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Suffering from cancer asking for euthanasia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :Hi
Doctor :   here
Doctor :   please proceed with your query.
User :   hi may i ask you a few questions regarding body donation please
Doctor :   yes, sure
User :   may i ask as im ill with advanced cancer of the brain stem would being at a ethunassia clinic stop me from being a cadaver for med students to learn from ??
Doctor :   No, it will not stop them from learning from your body.
User :   may i ask as im 25 years old will i be ok to be used as a cadaver by students as most cadavers are older i guess ??
Doctor :   No, the age of the cadaver is not a problem , young or old , students always get to learn from them.
User :   ok may i ask do you agrre that its important students use cadavers to learn from such as my body ?
Doctor :   Cadavers are the basic key in learning , anatomy lessons , and they are of great help to medical students, but bodies are claimed only after permission from the concerned authorities and everything is done legally.
Doctor :   What cancer are you suffering from?
User :   yes im a full body doner im registrad to a anatomy office who will then once i pass find a suited med school to use me so yes iv given my consent is this a good thing ?
Doctor :   yes, donating the body is a good thing, a noble thing to do.
Doctor :   But I feel , one must always be positive about life and not think so much about this, you have done your job of donating it, which will be taken care of later. For now, please be positive about life .
User :   as far as i understand its type 4 merlignet tumor of the brainstem
User :   can i ask will the students see this during there use of my body ??
Doctor :   I'm sorry to hear that . are you on any treatment ?
Doctor :   Yes, any changes in the body, will be made out at dissection.
User :   its too advanced to treat as its in later stages before thay found whats wrong
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   so may i ask when im used is my body clothed still
Doctor :   No, once a person dis, an autopsy may be needed and then the body is embalbed to preserve it and then taken for anatomy dissection , where the body is not clothed.
Doctor :   dies*
User :   as im due to die soon here at the etunasia clinic will i be embalmied for the students ?
Doctor :   yes, it will be done , to preserve the body.
User :   may i ask y will it need 2 pep to do this with me ?
Doctor :   sorry, could you explain what you meant by pep?
User :   peppolle sorry about speelings
Doctor :   you meant , for euthanasia?
User :   yes to remove me after ?
Doctor :   it depends on the authorities in your place. It depends on the people there to decide to handle the body.
User :   ic may i ask after im dead will i be takeing to the morgue here ?
Doctor :   yes, they will.
User :   may i ask am i respected once in the morgue ?
Doctor :   yes, they will respect the privacy.
User :   i was told that last week a person who works at the morgue here was messing around with the bodies will this damage me if he does with me ??
Doctor :   You must confirm the same with the officials there and make sure such incidents do not repeat.
User :   as i was told my limbs can brake of my body if pulled to hard after death is this true ?
Doctor :   the bodies are given respect and handled with lot of care and privacy .
Doctor :   No, the limbs will not be pulled or nay part dismantled . Do not worry
Doctor :   Please be positive ,think about life, you still will be living, death is inevitable to everyone, you must not think so much on this.
User :   thanks i just like to know i be doing good once im dead too
User :   as im young
Doctor :   Yes, not everyone will have the good mind to donate one's body after death.
User :   so do you agrre i was rhight to donate mine ?
Doctor :   If you have decided to donate it once you die, it is a noble cause and I really appreciate this.
Doctor :   yes, I agree, but I feel you must not think of death so often , rather change your mind and think of the days ahead.
User :   i have enjoyed the days iv had but now its time to die to get out of paine thats y im here at the etunassia clinic is this wrong do you think as its my wish to die ?
Doctor :   It is your choice and you must be aware of your condition ,If the doctors around you have agreed for this after interacting with you , then it is your choice
User :   ys thay have and think body donation is good but wont tell me much about my choice
Doctor :   But I would always ask you to be positive and fight with death.
User :   can i ask will paine be gone once i pass
Doctor :   If you ask them , they will explain it to you, you could surely seek details from them.
Doctor :   yes, one does not feel pain after he dies.
User :   sum yes but as a dr have you used a cadaver ?
Doctor :   but death or choosing to die is not the solution to deal with pain.
Doctor :   Yes, I have done dissection on cadavers during my anatomy lessons.
User :   did you find it usefull and was it male like me ?
Doctor :   yes, It is very useful for medical students as we learn from it , thank it and cadavers can be male or female, ypung or old as well.
Doctor :   young*
User :   so yours was young yes male or female ?
Doctor :   I have dissected both
User :   can i ask will i be naked when in dissection lab ?
Doctor :   yes, it will be exposed. It actually depends on the procedure followed in your place.
User :   was your cadaver coverd as here there exspoced at the beginning of dissection class and covered at night
User :   so when exspoced do thay meane fully uncovered for all to see
Doctor :   it is not covered here, while dissecting .
User :   no it isent here i will be seen by students yes
Doctor :   yes.
Doctor :   I hope I have answered all your questions.
User :   iv been told 6 students are awaiting my body will these be greatfull for me to arrive in the morning ?
Doctor :   I hope you followed what I suggested.
Doctor :   The students will always be greatful to you, as they will get to learn a lot.
User :   is it too soon for me to be used in the morning for dissection class ?
Doctor :   Usually dissection depends on university schedule. I have no info abt that.
Doctor :   Do you follow me?
User :   the uni is awaiting a male cadaver to use and im it
Doctor :   I think I have answered all your questions. I have other patients to take care. You can chat later 24x7 with doctors.
User :   sorry have i upset you ?
Doctor :   No
User :   i thought i had i like to know will my brain be dissected ?
Doctor :   I am really worried about you. I want to help you. But I need to answer other patients.
Doctor :   You can continue this later.
User :   y you worried for me its my choice its what i want
Doctor :   Alright.
Doctor :   It is your choice.
Doctor :   I did my level best.
Doctor :   We will try to support you.
User :   yes i want to be a cadaver as i think its going be a good thing
Doctor :   So what that is your decision.
Doctor :   You made it. We have already discussed about that.
User :   yes iv made the choice i just hope iv done the rhight thing
Doctor :   I accept all your decisions as a dying person. yes, you have done the right thing
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
User :   would you as a dr be happy to agree if i was your patiant to sing the body doner forms for me ?
Doctor :   I would agree, if It was the decision made by my patient.
Doctor :   thank you.
Doctor :   we can chat later and discuss about this further.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   and it would be by me as i think its very important students use cadavers
Doctor :   I have answered this query before .
Doctor :   please refer the same .
User :   as a cadaver will my body become stiff
Doctor :   yes, every body becomes stiff after death.
Doctor :   I have other patients to take care, hope we can discuss this later. You can chat with our doctors again.
User :   ic so are thay able to uncloth me still when im stiff
Doctor :   I have other patients to take care, hope we can discuss this later. You can chat with our doctors again.
User :   ok sorry for upsetting you and thanks for your advice
Doctor :   Thank you for understanding. There are other patient who need my help.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Good night
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