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    Does anyone work from home?

    I am considering going with a medical coding company doing coding from home. I have done it for years in hospitals.

    I am thinking it could allow me to travel if I wanted as long as I had a high speed internet connection.

    Anyone doing anything like this?
    T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

    My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

    #2
    I work from home too (computer programmer). I love it. If there are things that need a technician, I am here so that we can have it done. I love being home already when my work is done....no traffic...no headaches. I have a lot less stress than I used to. Go for it!
    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

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      #3
      I did medical transcription from home for two years and it was wonderful. It wasn't my own company, but all I had to do was log on from my home computer and fulfill a quota for the day. As wheeliecoach says, no traffic and a lot less stress...and no leisure time wasted on the road between work and home.
      MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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        #4
        I have a friend who does medical billing (coding?) from home. She's not disabled, but if you can find a position, it ought to work.

        I've been self employed for 38 years now, always working from home. Different line of work, but it can work out.
        Tom

        "Blessed are the pessimists, for they hath made backups." Exasperated 20:12

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          #5
          I work from home and love it. Twelve years, four years post SCI.
          Living the Dream, C6/C7 incomplete.

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            #6
            I work from home too, designer, got a tip though. train for something that has nothing to do with medicine or disability issues, break the mould.

            Make yourself unpredictable, all too often those of us that have a disability are often "type cast" into jobs that have something to do with our situation.

            I just reckon there are a lot of jobs out there that most people expect an able bod person can only do, well we can't dig trenches etc. thats insane, but we can surely find employment in fields other than what people expect, much less ourselves.

            My experience of fellow disabled people that work in allied medical industries is that they soon become infected by that industries smug self satisfaction and officiousness and they soon become as close minded as their able bod colleagues to the disabled people they are working to help.

            Let's face it all medical related jobs are related to disability in one way or another and from what I see they have to have complete control of all aspects of our lives, fuck that shit, I do exactly what I want, I manage my disability in MY way I don't need to inhabit or participate in that sleazy machine. I can relinquish control if I become sick and need a doctor. but I will NOT be one of it's willing participants, much less a poorly paid employee of it.

            Self Righteous...You Betcha!
            "The problem with self improvement is knowing when to quit." "Diamond" David Lee Roth.

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              #7
              Originally posted by WahWah View Post
              I work from home too, designer, got a tip though. train for something that has nothing to do with medicine or disability issues, break the mould.

              Make yourself unpredictable, all too often those of us that have a disability are often "type cast" into jobs that have something to do with our situation.

              I just reckon there are a lot of jobs out there that most people expect an able bod person can only do, well we can't dig trenches etc. thats insane, but we can surely find employment in fields other than what people expect, much less ourselves.

              My experience of fellow disabled people that work in allied medical industries is that they soon become infected by that industries smug self satisfaction and officiousness and they soon become as close minded as their able bod colleagues to the disabled people they are working to help.

              Let's face it all medical related jobs are related to disability in one way or another and from what I see they have to have complete control of all aspects of our lives, fuck that shit, I do exactly what I want, I manage my disability in MY way I don't need to inhabit or participate in that sleazy machine. I can relinquish control if I become sick and need a doctor. but I will NOT be one of it's willing participants, much less a poorly paid employee of it.

              Self Righteous...You Betcha!
              What I do in Medical REcords has nothing to do with disability. It is reading Medical records and pulling information out of them so that insurance companies pay what the hospital is due to be paid. It is technical, challenging, and everchanging. I need that to keep my mind going. The pay is actually really good and quite competitive. I can also build on it with other certifications. It is what I like to do. It is the closest thing to being a nurse that I can be without the physical work of a nurse.

              I understand what you are talking about though. I would not be able to do your job because its just not me.

              I am hoping I can get my pain under control so that I can even work from home though. Right now I am miserable and just hanging on by a thread.
              T12-L2; Burst fracture L1: Incomplete walking with AFO's and cane since 1989

              My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown

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                #8
                Yep, fair enough.

                Oh god yes, you do have to keep that mind tickin' and any employment is preferable to feeling sad and I mean really if it's a good job for situation exploit but of course enjoy it and the wages.

                Good Luck to you working from is great!

                "The problem with self improvement is knowing when to quit." "Diamond" David Lee Roth.

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                  #9
                  God, I left some words out....lol, I was saying working from home is great....posting from an iPhone is bloody hard work. Small keys.
                  "The problem with self improvement is knowing when to quit." "Diamond" David Lee Roth.

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                    #10
                    I work partly from home 2-3 days a week and the rest in the office to accommodate meetings and absolutely love this set up. I plod down to the kitchen, make a pot of coffee and start the day working in my pj's most of the time! LOL. I am a policy writer for the government - among other things. One word of advice - make sure you are appropriately egonomically set up and that you have a dedicated office area away from the living are if you can. That way, you can be 'at work' and 'away from work'. If you can swing it, I highly recommend it. I find my productivity way up on the days when I'm working from home as I have fewer breaks in concentration.

