Did they end up doing the surgery right away?
I know that this is a late response; but for anyone else who might have this question... my mom had Chemo within just a couple of days after having her port implanted. According to the attending nurse who was overseeing the port placement procedure, it's completely safe for cath or mediports to used immediately after placement.
Thanks for posting a follow up we have a family friend going through this right now so good to know :D
I am getting a port inserted on 10/17 and I am scared. Thanks for posting about this ... it sort of helps the anxiety. I hope I do well.
Chemo next day after port implantation is possible, if there are no surgical wounds. Make sure you ask the chemo nurses to use longer length needle (3.2 cm) because of swelling of skin after a surgery, extra length needle is a better choice.