Hi I'm new to this - I have been diagnosed with COPD/Emphysema for about 2 years now. All my own fault for smoking those damned cigarettes.
I'm not exactly sure where I am with it but one of the doctors did mention that I 'have a touch of stage 2' - whatever that means.
At the time of my diagnosis they also spotted that I had an aortic aneurysm which I have since had repaired, the open method.
I did stop smoking as soon as they said I had a problem, about 14 days before diagnosis and am trying to up my fitness levels. My dog is loving the extra walks. I am trying to learn what the base level of my ability is now - but it seems that almost everyday is different; some days I can walk miles and barely get out of puff, other days 100 yards and I am struggling. Is that the same for everyone?