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brain freeze....< is Left......got it? nm

Posted By: For Pete's sake! on 2005-10-12
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brain freeze. > what does this arrow mean? greater than? less than?

DQS freeze
I had this problem after a Windows update session and it nearly shut me down.  In my case, it was related to the Microsoft .NET Framework Service Pack 1 download.  I did a System Restore back to before the installation and then a custom update installation.  I do a custom install for Windows Update every time now or it will install it again.  That download did the same thing to DQS on two different computers, so there's definitely a glitch somewhere!  Tech support knew nothing about it and I found nothing on any of the internet help sites, either...but leaving out the .NET Framework did seem to solve the problem.
AutoCorrect Freeze

i use autocorrect for all my docs' templates.  to reflect the new year, i tried to change them to read 2009 but on certain templates, word freezes up when i tried to edit them and i have to exit out of it to remedy the problem but still cannot edit my template.  i even tried just deleting it from autocorrect altogether, but even that causes a freeze.  and it's only on one doc's templates.  i was able to change my others just fine.  does anyone have any suggestions?

Contracts mean nothing - Freeze rate instead
as someone else suggested- offer to freeze your rate for x years...

I once had a client ask me if I charge the same rate for typing a normal study (which is templated) as I do for other types of dictations. I said, "I will offer you the same discount for the transcription that you offer your patient's for dictating "normal study."

I got a slow smile and no further comment in return...

Mass affect on brain or mass effect on brain?
Besides the fact they've had a freeze for hiring transcriptionists for the past couple years.
The MT I know works a few hours, is required to take 2 hours off, then come back and finish her shift. Plus she has to work 4 hours on the weekend. They do work at home but keep to a strict schedule. I wouldn't want it.
Just hit Alt+Shift+left arrow on line 1 and it will go to the left margin. Otherwise,
you need to use a numbered list style to do it every time. Each version is different, but you may already have a numbered list style in yours that stays at the left margin. Just assign a keyboard shortcut to that style.
Water here, too. I fill water bottles halfway and freeze them
so I have ice water for the entire day.  It's easier than trying to cram ice cubes down the little mouths of the bottles.  I confess to having coffee, Earl Grey tea and a cola today because I'm too tired from the idiots who were rodding their cars around in front of the house from midnight until 3:00 a.m. last night.  Oh, well.  At least I'm off today.
I have noticed sometimes I will try to get into a web site and that site will freeze up and I dont

know if I have too many screens opened up and minimized or what. I tried to open a website sent by email and froze up the email screen. Not sure what I am doing.

oh please. Put in a brain. Unfortunately your
type of thinking is very common in our field.
Brain surgery... ha....sm

when I thing of some of the doctors I've known over the years, we could probably learn brain surgery before they could learn transcription ! 


If he had a brain, he'd take it out and play with it
Who needs to use the other side of the brain?

Life is complicated enough for us guys!

open your pea brain :)

he comes from the ghetto, his family still lives in the ghetto, he's trying to help kids in the ghetto......and you want him in a TIE, TUX, and TAILS?  He is dancing for a charity.  That's all he's there for.  To get $$ toward his charity of helping kids in and around the ghetto.

Perhaps you want him to dress like the late Fred Astaire? 

Get real.................

Brain spazzm...

Eh, those adapters really were ''gender changers'' (or gender *and* type changers).  Maybe something more like this (what I'd do anyway, if needing to frequently plug and unplug any USB device ... an extender would make that much easier, too):



Ischium now in the brain?!!!

Had to take my son yesterday for a CT of his right ischium, to check for osteomyelitis.  I gave that info to the person on the phone when I made the appointment.  Soooo - get to the imaging place, and get all the myriad forms to fill out; at the top, under 'Test Performed', was 'CT scan of the brain'.  I went back up to the desk to question this of the secretary (who is a retired nurse!!), and she looked at me and actually said 'The ischium is in the brain''!!!!!!!!!!  Told hubbie later, and he said I should have told her, not unless my head was up my ***! 

I'm sure the techs would have caught it when they looked at the script from the doc, but still!!!!


brain is not working, the 15% was only the SE tax- sm
still need to pay your state and federal on top of that. I have not sat down and actually figured that out by itself, need to do that though.
Don't know where my brain is today - sm
I am drowning in work, have 200 minutes due by Monday and I am not used to doing more than 60 minutes a day. But I guess 200 rolls of nickels is a bit much, $400, I think a roll is $2.00- but depending on the person they will need at least 50-100 rolls. That is a lot of nickels!
Thanks. The brain gives me problems too (sm)

(in Radiology), but Google helps.  Stedman's Radiology book is great, with all the CTs, MRIs and PET scans of the head.  I'm pretty sure it would help with some head-related Neurosurg.

