I was diagnosed with emphysema 21 ( yes 21!!) years ago, when I was 50.
I was working in a factory making kitchen worktops, with sawdust in the air!
Left the company, after 18 years, and my breathing greatly improved.
If you get breathless, stop what you're doing, until you recover!
OK, I can't do some things I used to, but that comes with age anyway😴
PS. Since diagnosis, got bolts in spine and prostate cancer, but still going strong!
In the words of Sir Ringo, Peace and love.