My chemo port was installed on Jan 2, 2014. I successfully completed 4 months of chemotherapy and although I didn't think so when the port was first installed in my body, the device proved to be absolutely necessary! I can't imagine what my veins would look like right now, had I not had the port.
My chemo port was removed on June 6, 2014. I had it in for 5 months. Normally, I believe they keep them in longer but I needed to have my exchange surgery due to complications with the expanders and my plastic surgeon was eager to take it out. Fingers are crossed that I won't need another one.
All my port photos are below. Click any picture for a larger slideshow view.