Home     Contact Us    
Main Board Job Seeker's Board Job Wanted Board Resume Bank Company Board Word Help Medquist New MTs Classifieds Offshore Concerns VR/Speech Recognition Tech Help Coding/Medical Billing
Gab Board Politics Comedy Stop Health Issues

Serving Over 20,000 US Medical Transcriptionists

Is this your flesh and blood grandchild you are talking about?? sm

Posted By: support? on 2006-11-24
In Reply to: Things you don't know - Yeah, I'm stressed

If not, how could people who "wanted to be teenagers" literally dump the child on your doorstep?  Sounds like you resent that poor child much more than the people getting what you call "vanity" surgery.  Gad, what a sad, awful attitude you have.

Complete Discussion Below: marks the location of current message within thread

The messages you are viewing are archived/old.
To view latest messages and participate in discussions, select the boards given in left menu

Other related messages found in our database

I can't imagine any father not wanting to make sure his flesh and blood
Wait a minute, I'm not just talking about the boards, I'm talking about the news article.


"JLG has a contract with Arrendale Associates/ A+Network/CBay Scribe, which the group says is in India.
A letter from JLG to Barbara Dingman, chief compliance officer and director of health information management, says all medical transcriptionists assigned to the Medical Center Hospital account live in the U.S. and all work is done in America."

But yet they do business with Arrendale/A+/CBay, what am I missing here?

Yes to all the above - they need some new blood
I'm talking about MT school, not K-12, which is where I learned most of what you are talking abou
My clients DO NOT LIKE IT when I correct their wrong crap - did you actually read what I said?
I'm not talking about ignorant as in grammar or spelling. I'm talking about sm
ignorant in general.
Blood Test
Could it just be that his CEA is elevated? The rise in CEA would be used to determine if treatment is working. Just a thought.
blood thirsty
Call me all what you will, but I don't understand why Barney is being bashed here?

Hey BARNEY - I really don't think ya did anything wrong.

I suppose I better watch what I say or I could be crucified next by some of your blood hungry people!
blood clots
It happened to me earlier this year, right out of the blue--pulmonary emboli--and with no real risk factor other than sitting still doing long hours of transcription. Everybody stretch and move around--it's important!
I'd recommend getting CMP and other blood
tests and going from there.  If you get a physical and they do the blood work, should be covered under insurance. 
The blood can be from implantation, but...
it can also be a sign of miscarriage of ectopic pregnancy.  I have had three pregnancies.  During the first pregnancy I started having spotting at about 5 weeks that got heavier, and I ended up miscarrying.  The second pregnancy I started spotting at about 6 weeks, but went on to have a full term healthy baby.  The third pregnancy I started spotting and kept this up for 3 weeks.  When I started having pain in my lower right side they found that I had an ectopic pregnancy.
Some companies try to squeeze blood out of you
and as long as someone does it, that makes them think they can continue to do it. I would not do it for free. If they ask you to do it, then tell them what you charge. If they don't buy, then they are not worth working for. That's why all the industry rates are going down, down, down. Too many who just continue to work for free or low wages. We have to stand up for ourselves or the industry will just keep going down as we have seen it for a decade.
Do you take blood pressure medication? sm
They can make you extremely tired, too. I take Toprol XL and have for 13 years. It peaks about 3 hours after I take it I have trouble staying awake at the PC from 6 am to about 10:30 am. I literally fall asleep with fingers right on the keyboard. It was so bad that I finally changed to the afternoon shift. I asked my doc about it and he said try taking it at night. Well, that brought on the headaches I was trying to avoid. He said to take 1/2 in the a.m. and 1/2 in the p.m. No dice, still had headaches. He won't change my pills, says if it isn't broke, don't try to fix it. He wants to keep my pressure on the low side. My only solution was changing shifts and now I don't fall asleep at the keyboard anymore. I can get 10 hours of sleep at night but still fall asleep about 3 hours after taking that medication. I'm fine if I am up and about and doing things but sitting at the keyboard is another story.
Dad has blood clot in his lungs
Please pray for my daddy.  He and my mother and younger brother went on a 10-day, 3800 mile trip to Mount Rushmore.  He started having chest pain and arm pain while he was gone. He went to the doctor when he got back and they found out he had two blood clots that were in his legs and had traveled to his lungs.  He is in the hospital and they are trying to stabilize him on Coumadin.  He is 49 years old.  They said that they stopped every 2 hours for a break, but drove some distance every day but one.  I am worried about him, please pray for him.  He is not in any pain and is resting, reading and watching TV.  I don't want to lose my daddy.
Had to ammend the blood thing ... sm
Once she was proficient at cleaning and dressing minor scrapes (9 or 10), I had to ammend the blood to lots of blood, but by then, it had become a running joke. It now stands at massive amounts of gushing arterial blood, and she wonders why she can't break her neck, but a broken skull with brains oozing out is okay. Needless to say, she has a bit of a sick sense of humor. She's a great kid, though.
What is it they're looking for in the blood? Drugs?
No spin. No blood pressure problems.
I'm not complaining about an Indian MT taking good work from me and I don't know anyone within the company who gives out that information anyway.  I do believe you might resolve your issues by telling the whole story because at first glance it just sounds like you are complaining and really don't want a solution.  If that's the case I am sorry for you.  I am also sorry for you that your source came up with an "Indian MT" taking your work who only wants American doctors to cause your blood to boil.  Not only does this intruder come from India but she leaves you with the lousy Indian dictators.  Not that you sound prejudiced or anything.  But do you really need all that info to perform your job?    Or is someone trying to stir you up like that higher source you have within the company.  Maybe they want you to get mad  and quit!  Be careful who you believe and IF your source information is valid what are you going to do with it but fret?  That's not a good thing friend.
Did he have blood work w/his job physical? Maybe they missed something. nm
I love my vet, the only blood work she does is an occasional - sm
heartworm test, about every 2 years. Only take the dogs (and cat) in for shots, no extra or unnecessary stuff. She is cheap (and good) too, compared to where we used to live. I'd say if there is a hint of a problem, then yeah it should get monitored. But if there is nothing wrong, then why? Once every few years should be adequate I would think for blood work. As for teeth cleaning, I have only done it once with 1 of dogs because she was going to be out anyways getting some teeth pulled, a tumor removed too, so we had her teeth cleaned. As for my other dogs, forget it, that is what Milk Bones and Dentabones are for. I already spend enough on shots for 3 dogs, Frontine, heartworm pills, special dog food for the 1 dog, etc. Some vets do whatever to get more $, others though don't get greedy (country vets) and think of the animal, not on pumping up their bottom line. If you aren't happy with your vet then either tell them you only want the 1 x a year visit, shots only, none of the extra crap, you can say NO, it's your pet. Or find another vet. Though we are in the boonies, we have 2 vets within 2 miles of each other, who are both very reasonable, go into town though and you pay a lot more.
He drew my blood for my marriage license - engaged to someone else
True story. My husband was the one who was drawing my blood for my marriage license. I was engaged to someone else, and back then you have to have your blood drawn before you got married. When I sat down, he said to me "are you sure you want to get married before you and I have a chance to get to know each other?" I cracked up and realized he was right - I needed to get to know him before I got married to somebody else. We have been married 24 years - 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
MAs take vitals, draw blood, give injections, etc.

