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i wanted to say too

Posted By: stephanie on 2006-06-23
In Reply to: has anyone had a gastric bypass...sm - passing through

when my mom was contemplating having the surgery, the surgeon provided her with names and numbers with patients who already had the surgery so that she could talk to them and see what their experience was.

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Just wanted to let you know (SM)

That my cat is doing much better than a few days ago.  He's eating food, and I saw him drinking today.  I've been giving him subcu fluid for the last couple days.  We are moving to Nebraska on the 6th, so I hope the trip isn't too stressful for him.

Well, I'm having fun playing with this ...I was in mtstars withdrawal there for awhile.  Hope you all are having a great day!

Bye for now



Come to work for Soft Script.  If you are a "newbie" transcriptionist, do not mind us stealing your lines, enjoy rude, threatening, and hateful e mails, and among numerous other things - you like to work for less than minimum wage, then we have the perfect position for you. 

Yes folks, this is what you will get when you go to work for Soft Script, it is a lot of fun, everyone should try it. 


That was exactly the one I wanted to take.
However, there aren't any Irish dance instructors in my area.  I searched ebay for the instructional videos last night.
I have always wanted to eat my
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Lame 'O' Rama!
I just wanted to be sure you all saw my...
"Thank you" down below. The response to this post was crazy and I appreciate the solid support you have given. Please pray for me to have the courage to face this leap of faith. He says he wants to make things better and that he loves me. I have not told him that I love him since he hit me in the eye two weeks ago and he has noticed. I think he realizes that I am tired of all the nonsense and that this could go either way right now depending on his behavior. I am strong, but I just have to believe in myself. I'll keep you all posted. Thanks again. J.
Just wanted to say thanks

to all of you who responded to my post a few weeks ago about insomnia.  I decided to try the Melatonin, and it works wonders!!! I sleep like a baby every night and I don't suffer any side effects.  I also like knowing that it's all natural

Anyway, I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!!!!

I wanted to be....
An archaeologist/paleontologist (sic), a zoologist, or a veterinarian. Then I found out how long it took to go to school. That ended that!

I wound up going for computer programming. Hated that. Loved typing and computers but hated the programming end of it, so went into accounting. Me....who flunked math in school, but it challenged me and I was good but not enough typing for me. Then did typing for a book company...got bored. Now I'm an MT. What a life!

Please don't ask my age. LOL
Just wanted to add . . .
It is a blessing to have this site to go to where there are others who truly understand the pain/abuse we take/put up with. Only another MT could possibly understand what it is like at times.
I also wanted to add this ...
Many may actually know the terminology but make mistakes in their transcription or typos. Still, it is incorrect and it cannot be accepted.

Hearing correctly is one thing; transcribing it correctly to the document is another.

I think many errors happen on the transcription phase, not the hearing/understanding phase.

Thanks so much! That was exactly what I wanted to know....nm
I really wanted to ask
my former PS to send me a picture but I was too shy and knew I should not anyway.  His voice sounded sexy and just by the way he talked about things in general I had a feeling he was. 
yea... i NEVER did whatever I wanted
and as an IC i had every right to, but I stuck to my 24 hour TAT for seven years unless I was sick... i NEVER did vacations, I Never took time off... EVER. Now i'm kicking myself for it since after 7 years they have betrayed me.
Wanted to add
I wanted to add that I do work someplace else also because I don't believe in this industry you can put all your eggs in one basket but I do think Transcend is a nice place to work overall.
Just wanted to say
THANK YOU for the replies. I did receive an e-mail response also, and appreciate that too :).

I am feeling a bit better about this, but still worried too . . . just part of my personality, I guess.

I would still like to hear from others who have experience with this, and thanks again!
Just wanted to say

 that I welcome corrections from QA's who make corrections that are legitimate, a mis-spelling, wrong term, wrong word, that sort of thing.  I actually look forward to feedback when I get a particularly tough dictator and had to send it in with blanks so I can see if the QA was able to make sense of it so I will have a better chance of getting it next time. I appreciate your help in making me a better MT.  The QA's that I have a problem with are the one's that send my stuff back with "corrections" that are not really corrections, things that would not impact the document in the least.  It is silly, anal, and just makes everyone's job harder.  I just wanted to put that out there because it sounds like from the posts that there are a few good QA's out there that just want to do their job and help us get better as opposed to nit-picking every little, tiny, miniscule thing they can find.  I also especially appreciate the QA's that just give the feedback or explain why the feedback-not the ones with attitude and arrogance and nasty remarks.  Those are the people that need to change jobs, because they are not helping anyone.

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Big rig info wanted

Kids are gone.  I'm single.  I'm sick of being in the house 24/7.

I'm thinking about truck driving school.  I love driving. I can drive forever.

I'm going to do my own research regarding schools, salary etc., but would appreciate any "insider" or first-hand knowledge.

I know I need a change.