Since when does anybody get respect for their brain?

I have always "felt unappreciated, underpaid, misunderstood, disrespected, ignored, or taken advantage of as a medical transcriptionist", AND as a typist or clerical staff.  Its the way the cookie crumbles since I'm not a VIP with a suit on and a bunch of fancy letters after my name.

Oh, yeah, I've also felt all that as a wife or girlfriend, because I didn't have the wonderful appendage that causes one to think they're automatically entitled to the best of everything.

On the other hand, I always felt relieved that I didn't have the stress of being as high profile as the more important folk out there.  Like, I'm not the first one they want to sue or pick a fight with, you see.

I don't mind being one of the powers behind the throne.  When I first got into the medical field, it put me in mind of those birds that get on large animals like hippos and pick off their parasites and eat them.  The hippo probably doesn't like carrying a bird on its back all day, but that bird improves its general situation, so it stays.  I suppose that's how all the doctors and CEOs see us, as a necessary evil.  These days, the hippos want to try electronic flea collars (think VR) and other methods to see if they can get the bird off their back.  Sooner or later they will find that the bird isn't so bad, after all.

Once upon a time I thought there was an advocate for MTs - known as AAMT.  They got greedy and bailed, huh?.  Unions are greedy.  Everyone is greedy.

In another incarnation, I had a high-paying job where I was a unionized clerical worker.  I paid big dues to the UAW.  When I needed them, they pretty much bailed, just like an insurance company or the government will do.  They want to take from the group, but they don't want to give to the individual.  I don't really believe in any organization any more, they've never done diddly for me but made a bunch of empty promises and found loopholes when it was time to make good on them.  I'd rather just be a free bird, flying to the hippo that can feed me best.

brain cramp!
half a brain...
Again... I am not trying to win any friends or make any enemies.  If you are happy and have no complaints, that is wonderful.  I was observing and making comments.  Half a brain was not meant as a cut to anyone, simply a figure of speech. 
Debbie Matenopoulos. She was no brain. nm
dead brain regarding digital!

Trying to switch all my clients to digital, but first I need some help with it!  Using the free ES wav player.  One of the drs are going to email me the files and the other is going to use a FTP site.  I dont know the first thing about transcribing files "digitally"  Any instructions would be really appreciated!

Thanks ya'all!

What is "O" work? I'm racking my brain trying to
think of what it would be..???

You're right. Brain fahrvegnugen.
my brain... the older I get I can't remember
you're right, my brain foot, will need to buy
a cable that will convert 9 pin to USB successfully.
My son also had a traumatic brain injury
Please let me know if you do find the answer to your question. My son, who lives with his father, has become a drug addict. He will not return to school or work; he is only interested in getting his SSI check and whatever else he can get from the government and everybody else. Please let me know if you have any answers. I do know that I went to college with a learning disability (ADHD), and I not only asked the professors to put me in the front and center seat but also had free tutoring for math classes when I needed it (I kept losing my glasses). They offer free tutoring through Student Services for a variety of handicaps. Good luck!
sorry - it's bellsouth.......*lol* - brain stalled..nm

cause is brain going faster than fingers
I don't think there's anything we can *do* about it - except perhaps proof better as we type and/or not type as fast as we are.....it's our own flaw..I think.....and every time I re-read - I find something omitted - so I'm re-reading it all :) 
Your brain does not turn to mush?
I find that if I type and type without taking breaks, my brain feels fried. I get so terribly bored. I think it is how repetitive the reports are. How do I stay focused when my brain is dying of boredom? ::bangs head:: I also find when I add speed I make a lot of petty spelling errors and/or typos, no matter how hard I try not to. Those are my 2 challenges.

I would love to be able to do it, as it would certainly meet my financial goals and then some. However, I don't want to have mush for brains all the while turning out crap reports.

