I'm 24 and I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis about a year ago, although at the time they told me if I changed my lifestyle it wouldn't become full on COPD. I've never been a happy person, which is probably what lead me to smoke 2 packs and around six joints a day. I remained clean for a good 7/8 months after they told me that, but, you know, stuff happens. I fell into my old habits and now it seems my lungs are severely and permanently damaged. I don't know what to do. The idea of living a life with this permanent sensation of choking, of getting winded with any activity, of neck and throat pain out of the constant gasping, makes me, honestly, want to kill myself. I don't know if I will ever have a family or children or even independence. I dont wanna kill myself, so here I am, looking for people who had a young diagnosis or basically anyone to give me hope.