Am still reeling from diagnosis of moderate copd ( fev1 69%) when i went to doctors two days ago. How can it be? I am a dance teacher, cyclist, swimmer and although i am 58yr woman, have never smoked and always thought i was quite healthy! I dont get out of breath and dont have a cough. The lung function test was done as part of general medical - in my VO2max i had equivalent fitness of 25-29yr old! I suffered hayfever with associated asthma since teens but barely had to use inhaler to control and only during pollen season. Recent years it appeared to get less bothersome but obviously gradual progressive damage has often taken its toll. Not sure what i should do now - what is prognosis? Very depressing. Anyone else in this situation?