Yesterday, I was feeling very, very, very down in the dumps. All that we have went through in the past few months was just weighing me down. I did finish work and I did go pick up my mom's medications, take them to her, visit with her a while and stopped by her house to make sure everything was okay there. Going into the house was not as bad as it has been most other times I have been there. I am not sure why. By the time I got home, I was again, determined to have a decent evening with my family and I did. Determination is a powerful thing.
Today is Friday and of course, the kids will be rushing to get finished with school tonight. It's ridiculous, but there it is. They do it every week. I used to do a similar thing we called invoice weekend once every 2 weeks with one of my prior jobs, rushing to do a ton of work on the weekend before, you guessed it, I had to send my invoice in for services rendered, to get paid. It is a family trait.
Speaking of work, there are a few things better and some worse about this job. Better is that they are all one type of note basically so as I go along and get used to this particular specialty, I think it will be easier. Another thing is that I have access to prior typed dictations, even those typed by other people, to use for reference as to what the doctor usually says. Also, I can adjust the backspace function on the foot pedal and the spell check is not horrible. :-) One bad thing is that they have these normals /templates that come into the report automatically and for those things, if the physician says basically that thing again and I don't have to change it, I don't get paid. What most of them do is say the same things, but in a different order so I have to move things around but still don't get paid for them and I can't make normals of my own because when I plug them into the report, they will not come in highlighted and then I'd get paid for the whole thing and that is a no-no. Not that I have tried it, but I have been warned as a part of my training. Here's an example. What is highlighted in yellow is what I don't get paid for. You can see why this is an issue.