Meeting the 3 Requirements for Hospital Discharge After Lung Transplant

Meeting the 3 Requirements for Hospital Discharge After Lung Transplant

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Meeting the 3 Requirements for Hospital Discharge After Lung Transplant

On Aug. 14, 2020, around 10 p.m., my successful lung transplant was completed. Now I was in the daunting recovery phase. Before being discharged from the hospital, I had to meet three requirements: Walk 1,000 feet without supplemental oxygen. Walk continuously on a treadmill for 30 minutes. Have all my chest tubes removed. After hallucinating and fainting on my first day of recovery, I wondered what would go wrong while accomplishing these tasks. Recommended Reading…

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