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I have a preference for Dead in Bed syndrome myself

Posted By: gotta love these terms! (nm) on 2009-03-31
In Reply to: I like "Peau d'Orange" myself. nm - TechSupport


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A lot of this is the vet's preference -
My current vet will do as young as 10 weeks if the animal is large enough. They also use laser there, which really speeds recovery in the females. I had my last female done at 4 months when she went into heat! The surgery is much easier when they are younger too. The little ones bounce back within a day. Good luck to you.
Must just be personal preference then..
because I absolutely love it.  Been using it for over 3yrs.  Very easy to query the fields to change to correct DOS or patient if need be, upload statuses to use if info is not available.  I am so sorry you detest this platform...I absolutely love it.  As far as the ESP expander, adore it too.  Sure, I had to add everything from scratch but once you get through the major bulk of it, adding ones here and there over time is a piece of cake.  I even have complete reports including headers set up in my ESP files.  Some Expander programs will not allow that.  In answer to your question, no I have never used SmartType (sp?)...but I have no complaints with what I have now.  Guess it's all what you're used to and what you like your expander to be able to do. 
it's really client preference......NM
Personal preference
I am a former nurse as well and I promise you that the CMT exam is not a speck compared to boards .. something I think I may still be traumatized by and it was way too long for me to feel that way!!  You are going to get a lot of negative feedback here and I can only tell you that as a nurse with really good experience and an MSN there was no real reason for me to take the CMT exam save for personal validation.  I think that if you work in a field and there is a credential then it is a personal choice whether or not you take the exam.  Many companies do pay for your CMT and will pay as well for you to do the continuing education to maintain it.  Additionally, promotions and the like are often given to CMTs first and I'd say mainly because it shows an employer you cared enough personally to validate yourself.  I don't need someone to force me .. it was driven by my own personal goals in this business.  I'd like to see people stop bashing AAMT because of issues that were not put into play because of AAMT but because of politics and big business squeezing for the buck.  I'd like to see people give each other encouragement and support, but women seem not to be able to do that easily.  I'd like to see this business shake itself off and start to live up to principles that make some sense too .. but I fear that my bubble has burst and still life goes on and we need to make a paycheck.  If you think you will benefit from taking the exam (if only personally) then just do it.
Headphone preference
I'm looking to purchase some new headphones and am not sure which ones to get.    Does anyone have a pair they really love??  Or really hate??  Do you prefer regular ones or noise cancelling??  Thanks!!!! 
Just a personal preference
I am not the original poster but some people just prefer to do certain types of transcription and it has nothing to do w/ being scared. For me, I prefer clinic notes b/c they are a lot more repetetive and so I find I get more lines with them.
My preference is Handeze.
According to your client's preference.
I think that is probably client preference. I have
worked for different facilities and have seen them called both. I was taught that if a procedure does not involve actual incisions it is a procedure and if there is an incision it is an operation. But like I said, it is whatever the particular client wants.
coffee preference
I found Folgers Black Silk a nicer, richer flavor with using lesser amount.  husband is happy still (he drank coffee-flavored mud for years).  I would reduce the amount I put in the pot a little at a time until I reduced 4 spoons of grounds to 4 cups of coffee (small pot) down to 2 spoons of grounds.  He used to call it "sissy coffee" but he says it does taste better when I make the coffee.  Go figure... 
Actually, throw out the BOS and use the physician's preference.
I learned that disc is eyes, disk is computer disk, and disc/disk for back is up to the account preferences.  The doctors do not care what some stupid AAMT BOS book says because it's THEIR notes and they aren't regulated by the AAMT.
He dd NOT give them preference. THEY are stuck TOO
My cousin and 3 of her friends are stuck there. If he gave preferential treatment. THEY WOULD BE HOME instead of US worrying about them and not hearing ANYTHING from them.

By the way. They also called ahead before they left here Friday and asked their hotel if it was safe or should they cancel and rebook later. They were told to come on. They would be safe, this was nothing to worry about.

I have read that OTHER tourists were told the same thing when THEY called ahead before the hurricane to see if they should cancel and reschedule.

Get off your high horse and DONT comment on things you know NOTHING ABOUT!
Preference is split in my house
My idea of an Easter dinner is ham, mashed potatoes, and a veggie. However, my husband enjoys leg of lamb - YUCK!

I usually make him and the kids a leg of lamb and I make myself a ham steak.

I love Easter dinner. It is usually just my own family here at home - no going away and nobody comes over, unless it is just to visit.
I think it depends on the client's preference. nm
my preference is for Times New Roman n/m
Personal preference is mostly irrelevant, IMO. SM
I single or double as requested or to conform to a standard mode, even if I do prefer double for readability. The VR accounts I work on are set to single space. FWIW, typing single spaces is faster.
"facility's" preference before the flames start lol
It seems to me I had to change a preference on Shorthand to prevent that...

but it's been so long ago I can't remember...I think it had something to do about the playback speed. You should mess around with it.

To change Operation Preferences

Choosing "Preferences" from the File menu brings up the Preferences Dialog Box.  Click on the Operation tab to access Operation Preferences.


