I was just diagnosed this week with stage1 COPD. I had gone for a consult with a specialist to set up a sleep,study and because I used to smoke over 13 years ago( thank goodness I quit back then) she decided I really needed PFT’s. Sure was not expecting it. I thought it was normal at my age to be a little winded after house work like even making the bed. I can walk for about 1/2 mile if I go slowly . After three spinal surgeries I just thought I was out of shape. I have lost many family members to COPD and lung cancer so I am ready to fight hard to try and slow down the progression of this,lung disease. I am blessed that I found this site.