I post to let everyone know that I participated in the study on the proteomics in CFS at Georgetown University Hospital last week. I cannot underscore just how pleasant and considerate everyone there was. Although I am on the more functional end of those afflicted, I still appreciated the fact that the staff at the GCRU really understand what it is like to live with this illness. I urge everyone who can travel to DC to consider participating. I did not get the spinal headaches from the lumbar puncture which I actually experienced during a previous LP by another physician. Moreover, if you have any family members who are willing to be healthy controls in the study, they are sorely needed. In the wake of the lukewarm results of the Stanford study, I truly believe that Dr. Baraniuk's theory holds the most water with regard to ideas currently in play. TTT for the kind and caring folks at G-Town!