Hey All, So here's an experience that's probably common to a few people here. I'm too sick to get a job since I can barely stand without getting dizzy and barely sit up straight for more than an hour but somehow my local disability office thinks that's not good enough. My symptoms are all the usual CFS/ME symptoms with crushing fatigue and brain fog. I am starting to wonder, considering that it seemed to me I was almost the "textbook case" of someone who ought to get disability whether it is due to having an illness like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that might get laughed at by whatever health-care professionals do the evaluating process... What do you guys think? Similar experience(s)? I can barely microwave a bag of popcorn without having to rest for a long time afterwards but supposedly I can still work?! So what do you think, is the disability process biased against us with CFS, or is it some other issue? Like maybe I messed up on some part of my application? Sorry guys I am just really peeved by this! It feels like I would have to pretty much die to qualify for any disability benefits at this rate (and of course if that happens it becomes a moot point). Additionally are there people here who know howlong the appeals process generally takes here in California (or how long it took in your state)? They said they are sending me a packet and once I turn that in I get a hearing scheduled at some time which the operator implied will be rather far into the future (few monthes at the nearest or much longer). By the way, how many of you have had to get to this stage when you had to appeal for a hearing? Any advice? Sorry but it just feels, like how much more disabled could I be? Brain-dead? It's so frustrating.