I’ve Worn A Mask Every day for Two Years. It’s Not Hard.

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The first time I had to wear an N95 mask was on July 3, 2018 — the first day of my bone marrow transplant treatment. I was 20 years old, set to start chemotherapy the next day, and although I wasn’t yet immune-compromised, I was in an air compressed room on the Oncology floor of a children’s hospital, and it was the rule for all admitted patients and guests to wear one.