I had my long awaited social security interview today. What a disappointment. The interviewer basically said I didn't qualify as I work about 3 hours each day & I'm self-employed. Unbelievable! I spent a long time explaining that what I used to do in about 45 minuets to an hour now take me 3 hours with lots of breaks for the heating pad, etc. I only work when the pain allows. After some discussion on her part it became apparent that I might qualify for medical reasons not work reasons. All this because I don't work for somebody or some company. She said there would be no question if I was doing the same work in a job setting. Such bias! Has anyone experienced a similar problem with disability application for self-employemnt. I have just signed on with an attorney as I don't want to beat me head against the wall for years.