Kathy, you are so right, chemo side effects are different for everyone.
First, drink a lot of water. I mean a lot. Start on Sunday. Drink a couple of large glasses on Monday. Bring water with you to chemo, and a light jacket or blanket. Also, bring a snack. Peanut butter crackers or something like that.
Typically, chemo day is a long day. Here's how mine went. Waited for bloodwork to make sure white cell count was OK. Waited to see doctor. Waited in chemo room. Usually, the first chemo is longer. They just want to make sure you don't have an allergic reaction. Mine lasted about 3-4 hours, if I remember right. Continue drinking water all the day and night and the next day. Water is your best friend during chemo. Even if you don't want to drink it, make a big glass and sip on it all day. This is truly imperative.
Take the anti nausea drugs whether you need them or not. Do not wait to feel bad to start this medication. Be sure you have this prescription filled.
Every time I had my chemo, I felt fine (other than a little headache), for the first few days. By day three, I felt a little icky, and usually stayed in bed watching TV for a couple of days. Then I was OK till the next chemo. I had treatments every other week.
Even if you feel nauseated, you should be ok. That's normal. Just make certain you are drinking AND eating a little bit several times a day. If you get dehydrated, you will feel horrible, and it could land you in the hospital.
Stay away from sick people!!!
Lots of gals have someone go with them, but I was fine going by myself. It was such a long day, I just didn't feel comfortable having someone give up their entire day to babysit me. If you need someone, ask them. You may want someone the first time, then after than you'll be OK on your own. Everyone is different. It's OK to just be who you are!
I'm sure all will go well. What chemo will you be on? If you don't know, you need to.
Prayers for you and HUGS too.