I have always wanted to be able to use "sic" ...
in reports where we know darn well it's wrong but that's what they dictate.  Sic means "just as" and is used where the writer/typist knows something is incorrect or unusual but that was the way it was presented (in our case, the dictator).  That way the reader of the reports would know it wasn't our error but the dictator's.  However, I have never seen where this is allowed in MT.
you could fix it if you wanted to or is it verbatim? nm
I wanted to offer ...sm
our RV that is in our yard. DH reminded me that the kids still sleep there because of our house fire (dishwasher door caught fire). Our house is still in disrepair.

I'll have to find another way to help.
I don't think I asked about MQ. I just wanted to know the
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Not OP but wanted to post about rad. sm
I work for Keystrokes on two different accounts. One is the best account ever, and I literally type 22-26 reports per hour. I have been on the same account for 4 years, use Shorthand religiously, sit and type straight through 6 hours 6 days a week (my choice). About a year ago, I got a bug in my bonnet and asked to change accounts. It was right as the new residents came in, and it seemed to be the worst group ever. I moved to another account, and my counts cut in half.

So, I would recommend Keystrokes for radiology accounts but by the report and make sure that it is an account that either pays links or pays higher because it does not pay links.

Yeah, that's why I wanted to know what it was.
I think you wanted to stir the pot
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I for one look at the help wanted all the time. sm
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not convertible, but I have wanted

I have wanted a Jeep Wrangler for years!  You know, the kind where you drive around with the top completely off. 

I have 3 small kids, so it will be a while. I'm 35 now, so I guess it will be my late midlife crisis vehicle and I will look silly - just gotta hope I can cover the grey and my legs are still firm.

Not everybody wants or wanted to be a mother. (sm)
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Now THAT'S what I'M talkin' about!  There was a time when workers/employees could actually influence, shape and at times, tip that balance you so eloquently satirized.  Ladies and gentlemen.  It would help us to realize that our issues are indeed political issues. 


You want to take back your job and get the respect you deserve?  Take back our country first.  Participate in the process.  Don't wait until next summer.  It is never too early to activate a political agenda.  It does not only belong to us.  It is the same agenda of those whose jobs have been or are going to be outsourced, a number of Americans that is expanding exponentially from what I understand.  It is the issue of hard-working folks that do not have medical insurance or other benefits that were commonplace only a few short decades ago.  It is the agenda of anyone who expects a living wage or better for an honest day's work and the ability to have, raise and educate their childern.  It is for any person who believes profit and prosperity are not the same and that neither arises out of exploitation or oppression, be it in the work force, undocumented immigrants, sweat shop workers overseas who our corporations engage and with whom we are replaced, not even the refugees, survivors, casualties and other such collateral damage our war produces. 


Look around.  Surely you will find agendas and their supporters with ease and in large numbers.  Speak out loudly and listen attentively.  Go to the polls next year as an educated voter and do what you believe is the right thing to do.  Keep trying until we get it right.   

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I love the tape in the purse idea! That IS priceless. My kids can tell you...mom works at home, all we see is the back of her head and all she says all day is "BE QUIET." Their friends used to say, yeah but your mom is home. They would say that her body might be here, but her mind isn't. All the lights are on, but there ain't nobody home! Exactly.

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Decided too much negativity, so I'll post something nice!

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This was nearly a dream day. I cleaned my house on my weekend and it is pretty well tidy AND clean. The only way I don't have to spend 2 days cleaning each week is maintenance, so I have to be neurotic about vacuuming daily and keeping the kitchen flybaby.net CLEAN.

Full stomach, sweet tooth happy, clean house and made my lines.

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Hi, SR. Wanted to underline what Doing VR says. SM
All of it.

Plus, very important--identify the editing changes you make repeatedly throughout a report and record macros to perform each of them with only two or three Keystrokes (one or two "name" keystrokes, plus the activating one like hitting the space bar). As short as possible.

For instance, to correct "The patient will need cardiac catheterization. 4. Evaluation of..." I type 4q, which deletes ". 4. E" and inserts " for e". Q just happens to be a key I assigned to special "goof-correction" macros.

You don't say what Expander you use, but any good one will have a record function so you can just turn it on and record your normal keystrokes for create the macros.

Also, I rededicated most of my shortest abbreviations (which had been used solely for words) to those editing corrections that occur dozens and dozens of times through a day.

For instance:
"U" is my abbreviation for "her"
For an existing sentence, "ku" inserts "Her" at the beginning of a sentence and lowercases the next word.
To break up a run-on mishmash, ".u" puts a period after the previous word and starts a new sentence with "Her".

And so on and on with macros to speed through numbering lists, copy a preop diagnosis as a postop one, etc, etc, etc. It takes a while to develop a good macro base, BUT, in addition to saving your sanity, you're also raising the level of skills you offer the market which allows you to knock out many more reports than others who haven't.