Hi Everyone, I’ve been visiting this site regularly since just before Christmas when a CT scan report came back showing ‘Mild Centrilobular Emphysema’. I had the CT due to finding some blood in my mouth after brushing my teeth (this ended up being from my nose, not my lungs). I went into complete shock, have been crying and panicking a lot and have been suffering with acute anxiety and feelings of hopelessness. I’m 39, have suffered with anxiety and depression throughout my life and this has felt like the final straw. Both of my GPs said to forget about it, to not smoke and I can tell they think my emotional reaction and all the questions im asking to be quite extreme. I said I would go and speak to a psychologist about how I’m feeling, however I don’t know if that will do much to help me as I’ve never found them useful in the past. Got a heap of blood tests done at the same time as the CT and they all came back clear, and nothing else was on the CT. Pulse oximeter was 98. Had a bad cough/cold for a few weeks last winter and a mild smokers cough - used to smoke 15 or so cigs a day for 20 odd years. Against my GPs advice I got a referral and am going to see a pulmonologist mid February. Apparently that appointment starts with a heap of tests in the lab, then the results are available straight away and I discuss with the doctor. I have stopped and will never smoke again, so that part is sorted. I need to up my exercise but haven’t done that yet as I’m feeling so low, but I will. I feel really scared and alone and I can’t believe I’ve done this to myself, the thing is I could never quit smoking before as it made my anxiety feel worse, and in turn it fuelled my anxiety. So to be honest while the withdrawals have no doubt been contributing to the anxiety I’m also feeling in a weird way relieved to be rid of them for good. I now have no dough and zero other symptoms that I can tell - sometimes I’ve got a bit of mucous but doesn’t everyone? So apart from this CT finding - three words - I have nothing else to do on, a part from my smoking history. There’s most of my story so far and why I’m writing is I want the universe to tell me that if I do the right things now I will live to a super old age with no or minimal symptoms. 20 years or so won’t cut it as I have two very young children, one is just 10 weeks old. Any advice appreciated, and I’m so glad I found you all.