I saw the workers comp doc today, for the carpal tunnel and tendinitis in my wrists. He has labeled me 'stable and stationary', or something to that effect, because there has been little change in how my wrists/hands are doing in the past several months. This means I don't need to see him anymore, unless I feel I need to be re-evaluated. I am not a surgical candidate, which is fortunate, because I hope to avoid any more surgeries for the rest of my life. Been there, done that, don't care to do it again. He said the legal folks will contact me, label me a percentage disabled, and probably offer me money to close the case. ok, questions---- 1. What does it mean to be a percentage disabled? I NEVER thought I'd have that label, and it disturbs me. Is there any benefit, any upside to this label? Tax breaks maybe? I still intend to continue working full time as I have been all along. My new office is much more ergonomically aggreable than the old one. 2. How do I decide whether to accept their offer and go with my own insurance, or to keep the case open? 3. Just how bad a problem is it to be labeled 'disabled'??? This is really bothering me. If I change jobs in the future, can it affect my employability? I had other questions too, but this has been a brain fog day, on and off, and it's on now. I think the smoke from the fire is getting to me. Thank you for any help anyone on the board can offer. This is new territory for me. I'll be offline Saturday, but will check in Sunday night. Peace, Beth.