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I'm having trouble adjusting 2 bifocals!

Posted By: Andrew on 2006-07-10
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Do U ever get used to that darn line in the middle?? It seems so strange, but I just got them today.

Does it get better?

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Took a bit of adjusting from Word and WP..but
Have you tried adjusting your monitor screen sm
up or down a hair or two? I bought a new monitor for Christmas and had headaches for a week before I realized it needed to go up about 1/4-1/2 inch. I moved it and the headaches went away. Just a thought.
Had a fairly difficult time adjusting but,
I believe it is doing my hands and wrists some good. The keys seem more difficult to depress than previous keyboard, and it sounds like a rattle trap (plus the p sticks), but other than ALL THAT, I think I like it.
I worked in Insurance for 20 years, adjusting

Now all of this depends on your own state law:  Mold is very prevelant now throughout the entire South, including Texas, due to previous water damage and due to shoddy building practices, including new construction.  Insurance companies have had to pay mold claims for years and are now excluding mold in their policies unless higher premiums are paid.  Most companies will not insure any home that has had ANY previous water damage claims, no matter how small.  Some companies will even drop you like a hot potato come renewal time if you file a water damage claim.  Since mold can pop up years after water damage, that is why you are having trouble getting insurance.  Should the sellers have disclosed this? YES YES YES! If you can, you should consult an attorney experienced in real estate LAW (not just a closing attorney).  You may possibly be able to get out of this contract for nondisclosure.  Your house will be blacklisted for as long as it stands.  The biggest lesson in all this?  If you have water damage and can afford to fix it yourself - then do so.  Do NOT file a claim with your insurance company.  You are not the first buyer to go through this and you won't be the last.

Is there a way to create a macro for adjusting zoom?
In other words, if I want to adjust my zoom from 100% to 125% and then back to 100% before uploading without having to click view, zoom, etc, is there a way to create a shortcut to switch between zoom views? I just can't see well at 100%. I need glasses, obviously, but in the meantime I want to be able to see better without the strain to my eyes. Its just such a hassle to change zoom back and forth for every document, but we cannot upload them with the zoom at anything more or less than 100%.
oh yeah, had to start with them 4 yrs ago,,grrr.
Age 57 here - bifocals at age 40, now trifocals. Not bad once you get used to them, better than 3 pairs of glasses and misplacing them all the time lol
RE: Bifocals
Had the little windows at bottom and they were fine. Now in trifocals. Wait until you get to them.
I had bifocals and yes you will get used to that line. Now I have no line trifocals for years (the alternative was three pairs of glasses. Too bad you did not get the no line bifocals, but I know they are more expense. My trifocals cost me over 325.00.
I got my first pair about 3 years ago and it was very difficult to adjust to them. I always felt like I was falling forward when I walked!  But now, I use them only for driving or watching t.v.  When working or reading I don't wear them.   I think they are great though, especially the no lines!  Good luck to you.
follow up on bifocals

I actually have three stage progressive lenses due to 80% blindness in one eye and peripheral problems in the good one. 

Main part for distance, middle part on one eye for computer work, then bifocal at bottom for reading books, etc.  Dang expensive but much easier than the 3 different pair I was using.

Anyone that would normally wear bifocals

able to function with contacts?  I need new contacts.  My optometrist says that he can make my contacts function so that I don't need the granny glasses, but so far I feel like my eyes are zooming in and out like the lens on a camera trying to focus.  I also have glasses, but I need a stronger prescription and if I have to go back to glasses I have to get bifocals.  I really don't want the lines, but have heard from several people that they have problems without the lines.  My DH has bifocals without the line and he says it makes him dizzy sometimes.  Optometrist says he just needs a smaller frame/lens. 

I've got to do something soon as I'm getting daily headaches, but just can't decide what to do.  I am legally blind without correction and my lenses are about $300/pair without any of the extras.  Fortunately I have good frames and won't need new ones.  I really would prefer contacts as my vision seems to be so much clearer when I'm looking far off, but up close I just don't know if I can use them. 


