Everything was going great until the third return (with apheresis they give you your blood back) when a painful walnut-sized lump quickly grew in my elbow-pit. The vein had broken or whatever it does causing all the blood to pool under the skin. It hurt a bit, but they switched over to the other arm and everything went smoothly.
(They have to splice in a new needle, and have some fancy box to do it. It looks much to big for what it does.)
One of the techs said I'd have a really killer bruise-thing in my elbow-pit that would turn all black and blue and yellow. I was really looking forward to it, the last time I got a black and blue and yellow bruise was when I sprained my big toe.
Unfortunately it looks like I'm just going to get a mild bluish discoloration in my elbow pit. Its quite the let-down. Maybe I shouldn't have iced it last night.