I am a new graduate male RN with a cervical disc herniation that I just had repaired by Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. I went out of network to have it performed by one of the best in the business and I feel great. I'm already back in the gym. My starting date will be 2 days shy of it being 3 months since I had the surgery. I wanted to have it repaired before I started working to make sure I didn't re-injure it. Which brings me to my question...
Now that I received the pre-employment physical exam documents to fill out, I'm wondering if maybe they'll disqualify me from employment for having a steel plate in my neck even though it's considered to be repaired? Is this possible? Do they contact my family physician and request medical records? Will having my disc herniation REPAIRED disqualify me from employment? How should I answer the physical exam questionnaire? I didn't come this far to find out I'll never make it as a nurse.