As I leave the hospital BMT unit E1, I trade the IV pump on wheels for a 3M Rugged Comfort 6500 Respirator. They gave me the respirator shortly after being admitted for the transplant. Post transplant, I have to wear it when they clean my room and when I’m not in my room. That means when I walk around the E1 floor or to visit other patients in E1.
Now, I have to wear it when I’m not in my apartment. I can also take it off in the car if the car AC recirculation is turned on. A friend in E1 gave me some covers made from Superman fabric to go over the nice pink filters .