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pt does get her mammagram daily. LOL ouch sm

Posted By: Funny MD dictated to me today on 2005-11-08
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G2, P2.  Her pregnancies were uncomplicated.  She has not seen a gynecologist in over two years, but she does get her mammogram daily.    Uhhh.... I don't think so Mr. MD!!!   You couldn't get me to do that daily if ya paid me!

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How long before you were back xcribing? I fractured mine last Friday and cannot reach the mouse without it being painful or feeling like the break is popping in and out. I am in a figure 8 harness. Not very comfortable to say the least.
Wow!!!!??????? What is ouch about it???
Why would that hurt? It is soap. You use it on your hands and it doesn't hurt. Geez!!!!!!!!!
I cannot get past her look - can you say Elf???
I am sorry your postings included corrections on your spelling, etc. We all make mistakes. I would never point out mistakes from an email to a coworker of mine and we are all transcriptionists and friends also. I like to think we are all on the same team! Anywho, I have never been stalked in that way, but I would block e-mail also and use the same ideas the other ladies had about this. I'm sure they will get the hint! Hopefully "they" will get the hint and leave you alone soon. I wouldn't advise going any further really. I think it would be a waste of your time and energy which could be better used finding the perfect job for you! I would just chalk it up to the fact that I am so wonderful that companies are actually stalking me for my expertise! Good luck in your search for a new job, friend.

Can't really say it's the thought that counts with something like that, huh?  What  a kick in the nuts. 

The sad part is, I felt guilty asking but I feel cornered.  I'm the sole support of my busted-a$$ 2-member household and the oil tank is empty, has been since last winter, and the cost of firewood went up, food went up, electricity, etc.  I'm watching my little American Dream go right down the crapper and frankly it's scaring the heck out of me.  Someone was mentioning abdominal pains the other day on here...I haven't poo'd in about a week--I kid you not.  I get so jealous when I hear others say they only have to work part-time or not work at all because hubby brings in the cash and bennies, but I'm really just wishing I could be them! 

Oh well.  At least we got dental benefits so now I can almost afford to get my teeth looked at for the first time in 20 years!  Only lost one in the interim! 


Ouch---Just trying to help her out
She's a widow (husband did not have life insurance), lost her job about a month ago, and is seeking anything to pay the bills.  She is not a Transcriptionist and transcription is only a VERY SMALL part of the job she's applying for.  However, as we all know, most of us use our spellcheck on a regular basis, or at least our lovely specialty dictionary, and she thought the job would work out okay when being able to utilize the spellchecker.  I have to agree with her on that point.  The spelling test she has to take is a written test before ever even being allowed to take the transcription part of the test and is not over basic terms, grammar, and such but over police type terms, which commoners would not use on a daily basis.
I am hoping it is something simple like the video card but if it is the motherboard I need to weigh my options...I have a laptop that I got brand new at Christmas time so I really could wait for another desktop for a while...but then if I wait something might happen to the laptop...in my mind anyway---lol...
Right lower quadrant... and "VERY" tender on palpation.
Ouch, that's the pits

I worked for hospitals on Long Island in the early 1980s, and I was getting $8.00 per hour with benefits. And in those days, you didn't have to pay for medical insurance.

Ouch....worse than me...sm
It's been 10 years for me too, but I do occasionally manage a weekend if I work 14 hour week days.  Usually work 11-12 hour days.  I'm having a light day today which is extremely unusual.  I have 4 years to go and sometimes not sure I'll make it!
Wow. Popup ad. Ouch!
Am I the only one that got nailed with a mosquito-buzzing popup ad when clicking a link to read a message today? As a transcriptionist, my headset is almost always on and normally at full-blast as well. I understand MTStars need for advertising support, but is there a way to limit it to silent adverts only? That nearly blew my eardrums!
Ouch! HAHA :)
OUCH! Bet that hurt!!

Well I'm doing this full time and ouch !!!

How do you make any money???? Typing and shortcuts is not the problem but trying to figure out some of what the dictators are saying is time consuming... How do you make money????????????

Though I love the research and find this interesting 40.00 a day is not going to cut it... Does it get better?????  I feel stupid !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ouch! How'd you do that? You'll get used to using the other foot.
I had to use my other foot for a while because my sciatica was acting up. Hope you feel better soon!
OUCH!!!! think I'll pass on the....nm

OUCH! I had a private policy with BC/BS for $180/month sm

and it was a pretty good plan -- Affordablue -- had a $25 copay for office visits or something like that.  That was just a single plan, though.  It included dental coverage too, bot other than covering for routine cleaning and such, it was kind of useless when paying for crowns and other "big" items.

Sounds like you have a good deal.  Fortunately, I am working for Transtech now and have affordable insurance .. whew! 


Oh, ouch! I hope things improve soon!
That's the very reason I've never took that plunge into independent...it's just so HARD for you guys. Hats off to you for all your hard work. Good luck.
Ouch. I happen to agree with her. 15 years sm
here - and I would not recommend this field to anyone. She asked for opinions and we gave ours - we did not "make" our problems anybody else's.
P.S. The temperamental Sony unit was a bargain at $100! Ouch!
Anybody want to sell me a bridge?
I know a group of Docs (GPs) that type their own notes!!! OUCH! nm
oh my gosh, would you, yourself, bathe in DAWN dish soap - ouch!
no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
not so good I'm afraid. ovarian cyst really hurting <>. hopefully will get better. nm
This is what I use daily


This site lets you type in three or more letters of the drug, and it pulls up everything with those letters.  It's great for when you only hear part of the drug.


