and I am nervous and anxious at the same time. As I stated in my intro post, I submitted my online application on October 23, and turned in all of my medical documents (4 MRI reports, FCE report, 2 surgeons, Rheumatologist, PM, PCP, EMG) at the local office on October 28. I then called my case worker at the local office 1 week later to see if they needed anything else from me, she checked my file and said nothing else was needed and she was sending it to the Determination Board that afternoon. Less than a week later I received 2 forms (Pain and Daily Activities Questionnaire, Explanation of injuries and work ability) from my Adjucator at the disability determination office to fill out and return by November 17. As these forms were about 10 pages each, and my hands and arms go numb if I hold a pen for even a few minutes (not to mention how bad my handwriting has become), I phoned my adjucator to see if I could typeset their questionaires and my answers and just print them out; and to also let her know that it was going to take me longer to get it done. I have been a layout artist for 15 years and a few years ago I could have typeset these within a few hours, but it took me a week; and 2 more weeks to complete the answers. I phoned my adjucator once each week to let her know that I was still working on the forms. I mailed these forms on Dec 1 and then called her 1 week later to confirm that she had received them and to tell her a couple of things that I had forgotten to add on one of the forms. I then phoned her again right before Christmas to see if she needed anything else from me, and she said that she had everything and could possibly make a decision within 4 weeks or so. So I then called her again on Monday, January 11 to confirm that there was nothing else she needed from me; she called me back on Wednesday, January 13 and left me a voicemail stating that they should be able to render a decision in a week or so. Now, to say the least, I am extremely anxious. And I am extremely nervous as they have not requested for me to be seen by one of their physicians, no formal phone interview, and as I have not heard of anyone else who has been approved this quickly.
Sorry to have made this so long and drawn out, but I was thinking that if, by chance, I get a favourable decision, maybe the steps I have taken can help someone else.