Hi, Im new to this blogging malarkey so forgive me if I waffle a tad! 2 months ago I was diagnosed with emphasyma & was told today that I have a 65% lung capacity! I was also fitted with a pacemaker 6 weeks ago after suffering indigestion-like symptoms and taken to A&E where it was discovered I had a type 2 heart block, slow heartbeat & the electical impulses were cutting out at times, it's been a busy couple of months I can tell you!! I have been suffering from depression for a number of years which started after the death of my partner, who died of emphasyma nearly 8 years ago!! I find it so ironic, that I now have what my partnr died from! I am 53 years old and have been a smoker since I was 11 years old, although I am now trying to give up - any good tips anyone?