Follow the link to download a 50mg video that was shown yesterday at a Northwest Kidney Centers fundraiser. I’m not sure how long the video will be available on the site I’m linking to but Dori may be able to post it on HDC once I get permission or it may end up on the NKC web site.
You’ll need a QuickTime player to watch it and depending on your connection speed it may take over thirty minutes to complete the download.
The video and getting honored publicly was a new experience after the video when the lights came up I was at the microphone and said a few words.
It wasn’t up for very long. The video that was shown at the Breakfast has been replaced by the video that I’m using as part of my Power Point presentation on Friday - this video shows my “on” proceedure including cannulation. This cannulation video is 3-4 minutes, with light music in the background - no narration yet.
On Friday I’ll talk over the video in person and then sometime next month I’ll have a version available online with me speaking over the images.
I have a copy of ther Breakfast video at home and will try to upload it to this site - can I up load a 50mg file?
Check out the cannulation video and let me know what you think. Th3e next project will be to shoot the off.
I think we’ll find away to get them on this site. The self dialysis video isn’t done - still need to do a voice over. And the other video is NKC’s - they’ll let MEI use it. I’ve been trying to post it to this thread but it’s too big.
Gus do you ever watch bloggingheads.tv? I’d do that with you - we could talk about what’s being writen on renal sites.
The video that was shown at a recent Northwest Kidney Centers breakfast fund raiser is now posted on Home Dialysis Central. It promotes NKC by show casing me: http://www.homedialysis.org/v1/resources/#ClinicalOutcomes
it’s about the third thing down and it is a big file that you’ll need QuickTime to play. It played on my computer after about five minutes - it’s a 50mg file.
The video talks about my travel as a dialyzor (29 countries on 5 continents), people say nice things about me and you get to see my dog. I like the video because it presents a positive message about living with dialysis that is counter to the messages we normally get about dialysis being a terrible fate that makes life barely worth living. I’m not saying I am a typical dialyzor but I am saying that ones world view of dialysis has to include me – you can thrive without working kidneys. And while I don’t make the point in the video I do believe I wouldn’t seem as unusual if more people were able to get high dose dialysis.
Dori (thank you Dori) isn’t sure what the impact of hosting the video will be but she’s willing to see if the site can handle feeding a relatively big file. I should have the cannulation video with voice over available in the next coup-le weeks.
Once I downloaded the free viewer (I had to give my email address but unchecked boxes for regular notices), the video popped up when I clicked on the Home Dialysis Central link to it.
I have a high speed cable Internet connection so if you have something slower, it would probably take quite a bit of time to download…but it’s inspiring – not only about Bill but about the Northwest Kidney Centers – and well worth any wait.
I’m going to post the link to social workers on the CNSW listserv so they can see how fully people on dialysis, and especially on home dialysis, can live. Thanks, Bill!!!
Feel free to use the video - it’s fully permissioned on Google so you could embed it.
As far as a high quality version – I have it as a DVD, which I converted to a MPEG4. Dori is thinking about either embedding the Google feed or I will let her FTP the MPEG4 from my FTP site or if a QuickTime is needed then it’ll have to wait ‘til next week. I’m willing to make it available how ever people would like it.
Gus, I’m wondering what advantages do you see in downloading the file v. watching on Google? Do see a downside to posting the video on Google? I hope it isn’t picked up by some needle f e t i s h group.