Red devil is the nick name for what we know as Adriamycin (The "A" in AC combo). Yes, it is frightening to watch. It looks like red fruit drink, and the nurse is gowned, gloved and goggled, just to push it into the iv going into your veins. The first time I saw it, I was surprised at their precautions for the caustic nature of the thing that was supposed to CURE us!
I was lucky with my wig, it was winter time, so I did not have the summer sweating thing, although I did wear it to work through June. For the last month or so, I would shed the wig and wear a cap out in public, wish I shed the wig a bit sooner than I did though.
Great that you gals found each other..I had chemo buddies online too, including our Becky who just celebrated a birthday. It was February 8 (or 7th?) of 2000 that we started chemo the same week, and having a buddy to cheer you on and comiserate with and celebrate with was priceless.