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Author Topic: wills, power of attorney, etc  (Read 638 times)

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Offline haddontwppoz

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wills, power of attorney, etc
« on: March 13, 2016, 11:54:15 PM »
I hate bringing up things like this but I'm starting to plan my end of life decisions.  Not sick, just planning ahead.  My probem is I want to donate my body to science for study. I was stunned when I googled "donate body" and all the ones I got do not accept HIV poz cadavers.  Anyone with any clues.

Offline AusShep

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Re: wills, power of attorney, etc
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 12:06:44 AM »
I hate bringing up things like this but I'm starting to plan my end of life decisions.  Not sick, just planning ahead.  My probem is I want to donate my body to science for study. I was stunned when I googled "donate body" and all the ones I got do not accept HIV poz cadavers.  Anyone with any clues.

They've recently started accepting some poz organ donations for poz to poz organ transfers.  I think initially it was just one program on the east coast.   Sorry can't help much on the body donation, but am fairly well versed on durable powers of atty and that sort stuff which isn't as necessary anymore due to same sex marriage which grants most of those rights without needing a separate 30 page legal doc.

Offline zach

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Re: wills, power of attorney, etc
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2016, 12:11:13 AM »
you asked this same question a year ago, it was answered then

it's the only other thing you've ever posted

are you ok? or do you just come around here when you're thinking about death

i ask because the member that answered you last you, that was also making these same decisions as you... he committed suicide last year

now looking back, i'm struck by a red flag either no one noticed, or no one directly asked about

so i'm asking
« Last Edit: March 14, 2016, 12:17:57 AM by zach »

Offline initforlife

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Re: wills, power of attorney, etc
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2016, 10:48:03 AM »
Zach  Good call.  I think we need to be watchful for red flags that someone maybe asking for help without asking in so many words.. So I will ask you too. are you ok? Do you need someone to talk to?  We are all here for you if needed. Most folks on this forum are kind caring people.  and you can also send a pm if you prefer mine are always open and I'm a good listener too. Anyway Hugs to you














sometimes it is best to say nothing at all. then to offend

Offline haddontwppoz

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Re: wills, power of attorney, etc
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 01:01:58 AM »
I too thank you for expressing concern.  The answer is actually a complicated one.  To be honest, I knew I had asked before, couldn't find the post or responce, didn't even know for sure I asked on this site.
     They are my true desires.  I was lax in completing the forms last year.  This years question was after kind of a mini stress breakdown.  I have thought of suicide a few times in my 55 years, but valued life too much and also to afraid to try for fear of failing and becoming someone elses burden. 
    This latest episode, depression, stress, etc. I took 2 xanax.  After awhile I just started eating one or two every 10-15 minutes, all the while thinking I can actually do this with no fear. Luckily, after about  35 minutes and who knows how many pills I took my husband  came, saw me taking more and took the bottle just thinking I had forgotten I took the first one.   
     That saved me.
Actually, your post IS my wake up call, as I didn't give it a 2nd thought after I woke up the next day, brushing it off as just needing the rest, till now.
  I know in my head I was actually trying at that point.
I do believe on Monday I will be calling my doctor to have a talk with him.
 Thank you from the bottom of my heart.




Offline zach

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Re: wills, power of attorney, etc
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2016, 01:07:44 AM »
i'm glad you're ok and plan to contact a doctor, i hope you follow through with that

Offline haddontwppoz

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Re: wills, power of attorney, etc
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2016, 01:20:56 AM »
Thanks again

Offline Jmarksto

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Re: wills, power of attorney, etc
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2016, 07:25:09 PM »
Hey Haddon,
Glad you are ok. What meds are you on? There are some meds that are more prone to suicide ideation - your doc should be aware, but it is important to talk to them about it.



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