I am about to have my 5th neck surgery. I have degenerative disk disease. I started having symptoms when I rolled my car in an accident. I had my first surgery at 30. I had a non-union at c5 c6 and had to more surgeries to stabilize it when I was 39 and 40. I am now 46 and I had to have another surgery because the disk above my fusion was bulging and pressing on my spinal cord. Now I need to have another surgery to stabilize c7 to t-1 because I can't hold my head up. My doctor told me I won't be able to look up or down only side to side. I lost my job because I was missing so much work because of my neck pain. I had a desk job sitting in front of a computer all day it made my neck pain unbearable. I wasn't allowed to take the Oxycodone while I was at work. I know I won't be able to do a desk job in the future. Does anyone have an idea what kind of occupation I could do?