I wish to thank all those who had encouraged me to go back to the pulmonologist. Well I went to see my pulmonologist yesterday for breath tests and the results are not very good. Seems my FEV1% dropped from 32% to 24% since November. Quite eye opening. On my previous visit, he had told me there was nothing more that he could do. I was not a candidate for lung volume reduction, I was too old for lung transplant and I was at the maximum prescriptions. Hence my little previous rant. So this time he showed some human qualities, discussed that copd will only be cured by stem cells, which i agree. This conversation occurred prior to my breathing tests. After the tests were completed, he began a discussion on lung transplant (apparently age has been moved back), which I thought came out of the blue. He said it is up to me but he would be willing to recommend a referral for a lung transplant. The question I have to the members is there anyone on this forum who has had a transplant in order to get some advice. i have read the sub threads and they are informative, but appear somewhat dated. Suggestions? Thanks to all.