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Auto accident - rear -end

Posted By: Our car was rear ended and on 2005-12-08
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we don't think we should give a "recorded" statement to the other car's insurance company.  Advice.

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Are you sure you're using Auto Text and not Auto Correct?
Auto Text accompanies the template, as I stated before. The Auto Correct entries are in a separate file with the .acl extension.
Transferring Auto Correct/Auto Text

I work in Word currently and have a large number of AC/AT entries.  I am moving to a platform that has Instant Text or Shorthand.  Is it possible to transfer these entries as a file somehow, or am I going to have to enter by hand?  Also any comments welcome regarding the ease of use, etc of Instant Text versus Shorthand.



Not ALL MTs have fat rear ends or sm
never get out into the real world. I came from a hospital and I KNOW what EMR is all about and how savvy the docs are with computers. Your comment was offensive.
In a rear-end 1 year ago, the 24th,
In my state, you have 4 years to settle. But, what they are offering is X amount LESS the 5000 in medical bills, WRONG,is not happening. Until they begin to talk "new money", a settlement is not going to happen. The guy totaled a brand new car, had 13 days. Good luck, but would never settle until all pain is gone and medical bills have been paid, wait until it is getting close to the 2 year limit.
Lice is a pain in the rear (and head) sm
My kids have had it before and what a tedious job it is to get rid of and make sure it stays away. Daily vacuuming of furniture, beds, etc. I took any and all stuffed animals and just stuck them in garbage bags for a month (they say 2 weeks, but I like to be safe). I looked for nits every day (brings new term to nit picking). I also used vinegar with the combing as it seemed to loosen up any remaining nits.

The dirty hair theory appears to be true, so I started using hair gel on my kids' heads, but we also have moved in the meantime, and they haven't had it since. The school district where we were seemed to have a huge outbreak at least twice a year.
Ignore QA long enough and you may find yourself out on your rear.
Hard to chose, Notorious, Rear Window and - sm
A Time to Kill proabably--- have lots more of course that rank up there, many are old movies as my mom got me into them.
I agree with GATrans below. Don't trust him. He may be covering his own rear end. Either he

gives you the number and lets you do with it what you will or he loses your trust.  It could be that he is making this whole story up to cover up the fact that this woman may call again on his cell phone.  Men are snakes at times.  Don't be a fool.  My ex-husband was calling his girlfriend on our cell phone and telling me that it was the number of a woman who had a van for sale.  He was in the used car business so it was a plausible explanation.  Too bad for him that I have a suspicious nature, wrote the number down and kept it for posterity.  A few weeks later my husband's friend (who's wife was a friend of the girlfriend) called from this number and it showed on my caller id.  Too much of a conincidence for me.  Maybe your husband is honest Abe and you trust him completely, but there is no such thing as perfect, and most women whose husbands have had affairs, never saw it coming.  You can call me a cynic, but I'll never be a fool again and I hate to see other women be fooled.

And don't listen to the Pollyannas below you telling you that you are overreacting and that you should calm down.  Utter nonsense.  You have every right to be angry.  You have every right to want that person's phone number and to call her telling her to never call again.  And, if I were you, I'd be calling this friend of your husband's and letting him know what you think of him and threaten to tell his wife.  The friend has no respect of his wife or marriage and so you can bet he has no respect for you or yours.  Who cares if your husband loses him as a friend.  He doesn't really need friends like that anyway!

Marriage is hard and you have to fight to keep it going.  So fight.

I just noticed my right thumb twitching. I tell ya I'm falling apart! Last week my rear end and

left leg were going numb and now my thumb is twitching.  Ya know how you have your thumb poised above the space bar, well whenever I pause my typing my thumb twitches slightly and softly taps the space bar.  I keep rubbing my hand hoping it will stop.  Anybody else have this problem?

Maybe I'm getting to old to be an MT anymore.  Been doing this for almost 14 years and never so much as had a headache.  Now within the last year, I have head, neck and shoulder problems with muscle spasms and tightness, my rear end problems, and now this!  Frustrating to say the least! 

Oh my goodness! I can imagine I would feel really angry and relieved all at the same time. But you know what? Thank heavens you were okay. You probably saved that baby's life (today or in the future) and who knows else she could have randomly run over (today or in the future). Such a dumb and careless thing to do--and with a baby in the car!!! Not to mention, don't these people see people being killed by drunk drivers all the time! All over a drink. Makes me madder than you know what!
My very first cat got out by accident
and we live in the country, but the house is right next to the road.  She came back a couple of times to eat, but wouldn't come back in the house and wouldn't let us near her.  She lasted 2 days before she got hit.  I felt horrible.   I am much more vigilant now.
no accident
"But blaming one little organization for the Information Age with its communications revolution, the political ascendency and internationalization of business, and the healthcare funding and insurance crises is like blaming a leaf for blowing in the wind."

