I am interested to hear the thoughts of other immunocompromised members regarding the wearing of face masks particularly when there are lots of people around in an inside environment such as supermarkets, doctors surgeries etc.
I personally always still wear a face mask in these situations but am finding increasingly that I am in a very small minority of people wearing a mask.
I have to admit that I am finding it quite difficult being in such a minority situation and quite often feel as though I am now beginning to stand out and also that others are sometimes judging me in a negative way which makes me feel very uncomfortable. Having said that, I understand that it may well be my insecurity making me feel like this and truthfully others probably aren’t giving me a second thought and are just getting on with their lives which I completely understand, especially when they have no reason to fear this virus any more which unfortunately I still do even though I am fully vaccinated.
In truth, I am probably reasonably well protected and sometimes I find myself thinking that maybe it would actually be better to contract Covid, get over it and then I would be able to get my life back but the sad reality is that there is still uncertainty about the outcome and this is what makes me so cautious still when out and about, particularly in indoor settings.
As I said at the beginning of this post, I would very much like to hear how others are coping, and whether others are experiencing similar feelings to myself and also if others are able to offer some positive context perhaps in the way that they are dealing with things and moving on.
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