I had a pretty easy go of getting Social Security Disability, but then again I was in TERRIBLE shape. It took about 8 weeks +/- I think, with no lawyer, and no initial "turn downs". It sucks that it is so difficult for some to get, but like CrohnsPatient said - not every story is a horror story.
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
(miscarried at 13 weeks, now waiting to heal before trying again)
Stopped Humira August 22nd, 2008.
Went Gluten-Free, noticing some definite improvement.
Started LDN October 27th, and already LOVING IT.
"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."