I was originally diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease resulting in progressive scarring of the lungs, around 5 years ago. It was found as a result of an abdominal CT scan that captured the bases of my lungs. I have had no symptoms (and followed by a pulmonologist) until summer of 2019. At that time, I started with the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at the U of MN. I’ve been on medications to slow the progression of the fibrosis since last fall. I am presently on oxygen at night and for activity. This fall, I was evaluated for a double lung transplant, and was accepted. I was listed on December 28.