Here's short update on what happened at my hearing. I'm going to write a blog post about the hearing and what went on soon.
Reading the statements friends and family wrote to give the judge pretty much slapped me into reality quickly. I cried a lot last week when they started arriving. Everyone said the same thing just in different words. I had to pick up my records from my GP and reading the notes my specialist had sent her brought on more tears. My attorney quoted my doctors in her brief to the judge and when she read what they said to Bill and I more tears came. (I had never seen those medical records.) Needless to say, It was a highly emotional week for me. Either I truly did not realize how sick I actually am or I was in so much denial that I was completely blind-sighted by the facts.
Apparently someone in the local Social Security Disability office should have scheduled me for both physical and mental health clinical evaluations. Since they weren't done before the hearing, it may be another 4 or 5 months till I know anything. The judge said several times that my file is not complete and needed to be completed. My attorney said that she felt like if he was going to deny me, he would have done that without the CEs being in there. So either he's teetering on which way to go and needs the additional information to decide or he's going to approve me once he has all the documentation he needs in the file.
I can't help but wonder how much longer this is going to take if Congress and the president don't get their act together. As Christians, we must ban together and PRAY. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says
"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land".
I believe that! We have to pray for our leaders even if we don't agree with them, as well as our brothers and sisters in Christ and even our enemies. If our hearts aren't right, God isn't going to grant us the desires of our heart.