i wonder if this study that you are in, inverted tree, and the one i (and 399 others) will be in are going to be on similar timelines or different time lines. the study that you are in, can you tell us who is conducting it? the study i am to be in is the one with the NIH, and i assume that it is part of the big federal study that is now happening, but really, i have no idea if i'm right. i did put a call into the study's patient advocate, debbie taylor-cramer, to ask her these questions. have not heard back. separately, as mentioned earlier, i never got an email response back from the WPI when i first filled out the questionnaire (sp?) on their website. so i filled it out again just the other week AND emailed judy mikovits 6 or so names and addresses of cfs friends who wanted to be in the study. only 4 of the 6 names have been contacted. tammy, the rep from the phleb services, said she is so busy, and her phone is ringing off the hook, that she is going crazy. and i think she meant from this xmrv study. she alone is handling it. no one else at her office! just her. and it is 400 patients.