Hello everyone. I would appreciate any good advice about what you have done that really has worked well for you living with emphysema. I am a 54 year old male. I have had two angioplasties (two stents) and was diagnosed with Stage 2 emphysema 2 years ago. I still smoke but have put many positives into my life: a loving girlfriend, a nice quiet homelife, light exercise, and lots of bicycle riding. We have many great bike trails here. On the advice of my doctor, I have applied for Social Security and Vocational Rehabilitation because I was also laid off due to our facility closing down. I've always worked and want to continue to work but in a capacity that does not wear me down but rather enriches my life. We are of modest means so I will have to work from here on out anyway so I might as well position myself into something I really enjoy. My overall objective is to drag emphysema along with me. As far as I'm concerned, it's still MY life to flourish in. Sorry to ramble. Anything that you've tried and I may emulate would be appreciated. And, if there's anything that I may know that may benefit you I will let you know.
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