S.S Disability Hearing.....what is it like?

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 4/15/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Everyone
Of course, I was denied my initial application for Social security. I appealed, and now after a 19 month wait my hearing is set for tomorrow morning. I'm getting nervous, been in the bathroom most of the day, lol.
I do have my doctors backing, have 2 notes from him. 1 recent, 1 from a yr ago. Colonoscopy photos, upper G.I report etc.
My Question for those that been through it.
What was the hearing like?
how long does it last?
I'm bringing the 2 people that know me best as witnesses, my wife + my mom. I decided against getting a lawyer. I feel that I have a good case, with all my medical records + doctor support as proof.
Any advice/ insight in the the hearing process would be a great help to calm me down.
33 yr old Male from NYC, DX with Crohn's in oct of 1987, at age 12.
Resection in 1990 at age of 15.
Currently on Humira pen shots, 40mg weekly. Cipro 2x a day.
Multi vitamin daily
Anemic again, started iron IV infusions.

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 4/15/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I waited 3 years for my hearing, I to was very nervous. I had a lawyer , and backing by my dr. of 14 years. I think I was actually in with the judge for the total of 10 min. they also have some person that is impartial I don't remember who there called but he was the one that said there was no jobs out there that I could do. I mean how can they expect you to work if your in the bathroom all the time. Its really not that bad, I guess a lot of it is all the waiting they make you do gets you all the more nervous. Justt tell the truth to the judge and all will be okay . Best of luck cmn

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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 4/15/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh ya I won the appeal.cmn
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