Hi, so happy to find this site. I was diagnosed 2 years ago as having bullae in lungs with a not too bad part. The pulmonologist said he wouldn't call it emphysema and said I just have copd. Didn't stage it. All other doctors I see say it's emphysema. I have had several failed attempts of quitting smoking, but after reading some of these posts I just tossed my cigarettes as you all gave me hope of maybe living another 25-30 years. I'm 56. A lot of the American sites are vague and suggest death sooner rather than later. I'm due for another CT scan & PFT in a couple of months. I've also got one nodule on the left lung. It's small and hasn't grown yet. We will see if that changed come October. I also wonder if I should be on any inhalers as I am vert tired, short of breath and occasionally my lungs feel like they're burning. Anyhow, thanks for giving me hope and I want to learn how to take care of myself & live well with this disease.
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