Good topic! I live an hour and a half away from the nearest shopping. Once I knew what I was in for, chemo day (Wednesday) also became retail therapy day for me. At the chemo center - ahem, spa - I enjoyed a relaxing few hours in those comfy chairs being pampered by those wonderful nurses.
Afterward, I would go shopping before heading home. I love thrift stores and had some great finds on my chemo days. I also bought a big leather Lazyboy for my husband. Now, it was how I felt two days later that I dreaded....yuck! By Monday I was back on my feet, tired, but ready for work.