I don't think this is an accurate analogy. They did not just passively benefit from the information age or globalization. They actively pursued Indian markets for certification ("Indian Pricing" - see previous posts) & created offshore certification sites with Prometrics, when the only possible effect this could have on American MTs is a negative one. This is all being couched in a lot of doublespeak about how this will benefit American MTs in the long run because of our collective & overriding concern for the integrity of healthcare documents, & somehow this is all supposed to translate into more money for us, when in fact it's doing the exact opposite. Now their bottom line stands to benefit hugely from MTIA's endorsement of mandatory certification, & with what can only be described as a smear campaign against anyone who is not certified, intimating in their own correspondence (also previously posted) that anyone who does not hold the CMT certification is a nightgown- & muff muff-wearing, uneducated, unprofessional slacker sitting at the dining room table typing on an unsecured computer & in whose hands AHDI's medical documents would feel less secure than in the hands of someone in Pakistan.

Give me a small break.

They are not "one little organization," they are pretty much the only one (that may change soon), & I don't think it's a stretch to think that what they are committing is illegal, or at least it will be if they seriously interfere with my ability to earn a living.

So no. My impression is that this was no accident. To call a spade a spade may seem like a low level of discourse to you, but considering how many MTs are still unaware of their nefarious deeds, I'd say this kind of conversation still has to take place. If you want to start a thread that contains something you consider more 'elevated,' by all means, go for it. Every little bit helps. But please, keep the dissing to a minimum. We are all in this together.
Quite by accident

I started working in a hospital at age 14, assisting in the dietary department and washing dishes in a 40 bed hospital!  Guess I did a good job because when I was 16 I was promoted to nurse's aid's aid, which meant I got to learn to take vital signs, carry water, juice ect to patients and above all empty bed pans.  I was also often put on "loan" to other departments.  From there to ward secretary, to the business office and moved to medical records when their MT quit.  Minimum wage for all of the above.  Married, moved to Phoenix after 9 months working as an MT and was afraid I couldn't get a job with that little experience because by then I knew MT-ing was no walk in the park.  So I hurried up and went to the nearest hospital and was hired on the spot, started to work before I got unpacked.  Moved to Texas (husband transferred) qualified for unemployment and thought I might as well take a paid vacation.  Went to the unemployment office and they had no classification then for MTs.  They tried to classify me as a clerk/typist, I wouldn't hear of it.  Several people were working on trying to classify me.  Finally they went to their boss who obviously thought I was making it up (this was in Port Arthur, TX).  She called the largest area hospital (St. Marys) and asked if they knew what a medical Transcriptionist was.  They told her to send me right over.  All I got from the unemployment office was a referral slip, which I never used.   I took the vacation anyway.  When I felt like going to work, I got out the phone book and called the first hospital listed (Doctor's Hospital in next door Groves, Tx), asked them if they had an opening.  They asked how soon I could come in and again I was hired on the spot.  Again, a small hospital.  There were 2 MTs.  Did all kinds of MR work when there was no dication, like coding and abstracting, etc.  Moved to Houston a couple of years later and by then I had caught the primma donna MT syndrome.  Decided I wanted to be a psychologist, went to college in my spare time, changed my mind and dropped out after a couple of years.  Once I got known in Houston, I got calls nearly every week asking me to come to work. Sometimes they got in a bidding war.  Sometimes I went with another company and sometimes I didn't.  About all you had to do then was ask for a raise and you got it.   At various times paid by line, by page, by 1000 words and maybe some other ways I have forgotten.  The calls came from MTSOs (which were mom and pop operations then), they got my number from other MTs who had moved on from whereever I was working and they gave them my phone number.  I worked at home then too but had to pick up tapes and deliver the transcribed work back.  No strict TAT either, no schedules, no running out of work.  

I recall one very good MT who had a habit of getting arrested for drunk and disorderly.  Who did she call to bail her out?  Yep, the MTSO owner.  He groused about it but he went down and bailed her out every time so she could get back to work.  That's how it was back in the day...............

