When you die

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by colly, 12 Mar 2019.

  1. Bazzer

    Bazzer Setting the controls for the heart of the sun.

    Whatever can be used is being donated. What is left I don't care as I shall not be around. Mrs B knows the only stipulation is if there is a ceremony I want Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb played.
    A maternal uncle left his body for medical students. Admirable motives, but it had an effect on my cousin, (who knew of his wishes before he died), as it was only after his remains were returned to her, around 12 months later, that she found she could move on from his death.
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  2. keithmac

    keithmac Über Member

    I'm on the same wavelength as Guy Martin "When you're dead, you're dead..".

    Signed up for organ donation via card and driving licence, wife knows so that's all you can do really?.
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  3. Trickedem

    Trickedem Veteran

    My sons all know that my ashes are to be scattered on the summit of Tryfan in Snowdonia.
  4. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

    My favourite mountain in Wales :smile:
  5. Jenkins

    Jenkins Guru

    Another one on the organ donor register, so they get first claim on anything useable.

    After that, it's my sister's problem - as long as I don't get used as an organic Angel of the North type statue.
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  6. PaulB

    PaulB Guru

    I most serpently would not go for that one. In my time, I've operated on, or assisted operating on or provided assistance in operating on cadavers and was strongly of the opinion I would most definitely not want to end up like that. I know we all believe we mean more than our life span is worth but to try and eke out some last vestiges of meaning are not for me.

    Some students, as a way of dealing with the enormity of facing a corpse for the first time, make jokes or come out with insults about the cadaver assigned to them and the deteriorating state the bodies are in when they're rolled out again and again makes a mockery of you wanting to lose weight, look your best, wear your best clothes etc because it all comes to naught in the end.
  7. Glow worm

    Glow worm Guru

    Near Newmarket
    I'm probably too old now for anything to be recycled when I go, though when I'm cremated, at least the folks shovelling out the ash from the stove thing will know I was a cyclist when they spot the titanium collar bone plate thing lying there!
    Last edited: 13 Mar 2019
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  8. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy The Monch

    Inside my skull
    Would you Adam and Eve it?
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  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Cremation, on average, results in approximately 8lbs of ashes for the average male.
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  10. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    I just stipulated that a whole army of security guards be employed to prevent many hundreds of my mistresses from throwing themselves onto my funeral pyre.
    Last edited: 14 Mar 2019
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  11. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Metal joints from cremations are weighed in for scrap.
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  12. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    You get covered in ash on windy days though :laugh:
    But it sure is a lovely spot
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  13. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    I'll stop hearing about Brexit... What a plus:banghead:
    Last edited: 14 Mar 2019
  14. OP

    colly Re member eR

    No more than l would expect. ^_^
    You're right of course that time and death make a mockery of us all.
    There is no dignity in death for any of us so bugger it l say.
    Last edited: 14 Mar 2019
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  15. Charlotte Alice Button

    Charlotte Alice Button Specialized Super Fan

    Ashford, Kent
    There's a funny thing on facebook about swallowing popcorn kernels before you die and then being cremated and it being a fun popcorn thing....although probably not scientifically correct - would be pretty funny...
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