Hello all, new to this site. Well my story is as follows. 47yr. Male married 4 kids smoker. I have been in a physical occupation since I was 12. (Yes twelve lol) started out putting new snapper mowers together at a dealership. Since then I have done it all from masonry family business growing up, commercial glazer and automotive technician. I am currently a automotive technician at a dealership. I have had four surgeries (lumber laminectomy, left eye, urethroplasty and gallbladder). Now I have a herniated disc c-6 and need a acdf. After laminectomy around 10 years ago back has never been the same. What are the odds ki will be able to return to working on cars with all the lifting, twisting,bending and basic contortionism to get under dash boards and such?