I was diagnosed over 45 years ago as a Chronic Bronchitic. I had a lobectomy of the left lung aged 18, and have had no medical check ups or treatment since then. Now in my early 60's, my average peak flow (Which I do more from curiosity than anything else) is around 160, I struggle a bit climbing stairs etc, but generally I am very lucky that the disease hasn't impacted on my life too much. Looking on this site I think I am so fortunate and I think you are all so brave, it makes me a bit ashamed that I moan about my condition. Thanks for all the interesting and helpful posts. I have learned a lot. I knew nothing about pursed lip breathing etc, so that has been a great help. Keep posting.