I performed the procedure on May 15, 2011. I asked two friends of mine to film; a third friend with experience in the medical field provided supervision.

If this looks easy, it's not. The magnets slipped out of the incisions many times before I was able to hold them in place and suturing was extremely difficult one-handed. It's painful, it's stressful, it's dangerous.

I receive physical aid twice: to apply pressure on the magnet during insertion and to help tie a knot in the sutures. All tools have been sterilized prior.

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