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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI
User :   hi may i ask you a few questions regarding my body donation ?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Please go ahead
User :   may i ask my friend says that all will happen to my body is it be hacked apart with no care for me is this correct ?
Doctor :   Do you mean sliced apart ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   It depends on the organ donated
Doctor :   and it is not sliced apart
User :   may i ask ima body doner for students to study at a med school
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You can be a good donor
User :   may i ask whaat happens to my body after im dead
Doctor :   You will be taken to dissection hall and dissected by students
User :   may i ask is my body still clothed
Doctor :   No
User :   then what
Doctor :   they put on the dissection table and dissect you part by part
Doctor :   or according to the teaching schedule
User :   may i ask i will be covered at sum point yes
Doctor :   Do you mean clothes?
User :   yes
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   if it is a dead body
Doctor :   then they do not put clothes during dissecton
User :   but i be waring clothes when i die
User :   what happens to them
Doctor :   They are removed
Doctor :   when put in ice box
User :   y is this done
Doctor :   This is a part of the regular routinbe
User :   but will my body be stiff and cold ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   y does my body go stiff once im dead ?
Doctor :   It is a physiological process
Doctor :   and it is called Rigor mortis
User :   does this have to happen to me ?
User :   wont it make it harder to remove my clothing ?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   They remove it immediately or cut them
Doctor :   or tear them
User :   will my body move about much
User :   is it true thay wont care about my body just pull it about
Doctor :   Of course yes
User :   should i be concerned
Doctor :   They shall be just willing to fulfill your dream of organ donation or body donation
Doctor :   to the medical college students
Doctor :   You should not be concerned
User :   its just i read that sum cadavers are kicked and stood on do you agree this might happen to me ??
Doctor :   Not really
Doctor :   You are doing something good
Doctor :   and everyone recognises it well
Doctor :   and treat you well
User :   so may i ask will i get my wish of being on the dissection table ?
Doctor :   Yes why not
User :   do you agree body donation is a good use for my body
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   One shoudl have a magnanimous heart to donate
Doctor :   and not many have it
User :   may i ask when there ready to use my body where do thay get me from ??
Doctor :   From mortuary probably
User :   then am i washed before dissection ?
Doctor :   Not washed, possibly formalin preservative is rubbed to use for dissection for prolonged time
User :   whats formalin
User :   will i need this
Doctor :   yes everyone
User :   may i ask whats the process for dissecting my body
Doctor :   It depends on institute to institute
Doctor :   So there is no said rule to follow a particular directive
User :   but is most of my body dissected ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Every possible
User :   may i ask is my chest opened up ??
Doctor :   yes
User :   whats the process for opening my chest up ?
Doctor :   skin, underlying tissue and cut the ribs with bone cutter and then expose the contents of the cavity
User :   hows the skin removed and how far down my body is this removed from ?
Doctor :   Not the skin removed
Doctor :   cut the overlying skin and the tissue underneath it
Doctor :   to expose the ribs and then cut
User :   will my ribs cut ok as im young ?
Doctor :   yeah
User :   i guess most cadavers are older then i will be ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   is my body going be usefull to them as im younger ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   may i ask is it easy to dissect a younger body ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   It is easy than an older one
User :   y is this ?
Doctor :   The structures are easlily visbile inside
Doctor :   and distinguishly placed
User :   so in a way its better for them to learn from sumone my age ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   can i ask wheres my pubic bone ?
Doctor :   You can just palpate it under the skin 3 inches to four inches below the belly button
User :   ic ok
User :   im going for rest now bye and thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
User :   thanks
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