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... No one can predict how long anyone will live...But if your dad continues to smoke, his lungs will go downhill much faster than f he quit. That being said, you cannot make your father stop smoking. Its really heartbreaking, I know... ... (2 replies)
... Please, please stop smoking. My husband has had the same thing for at least 15 yrs and continues to smoke. U will be running with the grandkids if u stop cigs now. I am 56, an hv just been diagnosed will lung lesions after an abdomenal ct scan. ... (2 replies)
... I'm not a doctor but a couple weeks ago I was told I have emphysema also. There are different stages of emphysema, I do know that much. ... (2 replies)

Feb 6, 2006
... As someone that is very well versed in Emphysema if he is not on inhalers then either he is not seeing the right Dr. or he is not adhering to the treatment. There is no pill except Theophyline or Prednisone for Emphysema that is used and in both these cases it is not given without inhalers to use also. ... (23 replies)
... am am 18 and a couple of years ago now I found out that my dad had emphysema, although he has had it for about 6 years now, I just wasn't told. At first I didn't live with him but him and my mum got back together just over a year ago and since then we have lived together. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Star Light. I was a heavy smoker for 45 years and should have quit when my mom developed emphysema, which I now have. This was diagnosed by full pulmonary function tests and I recommend you request these. The two major forms of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) are emphysema (little coughing/mucous, but severe shortness of breath) and chronic bronchitis (a great... (5 replies)
... I smoke 6 to 8 cigarrettes a day, my friend smokes 30. ... (5 replies)
... pneumonia. I quit smoking at age 63 when I was put on oxygen. At 69, my condition remains stable and I plan to be around a long time. ... (5 replies)
... My father was 55 when he was diagnosed, and quit smoking, cold turkey, that day. Although my mother continued to smoke around him until she quit 12 years later. You could hear him wheeze during cold weather. Other than that, the emphysema was not noticeable to me. ... (5 replies)
... my friend is 62 and has had emphysemia for over 10 years ,she still smokes and her emphysemia does not seem to be any worse . I really dont understand how she can smoke so heavy ,have emphysemia and yet never catch a cold or flue, also she does not weeze and yet her copd shows clearly on an xray. ... (5 replies)
Jan 21, 2009
... I was diagnosed with mild emphysema when I was 40, on my birthday, to be turning 40 wasn't bad enough! Well I'm still alive and I'm 56. I plan to continue to exercise, eat right, use my inhalers (Spiriva and Foridil) and maintain my ideal weight. I've gained some holiday weight and it really makes a difference in my breathing. I plan on losing this fast! (12 replies)
Jan 3, 2009
... Emphysema in my opinion and I am no Doctor is a slow illness to die from. ... (12 replies)
Dec 30, 2008
... also avoid stairs, each step is like lifting your entire weight, learn to take little naps during the day, and above all avoid people who smoke... ... (12 replies)
... as it is said " is appointed once to die...". ... (6 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)
... g 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. ... (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. ... (6 replies)
... ave been on O2 for years that are still active and leading a good life. If you can get pulmonary rehab go for it as it will keep you in shape and allow your body to use O2 more efficiently. See a good pulmonologist and listen and question. The more you know the better you will be and probably a lot longer. ... (6 replies)
... I think you can live a normal lifespan with emphysema depending on how bad you have it and as long as you quit smoking or doing things that cause it. Percentage wise, everyone loses lung capacity as they age. ... (6 replies)
... self management give yourself your best options available. Go to the hospital when you feel an exacerbation coming on. Don't wait until your 'bad' because that takes longer to 'recover'. ... (6 replies)

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