Thanks for the tip, my agent knows about the accident but - sm
never mentioned in any way if they could help me, which is odd since she is generally very helpful. I call her 3-4 x a year with questions, policy changes (home, jewelry and 2 cars), rates, etc. I have some doctor papers/releases to sign, maybe I will run by her office and talk with her before signing them and get her take on things. Thanks.
I had a car accident with whiplash

Every situation is different but for me, my whiplash was pretty severe & resulted in a herniated disk.

I went to PT which was tremendously helpful (once I saw the right PT that is, the first PT I saw did not help at all.)

They told me to take a muscle relaxer, lots of Advil, and hot/warm moist heat is a must. The one thing different they told me was not to rotate the neck. They told me the worst thing you can do is to tilt your head back, to the front & to the side is OK but tilting your head back at all was a major no-no.

Once your muscles calm down a little, PT is something you may want to look into. I still do my neck exercises to this day and I still find them to be very helpful. (my accident was back in March 2004)


Sort of by accident. I had a

secretarial service and got a call from an x-ray tech who wanted to know if I would transcribe her tapes because she didn't have time to do it herself. I knew a little medical terminology, but not much. She would bring me the tapes and come back the next day and sit with me to fill in the blanks, which weren't too many, I might add. That lasted a week. After that, I had most of it down pat. She told me I was good at it and should really take a course in it and become a "real" MT. So I did.

Before my course was done, I got a call from a doctor who needed his transcription done plus from a school for troubled youth to do psych evals on these kids. After my course, I decided to go to the local hospital for a job, was hired, and from there ...picked up more doctor offices....the rest is history.



OMG! We just had the SAME problem and solved it by accident!!

We live by the ocean, and my husband had bought one of those "canned air horns" you can bring on a boat.  They're like $5 in boat stores or sporting good stores. The poor dog next door is tied out 24/7, and verbalizes his unhappiness, but enough is enough.  We tried everything, including talking nicely like adults with the owners, nada.  We finally called the police, who live nearby and hear it, too! That put the fear of God in the owners for 48 hours, and then yap, yap, yap. About a month ago, by accident my husband blasted the horn in the back yard, and...silence...dead silence...the dog hates it.  Now, I have dogs, too, and they didn't even notice this blast, so it didn't hurt their ears or anything like that! But this yapping beast seems totally astonished by the air horn. We've done it 2 or 3 times since, and now the dog NEVER barks.  He's fine, but apparently knows there is "something" louder than him out there!  We also called the police BEFORE we did it intentionally the next time, and they said it was fine, no laws against canned air horns, and we only blast it for a second.  The dog is at least 1/4 acre away, so not like we're on top of him. It only took a few blasts, but it worked! Give it a try!!

Are you kidding? If this is not the description of accident, I don't know what is

According to your description of accident, this is it!  What could possibly be foreseen about this?  Ther is no way that this is the fault of the parents?  While you certainly can bring a 2-year-old to the hospital, how feasible is it if the labor is anything more than 2 hours?  DUH!  You just CANNOT bring a 2-year-old to the hospital while having another baby.  Obviously, the parents had great confidence in their friends ability to watch their child.  

The person significantly at fault is the driver.  So much so, in fact, that it is illegal to hit somebody and run!!  Please don't give any excuses for the driver.  I had a bird fly into the windshield of my car and it literally shook the car (a minivan), so don't tell me that someone would not feel more than a "board in the road" when running over a 2-year-old!  Give me a break!

Did you by accident hit/click the Pay button twice? That will do that if you are not
If you think someone getting shot, even by accident, is funny, you need some serious help
When my sister-in-law was in a car accident in 1992

my husband said they had an ESL in the ER.  He tried several times to explain to the family what had happened. When they continually couldn't understand him, he blurted out, "She's dead!"  My husband has never forgotten that.


Did you look in your recycle bin to see if maybe you hit delete by accident...nm
Just found this board by accident one day
Glad I did at least I am not alone in this mess. I have been doing this for 9 years now with a 2 year break cause I was going nuts. I think I am hitting that point again. I feel like they treat you like crap. And the money used to be good all the sudden it isn't like they are playing with line counts.
You are hitting the Ctl button by accident..sm
happens to me too, until I figured out what I was doing.
Transient Ischaemic Attack (accident)
If you click a link by accident or on purpose sm
that message can open a trojan on your PC that will access your ebay information.  Happened to me once and some yo-yo hijacked my EBay account and ran up $3000.00 worth of charges in about 2 hours. My account got suspended for suspicious activity and I was notified by EBay of the problem.  Lucky for me, they found out who did it and cancelled all the charges. I had to go to the EBay chat with customer service and repair the damage. Took about an hour.  Now I change my password everytime I get a message that's fake and send everything to spoof@ebay.  It really does help.  So, if you do get a note about suspicious activity, then go to Ebay and see if you can log in.  If not, then the email is from them. 
Task bar. I do this by accident a couple of times a year

and I fix it, but can't figure out what I've done to fix it.

