A Woman Watches Her Own Surgery


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Did I talk the entire time? - Pretty much. - Oh my god, I am so sorry. Whoa. I was having a lot of foot pain when I was running and exercising. Did an MRI and it turns out this is a natural thing that I was born with, bone marrow edema. And it sounds terrifying, but it's really not that big of a deal. We were always a walk-it-off family, so it's like yeah, whatever, it's pain, it's no big deal. - But again, if you don't take care of it now, it'll... - Haunt me in the long run. My fears going into this are that there'd be more side effects afterwards than there were before the surgery. - My fear is that she's going to underestimate the recovery. They told her to take the rest of the week off and she's going back to work tomorrow. - [Morgann] It's busy. - We're going to do surgery here on Morgan. She's got two little bones that are connected together, and that's what's causing a lot of pain. So we're going to take care of that. So we make an incision right over this part of the foot, and take that connection out and stitch you up. - [Morgann] Awesome. - We can do this with sedation or a general anesthetic. I'd probably go with the sedation. It's just less invasive, you're able to get out of here a little bit quicker. - Done. Bye everybody. - I'm here to show you what you didn't get to see while you were getting the surgery done. - [Morgann] Oh boy. - Are you ready to watch them slice you open? - Sure. I'm assuming they're numbing up every... Ho, wow. Should they be doing that with a needle? It's like he's trying to get all the batter off the sides of the bowl. (laughs) Oh my god. - You're head got itchy at one point, so you asked the anesthesiologist to scratch your head. (laughs) - I thought it would be bloodier. - The tourniquet stopped all the blood from - That makes sense. Apparently this guy's got a little fork around my foot. That's nice, just pull that open. Whoa. - They're cutting the muscle away from here, and then they peel it back, and the thing you're going to see is your bone. - Makes a lot of sense of why it's taking so long to get better. Oh wow. Oh, I'm having pain in my foot watching this. - Really? - Yeah. - I felt, like, a jack hammer on my foot, and then pain, and then I heard a doctor go, "Give her some more." - That happened a few times, the "give her some more." - Oh really? - Yeah. So now they're going to put more meds in. And he's going to stab you with the needle again. - No, no, why would you do that? The claw, that's creepy. - [Doctor] So there's the bone. - The snap, the snap. Oh, I was supposed to go to a stag on Friday. I don't think it's going to happen anymore. - How are you feeling? It's been, like, two weeks after the surgery. - I'm not healing as fast as I thought I would. It looked like an old man's foot. If I had seen this, I probably would've chilled out a lot more. Surgery is no joke. I would say, for anybody who is going in and getting any sort of procedure done, listen to your doctor, listen better than I did because you really do need a lot of time to heal. You should use that recovery time to really just be your laziest. - So after seeing this video, do you think you can just relax and let this heal after seeing how intensive it actually was? - Well, now I just don't have the time.