Congratulations! That is great news, glad to hear it. 3.5 years is a real milestone, well done.
It can be tricky getting the DHB to pay for a CT I have had to pay for my own on occasion. My recurrence was only found when I insisted on a scan and I had to have it done privately.
Prices are high but not $2,000 - for a CT at Pacific Radiology in the Hutt, chest, abdo pelvis is about $1,200. Interestingly the cost at Pacific Radiology in Christchurch is about 1/3 lower (they have prices on their website). I haven't tried it yet but am tempted to spend a few dollars on a Jetstar flight to Christchurch to save hundreds if I need to. Another economy I tried was to have a CT chest and an ultrasound abdomen pelvis which cost a lot less but not as accurate.
Anyway, that's something to think about in the future - in the meantime enjoy this freezing weekend and we might get some real snow to cool down your gin.
dx T3N1M0 Feb 11 when children age 11, 7 and 2
Xeloda/rad March 11, LAR June 11 temp ileo
Xelox 6 rounds, NED
Lung mets Oct 13
Laser surgery Germany Jan 14. 3 mets left lung.
Laser surgery UK Jun and Aug 14 one met each lung, NED
Aug 14 Started Xeloda and Celebrex (ADAPT) 3 year course
AUG 2017 CT MRI show still NED