Apparently the last round of platelets didn't take very well. On Monday I had a blood draw and the nurse called me back later to tell me that my platelets were at 6 and I had a transfusion scheduled for later that day. Bummer! The normal range for platelets are between 150 and 400, so 6 is pretty damn low. Anyway, my friends George and Brian were in town so George hung out with me while I got the transfusion (it was just after taking Brian to the airport) and was even a good caretaker by pointing out to the nurses some hives that had popped up as a result of the transfusion. All in all it ended up being just an annoyance and was the only major appointment I had while my friends were in town, so it was all good.