PAs have the mostly the same authority as a doctor EXCEPT writing narcotic prescriptions they need their suopervising doctors signature.  I used to work in a doctor's office as an MA for a PA.  Hope this helps!!!

Yes - it was explained to me that this happens when the egg implants in the uterine wall. The blood
Had this with all of my pregnancies.
i gave blood, sweat, and tears as a QA person -
I tried for over a year with a very lame lady who supposedly graduated from one of the *top 3* schools and was a former nurse. She had a terrible ear, little to no comprehension, and was clueless on how to even use her reference books! She was hands down the worst MT out of dozens of people I worked with. The point is this - You can usually tell pretty early if someone is worth training or not. What does your gut say?
blood or visible bones?! lmao - I love it!
Well, there's your problem! You're using blood pressure pills instead of birth
control pills!!  See - BP pills are for your heart - BC pills are for your - well, surely you must know! 
Might also be your thyroid or Lyme disease. Insist on blood work! nm
For extra cash I just started donating blood plasma SM

to BioLife, owned by Baxter. They pay about $50 a week for this (put on debit card). Does anyone else do this, and what other things like this is anyone aware of? It's not as gross as it sounds, just like giving blood, and they separate your plasma from the blood and give you your blood back.

That doesn't matter. A quick blood test, NOT 3 hours, would have settled that question.
blood tests aren't bullet proof either. Must be matched up with history and sx. But you knew that
Not a word help question: Would menstrual blood mixed with urine cause increased microalbumin? (pl
My 21-YO daughter has type 2 DM, but it is very well controlled by diet alone.  She just had some lab tests done (blood and urine), and they called to let us know her urine microalbumin was slightly elevated.  However, she was on her period when they did the urine test, and she said there was definitely blood mixed in with her urine because of this.  Does anyone know if this would affect the microalbumin result?  They want her to start taking a small dose of lisinopril, but she doesn't want to and wants to wait 6 months for the next test.  Her hemoglobin A1c and other values were "perfect" according to the nurse who called, but we are waiting for the actual results to come via mail. 
happens quite often i would test again or go see your GYN for blood test which is more accurate
Are you talking about
I'd be talking to someone
I know exactly what you are talking about.
There are a lot of people like you are talking about living in trailer parks.  However, there are trailer parks around where I live that are nothing like what you are talking about.  My point is that you should not lump everyone who lives in low-income housing together and label them as trash.  A lot of people who live in these nice neighborhoods with all their wealth, got that wealth dishonestly.  They may not be underachievers, but these people are criminals, no matter where they live.  They may be your neighbor.  It would be the same thing if everyone thought if you were wealthy, then you had to be a crook in order to get that way.  The way things are going there are going to be a lot more poor people in this country, maybe even you.  I certainly do not wish you any misfortune, but you may not always be able to afford to live in those nice neighborhoods with the high property values.  We can argue all day about it and not get any further.  The fact remains that there are stigmas regarding all kinds of things.  Even if it is partly based on facts, it still boils down to prejudice. 
I think you are talking about something all together
are you all talking about?
know what you are talking about first
For your information, I had already submitted my test.  I was not "cheating" as you put it.  I didn't know what the word was and could not find it through my own research so I asked.  I am SURE that asking for assistance AFTER the test had already been submitted is NOT cheating, but trying to actually LEARN what the word was that I DID NOT UNDERSTAND.  If I had thought for a second that I needed to clarify to YOU the reasoning behind my request I most certainly would have asked you for permission first.  My goodness.
Actually she does know what she's talking about. I
What are you talking about?
no message
What are you talking about??????
The original poster was for some reason using me as an example for her "40%" rule and I corrected her on my status!!