Don't know about the contacts but the bifocals sm
without the lines can sometimes be a problem. When I went to bifocals after my cataract surgery, I didn't have any problems. I have the ones with no lines. My husband, on the other hand, has had the no line bifocals for about 10 years and hated them. He said they made him dizzy, too, and couldn't get used to walking with them on. He said he felt drunk when he wore them. So, last week when he got a new pair, we went to Sterling Optical in the mall to get them and he told them what the problem was with his other glasses. They said the bifocal part was set too high and they set it a bit lower (below the pupil) on this pair and now he has no problems with them. Also, if you have Blue Cross insurance, they have the Blue Perks where you can get a decent discount. His glasses were 579.00 and with the discount we paid 350.00. His were more because we purchased the scratch resistance, polycarbonate lenes and also the replacement insurance on account of his job. Also, we bought the transitions to save buying a pair of prescription sunglasses. Sterling Optical also has pretty good deals on bifocals if you watch out for their monthly sales.
Followup poll regarding bifocals....SM
It just so happens that I went to the eye doc last month, and he recommended bifocals! Yikes! (I'm 44.) I was leery of the progressive bifocals (and their cost) so I ordered some old-fashioned lined bifocals. I have to wait 10 days for them (obviously not Lenscrafters) so I'm really curious how I'll do.

Bifocal people, what kind do you have, and do you like them?
Followup poll regarding bifocals
I have had both bifocals with line and without. It takes some getting used to, but after a day or two, no lines are what I went with. I now wear progressives trifocals, have beginning of cataract in each eye, but I tried one pair for transcription and one for driving and chain around the neck, pain in the neck. My pair cost me 285.00 and I am very happy with them, just got a new prescription for the progressive trifocals. Good luck in your decision.
I got no line bifocals about a month
ago and I'm slowly getting adjusted.  I'm extremely near-sighted and find that I have to take off my glasses most of the time to read, or slide them down my nose and peer over them. 
Not yet, but turn 40 in 6 weeks, seems to be the magic age for bifocals - nm
Nasty? The poll is only about whether you wear bifocals or not when transcribing.
Does anyone have trouble with TMJ?
I have an appointment with an ortho to have it looked at.  I have the clicking, bruxism, headaches, jaw fatigue and pain, loss of hearing on one side, and now neck pain and crepitus when I turn my head.  The pain radiates all the way down my back.  I'm so scared that i'm in the last stages and can only be helped with all sorts of surgery.  Has anyone here been fitted with any sort of device that reverses this effectively?  It makes my life miserable. 
Don't want to get in trouble but want to ask a ?

about our MQ accounts.

I work out of the Amherst office and so far, I have enough work.  This weekend we are a bit out of turn-around but the ladies on this account, and I, are working quickly to change that (when I'm not poking my nose on this message board).

I am wondering though, if it's just a few isolated accounts that are running out of work from the Amherst office, and it is illegal to discuss what accounts those are?  It probably is--just think it would make a lot of us feel better (especially those of us out of Amherst that are starting to worry) if we knew that it's the same few accounts that are running out of work all the time, and not ALL of the accounts.

I don't know.  This whole situation makes me sort of sick.  I'm thankful I have work, but very sad that many of you appear not to and wonder when my account is next.

all the ones I usually have trouble with
I make expansions with my incorrect spelling to the correct one.  There is just times I feel my fingers are dyslexic!
I had no trouble doing this on my last job, but cannot seem to do it now.
Different software.  I have some of the same accounts, but none of the fast-moving accounts.  This is all clinic work, but so was the last job.  A lot of demographics to enter.  The doctors give you all of these before they tell you which format this is, i.e. letter or office note, so you have to wait until you know to even start typing.   
I don't have any trouble with
the trouble is, they don't want to pay us
Anyone else have trouble with

I recently started working from home as an IC.  This is my first job as an MT.  I am really enjoying it thus far, but I am having the hardest time getting to sleep at night.  For the past two nights I have been awake until 4 a.m.  Can't seem to turn off my brain.  Since it was the weekend it wasn't that big of a deal, but tomorrow is Monday, and I have to get up early to get my son to school, and get to work.  I was just curious if anyone else ever seems to have this problem, and if so, any suggestions on how to shut off my brain?  I'm exhausted and I know my work quality will suffer if I don't get some quality sleep.



I had trouble with this too.
I save as a file and then attach the file.  There is an option towards the end to "save to rtf file".   I could not get the option to e-mail directly to work.  
He is already in trouble.

