I just read somewhere that the tiniest, until now undiscovered connections in the brain might cause near death experiences, meaning you could acually still be alive, (your hair and nails are still growing) when pronounced dead. In view of this I would not like to be cremated but rather experience the dying process in a more "natural" way. Being enclosed in a wooden box doesn't seem very appealing either. Are there any alternatives? What do you think?
I think ya can as long as ya got the paperwork taken care of. If ya know its coming ???? do tha paperwork as far as titles and stuff and the county clerk realy don't care. And if tha government don't know ????
But now some scientists are saying that a stopped heart and brain are not necessarily proof of death. They claim that some tiny, hitherto unknown neurons carry on firing after people have officially been pronounced dead.
Isn't usually after about 3-4 minutes you are declared brain dead. If you die on the table and you are flatline, they will work on you up to that 4-5 minute mark, to ensure that they have done all they can to make you live. Any further, would mean severe brain damage or vegetable, and that's no way of life.
I'm not exactly sure on that, but I pretty sure it's close. Just a thought.
Yes, I know about living wills, my 96 year old (perfectly healthy) grandma signed one because she doesn't want to be kept alive on tubes. But it doesn't solve the problem of not being allowed to quietly creep away somewhere quiet, more like an animal, rather than having to be handled by people.
I was faced with cancer last year and I really thought of the what if…….and what to do. So I decided to be buried green. That is with no embalming. I have a choice of being buried in a shroud or in a simple pine box. I thought of the shroud, but I am afraid they might drop me in the hole and I would turn over and end up face down. I don’t think they will turn me over once in the ground. Jack, my friend joked about it and said I can always say “kiss my behind, world” LOL….. So I am leaning to the pine box.
Being buried green is a lot cheaper, almost every state has a area where you can have this done. Here in Minnesota there are 2 locations, in both areas, you have a choice between a woodland setting and a prairie setting. There are no head stones here, but you can have a small metal plack to mark your resting place. I would like a woodland setting and I asked Joe to plant my special tree near me.
I used to talk with some friends about devoting the body to medical use. Back then, I didn't think I would be great enough to do that, because I feel horrible to expose my own body to everybody, even I were already dead. Neither do I by now. But with aging, the mind may get changed. Who knows?
Now, I just imagine I would be in a wooden boat, drifting and finally sinking into the deep sea, to explore that mysterious world, while without a trace on land, so families, relatives, friends do need to be sad much, but just a moment...
I have a rare brain disease that hasn't been studied much, they actualy have not had a brain with my disease in 125 years, so my head goes to IHRF for research funding. Hopefully they can learn something, maybe even a cure.
I'm leaning on the green burial, as someone already described above. I don't want any embalming or removing of any fluid/tissue/organs in my body. Just put me in the ground and let me give back my body; it was all borrowed anyway.
If you want to sneak off and pass away like other animals would, I would talk to a lawyer and include that wish in your living will. You might also want to leave a note--"by the way I'm leaving now don't look for me"--so people don't think you've been abducted or something. Go somewhere remote, so some poor sucker doesn't find your decomposing body and the police take it for forensic autopsies to see how you were murdered, lol. This is, of course, all assuming you can someone plan or predict when you are about to die.
Actually, I just watched a Morgan Freeman "through the wormhole" show about "life after death" ...this is interesting...there is someone in Japan who is making robots to put uploaded brains in, once the technology for that is available....and they're getting close! There is a "budget" robot version that just looks sort of like a little blob - but it's cute. Now the thing is...if that brain is loaded into this robot, would that be "you' or just a copy of you? And what if you can only afford the "budget" robot - would you just be laying in a room all day like a baby, because you can't move by yourself? Would you choose this "life?"
Very interesting question. I was just discussing this topic with my son last summer, as he asked me what kind of funeral I wanted. When I die, which I hope will happen at the latest possible date, I want all possible re-usable organs to be removed from me and used on other people. I used to say : throw what's left by the dog food plant, but nobody except me found this funny. So instead, I would like the remains after removing the usable spare parts to be used for science or medical experiment. What a way to go !
I would just want to be cremated and have my ashes thrown over some sacred spot after any organ donations that would be useable at the time. The spirit that is you always is,in life and in death, so whatever happens to the container(the body) I was in for this life time really doesn't matter. It's just a suit so to speak that I walked this planet with while I was here. But you should go for it if you know it is happening and have the strength to go into nature in a forest somewhere lay on a colorful blanket surrounded by beautiful flowers and trees and just pass on to the next plane.
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