To be brief- worked 6 years at a job I loved- in Dec. 2004 the diseases that have been ravaging my body (Insulin-dependant Diabetes/ Fibromyalgia / Arthritis / Degenerative Disc Disease / Diverticulosis / Mat Dot Dystrophy-Fuch's syndrome)FORCED me to leave my job or I would drop dead from pain. I applied for Disability (with 3 Dr.'s agreeing)- turned down twice since. I applied for a hearing in March 2005- my lawyer is telling me that it will be August 2006 or longer because they (courts) are backed up. Has anyone had this experience- found a way to speed up process- any advice??? Basically, I feel trapped because I CAN'T work- my husband is trying to work 2 jobs because he knows I am genuinely ill- I feel like a terrible burden on my family. Please help!