replies)
... How long would you live without it? No one knows how long anyone will live. You could die crossing the road tomorrow. Take one day at a time and enjoy each one. (6 replies)
... Even the wisest doctor can't answer this question. Have you participated in pulmonary rehab? I know people with a lung function of 20% who exercise regularly and enjoy life; a couple even still work. I also know people who sit on their butt and complain. It's your decision. And don't get hit by a truck. (6 replies)
... just control symptems. The annoying thing is I had a CT scan in November that showed the emphysema then I had a CT scan in January that showed extensive cancer. ... (14 replies)
... Emphysema is advanced COPD. To determine if that is exactly what a patient has, the patient would have to undergo specialized tests. Probably in a hospital. ... (2 replies)
... is a genetic protein deficiency that leads to early onset of advanced emphysema in young adults regardless of smoking history. You can google Alpha1. ... (22 replies)
... Diagnosed with advanced PC in August 2004. No symptoms at the time but biopsy confimed it was there. Bone scans, etc. were negative. ... (0 replies)
... hi debbie
I have C.O.P.D which seems to be getting worse!
I have now been put on sivira along with my other inhalers but the only thing they say will help is to quit smoking! My lungs will never be right now but at least they wont get any worse.....giving up the fags easter sunday (will probably gain so much weight and die from heart attack anyway!) still it's worth a try, I... (8 replies)
... My sister has advanced emphysema and SHE doesn't have these constant cramps. I can't find anything on the net that really describes it. ... (3 replies)
... rom under the machine. Its really nothing at all. A cat scan will tell you exactly what condition your lungs are in. You don't have a good doctor. For one thing, emphysema is a progressive disease. You can't just quit smoking, and have it reverse itself. ... (15 replies)
... Hi Marjslife; :wave:
I don't know the numbers on my spirometry, etc--they were taken last year at this time, but I know he said I wasn't expelling air normally. Yes, unfortunately, I've smoked heavily (almost a pack a day for 25 yrs) in my life. What insanity, knowing what it does to your lungs then whining when the problems start. I am 42 yrs. old. Everything seemed to fall... (8 replies)