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Bless your heart ...

Posted By: Busy MT'ing on 2005-11-02
In Reply to: So-you work 13 hours a day?(sm) - down and outer

Are you getting enough sleep? That's pretty important!

Also, how long are you up before you start typing? Do you eat breakfast? You need a good mix of protein and carbs before you start typing. Perhaps a little exercise..??

On your expander, slow is fine on adding to it. Limit yourself to 5-10 shortcut entries a day. Write them down and keep them posted on your screen until you can use them without looking at the list. Then take that list down and work on another 5-10 shortcuts. They won't do you any good if you cannot remember to use them. When naming shortcuts, do whatever comes to mind first, whatever is natural.

Don't spend too much time on ESLs if you truly cannot understand what is being said. I don't like blanks either but there is a difference in beating your head against a wall over unintelligible gibberish versus doing a quick (3 minutes is my limit) research of meds, instruments, terms, diseases, etc. Don't be your own worst enemy here!

Working efficiently is not a matter of how fast you are, it is how streamlined you think.

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Bless your heart
I hope you quickly work your way into a better pay range.
Bless your heart...

you replied with Peace out, & I replied with guns-a-blazin'...what the heck did I do, forget that great thread from yesterday  

my bad...*sigh*

bless your heart!
Oh bless your heart! ...

I'm so happy for your success.  You're an encouragement to me that one day before I finally get out of this profession that I'll be able to experience wonderful financial rewards again, if only for a brief moment in my case.

I appreciate you sharing your experience with us and keeping it real. 

Bless your heart ...
Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence;  sometimes it's not.  The important thing is that now you'll never regret knowing if you lost that 'perfect opportunity' or not and you were welcomed back with open arms to your true home.  Sincere best wishes to you on your continued success.   
Bless your heart. You won't forget that one again soon, huh. nm
Bless your heart! I wish I knew what to tell you

Flu is hitting hard. I'm surprised you can work this soon. I wish you the best! I didn't have the flu, but caught some kind of "bug" going around and had pneumonia! It was terrible. Took me 3 weeks to get anywhere close to feeling normal. It was very hard to work when I did start back and I was weak for days. Hang in there! I wish you good health soon!

Reagan, bless his heart.
Bless your heart, hon. Been there with 2 babies.
I put gel-filled teething toys in the fridge to make them cold; did the Tylenol thing; did the Orajel thing as well.

Honestly, there's not much else you can do. Sometimes if they were a little fussy, I would recline them in my arm and dip my finger in a very cold glass of iced water to cool it and then gently massage their little gums with my cold finger. They would let me. I think the cold numbed and the massage just soothed.

This is one of those stages that it is hard to get through for both baby and parents! I feel for you. I've been up many nights and suffered long days hurting for my little ones.

If it helps, they won't remember the pain. Only you will! lol

How very sweet, bless your heart!!!!
So few understand or appreciate the things you mentioned. Radiology has its own set of skills which i would find challenging, as long as it has been since i did any. So you are not a 'mere' anything -- you are a MT the same as acute care, only a 1-specialty person. Thanks again for the thoughts!!
Bless your heart! It is tiring to sit all the time. SM
I try to always remember that there are so many people who don't have a job or a decent home. I try to count my blessings but some days, I just lose the motivation. I hope you can find some relief from your health problems. Best of luck to you.
Bless your heart. Back several years ago
I worked FT for a large hospital doing MT and ran an MT business full-time but I had 2 partners in my business. I slept every other night. Hahaha I was younger at that time. Made INCREDIBLE money. Still can't believe today what I made then. It was a killer though. And with running my own business, I was not doing actual transcription the whole time, there was a lot of normal business activity/transactions/planning to do. That is why I think I held up to it as long as I did.

Well, I'm very impressed. Congratulations. I couldn't do that today (two FT transcription positions) if I tried!
Bless your heart. Mine was 50, so I had him longer. SM
Lots of empathy here for you.
Bless your heart. I had to sign my kids
up for an angel tree, too. Always remember, This Too Shall Pass. God Bless and may you have a wonderful 2006!!
Bless your heart little Crispy Critter!

Bless your heart. The trouble is that companies can't "train" you. SM

...or not most companies, anyway. They need their work done and they need it done quickly and correctly, and that's just the bottom line. I worked in-house for years at a hospital and I did train people, but we were doing our own reports and had a large enough staff so that we could take inexperienced people. I do that on my own, too, but can't do it too much. 

You'll get it, if they'd just give you time!   

Bless your heart. I agree with Dano whole-heartedly.
Maria Shriver Kennedy Schwarz (I'm not spelling that out...hahaha) said that her mother taught her: You CAN have it all, just not all at the same time.

Great advice. You usually have to go through stages or phases of your life to fulfill all the wants and dreams...from careers, to parenting and child-rearing, homemaking, etc.

Bless your heart for taking the time to answer.
I was thinking macros were something else. I make heavy use of templates/normals, but I didn't realize those were called macros :0)

Shorthand is so fantastic for that. I love the suggestion window, too. I don't think I could type without it now.

