I'm new here or to any online group. I've been fighting restrictive lung disease and copd along with asthma since 2004. Along the way I developed congested heart failure. I've had good years and bad months. Although I've been hospitalized twice in the last 4 months. I'm 45 and not ready to give up. I'm hoping someone can help me understand what I've got to look forward to. My lung volume is going down. 8 months ago it was 38%. Now I'm down to 29.4%. I'm having a harder time breathing. Hard time bouncing back. I've had a problem retaining water but now it's really gotten worse. I'm taking 2 mg bumex in the morning and 4 mg in the afternoon. Still caring about 40 lbs of water. They have now put me with palliative care. They are nice and monitor my meds once a month here at my house. They say I'm a fighter and won't give up but my body is. What do I have to look forward to happening? Can someone help me with this?