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  1. #1 How to survive without these body parts? 
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    Hi:

    Call me crazy but I would like to eliminate the following parts of my body permanently and still live the longest possible without those organs:

    1. Digestive system [including, the mouth, lips, teeth, gums, tongue, and jaw BUT excluding the liver because the liver is absolutely essential for survival and cannot be replaced with artificial devices]
    2. Urinary system
    3. Entire integumentary system
    4. Reproductive system
    5. Gallbladder
    6. Olfactory system [including nose]
    7. Outer ears [including wax-producing cells]
    8. Middle ears
    9. Breasts
    10. Any epithelium not necessary for survival.
    11. Limbs [such as toes] and muscles, tendons, ligaments attached to them
    12. Adam’s apple
    13. Adipose tissues
    14. Any skeletal muscle not needed for vital functions [such as breathing] as well as any ligament or tendon attached to such a muscle
    15. Parts of the eye [such as the tear glands, humors, eyelids, cornea and sclera] not directly involved in – or necessary for – vision.
    16. Muscles of the ear

    How would I do this? How much would it cost? How do I convince a doctor that I'm not insane and really do wish to lose these parts?

    Why do I want to lose these parts? Because they are a nuisance to me.

    Any hope?

    With today's technology, I don't need a digestive system because I can live off of parenteral nutrition. In addition, dialysis can substitute for the urinary system. I'm also sure something can substitute for the eye/ear parts I would like to remove. In addition, synthetic skin can replace my integuments.


    Thanks a bunch,

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    In what way are they a nuisance to you?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    In what way are they a nuisance to you?
    Plenty of ways.

    I hate needing to use the bathroom. I drool when I floss and the salivating sickens me intensely. I hate the bad taste on my tongue in the morning. I hate foul odors. I hate having to cut/file my nails. Shaving and haircuts are insufferable pests. Earwax is disgusting. I don't plan to have children nor am I interested in a relationship, so there is no need for a reproductive system. Nasal allergies just make me want to burn my nostrils. Healthy foods [such as vegetables] make me gag.

    The list can go on and on about how these undesirable organs irritate the hell out of me.
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    So you would rather exist in a sensory deprived state due to very minor things. In the process of getting rid of these you are very likely to end up dying. And the dialysis etc are going to be more of an inconvenience then what you currently have, and will be way more expensive to control and maintain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    So you would rather exist in a sensory deprived state due to very minor things. In the process of getting rid of these you are very likely to end up dying. And the dialysis etc are going to be more of an inconvenience then what you currently have, and will be way more expensive to control and maintain.

    1. The sensory issues [such as those resulting from foul odors and disconnected hairs] are not "minor" to me.

    2. How would eliminating the unwanted parts be fatal?

    3. The sensory deprivation would affect the senses of touch, smell, and taste only. Vision and hearing would still exist because my retinae and cochleae would remain intact.
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    Hearing would be impacted due to the loss of the out ear which focuses sounds to the inner ear. The eyes would quickly dryout and fail due to the lack of eyelids and tear ducts.

    Removal of any part of the internal anatomy is risky and removal of the digestive system would leave the other organs with such a structurally weakened state that any small jarring could result in displacement. not to mention the massive disruption to the nervous system and vascular system.
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    Easiest system is a simple injection of nembutol. They you do not need to remove those inconvenient organs. They will rot out all by themselves, and you will not feel any inconvenience ever again.

    My suggestion is about 95% less insane than yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Xenon View Post

    Plenty of ways.

    I hate needing to use the bathroom. I drool when I floss and the salivating sickens me intensely. I hate the bad taste on my tongue in the morning. I hate foul odors. I hate having to cut/file my nails. Shaving and haircuts are insufferable pests. Earwax is disgusting. I don't plan to have children nor am I interested in a relationship, so there is no need for a reproductive system. Nasal allergies just make me want to burn my nostrils. Healthy foods [such as vegetables] make me gag.

    The list can go on and on about how these undesirable organs irritate the hell out of me.
    It might be cheaper to have a course of hypnosis or therapy to get over this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Xenon View Post
    Hi:

    Call me crazy but I would like to eliminate the following parts of my body permanently and still live the longest possible without those organs:
    1. Digestive system [including, the mouth, lips, teeth, gums, tongue, and jaw BUT excluding the liver because the liver is absolutely essential for survival and cannot be replaced with artificial devices]
    2. Urinary system
    3. Entire integumentary system
    4. Reproductive system
    5. Gallbladder
    6. Olfactory system [including nose]
    7. Outer ears [including wax-producing cells]
    8. Middle ears
    9. Breasts
    10. Any epithelium not necessary for survival.
    11. Limbs [such as toes] and muscles, tendons, ligaments attached to them
    12. Adam’s apple
    13. Adipose tissues
    14. Any skeletal muscle not needed for vital functions [such as breathing] as well as any ligament or tendon attached to such a muscle
    15. Parts of the eye [such as the tear glands, humors, eyelids, cornea and sclera] not directly involved in – or necessary for – vision.
    16. Muscles of the ear
    How would I do this? How much would it cost? How do I convince a doctor that I'm not insane and really do wish to lose these parts?

