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Old 04-07-2020, 09:34 PM
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My mother made me a mask to wear when I go grocery shopping for her. I tried it out for the first time today and I hated it!! It was so hot and it was hard to breath through the fabric. I cannot even imagine having to wear one all day at work! My hat is off to all the health care workers for many reasons, but this one is at the top of my list today!

The store wasn't crowded and the mask ended up in my purse. Don't tell my mom!


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Old 04-07-2020, 09:35 PM
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I'm the same way. I start to get claustrophobic. I can't stand anything on my head, face, or around my neck (can't wear turtlenecks or scarves, don't even like necklaces).
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Old 04-07-2020, 10:05 PM
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I made myself a mask over the weekend. I havenít tried walking around with it on, but tomorrow Iíll wear it when we get groceries, even though we are doing pickup.

The worst part of having dialysis was wearing the mask when they did the hook up and unhooking. I always felt like I was suffocating.
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Old 04-08-2020, 04:04 AM
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DH had masks from his Health Dept days. They are the molded ones like dental people wear. I wore my safety glasses to keep me from touching my itchy allergy eyes. Between the two I thought was in a dripping sweat.
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:19 AM
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Yep, it was pretty uncomfortable going grocery shopping last night. I was one of three customers in the store with a mask on. It would be awful having to wear one all day.

BTW, none of the workers in the store were wearing masks.


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Old 04-08-2020, 06:45 AM
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I'm the same way!!!!
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:48 AM
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Fiance' and I started wearing masks and gloves the last 2 times we went out at the end of March and yes, it takes some getting used to. But, we do what we have to do to stay as safe as we can. I don't like it either, but what can you do. I sure wouldn't want to wear it all day long either.

I also suggest everyone wear the biggest sunglasses they have (even if it's raining) because that's good eye protection too. At this point, I don't care if my entire face is pretty much covered. That's the idea plus I won't have to worry about wearing makeup much anymore because who cares at this point. I'm trying to stay well and get in and out of the store like lightning.
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:53 AM
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I went to the grocery store at about 6:30 am this morning. About half of the staff were wearing masks. There were only about a dozen customers on this drizzly cool morning (during senior hours) and all were wearing masks.

It was my first mask wearing outing. I need practice. Mine kept slipping off one ear and until I figured out how to adjust it, my eyeglasses kept fogging. I will figure it out. I will wear it. I will follow the rules. I want to survive this.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:07 AM
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I went to the post office the other day in mine. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't a long trip to anywhere.

My dh wears glasses, though and they fog up within minutes of pulling the mask on. I am going to make another style mask to see if it works any better, but... Any tips?

I haven't tried it, but I read on FB yesterday about washing glasses with shaving cream.
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Old 04-08-2020, 07:35 AM
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Yep, very hot and confining. And if I donít position my glasses on top, they get steamed up.
But, it beats the alternative of playing chicken with the virus.


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Old 04-08-2020, 07:42 AM
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I read somewhere that washing glasses with soap helps them not fog up. You'll have to google for the details. Maybe that will help.
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Old 04-08-2020, 09:45 AM
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I dislike it, but I really hate wearing gloves! My palms are so moist halfway through a task - yuck.
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Old 04-08-2020, 11:06 AM
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Wearing gloves may not give as much protection as we think.

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/hea...t-coronavirus/
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:46 PM
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Yep, I hear you! It's either:

- hands get dry from too much washing OR

- hands get moist and that odd clamminess from gloves
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