Do you use the TCL script program? I need to study up on that.
Bless your heart and your sons. Some people just don't know when to NOT mess with things
Sorry you have a goof for an ex, and I hope your son's footie will be ok. Chillie
bless your heart for thinking $10-12/hour is good money - nm
That's dowright shame! Bless you Heart! I hope there is a change soon, this is getting ridiculous
Bless you.
Bless you.  I am so glad to hear that there are still good people in the world.
Yes! Bless you!

Bless you!
I feel so much better after hearing your trials. Hope all is well now.
God bless all of you.
My finger will heal in time. I feel so small for whining when you are all faced with such bigger challenges. God bless you.
God bless you
My prayers are with you and your daughter. I have a 5-year-old, and I would be a basket case if I had to endure what you are going through.
Bless you!!
No kidding. This has driven me crazy, but I just re-listened to the wav file and you are absolutely on target!!

So.....bless you and all your children, too! (Doing a happy dance)

Just wait til the QA hears this. She really is a sweetheart, have never had one problem with her, and she and I were working on this one together. But, thanks to you......heheh......I'm one up! :)
Bless you!
Bless you
Finally, somebody that agrees with me:)
God bless you!
You are a saint for trying to rescue your mother like that.  From your post, it sounds like you have been "rescuing" her all your life.  If she is so fragile and you are the only child, you really do have a lot on your shoulders.  I had a similar situation with my stepfather when I was younger, but I didn't handle it well either.  He and my mother eventually divorced (through no fault of mine).  I admire you for being so loyal to your mother.  I agree with the way you are handling things in your situation, nobody knows what anyone else's life is like.  Just know that you have friends and support on here when you need it.  You are a very strong person and I just know that this will turn out right for you.  Just thank God that you are 'there' for your mother.  You will never regret that. 
Bless you all so much!!

I have 2 big tupperware egg plates, so I can get them done and overwith tonight because I think I'm going to have to do all the rest of the food now....geez...it will be all worth it though, it's twins!

Again, thank you all so much!

THANKS! Bless you.
Bless you!!!
Thanks. Email on the way!!!!
God bless you!!!

Thanks so much!!! I needed this, too!!! What a great resource!!! God bless!


Bless you!
It is sure nice to know that I am not alone!
Bless you Bless you

I will be starting to use Shorthand. I have seen conflicting answers as to yes you can convert to ShortHand and no you can't. I am not real puter savy. I saw directions, but I would rather start from scratch than attempt what they say to do. This will help very much.

Have a great evening.

Bless you! - nm
Bless you!
Thanks so much
God bless you!
I think eventually we'll all have some crisis like this to deal with. Our business is fairly unstable right now. You are not the only Transcriptionist I know of with work issues right now, either so low they are not working or are facing layoff or worse. I am so sorry! I wish you the very best in the job search.
God bless you

I took care of my mom briefly full time before she died last year and it was the hardest thing I ever had to do.  At the same time it was a blessing because we got very close - closer than we had been and we had been very close already.

You're not alone in your struggles. You'll make it through and your mom will have an easier transition because of your help. 

Bless you!
Time to start dusting off your old resume, it sounds like! I wonder if that's their plan - make all the old-timers quit and then hire in new cheap labor? Maybe they're about to get bought by the Q? Sounds like straight out of the Q-book...
God BLESS your mom and your love and

respect for her.  I've been that mom and have only one child, a son, who also knows what I went through to provide him with everything I could inspite of the fact that his now dead father had a portfolio of over 2 million dollars, but hid his assets very successfully.  His father would never pay child support or keep up insurance on my son, would bring lawsuits against me from time to time to try to get custody of our son; he even "kidnapped" him one time and did not return him for three months!!  My now dead ex knew all these things would make me spend even more money and time away from work to deal with those issues. 

However, when our son was with him, he would give our son a minimum of $100.00/day just for whatever he wanted, took off to all places in the world, Israel, France and Spain and once a month they'd go to the Bahamas or Bimini.  This was my X's way of trying to undermine our son's love for me.  Guess what???   It did NOT work!!! 

God bless you Fluffy.
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God bless the Red Cross

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Keep those donations rolling.  We had some little kids who set up a roadside lemonade stand a few towns away from us and they made $50.00 to send to the Red Cross.  Isn't that sweet?

Our local firefighters were out in Wal Mart parking lot holding up their fire gear boots. No signs or anything. We knew what they were doing. Sure I only had a couple of dollars to stuff in a boot, but if every person entering Wal Mart even put in a quarter, it would make a big difference.  What really shocked me was the amount of people that just walked by.

God bless you. What a wonderful way
to reach out to others!

Now that is truly the spirit of Christ in Christmas!!

God bless you and your family.
bless you for sharing
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God bless Danny.

GOD BLESS YOU with 5 children!!! *S*...nm
God bless little kitty.
God bless you and your family. nm