No surprise there. So question at this point: With the first appeal, is it advisable to get an attorney? What may influence your response is that I have been feeling better lately and started making an attempt to go back to work part-time as of November 1. Maybe my question is moot as possibly no attorney would want to take on my case in this situation. Btw, for those thinking about returning to work, it is a lot different getting to work, putting in a couple of hours, and driving back home again compared to walking on the treadmill a couple of times per day and pacing the rest of your activities over the course of the day in the comfort of your own home. It is much harder.