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Fluctuance IS a real word and positively correct. SM

Posted By: Endiqua on 2005-11-16
In Reply to: flocculence is listed on onelook.com-sm - kj

Fluctuance IS a real word - meaning that when the wound is palpated (touched), there is a wave-like feeling. See my cite of Stedman's MEDICAL DICTIONARY in the previous post for the definition.

Flocculence is listed in the Online Medical dictionary as a variant of flocculation:
The rapid precipitation of large amounts of a solute out of a solvent.

Stedman's MEDICAL dictionary has no definition for "flocculence." The dictionary.com entry of "a fluffy or woolly appearance" has no relation to PALPATION of a wound.

Stedman's definition of "flocculant" is "Resembling tufts of cotton or wool; denoting a fluid, such as the urine, containing numerous shreds or fluffy particles of gray-white or white mucus or other material." This has NOTHING to do with PALPATING a wound!

I guarantee that "fluctuance" is correct.

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As someone else stated I would get an expander.  Auto correct does the same thing as an Expander but has limited space, so if you utilize a lot of auto-corrects/expansions you'll run out of room and have to switch over to an expander anyway. 

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Auto correct in Word and a TON of macros....

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What a positively disrespectful, terrible post...
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Firstly, you have misplaced your anger. These issues should be taken up with your employer and with the people hiring MTs, if you are so concerned about quality.

Secondly, venting is one thing, but do you know how you 'sound' coming on here like you are better than everyone else.

Thirdly, in defense of many MTs I must say you are under time pressure to pump out reports so you can get your lines, your lines/per hour, your disgusting pay because you are competing with people who make 2 cents a line when you used to make 12 and are now making perhaps 7 on average...

MTs are supposed to be and act as so-called 'professionals' only how many professionals do you really know who are treated like slave labor, and who have to work under the situations above?

Greed and people like you have created this MT you are so "sick" of, and now you want to change it back. Good luck with that. You are getting what you are paying for, and I say you because you are acting as though this is a personal attack on you.

If you are so sick, go to your employer and tell them they need to make some changes.

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What kind of MT are you - have you never had that happen where you simply cannot catch what a doctor is saying, so you ask a coworker who comes along and immediately hears it clear as a bell!

Lastly, do you really think you are doing any justice to your job, if you are so disgusted and unhappy with it? Seriously, perhaps you could take a management position, or start a mentor-type program to help these MTs...
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Microsoft Word.. The oold Word used to do this and I'm new to 2003 Word..nm
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I think my real ? is...sm
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Ever watch the series "The Big Fat Loser?" They were my inspiration and I can tell you that some of those people on there the first week lost well over 15-20 pounds!

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If an endangered species came flying your way, into your neighborhood, into your garage or patio......you'd want to kill it rather than rescue it. 

Snakes are not cockroaches,  they are not rats, they are not vermin!! 

I live in a reptile state......we do not go around killing the critters unless they STRIKE (alligators/crocodiles/other reptiles) and if they don't strike and they catch them, they get sent to places that house them, show them, and don't kill them.

God didn't say go kill all the animals nor did Jesus.....

Lord help you when your time comes.....



Let's be real....
The only docs and facilities that need 24- hour turnaround time is radiology.  The rest of the docs who get the work in 24 and 12 hours basically just sit on it - that's after the MT has broken her neck getting it to them. 
your welcome.... just trying to keep it real..
Let me know if it works!!!! 
MT not a real job.
Your husband and mine have a lot in common. I have the same problem. I have actually been told I was lazy because I work at home. And he says it isn't worth the money because as a newbie you dont start out making a lot of money but this is something you have to work your way up to. I have a good friend who makes an excellent living at this. But she has been doing it for 8 years now. I know one day it will pay off but in the meantime he doesn't take it seriously at all. He makes me feel like I dont even have a job. So I know exactly how you feel.
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I stammered a bit and then asked for more info about the dishwashing job.  I told her I had not considered it before.  I honestly didn't know what to say!  Where- I'd rather not say.
that's real nice

A real old old timer
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