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Oh no, senior moment sm

Posted By: CA MT on 2006-07-09
In Reply to: Drove through sm - CA MT

Am I describing the right state? Could I mean Utah? So confused. Anyway, I've been to both states and they are both beautiful.

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Just curious, is your dog a senior? I had a senior dog who had similar behavior. sm
She was a Siberian Husky who was 10-11 yrs old when I adopted her, and I got to have her for 5 yrs before she passed on. She was such a character! I still miss her, and we still talk about her antics.

Anyway, she always seemed to have a hard time at night. She would wake up, pace and pant, and sometimes howl as if calling out "Hey, where is everybody, and where am I!" I'd get up and go comfort her. It was like she was disoriented until she saw me, then she'd be okay and go back to sleep. I used to leave a night light on for her too, thinking it might help. (Her vision was not so good.) Come to find out, my vet said her behavior was probable canine dementia/senility.

I'm dealing with a similar situation now with one of my other Siberians, who is now 15 yrs old. Vet has me trying a supplement called Proneurozone (not very expensive). If that doesn't help there's a med. called Selegiline (sp?) we can try.

I just thought you might be interested, if your dog is an older one. ;o)

I am a senior in premed now.
I have an almost 18-yo high school senior..

Here's the deal... You can stay here for free IF you are going to college at least part-time and working, or going to college full-time.  Unfortunately we don't have the money to  pay for her to go to school full-time, but we can help.  If she doesn't go to school and only works, then she pays a reasonable rent to live here (our way of encouraging college). 

Her  plan:  She's going to work full-time 3:30 to midnight at the same place her boyfriend works (nice for safety walking out to the car), and she'll take 2 or 3 general ed classes at the junior college.  She plans and wants to pay for them herself. 

The rule around here  is that they can stay as long as they want or need, but be ready when you leave.  Trying to discourage willy nilly moving out and moving back in.  We're not a hotel and there isn't a revolving door her.  And YES, 18-year-olds are notorious for being full of themeslves.  But as I tell my kids, I don't care if you're 25, if I'm paying for your shelter, food, utilities, car, gas, clothes or ANYTHING, then you're still a dependent and will live by my rules.  An adult provides for himself and until you're out on your own and providing for yourself, you're not really an adult yet.

When I started MT (30+ yrs ago) our "QA" were our senior (sm)
MTs in the same office, as we worked in-house. Nowadays almost all MT jobs, even entry-level, are at home. If a novice MT has exhausted all of their reference resources and still draws a blank on something, how else are they to learn without corrections and feedback from the QA people. Even at this late stage in my career, I am STILL learning a lot from my editors, and am relieved to have a "second set of eyes" look over work that I'm pretty sure is correct, but not 100%. Medical records are permanent legal documents, and MTs sometimes need extra input on their work. Granted, 20+ blanks indicates a problem, but that MT may not be lazy. She may have been working on a specialty new to her or not yet owned a text for that specialty (there are still 1 or 2 I don't have, either... they're EXPENSIVE!) You can't just walk into MT and be an expert overnight, no matter how much you went to school or how many written tests you passed. It's something that also takes practice. I still sometimes will get a doctor that for the life of me I just CAN'T UNDERSTAND, no matter how much I crank the volume or slow it down, yet other MTs who are used to that doctor consider them easy. I would be willing to bet that if that MT were to continue to transcribe for that problem doctor, in addition to having feedback from QA, AND some decent SAMPLES of that doctor's dictation (one of the best teaching tools there is), she will eventually breeze through it. So QA-ers, give the MTs a break.... our job is much harder to learn off-site than on-site.
I saw him IN the ྂs lol. It was the first concert I went to, and I was a senior in HS. Great
and he put on a great show.

