Those of you who know me will know that I have been waiting to have my appointment at the Royal Brompton. Well that was today and I never thought I would be grateful for a diagnosis of emphysema. I have been living with the spectre of fibrosis and a prognosis of 2-5 years survival. The consultant didn't know how the radiologist saw fibrosis? I have to go back but if anyone wants a reason to give up.......good luck to all you quitters!