I agree that they might be trying something else because your body already knows cisplatin.
It's my understanding that oxaliplatin is not as hard on the kidneys, and hair loss is less likely. (Not that THAT is important!)
While I was on it, I kept gloves everywhere. I put them on to take my egg out of the fridge. Then I let the egg sit to warm up a little. Cracking eggs with gloves on gets messy! Believe me, I tried it! I drank room temp water. I used a filter, but bottled water is easy, too. I drank ensure, also, because I was losing weight. That was also room temp.
Just don't forget the gloves when going to the fridge or freezer. It really stings. Kind of like being burned by a match.
At least it's getting warmer so you shouldn't have to deal with a scarf, but you might want one handy in case. The cold sensitivity in my mouth usually only lasted 3-4 days.
My other side effect was nausea. I took the pills and fought it for a couple of days. Then I finally gave up. I would get sick about 6 hours after completion, then be better! But I no longer like chicken noodle soup!
And then there's the neuropathy. It went away by the next treatment for 5 or 6 treatments. Then my toes still tingled and so did 2 fingers. So they had to stop chemo. In retrospect, I think I would gave lied to get one more dose. But I didn't. It's been since Nov. 2011 and I have most of the feeling back, except for my toes. And when my feet get cold, it feels more like neuropathy. Normally, it's just a light tingling that I ignore.
Between doc visits and infusions, my days were usually from 9ish arrival to 4ish departure. So, yes, be prepared. They usually give Benadryl or similar so you can nap for a while. But infusion is around 5 hours if I remember right.
"Don't just have minutes in the day; have moments in time."
Any opinions I give are based on personal experiences, and are not based on medical knowledge. I strongly suggest receiving medical care and opinions.