Upgrade: No longer having to eat at 7 am, noon and 5pm. I'm digging the 'room-service' style meal plan. Call when you want to get your food, with pre-ordering as an option? Heck yes! I'll take it. Verdict: Upgrade! (The actual food? Well, that's a whole other story).
Downgrade: Ordering two IV's because I have more than 1 IV medicine. I've had the same IV cocktail for almost a decade. Never in my life have I been ordered to have 2 IV's at once. Luckily, the IV nurse saw my teeny-tiny baby veins and as she left go get a pediatric IV kit, she told them no way was she putting two in. Verdict: Downgrade. (Yay for awesome IV nurses.)
Upgrade: I have to get some blood drawn tonight for the initial 'in-patient' work up. A super awesome research assistant came by and offered to buy some extra blood fin the form of a 20 dollar Target giftcard. Well, by golly, sign me up. Target here I come! Verdict:Upgrade!
Downgrade: Having a 'heavy chest' from a lung infection is not the same as having cardiac chest pain. Unfortunately any note of "chest pain" qualifies you for 10 electrodes decorating your top half and 3 fun days of caring a mini EKG machine in your tank top. Hmmm. Verdict: Downgrade
Even though I'm back in the hospital, I managed to avoid this place for 18 whole months! Thats the longest I've gone since I've starting getting IV's at the age of 14. Thanks Kalydeco! =)
I also would like to point out that I don't feel nearly as sick as I usually do when I go in for a tune-up. I do feel that I need one, but I think Kalydeco has played a huge part in how I feel overall; which isn't half bad, all things considered.
So here's to putting your health first and using your vacation time to have a hospital stay-cation if you will. Hopefully this time invested here will keep me out of here for the next 18 monts, or perhaps, even 2 years. =D We'll see.