Re: ALJ hearing
The VE at my hearing came up with three jobs that in his estimation I could do. He listed them and then the judge asked him if I could still to these jobs if I was unable to sit or stand for a certain amount of time, if I was able to take multiple breaks due to swelling and fluid pill dependence, prop my legs up or recline if they started to swell badly (which they do daily), if I was to miss multiple days per month due to chronic migraines and had trouble staying on task or retaining what I was saying if interrupted. The VE said no to all of those and the judge then asked if there were ANY jobs in the national economy that I could do with those limitations and once again the answer was NO. Still waiting for my decision but seems to have gone well according to my rep and the many people I interact with on message boards such as this one.
Hope this helps some.