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I know this is probably the wrong board, but I need positive thoughts

Posted By: totally OT on 2005-11-09
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prayers, whatever you can spare.  I've been having left-sided chest pain for a couple of months now.  I had two irregular EKGs about 18 months ago but couldn't get in with a cardiologist before losing my health insurance due to job loss.  They've got a huge waiting list to get in, and "younger" people are at the bottom of the list.  I'm just feeling panicky because I'm worried that it's breast or lung cancer or heart disease or something, and I've got young kids at home.  I just hope this doctor doesn't treat me like I'm a hypochondriac because I'm a female Transcriptionist over the age of 30.

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need positive thoughts
whether you have insurance or not, if you continue to experience chest pain, go to the nearest ER. I am a 42 year old who had to have a stent due to a 95% blockage. It is better to be alive than worried you will look silly.
Thank you for the positive thoughts.
I do have a little small something that might eventually need surgery, but it's not cancer. This doctor was very nice and didn't treat me like I was a hypochondriac.
Prayers and positive thoughts coming Fluffy's way!
Is there a place to post requests for positive thoughts?
I applied for a job that I really want and need.  The waiting game is killing me.  I know it's out of my hands now, but I'm so antsy waiting to hear back from them.  Please send me some positive job mojo thoughts.  Thank you.
Hope you are okay! Lots of well wishes and positive thoughts for you guys!
1 positive post near top of pg 2 on the Company board.
Please see my question on company board -posted on wrong board
wrong board - rules are pls use WORD board

wrong board - try word board
actually we R both wrong - s/b its' own board..nm
Sorry. I don't know how I end up on the wrong board.
wrong board
Oops, posted to the wrong board, but I answered my own question anyhow! 
Sorry....wrong board. nm
Oops! Sorry, wrong board. nm
oops - sorry - I'm on wrong board....*LOL*

You're on the wrong board!
This particular board is for medical transcriptionists, so we can't help you. Sorry!
sorry...posted on wrong board
ooops wrong board nm
oops, sorry. Wrong board!



Wrong board, but gavage feedings

Sorry...wrong board. I am half asleep here in Calif.
Is Error rate post on wrong board?
No responses -- just wondering if I should be on a different board?  Could you direct me please? I am new to this site. I own a small medical transcription service with 19 transcriptionists -- needing to implement an error rate policy and looking for suggestions on how other services have done this?  Thanking you in advance for any and all assistance!  D.
When I copy my resume to the ads on the job board it gets all messed up, dates on the wrong line,
and I have to straighten it all back out again, so that the name of the hospital that I worked at is on the first line, then the dates worked there, etc.  My question is, do I need to straighten this out or does it just mess it up more for the person who is trying to print it out who receives it.  It is perfect when I copy it from MSword, but then when I paste it, it is messed up.  Should I straighten it out to look right because the place that is hiring will read it from that place that I copied it to or should I leave it the way it was originally because they will open it to a larger screen and it will appear normal again?!  I'm not sure which I should be doing so that the person on the other end gets a normal appearing resume!  Thanks for your help!
Oops! the are positive, not and positive.
wrong, wrong, wrong. work is being outsourced because of $. period. not because of unqualified MTs
As you can already see, you've come to the wrong board! By using the word professional, you've
excluded about 99% of the population of "whatever" it is that hangs on these boards. Certainly not professional for sure! But you sure are doing a good thing for someone! Its the thought that counts. Sorry you met the dregs right at the start.
I typed a report on the wrong patient as the doc keyed in the wrong info, SM
He later said the correct patient's name and I SWEAR to this day I made the changes but somehow the report when through without the correct patient and changes made. I still remember that incident.
Fantasia wrong??? Haven't seen the OP's CD, couldn't have been too wrong.
how is this positive?
Is that if we're offered up sh@t, we're supposed to eat it, because it could be worse?  Nice attitude. 
well, I'm not positive but...sm
I don't think you can use any other Expander with DQS.  An expander does what DQS does...when you type tp and DQS gives you the patient (if that's one you use)...I used Smart Type b4 (which is still my short cut for before!!) and LOVED it.  It took me a long time to get production back up with DQS...but I was never as fast as you--2000 lines! wow   
You positive that's what it was? sm
If you're sure it was a panic attack, then I wouldn't go to the doctor. But if not absolutely sure, it could be something serious.

