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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   How can i help you?
User :   whom am i chating with
User :   Drxxx
User :   hi maay i ask are students able to still use my body once i hAVE GONE TO THE ETUNASIA CLINIC ??
User :   Yes
User :   may i ask my friend says im wrong to donate my body as all it willbe is just hacked apart and that no one cares about me im just a body this is not true is it ??
User :   What they say is
User :   true, but it is neither wrong
User :   nor right
User :   so i will just be hacked apart
User :   No
User :   Its not you
User :   but your mortal remains
User :   You are no more you once dead
User :   Your remains will be cut systematically
User :   ok so what happens to my remains are thay just hacked apart with no care ?
User :   ok so what happens to my remains are thay just hacked apart with no care ?
User :   may iaskonce imdead what happens to mybody ?
Doctor :   what I meant to say was that it is true that your body will be cut to study various body systems, but it will be done in a systematic way (not 'just hacked apart')
User :   once im dead where will i be taken ?
Doctor :   first to the mortuary, and from there to the place where you have donated you body
User :   what happens to me at morturay
Doctor :   nothing, you are just kept there in cold condition (something like cold storage) to prevent decaying of body
Doctor :   and the concerned people are informed to come and take your body
Doctor :   may I ask when is the euthanasia due?
Doctor :   and what is the diagnosis made by your treating doctor?
User :   when the concerned pep come to get me am i got ready for them and im due at clinic by 10am tomrrow
Doctor :   ok.
User :   my trating doc supports my choice if its what i want ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the diagnosis made for you? why did you opt for euthanasia?
User :   he says its a very agrrsive type of brain tuor so he thinks what im doing is maybe a good thing but only if its what i want
Doctor :   ok. what is the type of brain tumor diagnosed? could you describe in detail?
User :   do you think its kined of me to let my body be used ?
Doctor :   which part of brain is the tumor located?
Doctor :   and what stage it is?
Doctor :   are you on any chemotherapy for it?
User :   he says it melignent type 4 its located in my brain stem but is spreading to other areas at lats brain scan thay tried that but no responce just made me feel very sick
Doctor :   and yes it is a very good decision made by you to donate your body for studies. it will help medical students learn.
Doctor :   ok. did the doctor say which type tumor it is? if you have copies of reports of MRI scan, pls send to
Doctor :   along with the last discharge summary copy
Doctor :   of your last hospital visit
User :   sorry i dont have copies with me i have to ask my gp sorry
Doctor :   ok. the next time you go there and come back here for discussion please get your treatment details copies and investigation results copies
Doctor :   it will help us understand your condition better
User :   may i ask as a doc would you find my body intresting to study ?
Doctor :   i dont need to study anymore on human bodies. it is only during the study period, that is the first year in medical school that we need to study on human bodies about the various systems and structures.
User :   do you think the students im going too will fined me intresting
Doctor :   the students job is to learn, they have to learn on any body given to them in a systematic way and under supervision of their professors.
User :   may i ask will my body be ok as im young will thaysee this ??
Doctor :   it does not matter, if you are young or old for study. but yes being young will have advantage for them to learn the muscular system well
User :   y is this are my musles better
Doctor :   yes, in a young body (upto age of 30 years), muscles are well demarcated, and easy to learn
User :   so me being 25 and a body doner is good then ?
Doctor :   yes it is good
User :   may i ask have you seen my body ?
Doctor :   yes I have had discussion with you earlier, and I have seen the picture you have sent during discussion with me.
User :   may i ask from that pic you can see im young yes will i look like that when thay get me ?
Doctor :   yes you should be looking like that when they get you, except the skin color that might change to a darker tone after you are dead, and the skin will be a little shriveled appearance since there wont be any more blood circulation.
Doctor :   if there is further delay, then the skin changes will be more. it would also depend when the concerned authorities collect your body from the hospital.
User :   ok may i ask will i look older then
Doctor :   yes you could term the overall changes as 'looking older'.
User :   ok
User :   may i ask y is it on the net it shows cadavers with marker pen lies running down there bodies ?
Doctor :   that is because the marks are put on them ti identify where to cut them and how they should be cut open systematically to study layer by layer to reach the organ systems finally.
User :   will i have pen put over my body to show them
Doctor :   yes, the instructor or professor would mark out if needed. but the pen marks are usually put on cadavers taken for medical autopsy, not dissection
User :   ic
User :   well i need a rest now but thanks for all your help and support
Doctor :   ok. take rest. you need good rest
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   ok bye
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