This was the only rock concert I ever went to, though I have been to a few other artists's shows. I also smelled marijuana burning for the first time there, and some jerk behind me threw up on my shoulder!
John A., Sr. - I would write out Senior, personally.
found a senior citizen on limited income,
word of mouth from someone else who uses her. She charges $10.00 an hour and does EVERYthing - including windows, oven, frig, at least once a month, bathrooms, floors, laundry, changes linens, and all surface areas weekly - all in less than 4 hours for 1600 sq foot condo. You might try posting a note on a senior citizen bulletin board in your area or go to a limited income residental facility and post a note there.
After 25+ years in this profession and youngest is a high school senior..sm
There is no way, in my experience, I could meet my quota as a full-time MT with my young children at home under my full supervision. I had to hire a sitter to come to the home or send them to a home daycare during their infant and toddler years. I have always had strict turnaround times and have done every specialty out there. Many of these specialties involved an intense fund of knowledge be acquired during the learning curve, not to mention meeting my line counts. I have been working from home for a very long time, and speaking from my own experience, unless you want to be a part time MT, you cannot achieve the disciplined focus to do the job right if you are trying to care for your children at the same time. If you have a spouse who works opposite shift, wonderful. My spouse always worked the same shift as I did, so for my success I had to pay for child care. My best situation was having a sitter at my house where I knew my children were safe, but at the same time I could lock my office door with strict instructions that I not be interrupted. It was nice to take a break or have lunch with them. My youngest is now a senior in high school, one is a sophomore in college, and the other is a college graduate.
I asked a senior citizen the secret to happy marriage = "Chose your fights wisely."
my fav moment
was when Taylor won and he was so overwhelmed!  During the whole show last night I felt like he thought Kat was going to win but he was having a good time anyway.  He's been my favorite the entire season.  I just loved watching his reaction when he heard the news!  Kellie Pickler was always annoying to me, but I have to say the little skits of her were funny last night.  Like her hair short that way too--it's very cute.  Was that her dad sitting beside her?  I heard he had been released.  Didn't see her grandpa I don't think.  He was usually always there to see her. 
Fav AI moment
I thought Clay's appearance was great - the other guy was so surprised. I also wondered about plastic surgery - but it may just have been the longer hair that made him look different. He looked more "built", too. I am so glad that Taylor won.
One at the moment, but looking for second as getting slow--nm
Some need to step out of their box for a moment - eh! LOL. nm
Surreal moment this a.m./CNN
Today on CNN they had on the phone a doctor by the name of Tony Asher, a local (Charlotte) neurosurgeon.

I have been to him and I work at a hospital where he practices, so ironically this a.m. I recognized his voice before I looked on the TV and saw his name during interview with Sonjay on CNN.  For me, it was a weird experience, but only one that another medical Transcriptionist could fully appreciate.

Also I have seen him as a patient. I was misdiagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and he verified it wasn't that diagnosis. In long run, it was a bad tooth - I actually went to Duke for a consultation and they couldn't figure out the problem, BUT the first thing the doc there asked, "Are you sure it isn't a tooth?". AND it was a tooth, but that didn't happen until a x-ray by dentist later on (which contradicted findings of x-ray when this first happened).

I will always remember the resident that was in with the doc (whose name I long forgot) - the resident looked just like Raymond's brother on "Everyone Loves Raymond." And talked like him.

These are my issues with VR (at the moment, that is)
I say this because the platform I work on has changed from 1 of really, really good to now: No periods even though starting another sentence and the next letter of next sentence capitalized so it knows; numbers can be completely haywire from 4,4, 3, 1, 4 and 5 to perfect for some dictators, mostly not though, doctor's names no longer in although previously had them in; no matter what the patient's name is, completely opposite from what is being said; sometimes throws in categories capitalized not even said and in wrong place. Now the good thing about VR, I am my own spell check now. Everywhere I go I am seeing misspelled words and I find literally hundreds all over the place. Just found 1 this morning in the doctor's office, surgeies. I guess the person making the sign did not have or use spell check. I do not think literally possible to do that many lines per hour myself.
At this moment I have 5011
and that's just in my ShortHand dictionary. All of my spelling correction type things go in the autocorrect file, and since I work in DQS, I'm not sure if there's a way to count those....

I'm adding more expansions every day, as I think up new and different things that need expanding. And not so coincidentally, my average daily line count is creeping up as well... although I am sure that is partly due to just getting more and more familiar with the dictators as I go along.
Say "I'm having a MedQuist Moment" instead of "Maalox."