I guess that is why I wonder if you are reading behind what you type or if you are watching each word or letter. Do you just think of a word and mindlessly type it? Or do you think of the correct spelling and each letter of the word as you go? I am curious about the details of it. @.@ I know, I am weird. ;)

Thanks for the advice. :)
My brain gets tired at times too, but --sm
I wouldn't call it mush. What I try to do is to really *get into* the report. I take an interest in what the doc is saying about the patient. It helps alleviate any boredom, at least for me. Some of these reports are pretty interesting, if you really listen to them. and no, I don't watch each word or letter I type, but I do watch for errors. I also find that when I try to FORCE myself to be faster, I too make mistakes. Just let that come natural. you do pick up speed over time. Sometimes I even play a little game with myself to see if I can type and keep up with what the doc is saying without taking my foot off the pedal. It is a personal challenge, or sorts, which is another thing to alleviate the boredom. But again, we all have good days and bad days. Sometimes these things don't work for me either, and I find myself coming to this board more often, looking for entertainment. Sometimes you just have to discipline yourself to it, I guess. When I get really bored and don't want to type anymore, sometimes I create a *reward* for myself for when I get done...like, maybe I will think about rewarding myself with a beer when I get everything done and if I get it all done by, say, 6 p.m. That works too, and you know, that beer tastes really good at those times! When things get repetitive, I guess you have to find your own way of alleviating it. these are just some things that work for me. Hope it helps.
wow, my brain is spinning with this info!

i will go over it and read through again when i have more time. 

thanks for the info!

Holy cow, 11? My brain would explode.
Here's a neat website that's all about productivity:

LOL - been there! I hate it when my brain reverses, and
Half a brain?? You are not speaking for everyone here
I have no problem with the work I do and I certainly would not join in any walkout or the like. As far as the statement about half a brain, that was unnecessary if you want to get people on your side. You sure wont win friends that way.
I type brain surgery. Maybe I should switch to rad? LOL

Yes I think your brain does not keep up with the voice and that words may get skipped. I have a

concern about that. Is there any way other than completely relistening to train yourself to catch a missed word. I have been good so far on QA but that can change due to the luck of the draw. I think I tend to be more tired at the end of the day and would have more of a tendency to miss things then. I will just go with my QA score and try to rescan as I go and see if that works. I guess if it doesnt I will relisten although I really dont care to do that. That does add quite a bit of time to the day I would expect although I have never timed a report in higher speed. My company is getting much more strict now on QA and so far so good.


I was told that I should find a job that required me to use my brain
by my own brother. He said that I should find a job that required some thinking. Hmmmmm. People just seem to assume that all we do is sit at a computer and type mindlessly all day long! :(
Ugh - I have placenta brain already - I meant for my last baby :)
Having a major brain fart--need to document the use of --sm
or not to use a hyphen for words like schapho-lunate and lunato-triquetral.  Having a major argument with QA and need documentation but can not think of where to find it.  Tanks
Son suffering from traumatic brain injury.

My son was hit by a car 7 years ago and sustained a traumatic brain injury. He was in a coma and went through over a year of rehabilitation. He was 15 at the time and finished high school, went on to Junior College and has just finished a year at a state university. He has struggled with learning disabilities and short term memory problems since the accident and has barely passed his classes. It looks as though this was his last semester at school because his grade point average isn't high enough to let him continue school. He will be put on academic suspension. He wanted to go away to school so badly and worked so hard to make it and I know he will be so disapointed when he finds out he won't be going back in the fall.

He is definately a miracle and I thank God everyday that he is alive but I don't know what to do to help him anymore. My question is "Is there anyone out there with a similar situation who can give me some advice on where to go from here?"

A brain tumor such as meningioma can cause morning HA's, too. (nm)
My brain doesn't work that fast
I'd have to use 'hyperpatm' and 'hypopatm'. Sometimes I make macros and can't remember what my train of thought was when I made them.

To help save time while working, sometimes I just make a list of macros I want to add and then add them in all at once when I'm on a break/lunch/or things when things are slow.
What do you mean by slanted keys?? Sorry, having a brain blurb..sm
Are you referring to the keys that are "sunken in" so to speak? Right now I'm using an A-tech antiRSI keyboard. The keys are kind of slanted in their placement. They are kind of A framed.

Did you check out the Alphagrip keyboard??? That is so bizarre. I'd love to try it though. Here's the URL...

I donít know how your brain works but mine does not turn off...
lol--no. I didn't get it either. Thought my brain was fried..
Thanks for admitting it....now I don't feel so dumb:-)
D'oh! You're right. I saw lines and my brain just went with it.
Nope, I'm losing brain cells here
I don't waste my time arguing with illiterates so I'm out of this thread.

You have a good time polluting it with your unintelligible posts, though.

Yup, sounds familiar! Just brain surgery, right? Oh well! Thanks for sharing! nm