In Dec. 2012, I went to the ER with extreme SOB and was sent a Pulmonologist, havind been tentatively diagnosed w/ IPF. It was. However, had I not gotten pneumonia, I wouldn't have known, figuring my occasional SOB was due to aging (I'm 54). So the doc gave me 1-7 years (I smoke)... Is there any way to know more closely? I'm selling my life insurance, and I'm afraid I'll run out of money before I die.