Keep doing what you're doing. I'm glad to see you're taking a deep breath! Honestly, it's seems like it's taking forever, but you'll look back on this in the future and it will be a small bump in the road. You used the word ignorant and many people confuse that with the word stupid. Ignorance is not a bad thing, it means they don't know something, not that they're incapable of learning. Use your experience to help others with your same limitations going forward. I went through something similar when I had renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). The FAA was ignorant about this disease and the effects. I simply had part of the kidney removed through cryoablation. I had no chemo, no drugs, essentially nothing that should prevent me from flying. By having my doctor, who was a professor at Johns Hopkins, reach out to the FAA and help to educate them, we helped others going through this. I know it's frustrating now, but ultimately, do something good with it.