I am new to this foruum. I just thought I would give this a try was impressed with this site. I was just hoping somebody has dealtt with something similar in the disabilty process. I have had back pain since my adolscence. I went 2 years ago for MRI's because I could no longer endure the pain. A neurosurgeon told me I have spondylolithesis from birth. I have the pars defect. I was also diagnosed with a spinal cord disease. I have had 2 spinal fusion surgeries at L5 S1 in 2007. I have also had my disc removed at this level and have had a laminectomy. I am almost 1 year post op and I am in more pain than I ever was. I applied for disabilty in April of 2008. I was having high hopes until august of this year my claim was in QA for needing more medical records. I helped the determination examiner in obtaining those medical records. She called me in september and said she was forwarding my stuff to the doctor and that I would hear something on my claim. I called last week and she told me my claim was still in QA in their office. She told me to call in another week and hopefully it will get to my satellite office in my city for my determination letter. I called yesterday my claim is up for review again out of their office. She said it is a secret office and she has no information on why it is in QA . I could call back every week or every other week to see if it is still in that office. She said after it leaves there it will go to my office for a decision. She told me this does not happen often. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this. I hope it is not a denial. Any feedback would be helpful. Thank you !!!