Was chatting with a friend the other day and she said her mum has empheysema but its not as bad as my husbands who has moderate/severe copd,. and still smokes. Apparently the doctor told her she only had 5 years left so said no point giving up smoking as shes gonna die anyway. Shes 75.
Would a doctor tell someone with empheysema they only had 5 years left? Im inclined to think the doctor told her that would be the case if she didnt give up smoking.