Alicia is working through some issues right now. While her throat is not swollen, her mouth is (from some wickedly bad thrush) and that has her in pain. Trying to balance her need for nutrition, pain management and comfort has become a priority this week. She is in the hospital, as that is the best place for the doctors to work out all the kinks of her meds and such. She is still leaving the hospital to do radiation and that will stay on schedule. I tell you that, so that no one starts envisioning her curled up on a hospital bed unable to function. She has trouble talking (dry mouth, thrush, and a swollen tongue) but she looks great. A week from today she will be more than halfway through with the radiation which will be a nice milestone. Her days at the hospital look a lot like her days at home, lots of sleep and trashy TV. And keep your Facebook posts interesting, ‘cause she reads that a lot too.
So, once she feels well rested and the docs feel like her med combinations are all correct, she’ll head home.
And a minor victory for her: her hair is growing back!