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I lost my dad last year too.....sm

Posted By: I so feel for you!!! on 2006-03-27
In Reply to: Lost my dad in October...still crying every day...could use some help (sm) - wimt

And do we ever get over it?  Doubtful.  Especially if we were close to our dads.  I was lucky, had him for over half a century!!  Very lucky indeed and he lived til he was 96!  He was shooting for 100 or the millenium (which he was around for 2000-01).  I'll never get over his demise but I will always cherish what's in my heart and my head as I had one terrific Dad, as you probably did too.

If it gets too tough, one day at a time (ODAT) might not work, and in those times, one minute at a time works wonders. Best luck!!! 


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Lost $300,000 a year accounts to EMR
Even the accounts that seem like there is no way they can go EMR find a way to do so. Lost my accounts. They loaded all of my templates and wham....
Yes, I lost 42 pounds on LA Weight Loss, but gained back 50 a little more than a year later . .

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In any case, after I finally lost the weight, I got pregnant with my fourth child.  I am now trying to lose the 50 pounds that I gained while pregnant, but my metabolism seems so much slower now.  The weight isn't coming off nearly as fast as before. :(

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I doubt your brother has won more than he's lost. To win that much he's probably lost 3 times
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The hospital was bombed about a year ago, but not a lot of damage, very minimal damage.
44-year-old WF, M, Texas, 3 grown kids, just had 26 year wedding anv.
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After I went to a 1-year MT course at a vocational school, it was so bad that I did the 2-year colle
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to pay him a cool 1 million dollars.  You can check this out at the Medquist website.   I think the CFO makes $350,000 a year, and the head of IT makes $250.000 a year.

P.S.  This does not include the perks, like expense account, car allowance, sign-on bonus, etc. 

Our 16 year old son has been working for a year now to pay for his truck.
He's learning how to sand and do body work and how the engine and transmission go together. My parents didn't buy cars for my siblings and I either. I had a 20+ year old beater car until I could afford to move up to a a newer one.

I see all the nice new cars parked in the high school parking lot every day. It's nice that so many disrespectful punk kids get handed something nicer to drive than what all the teachers drive. Oh, well. Honestly, I think most of them borrow Mommy or Daddy's car or are the child of a doctor who can afford to hand them everything.

Hopefully, my kids will take better care of their cars because they bought and built them on their own. You're not going to grow up to be responsible if you don't work hard for something and expect Mommy and Daddy to bail you out all the time.

Oh, my Dad lectured us on even allowing our child to have a vehicle because Dad didn't have one until after he had worked his way through college, lettered on the football team, got straight As, lettered on the baseball team, yadda yadda. He either walked or hitched a ride. Yeah, well, times were different back then, Daddy-O. LOL At least my kid has the opportunity to work and earn his own car.
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Individual IC - own account(s).
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Got $$$$ back last year but this year
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My dad lost 100 lbs on WW (sm)
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Does any know of a Radiology account that needs a Radiology Transcriptionist with 25 years experience.  I worked for a small company in my State for a year and the account was dropped today. 



Lost my cat
I am so sorry for your loss.  I have had pets for many years and it is so hard to see them go.  We can enjoy them for a while.  When my little dogs and cats have had to go, I just think that I am doing the kindest for them.  I think they seem to know when it is time as well as you.  I have shed many tears over the loss of my little friends and still miss them all.  Get you another to ease your grief.  They are all different and a new friend would bring new joy into your life.  Another animal lover, Mary
sorry, makes no sense to me.
Lost Dad
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Very likely she lost it to (sm)
someone cheaper, but could call to find out.
lost or just said so
I have worked inhouse for a company that when they pulled trans off an account for personal reasons or due to edits, they tell them they lost it. If your company is anything like the one in PA, this is always a possibility - when they don't like someone they frequently "lose accounts" If this is the case - it would be a contract problem
This company wouldn't be located near Gastonia, NC would it? The same thing happened to me recently and I am just curious if we were working for the same company.
I lost 72 lb in about 2 yrs on WW. sm
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As one who has lost everything before...
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My personal opinion. Nothing worse than starting over.

