Hi everyone I haven't posted lately. Been in my own little world lately mainly depressed. This W/C thing is taking its toll on me. But I just wanted to share my news with all of you. I filed for Disability in Jan. of this year. I hired a lawyer from the start. The lawyer called me today and asked if I had received a letter today from social security, I said no why, she said they had received my approval letter today and that I needed to call my local office to give them my banking info and my w/c info! I could not believe what I was hearing. She told me that she had to have another co-worker read the letter also because she thought that she was misreading it, she was amazed that it was approved so quickly! I never even had to see one of their doctors. I live in Illinois and I was told that this state is getting through the cases alot faster than a year ago. I am still numb about all this news I want to cry and I want to jump for joy at the same time. I'm afraid I'm going to wake up and it will all be just a dream. This takes such a financial burden off of my family. Although I will not be making near what I was when I was working at least I know we will have a roof over our heads. My husband won't have to work 70-80 hours a week now ,he's been so stressed about my w/c and them not wanting to do surgery on me. My n/s says I'm not a surgical canidate at this time am getting a second opinion at the end of the month. Also reality has set in here I am almost 40(by the end of the month) I have perm. nerve damage in both legs use a cane a home body go in public 1-2 times a week because it just isn't worth it to try to go shopping the pain I go through later is almost unbareable. So now I have a lot of soul searching to do I know my life will never be the same again the disability is great but now what do I do with the rest of my life besides sit in my recliner with a heating pad. Anyway I just want all of you out there waiting for your S.S.D.I hang in there I hope the best to all of you. I know there are alot of you worse than me. If anyone would like to know who my lawyer was just pm me.