Whoo-hoo! Didn't even have to appeal! My best advice for anyone who is thinking about applying is to keep excellent records of your illness in a diary and to have friends and family write affidavits attesting to the fact that you are too sick to work. These must be signed by a Notary Public. Also, get a disability attorney like Scott Davis. Finally, see a psychiatrist or psychologist who specializes in helping people cope with chronic illness/pain issues. He/she may diagnose you with secondary depression due to dealing with a chronic illness, but that's ok--you'll have even more documentation of your struggle. What's better than weekly documentation from a medical professional of your struggle with CFIDS/FM? Good luck, and it is possible to win.