I have my task bar at the bottom of my screen usually, but now it is on the far right and I can't figure out how to get it back on the bottom.  I know you normally click and drag, but I can't get it do down, just side to side.   I even push the down arrow but that doesn't seem to do it either. 

Make sure you haven't changed a setting by accident.
Check that you are not "shrinking" the document or have checked to print two pages on one page.
Both. Choice A "can" put you there, but so can a major illness, accident, fire, etc.

with this economy it is harder and harder to work your way out of poverty no matter what the reason for being there is.

Just type the heading and bold it and then go to autocorrect and add it.
auto text, auto text auto text - I also have ...
a couple of doctor accounts that pay me "off the books" and it's less than $800/month so that helps out a great deal.

I autotext every report until I build each doctor up to a "normal" text format. if you want more info - email me at dcr468@aol.com. I am always hesitant about writing the name of companies on this board because of the serious bashing that goes on.
You could add it to your auto correct
uuu for date spelled out.
we had one that sent auto feedbck to the mts
put it in your auto correct if your (sm)
program allows; the way you spell it incorrectly to the left and to the right the correct spelling and when you type it its corrected for you. Have done that several of my words I have the same problem with.
Auto Cap Options in IT

You can disable the Automatic Capitalization in IT by right-clicking on the phrases advisory, then go to Options and Automatic Capitalization. There you can enable/disable the feature and indicate whether or not you want it to capitalize after colons.

Another place to check is in AutoCorrect in Word- that may be automatically capitalizing things as well.

Why don't you just use Auto Correct
in Word? it's very similar to PRD and you can assign it to open on an F-key...
Unfortunately that is the bad part of auto

text and why companies encourage you to use it.  The shortcuts and templates you build don't last due to numerous reasons like rebooting the server, etc.  When companies hire you they make it sound like your lines will increase in no time once you build the shortcuts, but they fail to tell you that rebuilding them is also included!  Another reason why I'm so sick this profession and looking to get out.

auto text.


How do you add in auto correct?

2007 is really different than 2003.  I can't seem to find how I do this.  Thanks.

You can auto cap in autocorrect sm
I leave autocorrect enabled since I don't the ESP program. I use Instant Text and autocorrect togeter with ET and haven't had any problems. Under the show autocorrect options, just check mark capitalize first word in the sentences. I actually checked them all.
auto correct

How do you bold in auto correct?  Example: SOCIAL HISTORY: 

Any help is appreciated greatly.

If you go under settings, and then playback settings, There is an autobackup setting ..It goes in milliseconds, and I currently have mine set at 1000, which seems to be a comfortable place, and backs it up just enough to catch the last word or so that i may have missed.
auto correct
I lost my auto correct. It asked me if I wanted to replace my normal template and like a dummy, I hit yes. Now, I do not have any of my doctor normals, but it has the shorter auto corrections for the patient, however, aspirin, etc., but not any of the longer ones that I use for doctor's normals. Does anyone know how to restore this?
Auto format

You should be able to restore by formatting your commands.  Just go in and find auto commands and click the one that over turned that.

Good luck!


Auto format
Which version are you using?
Auto test entries
Does anybody know how to "save" one's own private auto text entries (within Microsoft Word) and also how to later print-out this file?  Thanks in advance! 
   Sorry, I asked about auto "test"......I ment auto TEXT
Auto Text entries

The file should be located here:

c:documents and settings<your name>application datamicrosoft emplates

There are a couple of other "critical" files that you should also back up. One is CUSTOM.DIC - (this is your dictionary)
c:documents and settings<your name>application datamicrosoftproof

and the other is MSO1033.acl (AutoCorrect entries)
c:documents and settings<your name>application datamicrosoftoffice

Auto Text thanx for helping :)

Auto Correct question

I have a question.  Is there a way to print the entries in auto correct??  Also, is there a way to save all my entries in auto correct and auto text to a CD???  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 


Yes there is a way to print your auto correct
There is a free download for a macro program that backs up your auto correct file. You can print it..save it..and restore your autocorrect file with it. I love it. I have 3 computers and I use this to keep all of them up to date with my auto correct entries.

I dont think I can post a link here on this board. If you email me at Loveyaheart@aol.com I will be glad to give you the link for the download.