Glad you are getting used to your port. From what I remember, you are not doing Folfox - just an oxaliplatin infusion and then you take pills, right? Anyway, my first infusion went a lot more quickly than I thought it would, and I brought far too much stuff with me which I had to lug back and forth between Grand Central and 53rd street. I had my phone, an iPad, charger, ginger ale, diet coke, a bottle of water, 2 knit hats (it was over 80 degrees in August), mittens, a container of Charms hard candy, and all I did was drink the water! The infusion rooms have televisions and each location seems to have a different set-up. 53rd street has a tv mounted on the wall and they give you headphones. Westchester had a small tv attached to the infusion chair but they didn't require headphones. So, depending on what you like to do, you probably only need one or two things - like a book you may be reading, or a tablet. You may get hungry, so you might want to bring a snack. I ate a sandwich during my last infusion as it took place at 12:45.
I don't remember any smells from the infusion. I read about the ice chips - they say it's supposed to eliminate or at least cut down the cold sensitivity in your mouth, but I didn't try it. I've seen ice and water dispensers as MSK, but I don't know if they have ice chips.
As far as the timing goes, for me, the infusion pre-meds to prevent nausea took about 10 minutes. My dose of oxaliplatin takes 85 minutes. The time went by quickly because my nurse spent a lot of time explaining things. Also, because I go home connected to a pump of 5fu, I had to practice the disconnect procedure as I do that myself at home on Sundays. If I remember your posts correctly, I don't think you will be going home with a pump, so you may have more time to yourself during the infusion.
I think that's about it. I hope your treatment goes well. I will be following you next Friday for #4! Halfway there!!
Have a good night,
7/26/19 DX: Rectal Adenocarcinoma
CEA 8/8/19-1.9, 12/6/19-2.3, 2/28/20-1.7
8/16/19 - 11/23/19 FOLFOX - 8 rounds
10/9 flex sig ~30% shrinkage 11/27/19-a bit more shrinkage
Neulasta 9/29/19, 10/27/19, 11/24/19
25 days Xeloda and radiation 12/17/2019 - 1/22/20
Robotic LAR 4/14/20 - clear margins - 0/15 nodes