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Hi everyone. I found out yesterday my 53 y/o mum has been diagnosed with moderate (stage 2) COPD. She's been a smoker most of my life and has had a cough for as long as I can remember. She's quite healthy and active, doesn't really drink etc. She is going to quit smoking and is being treated with inhalers for the time being. She was quite upbeat telling me all this and that she will be fine etc, however after doing my own research on COPD I can see that it cannot be cured or reversed and at some point her life expectancy will be reduced because of it. I think she is trying to be upbeat and not have me worry but of course I will worry! Does anyone have any experience of a similar situation? How will mum get on from here? What can I do to help her and how long until her symptoms actually worsen? Thanks in advance for any information you can give, greatly appreciated .
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