I would explore the idea of either disability or FMLA.
I used intermitten FMLA for my cycling. If you do a search on here for "intermittent FMLA" you will find my recent post on this. Not that I think intermittent would work in your case since you're in KC but full-blowm FMLA for 2 weeks might be a consideration.
(this is all assuming you want to stay with Cooper)