I am a 35 year old mate and I was diagnosed with moderate emphysema in October and my spirometry test showed I had 60% FEV1.
This weekend I participated in my first test by putting myself through a 12 mile walk in the fresh bedfordshire countryside with friends. I didn't feel breathless at all and walked non-stop for about 5 hours. I was really happy about this and it has given me a real confidence boost as I have been feeling quite depressed since diagnoses.
I don't want to curse it, but should I be feeling worse with a 60% FEV1? I don't get it.