Extra stressors? How old are you (if you don't mind my asking!). Typical age is 30s. Lots of info easily found online.

As others said, the bag works for hyperventilating. Re-breathe the air from the bag.

Hope you feel better. No insurance sucks. I'm right there with you.
It was positive! sm
Congratulations! You will be in my prayers!
Think positive (sm)
When you say about going to counseling and state "but I feel it is not going to help" is not starting off in a good direction. Go to counseling with an open heart. Tell youself that it WILL work. Tell yourself that the counselor is going to help both of you see new ways to handle life.

Not knowing your husband's mental health issue, it's hard to put a finger on that. I'm saying it sounds like he's depressed? If he's not working due to this mental health issue, that's probably a nice slap on the ego as well.

With regard to getting help, ask him to come help you do whatever. I used to do the same thing, do everything while DH sat on his behind. We went for counseling and I let it be known at that point that I wanted a partner, not another kid. I wanted a partner in all aspects of our marriage; 50/50 marital, 50/50 in parenting, 50/50 in house keeping. We then went from there and figured out how to help this out. I told the counselor I felt like I was expected to do everything. He was kind of surprised to hear me say that. After that, we all started doing our own laundry, even him!!! He does his own work clothes too.

I'm going to bet that if your husband can feel like he's contributing more, maybe he'll feel better and start taking better care of himself. I know back in the day when I was depressed and feeling the world upon my shoulders, looking nice was the last thing on my mind.
Something positive

Yesterday I went to my daughter's school to have lunch.  This was the first time the school did this so it was very disorganized and the schedule was running an hour behind.  There were all of these moms fretting because they had to get back to work, and some even had to leave before they were able to participate.  Seeing this made me very happy to be an MT (IC) because I didn't have to worry about getting back to work right away and got to enjoy the time without the anxiety of what kind of trouble I would be in with the boss. 

I know we all have complaints and things that are not fair in this profession, but that is one huge benefit that I am more than happy to take.

Try to be positive sm
You have a great educational background. I met people along the way who could not spell diarrhea correctly. You may be able to help a large dental facility such as Tufts-NE in Boston or a service a large facility contracts their work to. You could start slow, gain confidence. You will definitely not make money at first, but if you want to stay home with your child, think of the costs you will eliminate and the pleasure you will gain by just being home. Don't be discouraged. Where there is a will, there is a way. Perhaps someone will direct you to some SUM program tapes, etc. and you could slowly build up your word book dictionaries by buying used. I started out buying books from the Salvation Army as I live near a large prestigious university. People tried to discourage me as well, but I learned fast and furious as I had a good education and a good head on my shoulders. Don't give up! Good luck!
You actually get POSITIVE feedback
Positive things!

Okay, I'm with ya here.  I really need to start focusing on the positives in my life instead of the negatives.  This is a fantastic way for me to start.

Let's see now.  I'm a recently divorced (YIPPEE - put that off for ten years!!) mother of 2.  Although it can be isolating working at home sometimes, I wouldn't trade it for anything!!  I make twice (sometimes three times) as much as I would per hour in a hospital.  I don't have to pay for day care - EVER. 

Oh, and since I make so much, I was able to keep the house (my ex couldn't ever afford it).  I'm proud to say I have not had to borrow ONE PENNY from anyone through my divorce, I did it all on my own! 

I can always be worse, I'm trying to be positive
You could be one of those in New Orleans, then would the pay cut mean anything to you? You would be happy to be alive. Why is it that only what affects us personally matters? This is what is wrong with society. My husband took a 25% pay cut a year ago, now the company he works for is bankrupt, slated to shut down in 9 days. He has worked there for 35 years. Be thankful you have a job, or get a new one.
A positive pause...please sm

Just wanted to share a link with anyone who could use a little positivity today...it's truly worth it




I'm positive - maybe if I "google" it (sm)

