Thank you for the report, Jody! It sounds to me like these three people had mild cases of CFS. I'm betting that those types of cases aren't well-represented in online support groups. I bet most people who post here have medium or severe CFS. So basically the hope that the presentation offered seemed to be that people with mild CFS who haven't been sick very long can get well. Or at least a lot better. We have always known that. I find cases like Dr. Deckoff-Jones' more hopeful. She became able to go back to work by taking anti-retroviral drugs.