Hi I was diagnosed a year ago with Emphysema after a month long investigation and C.T also MRI scans at Papworth Hospital. It did not sink in at first I just couild not believe it and then the reality came a few days later. I use to be a Home Carer when I was at work and I look after a lady with Emphysema and thats the only negative thought I could produce in my head as to what was going to happen to me. Some days I am alright other days I could cry all day long, I did in the beging but I am getting better now especialy after joining this site and having a long chat with my Doctor brought me back to reality, I am on daily dose of SPIRIVA and that has helped with my breathing I go for walks and do as much as I can my husband is very good he does most things for me, but there are still days when I cant see through it all its been such a shock and still a year on these days come, dose anyone else feel like this. I shall be 70 in July. Thank you all for your company.