Duh. I figured it out, it's positive. nm

The responses I get and usually positive.
The most common is, "Oh, I know someone who does that. She makes a lot of money!"
Positive experience here...
We filed Chapter 7 a couple of years ago (before new laws).  Best thing that ever happened.  Since then we have paid off our house, saved money and are driving older paid-for cars.  We only pay cash.  If we don't have enough, we save it.  It actually turned into a blessing for us.  I think credit is absolutely ruining so many people's lives.  Better to do without for now and save!  Then if you save, you can pay for emergencies.  Good luck in whatever you decide!!
Thank you for the positive encouragement!
It is a very scary thing to do, but I am not going to quit...I need to continue on.
Think Positive....see message
Okay, so maybe you have slacked off a bit on your production in comparison to years past, no big deal. Maybe you just got comfortable with a flexible schedule and didn't make much time to work and perhaps you didn't need the money to begin with....We all make excuses! It is very easy to get sidetracked and do 'everything else' when you are at home trying to work. The great thing about this new situation for you is that it will be a FRESH Start! You can make more out of it if you start off by setting goals, meeting production, etc. Don't really need the extra money now, but want to have something to fall back on in case your situation changes? Well, then reward yourself for the extra hard work by treating yourself to "prizes"- go shopping, go to the spa, go out for ice cream, anything. Make yourself feel good about meeting your goals/production requirements. Yes, you CAN do it. You will be proud of yourself for doing it. And By the Way- Congratulations on your new Position! :)
Well, I am not positive, but the way I understood it--sm
was that the bill *strongly encouraged* physicians to upgrade and make paper medical records available on some type of electronic system so they could be accessed by computer. I do not necessarily believe that all doctors are going to be *forced* to use the EHR system for transcription...just so the records can be accessed on line by any physician anywhere. that is all. but that is just my understanding of it and again, I could be wrong. Sounds like she was just trying to scare you! She better be careful, maybe they will sign a bill allowing for robots to take over all nursing professions too. lol. j/k.
Positive note
MT is a real, legitimate work-at-home job. You can't do it, usually, without either contacts, past experience or formal training. I formally trained for 7 months and got a job working from home 2 weeks after graduating. The formal training costs are reasonable...and I think anyone would agree with that after the money they've spent on their BA (of which I have one too). If you are serious about this, get formally trained at one of the good on-line schools, and you should have no trouble finding an at-home position. Working with a child or children (as I do) is not easy, but it can work if you want/need it to. You will have to have some help...maybe your spouse or an in-home babysitter sometime, but it beats working full time and leaving your kids in daycare to get pneumonia, of which I speak from experience. Good luck to you in your decision. Becky
Positive note

I didn't even realize you could look at other reports...and I will definitely try just using the function keys instead of the foot pedal.  I have also been typing for a long time, 20+ years, and I find it difficult to make my fingers do other things than what they have been doing for 20 years LOL...but I guess I just have to get used to it.

The thing that I really don't like about this system, and maybe you could give me some feedback on this too...I HATE the spellchecker...when I spellcheck a word, there is an option to add the word, but when I go to the next report, it's not there.  There is also no way to save any normals, except for the autocorrect for words, but I don't think you can actually put in a paragraph or a sentence and have that as an autocorrection.    The words that are in the spellchecker are horrible too...most medicines are either captilized or lower case, even if they are not generics.  I am just so used to the Word program and really feel that it's the best to type in.  I also don't like the fact that once you send the report, you cannot get back to it.  I have just really been making mistakes in this new system, and am now watching every little thing I do, and that slows me down, but maybe once I work out some of the kinks, I will be able to speed back up and not have to worry so much.

I also liked the advice (not sure right now who gave it) about cutting and pasting the document into word to make sure there are no mistakes...I have been doing that, and it's working really well for me!  Thanks for that

Thanks for the advice!

thanks for the "proof positive"
This just sounded too good to be true, and I really appreciate the "proof positive" it is working for transcriptionists before I invest. One potential employer without hesitation lumped wireless in with satellite. I will make a transcript of this post to reply back on my next rejection e-mail.

Thanks again for the help.

Do not look for it to be a positive experience at all.
Hey, thanks for such a positive post.
Thanks also to the others below who understand how it is out there.