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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
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Monday, July 20, 2020

more reasons to wear a mask

this is my favorite mask
someone made it for me
they put the farm animal cloth on it since they knew i liked gardening
it has two layers of cotton
i has a pocket to put a filter if i want to use it
it is comfortable
i wash it after each use
remember the outside of the mask could be covered with covid 19 germs after you wear it
i have 5 made similar to this

masks fog up my glasses
i found some metal strips off amazon to use as nose clips
i put in three stacked on top of each other
they have an adhesive that holds them together
i inserted them in the mask
sutured them in place
yes i used my suturing skills from years of suturing lacerations and skin biopsies

i can wear it for 3 hours in the garden and my glasses dont fog up
it lets enough air get through so i dont feel like i am getting smothered

i cant blow out a candle when i wear it
i cant blow a feather out of my hand if i wear it
i feel safe in it

well not as safe as my n95 mask
which i save for high risk exposures like the pharmacy or grocery store or doctors office

as i have written before if i walk out the door i wear a mask 100% of the time

even if i am in the garden by myself with an acre to myself i still wear my mask
remember i or you are protecting others so you dont spew germs into your environment like a fog machine

i read with interest this article linked here describing this scientific article from physics of fluids
if you are a science nerd read the scientific article
reading these two articles made me think of it as a mythbuster tv episode

scientists at a physics lab fixed up a manikin to simulate a human cough
the manikin wore

no mask
droplets flew 8 ft through the air in 50 secs
thats you non mask wearers spewing your germs out into the air for the rest of us to inhale
thanks but no thanks
please stay away from me and my loved ones

a bandanna mask
droplets spewed out 3.5 ft
better but not by much
i wouldnt wear a bandanna unless thats all you have
you got it
wear a mask

a store bought cone mask
droplets spewed out 8 inches

a homemade double cotton mask
droplets oozed only 2.5 inches
thats what my farm animal home made cloth mask would do

a n95 mask not tested in this article
droplets might ooze out but much less 2.5 inches if at all

so in my hierarchy of masks
n95 mask first
the k95 mask second
the farm animal cotton homemade mask third
a bandanna if i had to
ole never
would i go outside without a mask on

there is probably none of us that dont have a vulnerable person in our circle
i know we have 5 in our small circle
please dont expose us by not wearing a mask
please dont expose your loved ones by not wearing a mask

science doesnt lie
we need to follow what science tells us is the right thing to do

wear a mask
it saves lives

the organicgreen doctor

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