A plea to Phoenix Rising members; keep up the enthralling debate over XMRV (Gerwyn and Kurt and all the other brilliant scientific minds) but please refrain from throwing in inflammatory remarks (if you are not a fan of XMRV and feel the need the voice your opinion). Im getting a bit hacked off with the XMRV is a dead donkey, jibe. I cant bear them. Ordinarily I would not turn a hare. Would not be dogged by monkey business . Cat-egorically no. But this is different. This is my life Im talking about. No job. No friends (lots of unbelievable ones on here). Had a dog five years - never walked it. Cant. Disabled. Bloody virus got me. It really gets my goat when I read the XMRV dead donkey jibes. I truly wish it was different. That we did not have to rely on finding the virus. That the countless research papers documenting abnormalities in CFS/ME had led to something tangible. Easy question. To make it even easier Ill make it multiple choice. How many treatments has Adam received from the NHS in the last 14 years? Is it: A 15 B 3 C 8 Or D 0. Nil. Nada. Zero. Nought. Zip. None? Sorry folks. No prizes. My last tenner is on the dead donkey. I see him. Hes at the last. Hes met it perfectly. He lands. Oh no, the saddle cloth has slipped. The jockey has lost his irons. But waithes hanging on. Hes got the dead donkey straight again and hes galloping towards the finishing post. Goo on now my son!