Traveling isn’t something I do often and there are a lot of steps I need to take before hand. I am very excited to be going to visit my sister Savannah in Hawaii tomorrow bright and early. I have not flown in over 12 years and there are risks and precautions to take when traveling with CF by plane. I recently went through a workout and oxygen test to make sure my lungs could withstand the oxygen level and airflow within the plane. After passing that test and being told I didn’t need any oxygen while on the flight, I was relieved and felt good my lungs could handle the thin air on the plane. A major risk for anyone traveling by plane is the possibility of getting sick. This is especially dangerous for CF patients because our immune systems are already so weak. Something as simple as a cold could typically land someone with CF in the hospital, having to be treated with IV antibiotics. The only precaution to avoid this is pretty much to constantly sanitize and wear a vog mask (a filtered mask specially made to keep out bacterias and viruses). I am nervous but confident everything will workout. I am also very happy to have my best friend Dian by my side who is very familiar with my illness, medications, and precautions to take when needed. Hawaii here we come!