What a battle this has been and I burst into tears when I found out. It was March of 06 when I first applied. I was turned down twice and hired a lawyer. I was on the waiting list for a hearing before a judge and I just got notice in Jan. that it was approved without a hearing!! I'm so happy and relieved to finally have it over. So, don't give up if you are waiting. It's a ton of work but I was determined. I don't just have FM though so it helps to have more I think. I have peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel, a voice disorder and a ruptured disk in my back. Good luck to all of you trying; I honestly didn't think it would happen.