Are you sure they are lost?
I thought book marks were actually saved online for you by for example Yahoo. When i got a new computer, I downloaded the yahoo toolbar and signed into yahoo and voila! There were my bookmarks.
Job lost
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Not ALL MTs - I lost 50 lbs 12 yrs ago and
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I would ask you, one MT to another, do not let this burn you and make you less than you are. In reality the situation is no different then if someone was going to one store for years and then a newer, more modern one came along and the person switched. This is free enterprise at work. The way that people know we are professionals is the attitude that we have when this does happen to us. Always be a professional and you will be better then the next man. I have learned that it is our attitude in this world that will either change it or make it worse. You new know, because of the way that you handled this account, you could be recommended for something even better. Just a little encouragement. Just do things to the best that you can and it will come back to you, whether you see it or not.
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lost lines on DQS could be from
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DQS lines lost
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Lost job without notice
I worked for over a year at a company called New England Transcription. It is in Connecticut. They found out today that the hospital dropped their account. It is not associated with New England Medical Transcription.
I used to go to the gym, but lost motivation - so now
I have a treadmill and an exercise bike in the house and I'll jump on them for 10 minutes at a time throughout the day - it's a good break from work and the time adds up. I only do 30-40 minutes 5 times a week, but it has helped me stay in shape! I also lift 5 lb. weights a few times a week - nothing strenuous, just a few arm exercises my brother, who is a personal trainer, taught me. Good luck - I know it's hard when that fridge is there all day long. I tend to eat when I'm stressed so it is particularly difficult on certain days.
No, I lost an account to EMR

and of hospitals around here that have gone to EMR, no Transcriptionist is needed.

With VR and EMR, the VR automatically puts their dictation into the patient's record.  They could care less how it looks, their idea is to save money.

Lost PRD+ discs, anyone know where I can get them? sm

I have worked with PRD+ for 6 years.  Somewhere between moving offices and and clutter I have misplaced my PRD diskette.  Tried to save from original computer to transfer to new computer, but will not work since I am going from Windows 98 to XP.  Since Sunflower is no longer in business, I need to the disks as I have worked without my PRD for 2 days and it is killing me.  I need the original diskette because you can save from 1998 and transfer to XP, even though the program I will be working in is WP. 

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I lost 70 lbs on Adkins... but
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We lost 29 lbs on it in 2 months but...

Hubby got the gout after that, so had to go off it so we could find out what kind of foods would trigger his attacks. That was 2 years ago and we gained all our weight  back. We missed the meals. We were really into the full meal salads, etc., satisfying and weren't really into sweets or deserts before starting. Never missed potatos, either (except french fries...my weakness).

 He also has a heart problem and finally asked his doctor what foods to avoid...Lo and behold....everything we're eating now. When asked what foods to eat...you guessed it...everything on the Atkin's Diet. So, 2 years later, we're anxious to get back to it. ...but a modified version.

Oh, and we have figured out which foods trigger his gout...FINALLY. It's any dark green leafy vegetable, spinach (our favorite) and even mixed baby greens, and green beans! Never would have believed it but we tried several times to include those in our diet and they trigger attacks every time...go figure.

Lost my dad and a grandson in within a day

of each other in September.  I am so sorry for your loss!  I have not even taken it all in yet...

I was driving to Philadelphia to see my dad who had terminal lung cancer when I got the call that my 12-day-old grandson was in the hospital on life support!  I was torn what to do, see dad or turn around to be with my daughter...I went ahead to see dad, but he passed two days before I got there, my grandson the next day....There I was, in the middle of Iowa at a truck stop, feeling like I was in a surreal world, with people all around me talking, laughing, etc.  I lost the oldest and youngest members of my family within 24 hours. 

Believe it or not, time does help!  I think about my dad almost every day, especially when I type elderly male patients.  I have just now started to laugh when I think about him.  I have his WWII picture in my dining room, I see his handsome face every day and I have a more recent picture next to it, him looking tired and ragged, but he has one of his great-granddaughters on his lap and he is smiling big and proud. 

I like to think that my dad passing a day before my grandson just made it certain the baby would have someone in heaven waiting for him from his family!

Be strong and know that there are those of us here who feel for you and share your sorrow and pain! 


I lost a big client and a new one to EMR
My own doctor hired me after losing my account to EMR. I sat around for two months waiting for him to start only to be told on an office visit that he too has gone EMR. Good luck.