My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Oregon. My question arises from a remark by SH. SH said it's rarely that someone won't eventually be able to return to work. ( teacher post) I need another fusion and I have trouble standing and walking. I was with one of my doctors and I remarked that I just need my back fixed and I can go back to work. He said somethings to the effect that people think all is well after a fusion but they cause problems after time etc( my first was good for 20 years). But one thing he asked was what if you get an infection? I have complications from high blood sugar due to my present inactivity. I indicated I'd be willing to risk it but what if I don't get surgery? Isn't the IC going to want return to work more than disability? I'm still waiting to see who covers my claim, original or new IC. So I have a lot of time to worry. I kept my lifetime medical but things have changed so much. Any insights? It seems precedent may have the new IC cover but I just don't know. My atty says they may just do his job for him when they fight it out. LOL but that we haven't won yet. Meanwhile, I'm waiting an extra long time with no TTD or PT. My doc says I'm in limbo.