It's pretty rare for somebody age 32 to win a mental health case for SSI when it's bipolar and panic disorder, but amazingly I won this one. They grilled me for about an hour and a half, and the shrink the court brough in was in a wheelchair himself, so on top of already not expecting to win, I had threw hope out the window. But about halfway through, not only did I have my second panic attack of the day, but that was the same time the judge let my girlfriend and the shrink give thier testimonies, and all of a sudden the case turned around. It was kinda going downhill up until that point.
So that was more than a month ago...I just went to the Social Security office today to finish the paperwork (had to wait for them to "get ready for me" whatever that means), and benefits start in September. I was just glad to get any breaks...usually this case is just a year to year personal hell for me, and half of people don't even believe I have a problem unless they hang around me a lot, so I got the shit-talking stigma on top of that. Anyway enough whining, but this shit sure makes me want to punch holes in walls on a regular basis. (Left 3 in my last apartment) I'll take whatever I can get. *sighs*