Ow. That really hurts. Shoulder, back, forearm. Ouch.
Self medicate. Ibuprofen (doesn’t help) Alleve (double over the counter dosage) Flexaril (prescription).
Doesn’t get better.
Go to the doc.
Hmmm, I don’t like that popping sound.
Torn rotator cuff (minor), torn shoulder cartilage (major), compressed vertebrae (minor), pinched nerve (could go either way), major pain in shoulder, down the right arm.
Ask Orthopedist "Surgery?"
Doc Shapiro (real name) says "Well, let’s do everything we can to avoid it."
Physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture.
Doc ‘s Advice: "Get yourself an ergonomic mouse, make sure you have good chair and desk at work, oh, and see if you can stop typing 5000 words a day, you idiot. We use voice recognition software in the medical office."
Which leads me to ask the assembled multitude a question:
I need a dictation/transcription program. In the office, a Dell running XP (no plans for Windows Vista anytime soon). Fujitsu Lifebook P1510d touchscreen laptop (also XP).
At home, an Apple iMac and a iBook.
The two pictured nearby seem pretty well reviewed: For the Macs, iListen, and for the Windows PCs, Dragon Naturally Speaking.
Does anyone have any specific pros or cons about these, and or any other suggestions?
(My shoulder/arm thanks you . . . )