Re: how long will i live with emphysema
Are you asking what your life expectancy is with emphysema, or whether it will go away with time?
I agree with the others, there's no cure as far as I know. But you can have some control over it. As was already mentioned, stopping smoking will make a difference. If it isn't too bad yet, and you quit smoking, you'll probably see at least some improvement, and you shouldn't get worse. There are some really good inhaled and oral medications out there that can keep your lungs open so you can breathe more easily. If you have bad spells, there are treatments that help move secretions out of your lungs, too.
So, it won't go away, but it can improve. A lot of people live a long time with emphysema. Take the best care of yourself that you can, and you may have many, many good years ahead of you.
I wish you the best.