I've never posted before, just commented. I'm posting now because I'm not sure if I'm unusual! I have very severe COPD, charmingly named "end stage", FEV1 21% and been at that sort of level for several years. I have "bad days" but I don't think I have real exacerbations - I'll cough and huff more but it's not that bad and I've never been hospitalised. I'm really fortunate to miss the symptoms that make COPD so horrible for some, but my breathlessness is really bad.
Anyway, are there others out there who are basically quite healthy in most respects, coping with life, not depressed, not having serious exacerbations but serious (though fluctuating) breathlessness? By fluctuating I mean a solid half an hour on a treadmill (2km) four weeks ago, and no more than 100m today without taking a break.