Perception of Health
Unfortunately, I need to wear oxygen at times. Last night my husband and I discussed how I wish I didn't need to use it (obviously!) and that I feel embarrassed when I need to wear it in public. "What do others think? Will they think I'm less of a person because of it? Does it detract from me as a person?"
We discussed these and many more issues; I thought long and hard. No, it doesn't make me any less of a person but I don't like the negative attention I get, either. But, I like even less the feeling of shortness of breath when I don't wear and I don't like the attention I get when i'm short of breath.
Does anybody have any thoughts on this conundrum? I'd love to hear your perceptions on someone needing helpL hearing aid, walker, cane; special health needs