My experience with Port insertion, was overall good.
I received full sedation that knocked me out for the install. Surgeon said I snored through most of it
It took about 30 minutes for me to come out of a visual haze after surgery. Literally saw things all smudged together like a late stage van gogh painting - but with motion.
I did experience pain. First day I took a pain pill. Pain was much lower 2nd day and manageable without meds, but had a strange discomfort in the neck where line goes down into vein.
That took about 4-5 days before it was no longer noticeable. Now, I pretty much don't even realize the port is in. Once in a while after lifting some weights, or doing some other work that
involves heavy lifting or stressing, I'll get a minor glimpse of that same discomfort. So I try not to overdo on the lifting, but I'm back to lifting 50 lb items on regular basis. My port is supposedly
one of the best the nurses have seen as it fills the blood tubes in an instant.
Overall, the port has been one of the easiest parts of the journey - so don't sweat it.
best of wishes.