Here's a picture of the whole set-up:
It wasn't that bad actually. It was mostly just boring, I couldn't move my arms, so I couldn't really do anything except listen to my iPod, which is what I ended up doing. The only other issues were that I was really exhausted afterwards, which is really common, and I had tingling in m fingers and nose. The tingling is because they add an anticoagulant to the blood to keep it from clotting in the machine, so it goes into my body after it has moved through the machine. While in the body it bonds with calcium in my bloodstream, reducing the amount of calcium in my body, which can cause a tingling sensation in the extremities. To combat this I was on an IV drip of calcium, but I still didn't have enough in my system to completely stop the tingling.
Other than a few issues and being really boring, the first day of the stem cell harvest went pretty well. They won't know how many cells they got until they're able to get them under a microscope, which will be tomorrow morning when I have to go back or day two. Hopefully they were able to get a lot of cells today and they'll have enough by tomorrow.