Thank you very much for your support!!!
In answer to your question, the portacath can be left in for up to five years although a nurse mentioned that patients she has seen have had older portacaths in for 10 years.
I am unsure how long my portacath will be in for. I guess I may opt to leave it in in case I have any metastasies before the 5 year mark and require more chemo.
Anyway, I did get discharged from hospital today and I am very, very happy.
Thanks for liking the photo and I promise to keep you posted.