Digital Transcription Service: The Winding Road

Life is a journey. A long, winding road with many turns and twists. The unexpected can happen to anyone; although, I never thought it would happen to me. Approximately 2 years ago, I was a thriving Licensed Practical Nurse and loved my job. I worked with a company that supports individuals with mental retardation as the Health Services Coordinator. In the blink on an eye, gravity changed my life forever. One morning, after showering, I acquired 2 herniated lumbar discs along with 2 pinched nerves. After 2 months of unsuccessful drug therapy, I underwent a lumbar laminectomy. Much to my dismay, I continue to have back issues and a weight restriction of 20 lbs. Thus, hindering my independence and bringing my nursing career to an abrupt stop.

I arrived at the idea of becoming a digital transcription service provider after attending a local seminar about stay at home jobs with one of my friends. She had heard an advertisement on the radio and did not want to attend alone; I accepted. I admit I was quite intrigued by the idea of work at home jobs: working at your own pace from home, setting your own hours, no heavy lifting and finally, a paycheck! My mind raced with endless possibilities. However, my older friend declared outright she was not entertaining the notion of studying or furthering her education at her age. We continued to stay for the entire lecture and then the dreaded subject arose: tuition and fees. This immediately froze