Glad to hear chemo is almost over. I saw you were on the anti-nausea drug I took. It worked well for me. Once your hair grows back, you'll be thinking the baldness isn't so bad. Saves a lot of time in the morning! (Just kidding).
I did not have the fluid retention you spoke of, but I did gain weight and am still battling that one! I do remember my skin was so soft while I was getting chemo. I guess all the fluids they pumped into me helped that. Be sure to have a drink with you at all times. It helps distribute the chemo through your body.
Your timing for treatment is about the same as mine. I started chemo in June and then radiation in October. I remember that year was the best Christmas ever!
Seems the cancer, as bad is it is to deal with, certainly taught me not to worry about the small things -- traffic jams, long lines, dirty house -- living life to the fullest and appreciating friends and family are the important things. I hope you have someone supporting you through these rough times.
Stay strong! God bless you,