Since I found out my chest x-ray showed emphysema (on oct 31, a Halloween to remember I guess) I've been reading anything and everything about it. A few nights ago I saw a post where someone said their spirometry had improved. Now I can't remember what site it was on but I'm curious if others have experienced this. Is it possible to make our lungs stronger when we have emphysema. I can't help this mindset that I want to beat this, to somehow force my lungs to work the way they should, the good part that's left to make it stronger. I haven't done my PFT yet and I'm anxious to know my numbers. I just can't help feeling there's something I can do to be "normal" again. I'm struggling with feeling different about myself, like I'm somehow damaged goods, not whole anymore. I would love to hear any personal stories about improved lung function or even lung function that remained unchanged for many years. Still trying to wrap my head around this.