I had an FCE rating of 8% from a microdiscectomy, but I just had a two-level spinal fusion surgery. My doctor informed me that I will never be able to lift more than 20 pounds (30 if I am VERY lucky). I still have to go to physical therapy, but what kind of FCE rating will I have if I can only lift 20 pounds for the rest of my life? I'm only 27 years old. Also, is there a chart anywhere that lets you know what your FCE lump sum payment will be based on your permanent disability percent?