Daily work is exactly what the word DAILY means --> work that comes in on a daily basis.  No days pass by without an empty queue.

I must be with the wrong companies then.

By chance is this MT Daily?
Not everyone comes to this board daily!
Are we not allowed to ask questions if they've been asked before? I understand this is the main board but people complain on the company board too if you ask about a company already posted about. Maybe those people can just skip over the posts and keep going, onto another message board preferably! Sheesh.
How many authors do you have daily?

I'm with a small MTSO and for quite a while have been on an account with about 10 doctors, mostly ESL.  I was very comfortable with them.  I have been trained on three accounts, one with maybe 6 and then another very large account, but they kept me primarily on this account.

Recently I was switched to one of the other accounts - no ESL, but this last pay period I had 38 different authors!!  Am having a hard time getting comfortable, and there's other problems , but for this post I just was hoping to find out, on average how many authors are others doing?

Maybe I was really lucky before with just 10 docs - ?

Usually 2 hours daily.
Today I clocked 2 hours 33 minutes and I can honesly say I'm beat!  Almost solid H&Ps and D/C summaries too...so finger-saving normals.  Blech!
I would still flag it - he said twice daily not

Daily digest
What's the daily digest?  I had not heard of that.  How do we sign up for it?
I add things daily. sm
I have been an MT and had an Expander for nine years, and i still add things on a daily basis. Not only cos I still run into new stuff daily, but also because your mind thinks of more and more complex things to put in there as you go.

Back when I started, all I thought about was long words and two-word phrases, maybe some longer phrases. I was happy with that. But then as i went typing happily along, I discovered I could do much more -- put entire sentences in, put formatting in, create entire pick lists, call up macros, call up websites, call up templates, the list goes on and on.

How do I remember them? Well, first I realize it's missing by actually typing in the short I think would make sense if it was in there. If it's not there, I put it in. Then maybe the next time I run into that phrase, I think, "hmm, have I entered this before?" and i try out the short that would make the most sense to me (at that time of course, which could be completely different than the first time!) And if it's there, yeah! I just saved myself some keystrokes!

I also just switched to IT and about once a month I run an enrichment on my doctors to get the most out of what they say.
what is daily work?
If it's never running out, being able to work the hours you want to work and still making a decent paycheck, then yes I have daily work.
The Daily Typo: - (sm)

What was dictated:   "He had normal fundi bilaterally."

What I typed:  "He had normal FUNGI bilaterally."

Mental image that conjured up:   Dude with large mushrooms sprouting out of his ears!     

Do you currently post on MT Daily or read it?

I was thinking about paying the $48 but then I thought there are only limited amount of people who will pay so probably not as good as MTStars.  It was fun though before they started charging and if they only charged half as much they would draw more people.  $48 is way high when other boards are free.

Just some daily walking would probably shake it for you, too. nm
? lidopine bis-a-late 10 mg daily
Anyone heard of this.  I posted on word board but got no help.  Need STAT.
I change mine daily
I use td for today's date and yd for yesterday's date and I just change them every day.
MSN used to send me daily e-mails SM
telling me every single website they had been to.  But this would only work if they sign in under their own name and not "borrow" mom or dad's name! 
well, 4 times daily as needed...yep. i think so!
it doesn't have to be taken 4 times a day just as needed.

If you don't speak on a daily basis . . .
We speak several times daily.
Even right now while he's overseas on a business trip, we make time for a couple daily phone calls.
I'm with you ... I get enough reality just with my daily living. sm

Kinda nice to get lost and just veg with my Law & Order and CSI addictions :)

Obviously, I'm in the minority since they seem to come up with more and more reality shows .... I admit to watching the Biggest Loser a couple of times, but I can't imagine being "hooked" and watching it all of the time, sitting on the edge of my seat. 

I work with SR on a daily basis, and I can tell you...sm
...it will NOT be replacing human intelligence, now or 10 years from now or 50 years from now. The files we work on come from a VERY expensive speech recognition system and the quality is very poor. SR cannot handle punctuation well at all, doesn't know when to stop and start sentences, has problems with capitalization, and ironically enough, when the doctor actually spells something out, that totally confuses SR!

But even if technology advances to the place where speech recognition can accurately reproduce every word and sound that comes out of a doctor's mouth, so what? That STILL will not replace human MTs, because doctors do not always say what they mean, or even when they DO say what they mean, what they mean is not right! We're the only ones who can clean up that mess.

Fix Or Repair Daily = FORD....nm
It gave him daily headaches. nm
What reference do you use the most on a daily basis? SM

I lost all my reference books in a fire and I can't afford to replace them all at once.  I am buying a couple of books each pay check and I've been trying to decide what I need the most.  So far I have gotten a Dorland's Medical Dictionary, Surgical Word Book, and Radiology Word Book because I do radiology a couple of times a week. 

So to all you acute care MTs out there, what books do you find yourself using on a daily basis?

I use my old faithful PRD with it daily, no problems. sm
Chartscript looks scary at first, but it's the easiest thing to use once familiar with it.
5-10 of each a day with 2 others on acct doing 350-400 exams daily
Works out good if you are paid by exam which I hope you are.
yes, daily, but get paid lines for it. nm
I take ibuprofen usually on a daily basis
although really should not. I have this in the bilateral wrists so it cannot be just the mouse use alone. A certain movement with the wrists elicits such excruciating pain, you probably know though. Am glad not doing anything real serious, like brain surgery or the like, when this pain hits.