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Do you tell people you are diagnosed with emphysema? or do you just say COPD?
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I do not really discuss my diagnosis with people, but if people ask I tell them emphysema... The doctors refer to it as emphysema with me.
My doctor refers to it as emphysema, but when I first received my diagnosis I was told it was just COPD without any more explanation regarding emphysema... maybe this was just unique to me.
I don't talk about my condition often, but I feel it is quite noticeable.
@emphman I say I have one of the two forms of COPD, emphysema, the other being bronchitis, because I was stupid and smoked for 61 years.
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Just a random question for all of my emphysema friends, do you tell others that you are diagnosed with emphysema or do you settle for telling them COPD?
I find myself more commonly telling people COPD, but I do not know why.