Hi all, I am so devastated, I have been singing in a choir for the last 5 years, I was diagnosed with Emphysema in 2009 but I know I have had it for 21 years and that's when I gave up smoking. Up to about 4 months ago I was coping with it ok when my breathing got worse and I had gone into stage 2, since 2009 all I used was Asmol, I had xrays, bloods and a spyromotry test done and was prescribed Seretide, since then my voice started to go hoarse but 2 week ago I had an exacerbation and ended up in hospital with Pneumonia, the Dr said I may need to stay for a week but after 2 days I was doing so well he said I was able to go home. I had been on an Antibiotic drip and Prednisone and was sent home with ABs, 5 days of Prednisone and they also prescribed Spiriva, I rinse and gargle after each dose of Seretide and Spiriva, my voice is getting worse and I am so scared I won't be able to sing properly again, my choir leader said be very careful and just sing very softly for now, you have lots of other voices to cover you, we sing A Cappella and our choir has 25 members. The nurse who did the spiromotry test said you know how to breathe properly and of course that's due to breathing exercises I do every day. So are there any other singers out there with the same problem and how are you coping with it?