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Emphysema
Jan 21, 2009
... I was diagnosed with mild emphysema when I was 40, on my birthday, to be exact....like 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)
Emphysema
Dec 30, 2008
... size, take your meds faithfully, and the main thing is don't gain any weight, even a few pounds will take their toll, say it's five pounds, that means every time you get out of the chair it's like lifting a five pound bag of sugar and taking it every where you go... ... (12 replies)
Emphysema
Nov 21, 2008
... I think it depends on how severe it is and how we take care of ourselves (12 replies)

Emphysema
Nov 12, 2008
... how long do you live with emphysema (12 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'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 gonna go when I die, but because we're not suppose to proselytize, I presume, etc. ... (6 replies)
... none of us know when we're going. I do know, however, that I've simplified my life dramatically and gotten my affairs in order. When my mother passed away 15 years ago at 66, we didn't expect it. ... (6 replies)
... My uncle had emphysema for 20 years before he passed away. ... (10 replies)
... 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)
... he damage may be done but stopping smoking will prevent further damage. I have 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)
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)
Emphysema
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)
Emphysema
Jan 4, 2006
... Doctors can only give you a best guess on how long one has left to live. ... (23 replies)
2nd hand smoke
Jan 30, 2007
... throat cancer. My father is dying of emphysema and copd. My mother has emphysema from being exposed to my father's smoking for over 50 years. Your health, over time, will be affected. ... (2 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)
Copd?
May 7, 2005
... I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there is a very good chance that you have emphysema. This can only be verified through a Pulmonary Function Test. ... (1 replies)
Copd & emphysema
Apr 7, 2005
... lung capacity is good...compared to how bad it can and will get eventually....especially if he continues to smoke. ... (19 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)
Need info
Feb 9, 2005
... My father has emphysema. I wanted to comment on the statement that you made..."I do not want to lose my father".... I felt that I needed to "open your eyes", so that you wont get a false sense of security. ... (7 replies)
Emphysema Question
Jan 14, 2003
... I don't think anyone can tell you "in general" how long a person with emphysema will most likely live. I do know that if you quit smoking, it will advance a LOT slower and depending on your age and condition, you can live a very long life. ... (5 replies)


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