I LOVE watching surgeries!!!! They are so interesting to me. I have seen several C-sections, a TURP, and the correction of a broken femur.
The TURP was cool - probably because I had an awesome surgeon who let me sit at the controls of the DaVinci and look inside this guy's abdomen.
But the best was definitely the femur. I got in on that surgery on a whim... It was during my pediatric rotation, and my patient was going into surgery and his parents begged that I go in with him. Who was I to say no? HAHA! It was truly awesome. Ortho surgeries are truly amazing. I had hilarious surgeons on that case as well... at one point one of them said (as he was pounding this giant bendable nail into this kids femur with a hammer) "THIS IS SO MONEY!"
I could easily be an OR nurse, but I would just want to watch all day and not do anything else.
And I do prefer my patients awake.