My husband was diagnosed yesterday with severe COPD. A big shock as he was originally diagnosed with COPD some years ago and, until this last weekend when he became very unwell, he'd not really had any problems. Just one inhaler each day and a preventative one which he hardly ever used. In fact, he had his 6 monthly checkup only two weeks ago and the nurse said he was doing well!! He's still struggling at the moment (on antibiotics, steroids and new inhaler) and I'm just wondering whether he will start to improve or whether this is how he'll always be? Can anybody answer please?