I had a port in 2002-3 in my upper chest, just to the right of my breast-bone. It didn't work very well and sometimes they still ended up using my arms. It still bothers me where it was (lumpy and itchy). It was scary how the nurse would come at me with the Chemo Needle, holding like a jackknife, and plunging it into my chest like she was trying to cut my heart out. Scared me to no end!
The Oncologist assures me there have been tremendous improvements in the design and function of the ports since then and has encouraged me to get one as I'm one of those "impossible vein" people and it can take 6 or more sticks to find a good vein.
Where in your bodies have these ports been placed? Do they only go in the chest? How big are they? I kind of remember the circumference looking about the size of a quarter.