The tree in Eric's backyard is gone but cyclone mess remains
ERIC MacPherson is thankful the tree is gone but now he's keen to see how the rest of his back yard is going to play out.
The Spencer St resident was admitted to Mater Hospital three weeks ago to complete the rest of his colonoscopy; following technical faults when he first went for the procedure in January.
The next door neighbour's tree, which fell into his property after Cyclone Marcia, was removed by tradesmen while he was in hospital.
When he came back home, he said he was relieved.
However, because of the effects from the surgery, he didn't know how he was going to clean the rest of the yard, which was still littered with branches, leaves, his mangled clothes line and other rubbish.
Doctors advised Eric not to lift anything heavier than a phone book, so cleaning his yard was a problem at this stage.
Not only did he have the colonoscopy, but doctors found a cancerous growth, which had to be removed. That had knocked the wind out of Eric a bit.
If you can help Eric in any way you can call The Morning Bulletin on 4930 4253.