Hi - It seems that our situations are very much alike! My chest x-ray results also said that I had "hyper-inflated lungs consistent with COPD." I just assumed that meant that I had COPD. I had to have the x-ray in preparation
for an operation to remove a large thyroid nodule (benign) removed.
While in the hospital I learned that I had sleep apnea and was seen by a pulmonologist there. As I said, like you, I had no cough and had been fine ever since quitting smoking almost 40 years ago. I am trying to get used to the CPAP mask and am also having problems with it, especially with air leaking from it! Good luck to both of us on that!!! How long have you had sleep apnea (or is that for another Board?) Well, I'm happy for you that you don't have COPD!! I'm sure that if we had continued to smoke, we would be much worse off to say the least!