1 NEWS reporter Kim Savage is the first journalist to go this far north on SH1 along the coast of Kaikoura since Monday's massive quake. She just found this absolutely obliterated stretch where the road shot up more than 4 metres.
There's nothing quite like a good colonoscopy to start the week:
So I spent my morning having a colonoscopy. I'd noticed a few symptoms which could have been nothing but could have been something, and because my dad died of bowel cancer, I decided it was best to get my colon looked at by someone who knows what a good colon looks like.
All was fine, which is nice for me, but it also seemed like a good time to remind everyone out there that bowel cancer is a killer, but it doesn't have to be. If you catch it in time it's a very treatable cancer.
So how terrible is a colonoscopy?
The worst bit is the stuff you have to drink the night before to clear out your colon. That stuff is amazingly efficient and you do spend quite a bit of time on the loo. I began today with the cleanest colon I've had in a very long time.
The procedure itself is nothing. You get some completely amazing drugs and then you doze through the whole thing. In fact it was actually a super relaxing experience - which is a weird thing to say when you think about the fact it's actually someone inserting a small camera up your arse.
And just so you know... these are the symptoms you need to get checked:
- Bleeding from the bottom (rectal bleeding) without any obvious reason. - Or if you have other symptoms such as straining, soreness, lumps and itchiness. - A persistent change in bowel habit going to the toilet more often or experiencing looser stools for several weeks - Abdominal pain especially if severe. - Any lumps or mass in your tummy. - Weight loss and tiredness (a symptom of anaemia).
Don't wait. Don't put it off. Get it checked. There's loads more info at the beat bowel cancer NZ website.
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