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... 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)
... Are you asking what your life expectancy is with emphysema, or whether it will go away with time? ... (6 replies)
... s at what stage you are diagnosed. I was diagnosed over 20 years ago but I am not on O2 yet and stupidly smoked for most of those years. Not now. I am 71. I know people that have been on O2 for years that are still active and leading a good life. ... (6 replies)

... 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)
... lung disease, and yet we hear of people getting these illnesses that have never smoked! ... (10 replies)
... I'd like to know too, but with some details about the quality of life. Some postings are from people who have been at it a long time. Maybe they can answer. Are you new to this? ... (3 replies)
... ntil a friend suggested we stop and sit and when I asked why they told me I was out of breath and I didn't even realize it. They were an RN. I had been told that people learn to just sort of accept the way they breathe and compensate for it. ... (8 replies)
Emphysema
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. ... (23 replies)
... What a sad thing to go through! I myself was just tested for Alpha 1 deficiency due to the fact I am 43 and was diagnosed with emphysema, scattered large bullae in my lungs and just had part of my lung removed because they thought I had lung cancer. ... (5 replies)
... and he has a great attitude. What this all means is that Copd can and does present challenges to people that have it...but depending on how determined you are to live life to the fullest, you needn't let it rule your life. It is a disease that can be managed. ... (10 replies)
... years. Well, this is year 10!!! We've been living with A1AT for 10 years now!!! I can't live if he dies!!! Sometimes I think it's not good to tell everything. ... (8 replies)
... my father died of emphysema last march 17th. i am certain that its different with different people, but i will tell you how things went. first of all, he had been in the hospital..but after about 4 days, they released him, even though we didnt feel comfortable with that... ... (8 replies)
Need info
Feb 9, 2005
... kobeck...i realize that "everyone" is dying...my point in using the 1 year, 5 years, 20 years....is because my uncle had emphysema for 20 years before he passed away. My dad was diagnosed 5 years ago....and the way he has continuously went downhill...so very fast over the last year.... ... (7 replies)




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