    Why do I want to lose these parts? Because they are a nuisance to me.

    Any hope?

    With today's technology, I don't need a digestive system because I can live off of parenteral nutrition. In addition, dialysis can substitute for the urinary system. I'm also sure something can substitute for the eye/ear parts I would like to remove. In addition, synthetic skin can replace my integuments.


    Thanks a bunch,

    GX
    Sorry, You can't convince the doctor you are not insane because you are. You can live off parenteral nutrition , for a short time and badly. Dyalysis can substitute for the urinary system, poorly. Just where is this artificial skin? No such thing exists. The result of trying this experiment would be a short, pain filled, life dependent on others for all your normal every day needs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Xenon View Post
    Hi:

    Call me crazy but I would like to eliminate the following parts of my body permanently and still live the longest possible without those organs:
    1. Digestive system [including, the mouth, lips, teeth, gums, tongue, and jaw BUT excluding the liver because the liver is absolutely essential for survival and cannot be replaced with artificial devices]
    2. Urinary system
    3. Entire integumentary system
    4. Reproductive system
    5. Gallbladder
    6. Olfactory system [including nose]
    7. Outer ears [including wax-producing cells]
    8. Middle ears
    9. Breasts
    10. Any epithelium not necessary for survival.
    11. Limbs [such as toes] and muscles, tendons, ligaments attached to them
    12. Adam’s apple
    13. Adipose tissues
    14. Any skeletal muscle not needed for vital functions [such as breathing] as well as any ligament or tendon attached to such a muscle
    15. Parts of the eye [such as the tear glands, humors, eyelids, cornea and sclera] not directly involved in – or necessary for – vision.
    16. Muscles of the ear
    How would I do this? How much would it cost? How do I convince a doctor that I'm not insane and really do wish to lose these parts?

    Why do I want to lose these parts? Because they are a nuisance to me.

    Any hope?

    With today's technology, I don't need a digestive system because I can live off of parenteral nutrition. In addition, dialysis can substitute for the urinary system. I'm also sure something can substitute for the eye/ear parts I would like to remove. In addition, synthetic skin can replace my integuments.


    Thanks a bunch,

    GX
    you are crazy!!!!! ​no more comments!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealeaf View Post
    Just where is this artificial skin? No such thing exists.
    Isn't there some artificial substance that can cover and protect the body of a skinless patient from infection & dehydration without generating the discomfort of skin sensations?
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    Not that is meant to be used other then in very short term intervals needed fro skin regrowth/scar growth to occur.
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    Think of it this way, OP, soon you will be dead. In the meantime, such inconveniences can be borne by rest of us, get a grip or try nembutol as proposed above. Or Skruital, the wonder drug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Finger Prince View Post
    Or Skruital, the wonder drug.
    LOL. I like it.
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    Seen the movie Taxidermia OP?
    A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it. - David Stevens
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    Is shame, really, so many people afraid of life, or disgusted- it IS drudgery, "fill what is empty, empty what is full" endlessly. And health, sensory acuity, and memory decay, we lose those we cherish, often thorough no fault of our own, and capacity for fickle nature of Fate is without limit. Ultimately we WILL die, and many choose to meet death sooner than later.

    While others cling desperately to this dream of meat from which we all must wake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Finger Prince View Post
    Think of it this way, OP, soon you will be dead. In the meantime, such inconveniences can be borne by rest of us, get a grip or try nembutol as proposed above. Or Skruital, the wonder drug.

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    Let me add...

    No matter how healthy I am, there will be a certain age at which my heart will malfunction. This results from the natural process of aging. When I reach this point in my life, I would like my heart to be replaced by an artificial heart.

    More info can be found on artificial hearts here: Artificial heart - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    In addition...

    Here are some questions, readers might have:

    1. How do I propose to communicate without my lips, teeth, gums, tongue, jaw, and other organ required for speech?

    Using this: HowStuffWorks "BCI Input and Output"

    2. How do I plan to have functioning eyes without eyelids, tear ducts, or a cornea?

    Using artificial devices that will protect the retinae while allowing light to pass through.

    3a. What would be my occupation of choice after I lose my unwanted body parts?

    Believe it or not, bacteriology research!

    3b. Just how the HELL will I operate the lab equipment (used in the research) without the unwanted body parts?

    Through the brain-computer interfaces described in the link

    4. What would I like to do outside of my occupation?

    Make music by plugging my brain-computer interface to a synthesizer. Specifically, I’d like to make karaoke tracks for both pop music [such as Backstreet Boys] as well as bollywood songs [including the songs in old Hindi films].

