Well, I just got my notice that I've been turned down for disability. It took them nearly a year to come to the conclusion, regardless of my medical history, regardless of even the statement of their evaluator (I was sitting there when he dictated his findings), that there is no reason why I shouldn't be able to just load up on pain meds and asthma treatments and keep standing on my feet 8 or more hours a day. Doesn't matter to them that the meds I have tried didn't help the pain, but caused other problems. Doesn't matter to them that pain meds don't do a thing for the crushing fatigue I feel, or treat the other problems that go along with this damn disease. I had myself a good cry, then called a lawyer. I know what I'm feeling, and I'm not going to let some clowns sitting off in their office tell me I'm fine when I know I'm not. It's a fight they want, it's a fight they'll get.