Use this option to add a delay (in milliseconds; 1000 msec = 1 second) after a specified number of keystrokes.  This option is useful if you find that ShortHand is playing back text too fast for the target application to handle.

Verify Target Window Receives Keystroke

When this option is checked, Shorthand waits for a keystroke to be properly received by the target window before playing back the next keystroke; this prevents Shorthand from accidentally overrwriting text in another window.  The disadvantage is that, on some systems, this could result in very poor playback performance.  Unchecking this box causes Shorthand to playback Keystrokes at maximum speed without verifying if the keystrokes reach their intended target.  If you experience lost or transposed keystrokes, use the Pause option above to slow down Shorthand.

QA Pay Preference -- hourly versus per line? SM

I've been offered two QA jobs; one that pays $15 per hour and one that pays 4 cpl.  I'm told that I can make more than $15 per hour on production because you get credit for all lines in a report, even if you make only one correction.  So I figured that to make the equivalent of $15 per hour, I would have to QA 3000 lines a day.  So here's my question, is 3000 lines of QA in an 8 hour day feasible and is it possible to do more lines than that in an 8 hour day?

Both offer employee status, benefits, etc.  Benefit plans are pretty much exactly the same down to the same health insurance company. 

curet or curette? is there a preference according to book of style? nm
Restless leg syndrome
I have read in the paper comments by  a doctor that a bar of soap underneath the sheet near the legs will alleviate RLS.  Many people have used this method and they say it works.  Use anything but Dove soap, do not know why. 
I had a doc once with Napoleon syndrome
(little man disease) who told me that a monkey could do my job!!! He referred to me as a "typist." AAAHHHH!!!
Toaster syndrome, LOL!
Sorry I can't help. I am in the same exact spot.
toaster syndrome
I thought it was just me.
Mosse's sign (or syndrome)..

I must have Tourette's thought syndrome too! (nm)
carpal tunnel syndrome...nm

Deer in headlight syndrome...
As a poster stated below, I, too, would probably freeze up big time with an oral test. Here is something that I observed while talking to other people about the mttest testing. I took this test for Career Step and then for a large national. Both times, I took the MAXIMUM time allowed, even 'sleeping on it' and looking it over in the morning. I did very well. Some people I talked to did not want to bother taking extra time to be assured of a good grade. They just rushed through it even though I encouraged them NOT to, and failed.

I was hired by the large national, and seem to do very well. High QA scores, and rarely hear from QA...have never had any major mistake. That is because I take extra time, since I am new, to look up EVERYTHING! No, I am not getting rich, but I am learning. And to top it off, I recently discovered that they accidentally? placed me at the advanced level of reports from the get-go. I thought ALL newbies did ops and procedures!

My theory is that the people that would not take the time to do well on the mttest also would not take time to proofread their reports or look things up!

I am sure I would have failed your oral test even if I DID know the answers! Oh well, everyone is different. Besides, you are obviously looking for the well-seasoned MT as is your right.
She will tire of this soon. It's just "newbie syndrome". nm
computer vision syndrome

My eyes have gone downhill big time since starting in this field (around 3 years ago).  I have always had near perfect vision, and this is about the only thing I can attribute it to. 

I have nearly all of the symptoms of this when researching (in all 3 categories; vision problems, eye problems, and general discomfort) - then again, I found that some doctors are skeptical about this.  I have an eye appointment on Thursday and I am hoping that my doctor will take me seriously.  I am at my wits end with this. 

Was anyone told they have this, or does anyone have any suggestions for me? 

Thank you!  

Anyone have Raynaud's syndrome from typing? SM
Just since January my hands have been ice cold. Sometimes just one hand. Sometimes just the fingertips. I figured these weren't typical carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms, because I have no pain. So I did a little googling and came up Raynaud's. It is getting super annoying. No pain, just freezing hands. Anyone else? Thanks!
I call it Numbutt Syndrome LOL

I bought this chair from Office Max (link below) when I started working at home. I can work in it comfortably for several hours at a time.

I also do "glute crunches" - tense one side for about five seconds, release, tense the other side, release, repeat several times.

PTSIO Syndrome - Please Read

Moms, are you suffering from PTSIO Syndrome?

This is "Post Traumatic School Is Out" Syndrome.

Symptoms include:

* Loss of balance due to tripping over piles of leftover school
supplies, end of year projects, extra gym shoes and paint shirts.

* Headaches due to sudden loss of any personal time during the day
as well as loss of late evening personal time. they are staying up
later than you now that it's summer!

* Feeling of chaos due to house a disaster 24/7 (used to at least be
clean a few hours while kids at school.

* Earaches due to loud begging from children for sleepovers with
friends, as well as pleas for setting up the pool, and/or going to
the pool.

* Dizziness due to increased shuttling to and from friends' houses,
swimming lessons, summer camps, baseball and other sports.

* Ringing in ears due to phone and doorbell constantly ringing with
friends wanting to play.

* Pain in the neck due to husband's annoying: What did you do today honey?

(DUH! The kids are home!)

*Sudden weight gain and bad hair days due to Mom's inability to go
to the gym, get a hair cut/color caused by kids' constant presence.

