I have just found out I have emphysema. I am 35 years old. I have been smoking most off my life, since age 12. Coughed and spit out blood so went to see dr, he sent me for CT scan and I did not hear back for almist a week. I called and finally nurse called me back with results but then that was it. Not sure what to do next. My dad died when I was around 15 from lung cancer and I have not been able to think about anything else. I have 7 kids and it scares the hell out of me that I will be leaving them half grown and ready for life... I have now gone 24hrs without a cigarette(not solely to blame for my condition since I am a contractor) now but its hard with the stress and anxiety. Just dont know how to fix it. Or atleast prolong the enevitable. I have a future wife(as long as I can out wait my devorce papers from previous marriage)My youngest child is 5, my oldest is 18. I hate that I hurt them like this and not sure what to do about it because atleast half my kids dont understand what is really going to happen. Any tips would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you for accepting me inti your group!!