“Your initial application for disability benefits has been denied.” Absolutely no ambiguity there. After all that grueling work, it was back to square one.
Not one to give up, I immediately made the decision to file an appeal. I also decided to retain an attorney, to enhance my chances of success. I decided to retain Binder and Binder.
I tried to remain encouraged. It was anything but easy to do so. I continued to deeply miss the very deep sense of satisfaction and reward that my former career provided.
Furthermore, my financial situation was growing more and more dire, no longer receiving a regular paycheck. I began to market my artwork, as well as the jewelry that I had recently begun to design. This gave me a much-needed opportunity to get out of the house, and to meet people.
Financially, however, these endeavors yielded precious little profit. So, once more, I waited. Continued to wait, and waited even longer. At long lost, I received a date for my disability hearing, in August 2016. Perhaps there really was an end in sight, after all.