Before you go into the OR, they give you a med to relax you. You're awake until they actually put you out, which is after they get you positioned on the table. The relaxation med really makes it so you don't really care. If you're fearful, tell the anesthesiologist (whom you'll meet before surgery) that you'd like a little extra.
Not to worry! I never watched an actual video of the procedure before having it done. I couldn't! I did watch an animated one, which was very easy to handle. Do your research here on the forum...that way you can find out what you need to know without passing out!
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