I was really hoping this year would be my year of better things to come. I can tell I am going to have to fight tooth and nail with Social Security. My attorney will automatically file for an appeal before an ALJ. I am calling them tomorrow or Thursday to double check. Well the year is not over, and it may just be that I need to see a judge and maybe them seeing me and hearing all of the hell I have been through will change things around. It seems like whenever I got in front of judge, (last time when I had state disability and they tried to take it away from me, and I fought that and won, I wish the money lasted longer though-that ran out last year), I am able to prove my case. They keep going under this one doctor who I only saw once when I was in the ER for when I had chest muscle pains due to an allergic reaction to a pain injection that I received. They love to throw in my age, education and everything but my age has nothing to do with my disability. Well anything you can tell me that I can do to prepare for my hearing? I am ready to battle, BRING IT ON! lol.