Thanks Marion and Julie. Julie, I was "out" for the port installation. I made a point of being adamant about that. Not out enough to need breathing help, but I remember NOTHING.
After a 6 hour surgery to fix a bile leak 18 hours after my original 8 hour resection surgery I woke up on the table after the took my breathing tube out. That was because they were manipulating me to take xrays trying to find a missing needle (!) and it hurt like heck!
That story scares me and every anesthesiologist I tell it to so I make them hit me hard with fentanyl and propofol when they're doing these "minor" procedures... ha
Nonetheless, I can see what a difficult time they had with the port and it's still tender a week later. I just didn't have to be aware of it at the time and I'm thankful for that.