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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   HI whats your name im XXXXXXXX ?
Doctor :   Hello XXXXXXXX this is
User :   hi can you help me understand have i done a good thing donating my body to the india medical service for use by a med college ?
Doctor :   yes you have done a wonderful job
User :   i have very advanced cancer of the brain stem i hope my body is still usefull
Doctor :   every part of the body is useful what ever the position and situation it is in
User :   may i ask is there many colleges my body mayy end up in india ?
Doctor :   medical college in India will accept the body

Doctor :   but
Doctor :   the legal formalities should be completed
User :   thay have been i have been accepted and will be transported to india stright after my death
Doctor :   ok
User :   may i ask y do my forms name me as a cadaver then cadaver number ?
Doctor :   i am sorry i do not encourage such questions, i am a clinician and do have limited knowledge about the medical facts of after death formalities.

User :   oh im sorry to have upset you
Doctor :   no problem, i can help you in clinical problems only
User :   as a doc do you think i have done a good thing by being a body doner ??
User :   did you use bodies to learn what you know ??
Doctor :   yes you have done a wonderful job by donating the body
User :   well as i say i hope i be a good teacher to them useing me
Doctor :   yes you will be a good teacher
User :   may i ask where am i taken at the college
Doctor :   usually in the anatomy department and or in pathology department

User :   when im taken there i be clothed will i stay fully clothed ??
Doctor :   no
User :   what happens to me then
Doctor :   as i said i have limited knowledge about the facts, what i can tell you is they will preserve the body from decomposing by putting formalin solution

User :   so am i clothed still when this is done and hows it put into me ?
Doctor :   sorry i have no idea about this.

Doctor :   you can consult anatomy department near your place for further information in this regard
User :   ok but once thats done where am i put
Doctor :   in the department of anatomy or pathology
User :   my form says anatomy department
User :   what will happen to me then
Doctor :   you will be taken in anatomy department
User :   what am i transported on
Doctor :   if you need all such details please visit the anatomy department.
User :   will thay let me
User :   have i upset you
Doctor :   you can request for that and i believe it will be honored and they will let you know all the details
Doctor :   no i am not upset but feel sorry as i am clinician and have limited knowledge in helping you
User :   ok may i ask i thought you might help me as i thought you would have trained on a body
Doctor :   i suggest you to visit a anatomy department
User :   and you are helping me alot
Doctor :   and they will clear all your doubts
User :   do medical students mined seeing my body naked as i will be yes ?
Doctor :   no

User :   but im naked yes ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   may i ask will my penis be seen by them ?
User :   may i ask what am i placed on in anatomy department
Doctor :   you will be placed on a table
User :   on my own or with other bodys
User :   may i ask will i fit as im slim but 7ft tall ?
Doctor :   yes you will fit
Doctor :   yes you are coverd
Doctor :   legs do not hang over the edge
User :   may i ask y do thay wish to dissect my privert organs ?
User :   what i meane is y are thay going to dissect my reporductive organs what can be lernt ?
User :   you there ?
Doctor :   yes every part of the body will be dissected
User :   but what can be lernt from my testicals or penis
User :   ??
Doctor :   the anatomy of the penis and testicles

User :   will my scrotum need cutting ?
User :   will due to i have lots of pubic hair make any problems
User :   will me beinng very skinny matter to them ?
Doctor :   yes they will shave the pubic hair
User :   what all of it
Doctor :   yes all of it
User :   wont i get cut
User :   wont i get cut
Doctor :   yes you will get cut
User :   may i ask i will have lots of cuts made over my body yes ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   my friend sayas my full front will be opened is this correct ?
Doctor :   correct
User :   hows it done
Doctor :   you need to ask anatomist for this
User :   will my ribs be cut
Doctor :   yes
User :   whats used
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   its not nice whats going happen to me is it but its usefull yes ??
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   do you know if my skin is removed ?
Doctor :   When?
User :   dueing any part of dissection
Doctor :   Yes, skin will be removed.
User :   whats this about them removeing my brain will thay
Doctor :   They will the brain also.
Doctor :   It is part of the studies.
User :   how its in my skull which is coverd with skin and hair ?
Doctor :   They will remove one by one, first the hair then the skin.
User :   where does the skin go ?
Doctor :   It will be disposed off.
User :   hen what happens
Doctor :   may i know why are you asking in such detail about it?
User :   i just like to know how my body is going be dissected i dont have any problem but im not going be there am i i just like to know is this ok ?
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Give your age ,location .
User :   im 18 from uk but my body is being transported
Doctor :   When?
User :   can you tell me how my brain is removed after im dead
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   It will be removed.
User :   is my age a problem
Doctor :   No.
User :   will thay use me at 18
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   so hows my brain removed its in my skull
User :   ow do thay remove my brain
Doctor :   they will first remove the skin, then cut open the skull, then remove the brain.
User :   hows my skull cut
Doctor :   With knife.
User :   will any noices be herded during my dissection
Doctor :   no.
User :   hows my bones cut
Doctor :   with blade.
User :   ic you can see my ribs though my skin will this matter
Doctor :   no.
User :   can i ask its not going take long to dissect me is it
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   how long
Doctor :   It depends.
Doctor :   It means it will take from 1 hours to several hours.
Doctor :   Did you follow what i have said?
User :   can i ask as im going to switzerland to the ethunissa clinc to end my life in 3 weeks this is where im being transported from does this meane i be used when the new med school students start in sept
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   will i be used in sept
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   do you meane yes
Doctor :   i mean yes
User :   so is mt body a mess during dussection
Doctor :   no
User :   how not
Doctor :   Why will it be a mess?
User :   because of them dissecting me
Doctor :   It will not be a mess.
User :   will my penis be errect when im layied out
Doctor :   No.
User :   how can thay dissect my penis is it easy ?
Doctor :   yes.
User :   which method will be used and will thay remove my gland stud ?
Doctor :   yes.
User :   will thay see the hole thats left
User :   will thay see the hole thats left
Doctor :   Which hole are you talking about?
User :   the stud hole
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   which way will my penis be cut
Doctor :   i have no idea about it.
User :   ok does my scrotum need cutting to remove my testies
Doctor :   i have no idea about it.
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