He just had his sister call me which is a direct violation of his Stay Away Order.  Tee hee.  The police officer last night told me that no matter what he tells him that he WILL do at least one of the three things to violate the order.  Ta Da, he obviously hasn't improved his listening skills in 24 hours.  He will never ever change.  He doesn't hear God knocking like I did.  I pity him in his blindness, but not very much....

It was too much trouble for me to
strip out any header/footer information, dates, ages, etc. on individual files and also take out "doctorisms" that are not actually in Stedman spellcheck.  If you have ever gotten stopped by spellcheck and hit ignore, how can you be sure the information you enter into IT is right?
Anybody else having trouble using
I just cannot get the hang of this expander.  I am not meeting production as a result. I also continue to get not so great QA scores because of 'expander' entries that are not intended to be in the doc.
My 4 yo is having trouble.
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The trouble is...
you'll always be sliding between financially challenged and leisure fun time challenged.  There's no easy way out of it, and I've been at this for 20+ years and it has only gotten harder to make a living and also make a life.  Soon you'll be able to make more money at Wal-mart or McDonald's than in MT so I'm glad I'm really close to retirement.
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I visited there as well and that same day I had a terrible time, my computer shut down and stated I had no programs installed, took me all day to get going again, don't go there!!
Trouble too
I have trouble with this too. I'm guessing certain personality types will lean this way with a stay-at-home job.

I know others who don't have any problem with it and are on the go all the time when not workig.

It would probably be good to take a class or join some sort of group so that we have scheduled time away; otherwise it's too easy to stay home even though it isn't good for us.
Anyone have this trouble?

I use lots of Expanders and create more all the time.  It's great when I do the same account or two regularly, but during spells of getting more accounts (when my main ones are low) I find I waste time fumbling to see if I have an Expander for things.

I have had to deviate from a normal expansion pattern (in a variety of ways), and as long as I am typing the same several dictators, I get used to the way they speak and my expansions and all the deviations just come automatically.  However, when I get tons of other docs saying things in so many different ways, the deviations don't come to me and I fumble.  I think I could go faster with more straight type.

I know people say to have expansions for everything, but do any of you have a good way to determine when it's better to just type it out?  - I don't think anyone could use 100% expansion (or even 90%), but does anyone have any advice or general thougths on this? 

Thanks so much! 

The only one having trouble dealing with anything is you

If your life sucks it's no one's fault but your own. Successful people take accountability for their lives and move forward instead of placing blame wherever they can and being angry at the world like you obviously are. 

The only one having trouble dealing with anything is you

If your life sucks it's no one's fault but your own. Successful people take accountability for their lives and move forward instead of placing blame wherever they can and being angry at the world like you obviously are. 

The trouble is, everything is politicized...
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Trouble with docqscribe
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I guess my doc would be in trouble.
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Interesting...some may be in trouble
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I started having symptoms a couple of years ago (I'm 47 now), and finally a year ago, when the hot flashes and night sweats were getting to be just too much to handle, I broke down and saw my doctor.  I used the Evista patch and progesterone pills for a couple of months, but, to be honest, I'm just too lazy and forgetful to take medication, and I eased off of it.  I have incorporated more soy into my diet, and that seems to have helped, or maybe just time has helped -- who knows?  I'm just grateful not to have the embarrassment of sitting there, breaking out in a sweat for no apparent reason, or waking up with the sheets soaked ... ugh. 

As I said, it does get better.  I'm not trying to advertise for anyone, but I have one Revival Soy shake or bar each day and that is the equivalent of 5-6 glasses of regular soy milk, and all of the soy you are supposed to need in a day. 

Good luck to you -- you definitely have my sympathy/empathy. 

Company is obviously in big trouble. I'd SM

not be able to work under those circumstances. Just go get another job. You have a skill - put it to work where they need you.

I understand that you're afraid you'll never be paid if you don't stay working there, but my gosh. You're going in the hole every day.

They are the same, but I have trouble with finding
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Really easy to get in trouble with the law sm
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I read they had trouble getting it.....sm
I read that Duel had trouble getting off the ground back in '71 and that it wasn't shown to the public until 1983 but 'tis my most favorite Dennis Weaver movie!!