    5. What would I like to have done with the unwanted body parts after they are removed?

    I would the parts that can be transplanted to be donated to someone who really needs them.
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    SO you want to live a very short and painful life being artificially kept alive
    If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -Thorin Oakenshield

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    SO you want to live a very short and painful life being artificially kept alive
    What would make it short or painful?
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    The fact that you would be doing massive amounts of trauma to your body, preventing natural healing from occurring, and willfully becoming an invalid. Medicine at this point in time is not advanced enough to make all the changes you suggest (just due to some minor irritations).
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    Well op, all things considered, they have every right to assume you are mad, which you will see if you take a step back. Do consider getting a shrink if symptoms persist.

    As far as actually contributing... How about getting a g-tube and bladder tube and other less mentionable things, and if it becomes a necessity, an iron lung and pacemaker-type setup, so that you can get a permanent epidural on your neck, with the result that you are devoid of sensation, but still get your nutrition and oxygen in, and your waste out? Your heart will beat even outside the body if it gets oxygen, so a spare spark plug/alternator may not be necessary.

    I hope you know that your complaints are going to cost you a fortune, though, and I would disagree that modern technology can let you live this way comfortably. On the plus side you can stay in bed and never leave for a petty bodily function again, and browse forums looking for discount cyborg parts all day long.
    That is, if you aren't trolling...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Xenon View Post
    Hi:

    Call me crazy but I would like to eliminate the following parts of my body permanently and still live the longest possible without those organs:
    1. Digestive system [including, the mouth, lips, teeth, gums, tongue, and jaw BUT excluding the liver because the liver is absolutely essential for survival and cannot be replaced with artificial devices]
    2. Urinary system
    3. Entire integumentary system
    4. Reproductive system
    5. Gallbladder
    6. Olfactory system [including nose]
    7. Outer ears [including wax-producing cells]
    8. Middle ears
    9. Breasts
    10. Any epithelium not necessary for survival.
    11. Limbs [such as toes] and muscles, tendons, ligaments attached to them
    12. Adam’s apple
    13. Adipose tissues
    14. Any skeletal muscle not needed for vital functions [such as breathing] as well as any ligament or tendon attached to such a muscle
    15. Parts of the eye [such as the tear glands, humors, eyelids, cornea and sclera] not directly involved in – or necessary for – vision.
    16. Muscles of the ear
    How would I do this? How much would it cost? How do I convince a doctor that I'm not insane and really do wish to lose these parts?

    Why do I want to lose these parts? Because they are a nuisance to me.

    Any hope?

    With today's technology, I don't need a digestive system because I can live off of parenteral nutrition. In addition, dialysis can substitute for the urinary system. I'm also sure something can substitute for the eye/ear parts I would like to remove. In addition, synthetic skin can replace my integuments.


    Thanks a bunch,

    GX
    this is an irony for the modern science that they cant do/complement all acts of god.

    now discuss your theory........................
    life is blessing but if you want to live in this way then make schedule.... do all these things one by one.... dont do them at a time...... finally you will accumulate the effects.

    most unwanted part of body is appendics,... remove it first.....
    then uterus, if you have........ as you dont like life, yoiu should kill life giving organ. ok
    then breasts, if you have!
    then gall bladder
    then eyes
    then ears
    then nose
    then limbs , one per day should be cut!
    and remember the brain should be removed at the end!

    do some experiments on your body, how much pain it can bear, then do all these operations at all

    and one benefit from your sad demise! donate all your organs
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    Quote Originally Posted by precious View Post
    and remember the brain should be removed at the end!
    Actually, the brain should be kept alive as long as possible and plugged into a BCI, so that I can make music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pomegranate Cameron View Post
    I would disagree that modern technology can let you live this way comfortably.
    What elements would be uncomfortable?
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    All of them, your body is not designed to be transformed into a cyborg.
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    actually the problem is this that "you want to exist and dont exist at the same time." this is really new idea. but the problem is you want this in painful way. there can be solution to this in peaceful manner. invite the members to help you in this regard.
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    this article is very interesting and amazing...but question is that why you have to remove these body organs.can you tell me that.but you must have to consult with your doctor.
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    Fix the malfunction in your brain and all the rest will be taken care of.
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    I think he's speaking hypothetical as to provoke people's responses. I think a person should be able to remove whatever they want of their body, at least when their menthal state is intact. See a shrink, get declared fully mentally healty and what you want is possible. Some doctors will be able to do what you want for a substantial fee.

    Why not have your toncils, spleen, appendix, tailbone removed. Then remove all facial and all other body hair except on the top of your head, eyebrows, and eyelids. And when all that is done, we'll speak again right?

    You know, baby steps..
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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