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« Reply #50 on: April 09, 2017, 09:27:11 PM »

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Fresenius Clinic (product placement?).
I don't know, but I worked for a large computer storage system company, and  we had a group dedicate to product placement.  If a production company needed a computer room, the group would ship truckloads of hollow cabinets with the front panels intact and all the blinking lights operational (but no equipment, really kept the weight down).   I know the computer room on "24" had a lot of our stuff.

At least some guns in action movies are intentional product placement, and some unintentional.   The Miami Vice crew spent a bundle on prop guns, and I was surprised they were hardly ever seen.   Unknown to the supplier (until the release), these guns made it to the Heroes production set and were featured so prominently they should have had a co-starring credit.   The entire dymanic of that aspect of product placement was turned on its head when Stembridge prop rentals went out of business.
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« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2019, 02:07:52 PM »

There's a new one coming out this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5834362/

 ''What Death Leaves Behind" presents a blue collar working man with a health problem, suffering kidney disease and in need of a transplant to continue to support his family. Jake Warren (newcomer Khalil McMillan is our Everyman), working at his Uncle Henry's HVAC company, and going in for dialysis treatments hoping to find a donor soon. A quiet man with some family issues, finally is blessed with luck. The operation is a success but... well, he's changing. Bad dreams, ugly thoughts, and an obsession with who the donor could be. This leads Jake down a dark path, with questions about a series of local killings in Chester, PA. The psychological thriller is based on real life "tissue memory" donor recipients, and the film goes deep into the idea of identity loss. The outcome of the story is jarring and heartbreaking in a smart thriller. The casting is key in this very stark thriller, no flashy big names but solid actors in defined roles. McMillan is great as our lead, an imposing strong and ultimately scary dude. Vincent Young as his co-worker defined as a logical caring friend, and Philly iconic actor Christopher Mann as Henry, a father figure. Standout performance by Mann in the final act is a revelation to his outstanding acting ability. Chad Morton story and collaborative script by producer Rachael Ofori, and directors Scott A. Hamilton and Nico Giampietro bring the goods. The film is unpredictable, and reminiscent of M. Night Shyamalan's best early efforts. Low budget but solid indie you will not forget."

The trailer is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daWH_aY8Pzw
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« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2019, 02:51:06 PM »

Yikes! looks creepy good! I'm almost 3 months transplant and so far no flashbacks or weird visions. But my donor was my lovely sister-in-law and she is pretty terrific. I expected to inherit her love of pretty shoes, so far I'm sticking with my Brooks trainers.
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« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2019, 11:22:22 PM »

My favorite was Epcot computer room, had huge viewing window, all the equipment was skinned to look like Univac computers.  This was during the late eighties and AT&T needed to install new machines in the room.  3B20 and 3B2 systems.  It was a pain they had fracators build new cabinets for the 3B20’s and sand blasted the 3B2 covers repainted and restenciled the covers.  It was strange working on the weird looking boxes.
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« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2019, 09:54:31 AM »

There was an episode of Mary Kills People, a fiction series about a woman who euthanizes people with terminal illnesses.  She gives the drug on the beach to a rosy-cheeked, clear-thinking, fully mobile older lady who doesn't want to face the machine.

It's similar to an early episode of Scrubs, where a new doctor is responsible for another older lady with kidney failure.  She's similarly lively and feisty with no swelling or fatigue or cobwebby brain, no symptoms whatsoever. At one point she gets up and leaves the hospital to walk to a nearby park and have a festive birthday picnic with her granddaughter.  The doctor wants her to at least try dialysis but she declines. Naturally, she dies a few hours later(!) hahahaaaaaaa ha.
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« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2019, 10:04:41 AM »

Unfortunately, I don't remember the title, but there was a post-apocalyptic move in which a member of one of the factions (it seems everyone breaks up into waring factions after an apocalypse) needed dialysis, but there were no machines.  The problem was solved by kidnapping people, draining all their blood, and using it to replace the blood of the ESRD patient.
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« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2019, 02:20:59 PM »

I was watching a show called Judging Amy.  Amy Brenneman is a family court judge, and Tyne Daly plays her mother, who is a CPS worker.  Amy has an alcoholic doctor cousin who was working in a small hospital.  In one episode, he has a little girl who has failing kidneys.  At one point, he tells the girls father that she needs a kidney soon because he doesn't think she will survive another "round of dialysis."
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« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2019, 05:02:05 PM »

Oh, these are all so good!

I'd forgotten about the one that made me so mad I had to stop watching it altogether.

There's a show called Jessica Jones on Netflix.  Jessica is the victim of this mind-controlling maniac (played by David Tennant of Doctor Who) and while she's trying to bring this maniac down, she encounters others who were victims of this man.

One of the victims is this young man, Jack, who was driving a bus (that was crashed by said maniac) and one of the victims of the bus accident has a crushed kidney.  Jack feels guilty about the crash, so Jack insists that a doctor take BOTH(!!!) of his kidneys to give to the victim.  Also, he is the wrong blood type, and is told the kidneys would fail in A FEW YEARS(!!!) but he donates both anyways!  Because it totally works like that!

Anyway, Jessica goes to ask Jack questions and finds Jack living with his (somewhat awful) mother, but doing home dialysis in their very nice home.

Jessica is wide eyed: "Are you hooked up to this all the time???"  It's implied that he is, indeed -- that, yes, he's hooked up 24/7 to a machine the size of a small ATM, and that if he's unhooked he'll die.

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« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2019, 02:13:05 PM »

There is a Québécois film called "Le Garagiste" about a mechanic on dialysis and waiting for a kidney transplant. I guess it was marketed in English as "Adrien". Anyway, there was a lot of emphasis on thinking about mortality and I fell asleep during it. However, dialysis being a key to the storyline was pretty cool.
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« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2019, 08:41:38 AM »

I forget the title, but watched a movie a few years ago where one of the main characters was on PD.  Because he was so focused on helping these underprivileged kids, he kept skipping his treatments.  You see him clutching his stomach in pain numerous times throughout the movie.  Near the end, he collapses and is bleeding (!).  He then almost immediately gets a transplant.  So, so wrong in so many ways!
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March 2007 - Brother diagnosed with ESRD, started dialysis 3 days later
April 2007 - Myself and sister also diagnosed with Senior-Loken Syndrome (Juvenile Nephronophthisis and Retintis Pigmentosa)

Since then, I've tried PD three times unsuccessfully, done In-Center hemo, NxStage short daily, Nocturnal NxStage, and had two transplants.  Currently doing NxStage short daily while waiting for a third transplant.

Married Sept. 2011 to my wonderful husband, James, who jumped into NxStage training only 51 days after our wedding!
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« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2019, 02:05:49 PM »

Susan Delfino, Desperate Housewives. Actually that was my one and only reference with this whole thing when the doctors told me I needed dyalisis, back in May. I was like "Oh like Susan from Desperate Housewives! ... Ooooh..."
It wasn't that unrealistic, at least they were talking about it in a hit tv show. Although they said the treatment was for 6 hours. Mine was always 4. And everyone else's as well. And we didn't chat during treatment. But I guess in a show, you have to chat, lol.
In the original Steel Magnolias, I think they do show Julia Robert's fistula. I think.
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