I agree with @alisha. Consolidation was definitely a lot better than induction chemotherapy. Anyone who has been through both will say the same thing. And my consolidation didn't last very long either, definitely much shorter than my induction chemotherapy.
However, it's still chemotherapy and one still has to be careful. I still kept my blood counts in check and stayed away from public places. Infections and side effects continue during consolidation so you can't completely relax. I'd still choose consolidation over induction any day though.