So much has been going on. I've been arting and fretting and pushing and crashing a lot!
The second reject letter was from...drumroll please...the Social Security Administration. According to them, because I've had responsible jobs and a high level of education and had the ability to fill out the claim and drive myself to the appointment, I couldn't possibly be unable to work. I should be able to work at least six hours a day including walking and standing. I can't even stay awake for six hours in a row and get dizzy if I stand up for more than a few minutes. A very good attorney advised me that I won't be able to successfully appeal without a doctor signing a letter saying that the various health conditions I have keep me from working, and I no longer have health insurance or any way to pay a doctor, and the doctors I did go to in the last few years all have policies against writing disability letters. Nice! I was very depressed about this for a few days. But there is a silver lining! It's time for me to set up an Etsy shop and start making some money doing what I love. It's a job I can do in between naps and nothing makes me happier than making stuff.