Hey JC63 - how did it go with the clinic? FYI, I'm going to do 2 more adjuvant rounds of Carbo+Alimpta. Starting next week.
Of note, the treatment time is also much shorter for Carbo+Alimta - about 2 hours.
When I did Cisplatin+Alimta it was almost the whole day (about 8 hours) - I was there from 8am to 4pm.
My perception is that Cisplatin was a lot more toxic as the extra time was spent giving me IV bags of saline to dilute my system. They also monitored my urine and encouraged me to drink a lot while I was there. The bathroom had a plastic "pitcher" of sorts with measurements which I urinated into to keep track of how much fluid I was passing. That tells me how toxic Cisplatin must be.
With Carbo, there were no bags of saline to take, no urination monitoring, and I was done in 2 hours. Of course I drank plenty of water after I left for the rest of the day, which is advisable for most chemo treatments.