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Donation of the body after advanced cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   HI may i ask you a few questions regarding body donation please ?
Doctor :   sure, please proceed
User :   may i ask as im ill with advanced cancer of the brain stem i have desided to come to the ethunassia clinic n switzerland may i ask would by doing this stop me being a body doner ?
Doctor :   no this will not stop you from donating your body
User :   as im allready singed up as a body doner thay say once im dead i be taken for prep to be done whats this ?
Doctor :   YES
Doctor :   they cannot cut you up, until you are alive
User :   what do you meane sorry ?
Doctor :   i mean to say ,that once you have donated your body , they have aceepted it.
User :   yes iv been accepted but what will happen once im dead ?
Doctor :   once you are dead, they will see how best to use your body
User :   ic i donated to a medical school for students to use for teaching them anatomy ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   in that case, first once u die, they will prepare the body by removing all the blood and injecting formalin into your body
User :   will this be done tonight once iv died from ethunassia ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   is that y there getting a room ready for preping my body ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   can i ask will i keep my clothing on during this ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   so what happens after iv been prepared ?
Doctor :   they will either keep you as a mummy
Doctor :   or dissect you, to demonstrate the anatomy to medical students
User :   im donated for teaching med students ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   so will thay use me
User :   if so where am i taken for use ?
Doctor :   in the medical school
User :   wheere
Doctor :   where ever you have decided that you will donate your body
User :   ic but where in the school will i be taken too in the morning ?
User :   i been told thay need a fresh cadaver and that it will be my body thay use in the morning ?
Doctor :   i am not sure , it is best you can ask for the details at the director of the institute, that you have planned to donate your body
User :   ok thay wont tell me much no idea y not
User :   but as a doc is it usefull me being a cadaver for students ?
Doctor :   yes, it is useful
User :   even as im young im 25 years old
User :   will this be ok for the students ?
Doctor :   YES
Doctor :   age of the body, does not matter
User :   ic may i ask am i clothed still when im a cadaver ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you will be clothed
User :   how about when in the to be dissected by students ?
Doctor :   then, only part of the body being dissected is unclothed
User :   ic as i been told my reporductive organs are first to be dissected will my underwear and track pants be removed first ?
Doctor :   i am not sure, which organ will be dissected first
User :   my personal region penis etc ?
Doctor :   but you should enquire , at the place of donation, who will be in better position to answer the technique of dissection being adopted and the procedure for that as well
User :   thats what i meane my personal region is first to be dissected in morning by students ?
Doctor :   Since i am not a anatomy professor, i may not be the best person, to answer that question
User :   ok but is there any use in dissecting this part of my body ?
Doctor :   a anatomy professor is the one, who directs the dissection procedure
Doctor :   no there is no use of dissecting the genetalia
User :   so y do thay wish to do this to me ?
Doctor :   i am not sure
Doctor :   you need to enquire about that with the concerned personnel
User :   is it because iv told them of the lump in my penis sharft ?
Doctor :   IT might be the reason
User :   ok will it be hard to dissect my penis region ?
Doctor :   no
User :   will the students need to remove my underpants first ?
User :   will the students need to remove my underpants first ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   may i ask how will my penis be like after death
Doctor :   just like it is when it is flaccid, like a shrivelled small flaccid penis
User :   ok so whats method is used to dissect it ?
Doctor :   it is just cut with a large knife
User :   how
Doctor :   I am not sure, how, it is done, as i am not a anatomy professor, as i have mentioned earlier
Doctor :   please restrict your questions, only to medical questions only.
User :   ok may i ask will during my dissection of my body will my brain be removed ?
Doctor :   for any other questions regarding dissection, and donation, you can ask the concerned department of the institution, where you plan to donate your body
User :   ok i thought you might of known as being a dr
Doctor :   For you information, we might have a specialist in anatomy available online after 1 hour, who might be able to help you out
User :   ok how can i contact him
Doctor :   you can just login after 1 hour,
Doctor :   they will help you out more effectively
User :   ok so may i ask have you never used a cadaver ?
Doctor :   I have used it about 15 years back, during my medical training
User :   was it a male like me ?
Doctor :   it was a female cadaver
User :   was there any male cadavers there ?
Doctor :   yes, there were
User :   any young like me ?
Doctor :   no
User :   so as i be a young cadaver is my anatomy ok to use ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   so are you saying my body is naked in the dissection lab ?
Doctor :   no
User :   ok is it true cadavers are just hacked apart and messed about with ?
Doctor :   NO
User :   so my body will be looked after yes
Doctor :   YES
User :   may i ask what am i placed on to be dissected ?
Doctor :   a dissection table
User :   how will i be layied out
Doctor :   As i have requested repeatedly , please restrict your questions only to medical and health related queries only
User :   sorry am i upsetting you sorry if i am
Doctor :   for any questions regarding dissection of your body, please contact ur concerned department at the institute where u will be donating your body
User :   i have thay wont tell me y is this ?
Doctor :   First i am not sure, why do u want to know about what happens to your body after your death
User :   i like to know what will happen so i know iv made the rhight choice
User :   i like to know what will happen so i know iv made the rhight choice
Doctor :   the other options for you once you die is cremation or burial
Doctor :   in both options your body will anyway get destroyed
User :   whats cremation
Doctor :   cremation is burning of the body by electrical heat
User :   ic can this be done to me ?
Doctor :   once you die, you dont need your physical body, as you may have a rebirth and grow into a new living person or organism
Doctor :   so there should not be any need for any further worry about what happens to your old body
User :   ok but can cremation be done tonight on me
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it can be done anytime after death
User :   so if i choose this will thay take me to be cremated tonight
Doctor :   yes
User :   may i ask do i ned a coffin for this
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   u dont need one
User :   so where will thay take me in a few hours for this to be done ?
Doctor :   once u die, they will take you to a funeral home, where cremation is done
Doctor :   cremation is not done at medical schools
User :   ic may i ask will i die quick during my etunassia ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   yes
User :   there getting the execution chaier ready as iv choosen to die by the electric chaier method will i feel much pain ?
Doctor :   no
User :   i will be given a musle relax drug what will this do
Doctor :   i am not sure of the technique
Doctor :   please consult the required personnel in this regard
User :   ic but can i ask is it true my body may get hot during this method
Doctor :   I am not the right person for this
Doctor :   I am not sure about that , as i have not done this procedure
User :   ic but will i be dead at the end of it ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   may i ask will i feel the electric current touch my body ?
Doctor :   no
User :   y not i thought i would ?
Doctor :   since you will be dead as soon as the electicity is passed
Doctor :   so you will not feel anything
User :   ok may i ask can a friend i know be a cadaver at the age of 16
Doctor :   im sorry, i am not the right person to asnwer this question
Doctor :   please continue this chat, if u have only any medical questions
User :   ic may i ask what is an autopsy as this may be done on me ??
Doctor :   if not please end this chat, as even after persistant requests, you have been asking questions not related to my field
User :   im sorry i thought you maybe able to help me
Doctor :   as i said earlier . you can login after 30 mins
Doctor :   and dr will be there to take your queries
User :   ic looks i may have to do that then
Doctor :   yes, that will be better as u will get your required answers
User :   ic so you dont know what autopsy meanes
Doctor :   an autopsy is a procedure to know the cause of death
Doctor :   it is not done after death by euthanasia
Doctor :   it is done only after death by natural causes
Doctor :   please continue this chat with Dr Santhosh, who can help u better
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   Are u there ?
Doctor :   it seems that u have loged out of the chat session
Doctor :   please log in again if u have any medical quries
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
User :   ic so if i just died would i be taken for a autopsy
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