I had a port in after not wanting one, and going thru 3 chemo cycles with iv's in my arm. When the veins became hard to hit, I gave in to getting port.. once it settled in (took about 2 weeks on advil) it was GREAT! ask for Emla cream and put it on 2 hrs before the dr. appt (cover it with a band-aid, dont rub the cream in, just let it sit on the port site) and she'll never even feel the needle AT ALL. it was the BEST, and yes i had herceptin for 1 year too. we took it out... that was 4 yrs ago. for worrying about it as much as i did before i agreed to it, it ended up being a very good thing.
good luck, and hugs! Stefanie
"It's been worth everything I've been through,
To do what I do"
To Do What I Do -Alan Jackson, 2004