After My Lung Transplant, Hiking Is Like a Breath of Fresh Air

After My Lung Transplant, Hiking Is Like a Breath of Fresh Air

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After My Lung Transplant, Hiking Is Like a Breath of Fresh Air

Hiking has become one of my favorite activities since my double-lung transplant four years ago. Before the transplant, hiking would have never been in my vocabulary. Having cystic fibrosis meant breathing was a struggle, and I would get a bellyache of anxiety when people would ask me to go hiking with them. Sometimes I would say yes and then bail at the last minute. Other times, I would tell the truth — that hiking was…

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