Wow, thanks for the replies (&hope). I never knew this could take SO long. I expected to be denied the first time, but geez this is awful.
It's a never ending circle: can't work b/c of the pain & can't work (& suffer from the consequences of pain) plus if you work at all SSD assumes you are able to do it on a reg. basis. I just lost my health ins and unless I cough up $800 it will not be re-instated, I need med's too
I'll call ss and see what happens - thx!