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blackcat20

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My neighbour asked to trim branches from my 40yo elm tree hanging over his fence to which I agreed. I came out 30 mins later to find he'd jumped the fence and cut down probably 50% of the canopy including large branches 2-3m inside our fence line.

Not happy.

Plus as the tree was north to him, he now has the full force of sun beating down on his previously shaded patio and lounge room.
I would be ropeable, and consider reporting it.
My neighbour once asked to trim some branches over their carport. Where I once had a 10m+ tree, I now have a dead 50cm stump. And they left all the mess for me to dispose of.
 

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My gardening leave lasted one day. Wasn't expecting the HR type wheels to go fast this time of year but they have.
 

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Just catching up with the thread (and life and other stuff) after an interesting few days.

Our hearts go out to Pushka.

So this week I sandwiched a colonoscopy around client meetings and and a heap of research. Everyone on my team knows how much fun the preparation days aren't, there was much joking and commiseration. And there were a few people who said "nope, not doing that". But seriously, it wasn't that bad (my third), there's a family history, they picked up a few lovely polyps on my first time round, and this time I have a clean bill of health. Don't come back for five years.

Next day (ie, yesterday) we got word that one of our closest friends has died from colon cancer.

So my message to anyone who will listen is: this is largely preventable. No matter how coughpy you think the preparation is (or no matter what you've have heard), it doesn't hurt and it's so much less annoying than having to treat a cancer.

Maiz.
 

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Just catching up with the thread (and life and other stuff) after an interesting few days.

Our hearts go out to Pushka.

So this week I sandwiched a colonoscopy around client meetings and and a heap of research. Everyone on my team knows how much fun the preparation days aren't, there was much joking and commiseration. And there were a few people who said "nope, not doing that". But seriously, it wasn't that bad (my third), there's a family history, they picked up a few lovely polyps on my first time round, and this time I have a clean bill of health. Don't come back for five years.

Next day (ie, yesterday) we got word that one of our closest friends has died from colon cancer.

So my message to anyone who will listen is: this is largely preventable. No matter how coughpy you think the preparation is (or no matter what you've have heard), it doesn't hurt and it's so much less annoying than having to treat a cancer.

Maiz.

Yep, well done, totally agree. I'm overdue (mid 50's, +5 years since last one) but my GP is strangely a bit reticent to open the gate for me to have the next one. I know there is a case for not doing something non essential where there is a risk of injury (and there is a risk, I know), but my suspicion (only) is that there is a 'bad apple' in the local surgeon community (its small) and my GP is being a bit protective.

Must press the case on my next visit.
 

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And I'm heading out in this?

Analysts are predicting that some 12 million frantic shoppers will be hitting the UK's high streets today.
 

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Sometimes nice to be a foundation shareholder-
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A magnum of 1997 Coonawarra.
 
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If passengers were to pay for trips without actually flying in order to gain status, airlines would get a lot more revenue, lot less costs as they're not uplifting weights...

Maybe far-fetched.
 

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If passengers were to pay for trips without actually flying in order to gain status, airlines would get a lot more revenue, lot less costs as they're not uplifting weights...

Maybe far-fetched.

So why not just sell status? I don't think that would go down too well.
 

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Yep, well done, totally agree. I'm overdue (mid 50's, +5 years since last one) but my GP is strangely a bit reticent to open the gate for me to have the next one. I know there is a case for not doing something non essential where there is a risk of injury (and there is a risk, I know), but my suspicion (only) is that there is a 'bad apple' in the local surgeon community (its small) and my GP is being a bit protective.

Must press the case on my next visit.

Without risk factors you shouldn't be having one anyway, just 2 yearly FOBTs (stool blood test).
 
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