Hello, I have grade 2 spondy L5/S1; it was discovered when Carnival Cruise Lines hired me, and on my pre-hire physical I honestly disclosed my back and hip pain, not knowing what it was...they denied me at first but then when they saw on the physical where I disclosed the pain I was having, the sent me to Dr. EDITED in Atlanta...CCL was paying for my epidurals and my Cymbalta and Lyrica; on my fourth epidural they sent me home and when the doctor wrote that I hadn't yet reached maximum medical cure, they cut me off my medicine and fired me...I called CCL medical and asked the head doctor there, if I were willing to sign a "pre-existing condition" waiver regarding my spondy, could I have my job back? They answered back 'yes' and sent the form for me to sign, but I haven't yet signed it...I had written some attorneys and one of them called me back, listened to my story and said "it's a tough case, I'll be honest, but I'll take it- I'm not guaranteeing a win..." If I take my job back (drummer in the lounge band), can I live with this condition, or should I take the lawsuit option and roll the dice? I've done PT and Cymbalta and Lyrica and shots, and the shots work the best by far, unfortunately...any advice? Thanks a lot, Aaron W.
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