Originally Posted by TheGloaming
Wow, this sounds exactly like my first surgery observation. It was also an open heart surgery. Just being in the OR and seeing all the tools, the patient, and the surroundings in general freaked me out. I thought, "This person is going to be cut wide open". I got queasy and had to go the bathroom and sit down. After a 5 minute self pump-up session, I went back in a watched without anymore problems. After each surgery, everything seemed more normal. I was also extremely surprised how rough some parts of the surgery were.
I was also very surprised by that. It was amazing to see how the human body can be treated like that and recover.