Drats...I had a long post and was almost done and the AOL gremlins disconnected me.
First of all, NO apologies for questions or needing support! Before you know it, you'll be offering support too. When a thread gets too long, an important question or thought can be buried in it, so it is good to start a new post sometimes.
Yes, negative nodes is a very good thing and you are lucky!
I used to watch tv during chemo, but you may read or talk or knit...ot snooze. I did chemo on a Tuesday (just had 4 AC). With the hour drive, blood draw, onc appt, the whole thing took most of the day for me. The chemo itself was a couple hours. I drove myself for the second two, but it is good to let someone drive you till you know how you'll react. I felt fine when I got home, in fact, I went out for lunch twice (till I learned that toast and soup was better those days). Not that I felt sick, but I learned that the stomach needs gentle light foods that day.
As for missing work, wait and see,.....I did chemo on Tuesday. I worked from home a little on Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday I slept late and went in for a half day. I missed minimal work...so it is possible.
Taxol is part of the taxene (or taxane??) family...in my day, in 2000, it was mainly given for those with positive nodes, but sometimes negative node gals got it too. I am not sure what the protocol is these days.
As for stretches, no one told me either...they said it was not necessary with a sentinel node biopsy. Not true! I wished I had stretched out more, as I had tightness when reaching back for a while. But with some easy stretching on my own, it did the trick. I recall that ACS sent me some material with diagrams and tools for stretching.
Hang in there, you're doing great!