Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stood
BigLucy is right. Almost everyone gets turned down the first time. I have bilateral hip replacements and, at the time I applied for SSD, I'd already had one revision (have since had 2 more.) I also listed hep C and depression. It still took me 2 years to get approved--and that was with a lawyer. They really hope that people will just give up. Get a lawyer and prepare to be in it for the long haul. We were just getting ready to go to court when they finally settled. Had it not been for financial assistance from my aunt, I never could have lasted that long. I also want to mention that the more you can add to your list of medical complaints, the better. Don't forget chronic pain, depression, anxiety, difficulty sleeping (because of not finding a comfortable position or due to worry), etc., etc. It's always helpful to your case to add a few mental/emotional problems to the physical ones--and most of us with chronic pain do have them.
Best of luck to you!!
I am so sorry to hear this but we all pretty much know this is typical and par for the course. I always told our client I truly felt if you were still breathing SS felt you could do something for a living and I still stick by that old saying.
However, knowing this is how they do things, do not give up, continue right along to the next step. Contact the atty on Monday and get an appt to go in ASAP. You would be surprised at the number of people that stop on the initial denial. Some think they have no chance when they do, or they don't really know how to proceed on, some are scared to continue further. It is really surprising for sure. Do not take this decision personally.
Let us know how your appt goes with the atty. Hugs,