I had Taxotere. I had to take cortesteroids to alleviate allergic reaction but still had trouble with swelling in feet and legs and a "full" feeling kind of breathless. Sometimes worse than others. It's not a good feeling... As to losing the hair, it's really traumatic but you do learn to deal with it. Go ahead and cry - it's okay to be upset but remember you're going thru this to get better and it's been done before by others. We have survived and you will too. I cried and whined (have to tell the truth) about
my hair but even my onc didn't know I had on a wig until I told him...You'll learn to put it in perspective when you can.
Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."