I threw my back out sept 30,2017, found out i have herniations from L3-S1 and a slipped vertebrae at L5. I am a massage therapist. I was able to start working again in November but with limitations. There are times where I am not able to work due to my pain and bring a doctors note each time. My manager wants to have a meeting regarding some of my abcenses and possibly fire me. I live in Texas
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