I have recently been diagnosed with stage 2 emphysema with a 55% FEV1. I am a 35 year old male and at the moment I don't really feel the affects of it, other than getting slightly breathless when walking up 4 flights of stairs!
What I would like to know is, is there any research about the pace of the progression and how fast you decline? I know everyone is different but would like to know how fast it has affected people on this forum.
Basically I want to know how long it is going to be before I am struggling to walk for 5 minutes without needing to catch my breath.