Hi this is my first time on here 11th August 2017. I am terrified because I was diagnosed two weeks ago with Emphysema. I don't know if it's a COPD so is there anyone who can tell me.y mother died from Emphysema at ,66, years of age. I will be,64 on ,31st of August, now do you see why I am terrified? I also believe I have developed Pluerisy due to a very sharp pain I keep getting in the region of my left lung which halts me breathing because it really hurts. I have had pluerisy before around 20 years ago so I do know the symptoms. The last time I had it I was hospitalised for 6 weeks and had to travel by ambulance at 5mph to the Manchester Royal Infirmary to have radio active mist injected and inhaled because my previous x-ray had shown me to have a blood clot close to my heart. Luckily for me I was ok and was given Warfarin. Can anybody give me any advice now?? Thank you for any help you can give me.