My regimen was a little different - dose dense, 8 rounds of treatment. 4 rounds were adriamycin and cytoxin and the last four rounds were taxotere. Treatments were two weeks apart. Here I am, so I got through it. It's not easy, but you can do it!
It is really important to keep hydrated. The first side effect was from the steroids given during chemo. The evening following chemo I was "up." You may need something to help you sleep. I have to say that following chemo I always felt fine and usually did a little retail therapy with a friend.
My chemo was Wednesday afternoon. On Friday, when I got my Neulasta shot, I started fading, and I was down for the count on Saturday and Sunday. Even taking Emend and other anti-nausea pills, I felt pretty yucky and stayed in bed most of the weekend. On Monday I was on the mend and feeling well enough to return to work.
Do you have a port? You may want a prescription for EMLA, a numbing cream; you apply it to the port area an hour before you port needs to be accessed and it makes that part of the whole shebang painless. I loved my port.
I brought books to read and tapes to listen to the cancer center. The benedryl that I was given with the taxotere put me to sleep, so I didn't get much done then. The center also had movies available to watch and food and drink. The nurses were wonderful.
I hope that something here helps you in your journey. xoxoxoxo Lynn