adammawer , well, based on what you've written, it looks like your brain knows all it needs to get you through. I know what you mean about actually implementing it, though. I completely get what you mean about the issue of losing control. I've been a fair bit that way all my life, and that's a tough nut to crack. I sometimes wonder if people who are more "go with the flow" fare better in a crisis.
Again, everyone's situation is different, but my Dad had some pretty kick-ass chemo treatments, and to my knowledge, he never "hugged the big white bowl." I used to stay with him the night after his treatment, and I was never such a light sleeper in my life, so I think I'd have known.
You mentioned that you're already finding the hospital to be helpful in keeping you organized with your fridge sheet. Dad's hospital did such a good job even my Mom would have been happy! (She was very organized.)
I know it's scary to have to walk in there alone, but the nurses on Dad's ward were awesome. I hope yours will be, too - I've a mind they will be.