Had my appointment today at the local Social Security office. The man who handled my application was great. He was friendly, very understanding and very helpful explaining everything to me. I did have to come back with my Birth Certificate and DD-214 showing I was in the military. Not sure why they needed that, but I returned with the 2 documents. The whole thing took around an hour. He told me he expected me to get approval in 1-2 months. He said they might send me a questionnaire to fill out, but also said there was a good chance they wouldn't.
I'm optimistic about approval, keeping my fingers crossed. I've worked hard over my life and put quite a bit into Social Security so the monthly amount is fairly decent. If I get it, I can pretty much retire or just do the work I want for whatever time I have left. And also get on Medicare, possibly in just over a year since my diagnosis has been almost a year ago.
Wish me good luck.