Training for Transplant: How I Learned to Breathe Again

Training for Transplant: How I Learned to Breathe Again

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Training for Transplant: How I Learned to Breathe Again

Along this journey with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, my care team has had several different tools at their disposal. Some must be used in combination with others, while some are only used to gather information. Pulmonary rehabilitation, which can be deployed both pre- and post-transplant, falls under both categories. Pulmonary rehab became the cornerstone of my training for the transplant program. My care team initially prescribed 30 minutes of walking at least three days a week.…

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