First off - if your doctors are recommending disability - your first step is to get it in writing!
Look at the situation as a project.
Gather your facts
Get the advocacy letters from your doctors
Work on an outline on how these conditions affect your life.....
Visit this site often to learn how people are dealing with the process
and do not get discouraged.
Put everything you have gathered in a file folder or binder - I have a hanging file box for all my documents
Then proceed on with the application and prepare for your interview.
Prepare to answer a lot of questions pertaining to your daily living, how much you earn, what is keeping you from working and how your disability affects your life - be through - very through.
Familiarize yourself with the CFR (laws regarding Social Security)
And brace yourself - good luck - age has nothing whatsoever to do with a person's disability.
Life is a series of mountains and valleys, some days we travel up the mountain effortlessly, some days we fall into the valley - what's important is.....we get up and climb that mountain again ~Quote by Julia Diemientieff, my Grandmother....Yup'ik Elder from Bethel, Alaska