Hi Lateeda and Welcome!
Funny you should ask about this as my spouse went before the judge just last week. He has also been waiting about 2-21/2 years.He does not have fibro but I imagine that these hearings are pretty standard. This is what happened with him:
His representative met with him and "prepared" him before the hearing. Your lawyer may do this as well. We went in before the judge. The judge asked him questions about his condition, prior employment and what his job duties were, and how his condition affects his daily life as well as how it affected his job and what led to his unemployment. Then, his rep asked him questions. There was a vocational expert present that goes through a list of jobs that you could hold in "hypothetical" situations and then asks which jobs you which you could hold considering your medical condition(s). It was not confrontational and was informal to a degree. It is not open to the public. My advice is to tell it like it is- how your condition affects you and why it prevents you from working. Don't over state things but don't try to gloss things over either. Sometimes, chronically ill people tend to downplay there illness depending on what emotional state they are in. I think that my husband's hearing went as well as it could have. They have 90 days to make a decision but the rep stated that a lot of the time you receive a decision before that. Oh, and they do record the session so that the judge can refer back to it if needed. There is a recorder there that types and records the session. I hope that this helps. My thoughts and prayers are with you!! If you have any more questions, please feel free to e-mail me!
Best of luck!!
Cyndi(keeping my fingers crossed for you & hubby)