What in the world is your problem?
Whatever are you talking about?
This is exactly what I am talking about

that is how I feel when I get up from working.  I am always moaning about my knees, my wrists, my forearms, my sciatic nerve, back, neck, on and on.  I am 33 and feel like I am falling apart and I know it is because of my posture.   

What are you talking about?
Why would you assume that I have some sinister reason for this request.  It was a simple request for people who might be interested.  I posted my real name and my real email address.  I am just another MT trying to help someone out with a class they are taking.  You have a problem.
THAT is what I have been talking about all day.
You can't even discuss a difference of opinion without insulting someone.
See, that's what I'm talking about!
When I worked at the hospital I made more than my boss! I've seen Ph.D. jobs offering what I used to make 15 years ago! I think we are stuck!
You are talking about...
a person becoming a Realtor, not a real estate agent...
What are you talking about?
You are only allowed to work 8 hours per day. How is it that they 'worked your fingers to the bone'?  The required line count is average. 
I am not sure what exactly you are talking about - sm
but I tried what you said you did and my Smartype would no longer work. If you don't want to view the grey line or the choice menu of Smartype I think you can set it not to do that -- see Smartline properties and Smartlist properties under the "Stedman's" column. If you have more than 1 line coming up than I have no idea...I only have 1 and have never had that problem. Something is not geling right on your computer for some reason. --hope you figure it out.
please know who you are talking to
that was not my post.  you are very confused. 
Have you tried talking to him about this? (sm)
Sometimes they don't get it unless it is pointed out to them. See if there are other ways he can help besides turning on a TV, etc. Tell him you'd love to "love" him at night but you're too tired...that you don't get to sleep in until 9:30 and that maybe if he helped out a little, you two could spend some special time together. No, that's not a bribe or blackmail, it's just reality. If one person is forced to do a lot of the work while the other one lazes around, there is going to be a difference in how tired one is at night.

If you are talking about ME
you have it wrong. I didn't say MT's don't have brains. BUT if you think what I said is wrong then I wonder if you do. What I said was that some MT's need their hand held for every little thing. And that is TRUE. Not all, some. That is evident from the messages I get from my PS and it is also evident from posts on these boards. Geez.
That's exactly what I'm talking about

My grandfather started in the mines when he was 8.  That's just the way it was, everybody worked or nobody ate.   He loaded a coal with a shovel and got a quarter for every ton.  He worked his way up slowly throughout all his years and went on to become an electrician and a carpenter.  By the time he retired, he actually had enough income to relax and take it easy for once.  It would take him most of the morning to read through the newspaper, but he could do it.  He hunted and fished and had an enormous garden, so we were never starving and we didn't go to the grocery store except for milk.  My grandmother made bread and canned and such.  Nobody even told me I had to 1) go to school or 2) stay in school, but I was the first in a very very long line to go to college, but that wasn't until I was 35.  My family worked and they worked hard.   Our neighbors were black and the children and I grew up like family.  Their mother never worked nor did their grandparents who raised them.  My grandfather would give them fish, game meat, and stuff out of the garden in exchange for little chores such as helping out with the garden and such.   I didn't know how they lived since I didn't know about welfare.    There were 4 of them, one daughter ended up in trouble for drugs, another married a man of another race and left, the two sons are in another state and heavily involved in drugs now. I talk to their mother because she was like a family member to me and she doesn't understand why they turned out the way they did.

Under this administration, unemployment has been down in record numbers and this is reported on the news all the time.  The tax cuts haven't been just for the rich, they have helped us and we certainly aren't well off by any means.  I tease my kids that if I could work 3 jobs we could be upper lower almost middle class.  There were times I didn't have 20.00 to send my son in college to do laundry, but he made it through with every honor you can possibly get and the scholarships and now he is studying in another country.   HE did that on his own.  There is an American from Seattle in the next apartment who made the comment to him he's probably there just to lay back and he bets his jag is at home in the garage waiting for him and he told him "I am here because I earned it. I do not have a jag nor a car of any kind, nor do I have a bicycle."  This other student said my son should be "shot" because he has an American flag on his wall.    I can't imagine anyone hating this country like that and where in the world did they learn that?  School for one.  I love my country. I'm not always proud of what goes on here but there's certainly not another place on earth I'd rather live and have my children live.