So, upon returning home I immediately started all the proper medicines. All labels and instructions where checked and re-checked. Everything was taken on schedule and despite being in constant low-grade discomfort and pain (especially the bone aches from the Neulasta shot) I felt like this cycle was going much better than the first.
I was rapidly losing the last of my taste buds (a process which started last week), and my smell was entirely gone. Both of which are major factors in being able to eat.
I was ready and prepared to face this for the next week, it was not fun and uncomfortable, but way better than the first cycle. However, I was about to get a upgrade in my understanding of this chemo recovery process.