P worked as a deputy sheriff from 1960 until 1985 when he retired because of a heart attack. P found employment as a manual laborer with the Howard City Paper Company. P resigned from that position in 1986. P worked part-time as the weekend manager for a flea market around 1999. P's insured status for purposes of DIB expired on March 31, 1995. P underwent three hernia repair surgeries in 1991, 1992, and 1994. P claims he suffers from 'entrapment neuropathy,' a condition involving a nerve fiber tied up in a scar that causes intense pain whenever he changes positions. P was diagnosed with diabetes in the early 1990s. P applied for DIB on July 21, 1999, claiming disability since December 31, 1993. The Regional Commissioner denied P's application initially and on reconsideration, finding that Wilson had not become disabled on or before March 31, 1995, when his insured status expired. The ALJ issued a decision finding that Wilson had not become disabled on or before March 31, 1995, because, taking into account his limitations, there were a significant number of jobs in the national economy that Wilson could perform. The Appeals Council denied P's request for review of the ALJ's decision. P commenced a civil action in district court for judicial review of the Commissioner's final decision. The court affirmed. P appealed.