I won't lie to you each and every person is diffrent in how they react to the treatment. I haven't been too bad to be honest with you which I am very suprised at!
When I first stated I was throwing up a lot which is one of the possible side effects and was hospitalised on a number of occasions because of infections but since the infections have been sorted (I had to have stents put into my kidneys as the cancer was blocking the tubes and causing the waste to back up)....It is important that you take your anti sickness tablets as they are a god send! You get given them after each session, I do anyway. I also started to get pins and needles in my hand, fingers, feet and toes and it was incredibly painful but I told the nurses and they amended my chemo and I don't get it anymore.
When my hair (all over) fell out especially on my head - I had long thick hair that went half way down my back - started to come out which was after my first treatment I cried and cried as it was a shock and it was horrible as this is when it really hits you but you get use to it and not having to but shampoo is ace! If you do decide to wear a wig then you can as they look so real now, you may have to pay for it as the nhs don't offer them free of charge, there is also scarfs and hats (i wear one) which are a lot more comfortable, in my opinion anyway. You will also go through a lot of emotions and a lot of tears but this is all normal.
I also suffer with extreme tiredness all the time I sleep for 12+hours at night and sometimes sleep in he day so it is very important that you make sure that you give yourself time to rest.
One major piece of advice I can give you: I have always been independent I live on my own I work 50+ hours a week and I never asked for help with anything - this has now gone out the window, I am singed off work but work are brilliant and still paying me my full wage and have done for the last 6 months, I have yo have my mum come and help me with my cleaning, my sister has to help me a lot with stuff and I now have to do my food shopping online. The reason being is that the treatment will kick you down but you will know in your heart that it is working - I did and I have recently had this confirmed.
Don't try to push yourself as you will make yourself more poorly use this time to rest and be treated like a queen and let your friends and family help you as you are going on a very tough ride and it is extremely lonley dispite how many people you have around you and alway always always think positive always even when your having a down day. You have cancer cancer does not have you!
Good luck with your journey x