Early Stage of Emphysema

I'm 58 years old and was diagnosed with emphysema two years ago after a CT scan. I was a smoker for for 35 years. I quit for five years and started back up.

It's been roughly 2 years since I quit for the final time. I'm not sure what stage I'm in because I have no symptoms... yet. I'm on an inhaler twice a day.

When I was first diagnosed I did a lot of reading to understand what it was and how to treat it. Sadly there is no cure, only things you can do to slow the progression of the disease. I'm hoping to be able to find information here and be able to share with others who are going through the same thing. Wishing everyone well.

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