I have been tolerating the chemo pretty well. I guess I am luckier than many. I only have occasional nausea and the medication the dr. prescribed seems to take care of it. I do have fatigue which seems to get worse with each treatment, and of course I lost my hair! It never completely went, but I had it shaved off as soon as it started to go. It already looked thin and limp the first day it started to go and if I hadn't had it shaved I would have very noticable bald patches. I seem to get some growth in between each chemo but then it goes again after. Personally, I am enjoying having a bald head. No hair during the Texas summer is great for this hot natured girl! I haven't worn a scarf or hat in weeks, just go out rockin' my bald chick look. I did make myself a few t-shirts that I like to wear with chemo/bald sayings on them. I think humor has had a good effect on tolerating this journey. Oh yeah. Chemo brain!! It is definitely a real thing! Just called on dog by my husbands name and told the other dog that "Daddy has gone to iron his face." (he went to shave) just this morning! Again, you gotta laugh.
As far as tolerating my dignosis. I have had such amazing support from family, friends, and co-workers, I think I have done pretty well. I did have a few times that I cried and screamed and let out my anger at this diagnosis. But I have felt God with me throughout all of this. Overall, the humor helps in a huge way. I think it also helps that I tend to share everything that is going on with me (probably too much sometimes!!) in almost every area of my life, so I have not really held anything back. It is what it is, I am still me, I just have cancer now.
Hope this, rather long, comment is helpful.