Recovery from the portacath placement is slow. I'm very sore and can barely move my right arm. Even typing is painful. Apparently, the surgeon could not get the catheter in so he had to make an incision...I'm not sure of the exact details but a piece of the catheter came loose. He had to retrieve it with the help of a Radiologist through an artery in my groin. Will post more when I feel better. Sorry.