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Hello I have just been recently diagnosed with copd emphysema. I am a non smoker. Only smoked a little pot as a teen and no cigarettes. I am 57. I think my lung function is at 62 percent. The specialist was kind of pessemistic the first time I saw him. Basically making me feel like I could go down quickly from this point. But upon seeing him the second time he said he was not too worried about me because I don't smoke and I like to walk and work part time as a health care aid. Anyway my o2 was at 98% in his office so he said I won't need oxygen on the plane but the other day I was just sitting at the computer and felt breathless for a while. All that day really I felt that way. Even walking didn"t help. Anyway am feeling better today. I guess I am concerned knowing that o2 is about 25% or so lower on a plane and worried I might have issues. Any thoughts or encourgements? Sorry this is so long I am feeling quite lost about all of this. Thanks
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