I have inflammatory breast cancer. My treatment started with chemotherapy and will end in early August. The next plan is for the mastectomy. How long should I rest and prepare for the surgery? My last 4 courses of chemo (taxotere) have been really tough with illnesses, pain, fatigue, and infections, and I would like to wait abit for surgery. I know we are all different, but was wondering generally how long is the gap between chemo & surgery.??