My only "where were you" moment was JFK assassination.
I was a sophomore in high school and was in English class. I remember being devastated and the guy sitting next to me made a rude comment and laughed. I wanted to knock the heck out of him.
My favorite moment of the night was
when Simon made that remark about Ryan with the Desperate Housewife look. Did everyone see those pictures of Ryan and Terry Hatcher? It may be a shock if Katherine or Mandisa go. I hope it's not Chris.
HA!!!! Lucid, don't you mean "Lucy" moment. LOL. nm
LOL. It took a moment to realize you weren't
Please don't flame me, I'm having an Alzheimer's moment, but what is the (sm)
basic 4.  I know it includes H&P, discharge summaries, and operations and procedures, but what is the 4th.  My brain is just not functioning today...it's my only day off and therefore I don't have to think right???  TIA
Have just landed a great job.  Good $$.  No nights, weekends, or holidays.  How long do you think that is going to last?  Look at the trend 6 months ago, now, and 6 months from now - or a year from now.  The face of the MT business is changing.  No one is secure and one thing is for sure - we can not all stay.  I have a good client in a specialty I love now.  I guarantee you, this client is going to obtain a cheaper source than me in the next 12-18 months.  I am at the age where I need steady, secure, decent paying work.  When this one goes, I am hanging up my headphones too.  Hope to get my social security figure up first though.
I am drawing unemployment at this moment
due to being laid off my primary job. I can earn up to one-third the amount of my weekly benefit without being penalized. I have to be available and actively looking for work every day of the week, and I must be willing to accept work on any shift. I was specifically told that enrolling in school would forfeit my eligibility for continued UI benefits unless I was accepted into a state-endorsed training program because I have to be available for work 24/7. Tomorrow I have to attend a 2-1/2-hour job-search-assistance class and will ask about this again, but I know things worked the same way in my previous state of residence.
there are a bunch of these on ebay at the moment. NM

It's the topic of the moment. You must be in a foreign country maybe.
There was a catastrophic hurricane with a devastating flood afterwards! A disaster of biblical proportions! Many people lost their homes, the worldly positions, billions of dollars in loss. Lives were lost, the poor, the elderly and the infirmed. We watched it on the news (it was on here in the U.S. around the clock). Try www.cnn.com for all the details.
Hey! I just got my second dach (mini). Henry is in my lap at this moment.
My favorite moment last night of American Idol...
I loved the moment when that Clay Aiken wannabe was given that razzie award and was singing Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (much to the regret of my ears, LOL) and out walks Clay Aiken, the crowd goes wild and I'm sure the wannabe thought they were cheering for him.  LOL  I think he was truly shocked that Clay was there.  Nobody could have acted his reaction out!  I loved it. 
Need help with calculating expenses for bid on large account. At the moment I do not know *sm*
how many lines they dictate per day/week.  I am going to call the person who sent me the bid forms and ask.  I do not have my own call-in system and would be using a TASP. Can someone tell me that currently uses a TASP how to go about figuring my costs in so that I do not under bid.  I know that each dictator and the type of report is going to vary but on an average what would you say?  Bottom line is I need to know how many cents per line I need to charge to cover the call-in system and my other expenses.  Another thing they listed in the bid is that the vendor is to provide all other supplies including plain paper to complete each assignment.  The hospital will provide any special letterhead, envelopes, etc.  How do you provide the paper and probably the toner if you are doing this remotely?  Would there be any other expenses that would fall under other supplies that you can think of other than toner and paper?  How much toner and paper do I provide or should I ask the hospital what they use on a  weekly basis?  I would assume I have the right to ask questions as to how much paper, toner, how many lines they do each day or week on average.  I want this account very much but I do not want to have to pay a cheap line rate and I need to make this worth my while.  Thank you very much for you help. 
Ditto that. Some of us are just extremely lucky and are there at the right moment. The rest of us...
I would NOT recommend Transcend at the moment.Worked there recently for several months, and it was
a HUGE disappointment.  Very antiquated platform - total chaos on account rules - shuffling thru piles of papers for each job - horrible.  Supervisors were totally unorganized. Most accounts had no work. I had work, but it was just a huge bummer...job was opposite of everything promised...or implied.
I totally loved Instant Text from the moment I started using it.
I imported my Expanders from my PRD that I used in WP5.1 so that I didn't have a great learning curve. You can import a lot of different programs expansions so that you can use what you're used to. The other part of the program I truly like is the ability to make compilations from files of reports that I've already type. IT makes the lists for me of phrases that are often used in the reports. IT is less profitable to use if you're just expanding words. Why exactly are you expanding entries that you don't intend? Guess I don't understand.
My favorite moment on a soap was years ago when Hope was marrying someone else and Bo came up riding
on his motorcycle to break up the wedding and take her away.  I always thought that was the most romantic thing in the world!  My favorite was the Christmas episodes when Mrs. Horton would put up the Christmas tree bulbs of all of the family members and it was basically like reliving the old episodes.