Yes it is normal, and it is so much better than being stuck with an I V, the site may be a little tender, but a port is so much safer for the chemo drugs to go through because of risk of infiltration in to the tissue.
I had about a week between port placement and chemo, but I have read on this site where some people had chemo the same day they had their port surgery. You will do fine. the port insertion is not a bad surgery. Mine was just a day surgery, nothing nearly as bad as the mastectomy. God bless!
Mine was placed on a Tuesday and I had my first treatment the following Monday as there wasn't a rush to start it like that day or even the next according to my onc. Every situation is different. Take care.
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