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I have a DVD of my own VSG. It took a while for me to watch it. But it was cool seeing my own insides. I didn't realize how much fat I had around my organs.

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Ouh! That was brave of you! I did that too and was totally turned off about surgery for weeks! I actually had to pause the video and take a deep breath after watching just seconds once I saw the doctor cut the skin to create the first incision. I felt sick watching too. But I am 1 week post-op now (still can't believe I did this!).

All I remember is some guy (the Anesthesiologist) telling me, "I am going to give you something to relax now!" and that was it! All the sounds around me became louder than usual and everything went blurry, I could not lift my head (my arms were already tied down) and I was out! I then woke up in a different room with a different gown on and my stomach incredibly sore. I wasn't dizzy but I did have a lot of acid reflux. That is because I vomited the water they used to test my pouch for a leak during surgery. The other 3 people who had surgery the same day did not experience this and were charged from the hospital a day before me. After two days of throwing up (was pretty painful), I was finally able to keep liquids down. The only pain I have now is at my biggest incision (I only have 3 plus my drainer site). The only incision that hurts is the one my old stomach was pulled out of. When it hurts, it's healing so it's all good. I have gone from 199 lbs (gained weight from being on IV for 4 days) to 191 lbs in a week and today, 9 days post-op, I am 187 lbs.

Stay strong! You will do great!

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I was only able to watch 5 minutes....I couldn't finish the rest.... LOL... I want to watch it all again but not tonight lol...

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I didn't think it was bad. I've watched 3 or 4. Actually it made me feel better knowing exactly what they are going to be doing!!

That's why I wanted to watch it..... But man! It was so INTERESTING lol

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I thought it was kinda interesting, kinda gross. I couldn't watch the whole thing though because my attention span sucks. It still hasn't registered really that they actually did that to me. It kinda felt like I woke up with a few cuts and a new stomach and had no surgery =p (Even though I know that's not the truth at all! )

All I remember is getting on the surgical table and then waking up in the recovery room - it's rather nice!

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I made a point not to watch it before surgery. Now I'm queasy and know I don't want to watch it. I forgot to bring a tumb drive for the doctor to give me a copy of the surgery. Just as well.

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I didn't think it was bad. I've watched 3 or 4. Actually it made me feel better knowing exactly what they are going to be doing!!

Me, too! I want to know as much as possible about what they're gonna do to me. It puts me at ease to have a little bit of an idea. I would love to be able to get a dvd of my surgery! I need to ask the surgeon about that...

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I really enjoyed watching the surgery vids lol. I havent had my surgery yet, but im glad to know what they are gonna do, how they are going to do it, and how easy it looks to complete!! Looks like I can do that surgery myself lol.

It gave me peace of mind actually. I watched about 5 or 6 different videos and still looking for more!!

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I watched it 3-5 times and I just like it I like to know what would be going on during the surgery.

I wonder if I can ask for dvd of my procedure.( didn't have it yet)

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I think I might be a weirdo! I watched on Youtube last night and thought it was very interesting (not sure how else to word it). My husband on the other hand left the room. I always liked those surgery shows and such.

I did the same thing a few weeks before my surgery, and actually several other times as well as my family wanted to know exactly what was going to happen and it was easier to show them than to try and explain.

A few weeks before I had my son I started watching videos of epidurals and c-sections (just in case) so that I could mentally prepare myself for what was about to happen. It's a coping mechanism.

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