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Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:53

Lyn, it depends on whether he has had an "event" (heart attack or tia or stroke) before. For every 3000 people who have not had an event before, taking aspirin will prevent one heart  attack in a man and one ischaemic stroke in a woman. But three people are likely to be admitted with a gastric bleed. Also a higher incidence of indigestion . So in those circumstances, many doctors are stopping low dose aspirin as more people are hospitalised with side effects, than with what they were trying to prevent. In people who have already had a heart attack or stroke, the odds are better at secondary prevention, and so it is recommended that they carry on taking it.

Your dad should talk to his doctor before he stops taking any medication, but if he has not had a previous event, , I wouldn't worry too much.


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 23:24

Can you get iplayer busy lizzie.?

Glad your dad has been found  Dove, maybe he needs a tracker like when new cars go missing?

My lights have fused downstairs, and I cant find the torch, so it will have to wait until daylight. I'm off to bed now.


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 21:33

Salvia amistad in front of yellow rudbeckias.  I know you dont like yellow, but autumn needs yellows and oranges..

my hormones

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:20

 I only know because i had a run in over an interim tree preservation order  for a tree in the middle of a car park at the back of the shop.

Man from ashfield council turns up with said interim tpo for a walnut tree. But it's not a walnut tree says I. Its a pear tree. How do you know? He says.

Doh maybe because it has pears on it!!!

Pear tree came down.


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:03

I had a conversation the other night with OH about microchipping. We do it with dogs, wouldnt it be a good idea to do it to all kids at birth.? Then if they got lost and couldnt remember who they are, you can send them home. He settled on, give them an iphone with a tracker in. All right until they lose the iphone.

Mum told me a little story about last time they went to Disneyland. Dad came out of the toilets with his flies undone. He couldn't find the tag to pull up the zip. So they went around the corner and mum was on her knees trying to find the zip pull, in front of dad. Only trouble was the quiet corner was the staff entrance. Picture mickey mouse watching a 75 year old on her knees , fiddling with the fly of a 77 year old man.

All perfectly innocent. 

Now he has a piece of string attached to make it easier to pull up.

my hormones

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 19:41

Ay up mi duck. Arent Doff in Hucknall? Thats Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, not Nottingham.


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 18:56

It will need to go under cover, or you can take cuttings if it has stopped flowering. I usually do the cuttings when i cut them down in late october to go in the greenhouse.


Posted: 22/09/2014 at 18:49

I found three lurkers in the courgette patch. Now if I'd been going for the biggest marrow competition I would be happy. I have a flower on the discovery apple, and last years brugmansia cuttings are flowering, despite not being fed and in too small a pot. Funny old year.

Baby cyclamen

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 19:29

You could do either. Carefully lever up a few seedlings and pot on in gritty compost. They look a bit crowded there.

Please ID this plant

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 19:26

Clarkia elegans

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