Quite a bit back, I mentioned that I was scheduled for a Social Security Disability hearing, due to my neck issues, for July 16, 2009 [yesterday, from the time of this writing]. When I mentioned this, I was requested to post an update when I received my ruling.
My attorney made it clear to me that it could take up to 3 months for the judge to rule. However, after testifying, the judge issued a bench ruling, immediately... IN MY FAVOR!!!
We are going to reconvene in 24 months to review my circumstances at the time. But, as it stands, my ruling is retroactive to June of 2007.
I thank you all for the support and the encouragement. Though the disability ruling will not help the situation with my neck issues, it is still a life changing event for my family and me. We're breathing a LOT easier, now...