Thank you all for the great advice both practical and emotional.
It has been such a great help to me to realise that it may not be as bad as I envisaged. I feel empowered to ask for help if needed and if all you lovely ladies have got through it in such good spirits I'm sure that I can too!! I have taken all the advice on board and written a number of lists.
I have a kidney test on Friday to make sure they are working ok. I do not have an exact date yet as to when the chemo will start, but based on what I have been told it should be the following week. I'll keep you all posted on how it goes.
Thanks again, Helen