Apr 23, 2020 02:24PM - edited Apr 23, 2020 02:26PM by MountainMia
I had 4x AC, no taxol, because I'd reacted to Taxotere. (My original plan was 4x taxotere and cytoxan, not adriamycin and cytoxan.) I had my chemo AFTER surgery, not before. About 2 weeks after my last AC, I had knee-buckling fatigue, with shortness of breath on even mild exertion. It was the AC. It was normal, though difficult, and lasted with varying intensity for about 3 weeks.
It's possible you are dealing with similar fatigue, maybe isn't pneumonia at all, since your xray was fine.
Ultimately, you are the one who gets to make decisions about your treatment. I'm NOT recommending you go my route, without taxol. I'm just saying, it's an option and you and your MO could discuss it.
EDITED to add, I don't keep my stats on my tagline anymore, but my characteristics were much like yours. 1.5 cm IDC tumor with DCIS, no nodes involved, grade 3. I was 58 on diagnosis, otherwise in very good health.