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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)
... As someone said it depends 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. ... (6 replies)

... than his respiratory physician ever dreamed of because he educated himself constantly and was diligent in medications, exercise and anything else .. physio, OT.. you name it. ... (6 replies)
... Of course, if you are still smoking the rest of your life can be pretty miserable. ... (6 replies)
... 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...He might quit when smoking becomes miserable for him. ... (2 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)
... Even the wisest doctor can't answer this question. Have you participated in pulmonary rehab? ... (6 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)
... As far as your question, no one can really answer that. ... (10 replies)
... May 2009. I have one more test to be done and that is a lung biopsey and I am scared of that test. I want to know the answer of what I have and want to know if I can live a normal long life after this. ... (3 replies)
... but you HAVE got to call and make an appt., ASAP. Are you on any type of medications for your Copd? ... (1 replies)
... had a very large improvement since I stopped. I breathe much better and am able to do much more Was the damage healed no but it certainly stopped as it won't if you keep smoking. ... (8 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. ... (23 replies)
Feb 5, 2006
... my dad was diagnosed with emphysema dec '99....was told he had 6 months to live. he passed away march 17th 2005!!!!!! ... (23 replies)
Jan 4, 2006
... Doctors can only give you a best guess on how long one has left to live. ... (23 replies)
... First off I am a SEVERE hypochondriac with SEVERE anxiety panic issues and always feel like I can't breath. ... (2 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)

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