I have been gone from board for awhile; reading post but to sick to answer! I just got FULLY Favorable letter the 12th.I had been turned down twice and my rep. filed for hearing just two weeks ago and ALJ went over my records and said no hearing!! I first filed Aug-31-2001. So dont anyone give up !I have also lost so much and its a hard road! If it hadnt of been for my children and sisters and brothers i dont known what i have done because there was nothing out there! My prayers have been answered and i will keep you all in my prayers!DOnt Give up!!!!!!!