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Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Shot of Confidence Or A Freudian Swype?

(This post was originally on Facebook. I copied and pasted the post, and removed links to protect the privacy of others. I also fixed a typo. I'm posting it here mostly for entertainment, but it also illustrates some of what I do to accommodate my disability from day to day.)

I thought this was funny. I looked up this note specifically because I
could not remember the name of the drug that was injected into my right knee at the doctor's office. When I was at the doctor's office, I used Google Keep to write notes as things were going on. My Android Notepad uses a program called "swype" in place of a keyboard to enter text. With swype, you trace squiggly lines on an image of a keyboard, and the machine figures out what you meant, usually very accurately, but with enough mistakes that I get in trouble if I just post what I swype without proof-reading. This particular selection is a portion of the notes I swyped on my notepad while I was at the doctor's office a couple of weeks ago:
4:30 I was sent to get my knees x-rayed. I am to return to Dr Y's office when the x-rays are done. Be sure to mention Dr K's recommendation to have "goo" injected. 
5:00 BACK IN Dr Y's office.
He gave me a shot of confidence in my right knee. Apparently they don't do both knees at once.
An appointment summary report not available, but I can request one in a few days, if I remember. (Notice the subtitle of this book is "Injecting With Confidence")

I wonder if there is such a thing as a Freudian swype?
There is now. I just invented it!

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