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                      #11
                      I work from home as a tax agent, accountant and business adviser like all business setups it has its disavantages and advantages.

                      Make certian that you have dedicated office room to work from for both professionalsim and privacy.

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                        #12
                        worked 10yrs from home for IBM b4 they offshored my job (assholes)... used to love it

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                          #13
                          Yes, I do work from home and LOVE IT!

                          I am 55 ½ yrs. old, have been a C4 Quadriplegic for 26 ½ years, am single and have 4 extremely active grandchildren ages 6 to 10. I am almost more busy and involved in my grandkid's lives than I had time or energy for when my own daughter's were younger! I pick up my grandkid's from their school nearly everyday and bring them to my house or the park or wherever they need to be taken until their parents get home from work. On Sunday’s I take them 30 miles one-way to church because their parents are still busy working or studying. I’ve even been brave (?) enough to take all 4 of them on a quick trip to Wal-Mart like twice – and that was enough, thank you! LOL!

                          Anyway, I'm having an absolute blast being a part of a fabulous group of people who market and enroll customers for a privately held manufacturing company. The company is just like Proctor and Gamble, Colgate Palmolive, Unilever and so on but there are some key differences between how this debt-free company operates and how the mainstream manufacturers work. If you have a computer and a phone, you can do this, too.

                          I didn’t have all this energy and such a positive outlook on life before I became one of their customers in 2009 and now I’m really enjoying life, and more importantly keeping up with my 4 imaginative and busy grandkid's! Then about 1 ½ months ago when a sudden financial situation came up I decided that maybe I should think more seriously about teaming up and working with these folks!

                          I am loving being able to work when, how and where I want to or have time for. My income is up to me and how much I want or don’t want to work. I am in touch with a hundred or more fantastic free mentors and have ongoing free training at my fingertips. It has NOT cost me an arm and a leg and I needed no schooling or degree. I’m meeting some really cool people from all walks of life, too!

                          Send me a note if I can answer any questions you have and rest assured this is NOT an MLM or Pyramid.

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                            #14
                            I figured you for being drugged as I read your post.

                            Originally posted by cindyg View Post
                            I am 55 ½ yrs. old, have been a C4 Quadriplegic for 26 ½ years, am single and have 4 extremely active grandchildren ages 6 to 10. I am almost more busy and involved in my grandkid's lives than I had time or energy for when my own daughter's were younger! I pick up my grandkid's from their school nearly everyday and bring them to my house or the park or wherever they need to be taken until their parents get home from work. On Sunday’s I take them 30 miles one-way to church because their parents are still busy working or studying. I’ve even been brave (?) enough to take all 4 of them on a quick trip to Wal-Mart like twice – and that was enough, thank you! LOL!

                            Anyway, I'm having an absolute blast being a part of a fabulous group of people who market and enroll customers for a privately held manufacturing company. The company is just like Proctor and Gamble, Colgate Palmolive, Unilever and so on but there are some key differences between how this debt-free company operates and how the mainstream manufacturers work. If you have a computer and a phone, you can do this, too.

                            I didn’t have all this energy and such a positive outlook on life before I became one of their customers in 2009 and now I’m really enjoying life, and more importantly keeping up with my 4 imaginative and busy grandkid's! Then about 1 ½ months ago when a sudden financial situation came up I decided that maybe I should think more seriously about teaming up and working with these folks!

                            I am loving being able to work when, how and where I want to or have time for. My income is up to me and how much I want or don’t want to work. I am in touch with a hundred or more fantastic free mentors and have ongoing free training at my fingertips. It has NOT cost me an arm and a leg and I needed no schooling or degree. I’m meeting some really cool people from all walks of life, too!

                            Send me a note if I can answer any questions you have and rest assured this is NOT an MLM or Pyramid.

                            Yet, anyone who is c4, suffering pain as I, and doing anything, let alone be brain washed into direct marketing of sorts has my full respect. Good for you.
                            I wish I could be more useful than the drain on everyone that I've become since sci. I've tried a shitload of things but you need to either have working hands or someone else next to you in order to use theirs. It just drives me insane to stare at my hands that once could build almost anything and now remain curled up. It's such a loss of productivity to have me warehoused like this. I envy you Cindy.

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                              #15
                              If it is doable, my opinion is that everyone who could, should do it at least 2 days a week. But is a fact that for instance, it is not well acepted in Portugal. Most companies would rather fire you. Wouldnt have to be that way but they want to have their people there physically...
                              Anyway if anyone can do it i say to do it. After all if we have the technology why complicate and spend more resources and time?

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