What do you think contributed to it? A doctor who documented things well? Good symptom notes yourself? Luck? Most of us are still waiting and waiting. But there are some of us who got it on the first try. I've really been having it tough at work lately (distractions----my employer won't give me a private office and my coworkers get on my nerves with socializing all the time---I cannot concentrate to get anything done; smells--popcorn and human body odor and waste---I work in a public social services building; everything making me either have bouts of diarrhea or vomiting---probably IBS and allergies to just about everything; etc.) I don't know how long I'll be able to work. However, I don't have a spouse or at least $50,000 in the bank to make it a few years, cutting back severely, before an award.