I called for SSDI status on my case - the case worker told me they had enough information to make the decision for the physical part and it appears my disabilities are not enough to make an allowance for disability. HOWEVER, I still have to go to the mental exam and that may provide enough information for my disability to be granted. I asked for a copy of my internist exam reports but because they pay for the exams, the claimant is not entitled to a copy - I guess I could ask my doctor for a copy of what they sent him ??? In the last few months, I have continued to see my family doctor and rheumy. I have been to physical therapy and am now seeing a pain specialist (low back MRI and cervical injection pending) but the case worker was not interested in that information. It appears this will be a decline but I guess it will be on to the appeal process. Any advice going forward after this perceived decline or advice for the mental exam? My rheumy has offered some AD help but I have refused as I want to be all here (mentally) and not out in left field somewhere and do not need anymore weight gain. The only thing I know is that it is this DD that has me down and not my life. However, the frustration of the ongoing pain and lack of physical function and sleep have got me down.