*Feelings of claustrophobia due to kids hanging on you, causing
inability to accomplish simple tasks like going to grocery store.

Length of PTSIO Syndrome:

Usually about 90 days (June-August)

Remedies include: Locking yourself in the bathroom for the next 90 days
and/or stocking up on beer, wine and other alcoholic consumables as coping
mechanisms. Other possible remedies include taping therapeutic Oprah
episodes and watching late night. (Lord knows you can't watch it during the day - "their shows are on!)

Prognosis: While PTSIO Syndrome is not fatal, some mothers have been driven to
the brink of insanity, but thankfully almost all regain their faculties by early September.

Just for your info.. this 30-year MT is NOT adding s to Down syndrome
so that is not what the problem is... I don't care HOW long you've been transcribing a split infinitive is a split infinitive!  and verb tenses haven't changed, as far as I know... so don't act like 30-year MTs just aren't "with it" cause this one is!
I thought that was rectocranial inversion syndrome?
I'm outta here.  Y'all have fun now.
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
My best guess. 
male Turner's syndrome...? please see inside first.

is this a child? sometimes symptoms are skeletal deformities...?
Sounds like irritable bowel syndrome ...sm
if you go to webmd.com you can read up on it as well as some things to do to help alleviate symptoms.
There is a disordered called Wilson's Syndrome
I believe.  The TFTs will be normal, but there is still a problem and being put on low-dose thyroid replacement helps.  I don't remember all the specifics now, but when through testing with my primary physician who had an interest in this. 
Bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome.
I have the above, and neurologist told me that at all times to keep my wrists turned outwards and not bent inwards. This, along with wrist splints, have helped me tremendously and I have no need for surgical intervention.
Me, too. I also have what I call 'phantom word syndrome' - sm
where I heard a word (or words), and was SURE I typed them, only to go back and proofread, and find a mysterious gap where I left it (them) out. Must be those 'word-gremlins' coming in and erasing them!
Sounds like cubital tunnel syndrome (sm)
which is like carpal tunnel of the elbow.

I've been told to bend my elbows as little as possible, and wear knee braces on my elbows in bed to keep my arms straight (or else tie a scarf around my waist and tie my hands to my waist - but that sounded too kinky to me LOL)
I think you can get cortisone injections in there if necessary, which is easier than surgery.
what are the specific symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (sm)
Anyone know the specific symptoms of carpal tunnel? My right top of my arm feels sort of numb, like my forearm and my wrist aches.  Also, my shoulder hurts.  Is this typical for carpal tunnel or maybe something else?
be careful all of you - you could be pushing yourself into repetitive use syndrome formerly carpal t
and then your ability to earn an income is jeopardized.... I know because I have walked in those shoes.
And don't forget avoiding carpal tunnel syndrome! nm
I should try this. Posttraumatic stress syndrome is what I have from a childhood filled with neglec
I am afraid of everything. It is exhausting being in a state of fight or flight. I have isolated myself and refused to have children as my own childhood was so terrifying. Did not help that we moved numerous times during school years. Thank goodness for a few sensitive teachers and the parents of a friend. With MT, at least I know what is expected of me. There is no guessing games like there are in my mind when I am in the midst of people.
Cold fingers often - diagnosed with Raynaud syndrome many years ago.
I usually try warm water first - if that doesn't help, I have these little packets, normally found in the camping section of stores called hand warmers. One is called Hothands-2(up to 10 hrs of heat), another one called MEGA warmer(12+ hours). One you shake to activate, the other just expose to air - then place them in a pocket or glove. I wear sweats with pockets - put them in my pockets and warm up my hands.

Found these several years ago as we go camping; however, hubby loves going out in late Sept & I'll swear would go all winter if he could. When he's comfortable, I'm turning blue!! He found these for me - and, they also have foot warmers (6 hrs heat), which sometimes I will use in the winter if I'm wearing my moccasins - with socks - while transcribing!!

I heard from a non-MT source that the use of excessive saccharin in the diet could cause CT syndrome
Would anyone have documentation of such?
Depends on which fingers it is. Guyon's canal syndrome is another possibility.nm
The lunatic department head you are talking about is the reason I left that department AND OSi once she finally got her pie in the sky promotion and knocked a bunch of much more qualified people down along the way.

Imagine being the best at your job and being usurped by someone on a power trip whose main goal is to try to convince everyone how great she is because she basically doesn't know what the hell she is doing.

I know how to do my job and don't need some hick micromanaging me and breathing down my neck all the time.

If she were knowledgeable, she would organize her department with enough people to make it function properly, then leave them alone and let them do her job.

She is the biggest joke of a "manager" I have ever seen.

Good riddance, OSi!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He can't be dead......
Maybe Uncle June's gonna get on the phone with 9-1-1 and maybe give him mouth to mouth??? haha. Will be interesting to see how they're going to explain that next episode...he was pretty much gone there! And if it's another panic attack and he passed out and dreamed it AGAIN, not watching it anymore. Love the show, but those dreams, like the one in the beginning where Carmella was chatting with dead *Aide* are getting a little old...don't ya think???