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Old 04-28-2015, 09:41 PM   #22901
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My sister's yew only made it to just a few inches more than when she planted as a baby. Good luck trying to cut the trunk and digging out the roots.

DH thinks he can hook up a friend's tractor and rip it out. I don't want the other plants and groundcovers disrupted, so I keep whacking.

I don't mind trunks, we've had to take out plenty of mature trees. The trunks make cool places to put bird baths and solar lights!
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:35 PM   #22902
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I have the same problem. Now I refuse all eye drops. There are other ways they can test your eyes and see into them without the drops. And at my age, if I think there is anything, no matter how small, I will let the doctor know immediately.
Addie, what other ways? I really don't want the doctor missing anything. I already have glaucoma. I can't afford to have him miss something else treatable because he couldn't see the inside of my eye properly.

They also took some scans of the inside of my eyes. That was just tiring.
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Decided to wait until tomorrow to pick up the car. One the headaches that had been hovering near my head finally decided to land.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:43 PM   #22904
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In the medical world, I am known as a "cheap date". A little bit of medicine goes a long way in my body. I have learned to ask for a reduced portion of medicines, including the eye dilating stuff. It really makes a difference in how I feel after being administered medicines.
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:56 PM   #22905
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They gave me several different kinds of eye drops. Some of them were probably dyes for that scan/photo. I just had a good look in the mirror. My usually brown eyes are a muddy colour and there is a dark blue ring all around my irises.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:06 PM   #22906
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In the medical world, I am known as a "cheap date". A little bit of medicine goes a long way in my body. I have learned to ask for a reduced portion of medicines, including the eye dilating stuff. It really makes a difference in how I feel after being administered medicines.

My eye doc techs just drop from an eyedropper, from a communal bottle. I don't think they can decrease any drops, they're all the same.
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My eye doc techs just drop from an eyedropper, from a communal bottle. I don't think they can decrease any drops, they're all the same.
Same here. I don't think they can give less than one drop without special equipment.
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Same here. I don't think they can give less than one drop without special equipment.
I'm a cheap date, too. Last couple times the doc put a drop in my eye he also had a fresh tissue at the ready. Chased the drop into my eye and must have captured a bit of the medicine, since it didn't take as long for the effect to wear off.
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I hate yew plants...And they are so prickly to work with...
I don't remember them as being prickly. In fact, the yews in my old neighborhood seemed feathery and soft. Now a juniper bush. Ack! I've scratched up my arms so many times from trimming those I swear I will never plant a juniper again. Nor a blue spruce. Neighbor had one of those on our property line. She threatened to pull it out every spring. Last time we were back home visiting neighbors I noticed that Carol still had that spruce!
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I don't remember them as being prickly. In fact, the yews in my old neighborhood seemed feathery and soft. Now a juniper bush. Ack! I've scratched up my arms so many times from trimming those I swear I will never plant a juniper again. Nor a blue spruce. Neighbor had one of those on our property line. She threatened to pull it out every spring. Last time we were back home visiting neighbors I noticed that Carol still had that spruce!

Mine is really sprinkly with all the dead needles. I'm still wearing a bunch of them in my hair. The needles were soft when they were green. And the branches I've cut off have taken a few chunks from my legs, probably due to my clumsiness.
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