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Old 05-08-2007, 05:34 PM
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I have just recently found out that I have a health problem that usually smokers' get. I have NEVER smoked and have been basically a "health nut", so I am finding this hard to understand and cope with. I found out a few days ago that I have emphysema! I'm hoping that its not true, but the doctor says that is what it looks like on the x-rays of my lungs! I have to go back Saturday for more tests. She said non-smokers can get it from environmental factors and also an inherited gene. My parents DID have emphysema....my mother died from complications from it and my fathers' turned into lung cancer and he died from that. They were both heavy chain smokers. But again....I have never, ever smoked in my entire life!!! Has anyone here had anyone who has had emphysema, esp. if they didn't smoke? I am just so shocked right now, I don't know what to do!!! I'm hoping the diagnosis is wrong, and maybe its something else not so bad or devastating......
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:48 PM
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Shelly I'm so sorry to hear about your lungs! It really does sound so unlikely, I hope and pray that they are wrong Stay positive! You will be in my prayers. Keep us updated!
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My grandad had it and died from it but he smoked like a chimney. I havent come across anyone being a non smoker and having the illness.

I am so sorry for you, and I hope the doctors got it wrong, its not a nice illness as you will know

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So so sorry to hear about this will be thinking of you and praying for you.

Please let us know how you get on saturday

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i'm so sorry shelly i hope the diagnosis is wrong.

maybe non-smokers can get it from second-hand smoke? you mentioned both your parents were heavy chain smokers.

you'll be in my prayers.
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What about from passive smoking? That really makes me cross!
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My mom has respiratory problems, asthma that I know of, not sure if she's got emphysema, and she never ever smoked, but my dad and all us kids did. Second hand smoke I'm thinking. It is grossly unfair and I am so sorry.

I'm also sorry for all the people I exposed to cigarette smoke before I quite 7 years ago. It's an awful thing.
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very sorry to hear that! i sure hope it doesnt turn to cancer.
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