Tammy: In 2001, I had 4 rounds of A/C followed by 12 weekly taxol. The premed that were given by IV really helped. If I remember correctly, I think most of my symptoms from the first chemo were more from nerves and the dread of the treatment and the unknown than the treatment itself. Be sure and ask your onco for meds to have at home to help with the nausea. If you aren't seeing him/her tomorrow, then ask the chemo nurse. Chemo nurses are very special people. They know a lot of little tricks that the onco don't tell us. :)
Please try and stay occupied with something fun today and this evening. Tomorrow anticipation is worse than the treatment. See you tomorrow!
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
I was about to add what Lori just said. Eat lightly following chemo, but do eat. Also be sure to take the meds they give you right away, don't wait till you get to feeling nauseated. Again, if what they give you doesn't help this time, be sure to let them know cause they will change. My Dr told me there is no reason for someone to be sick with all the meds there are out there. He was right. I only got sick a couple of times. Certain foods did not set right, and the smell of mexican and chinese foods turned my stomach. Each person is different though.
We are here for you, will be aboard the PCE tomorrow. Haven't been to Sacramento for about 5 years. My brother used to live in Modesto.