Living or staying near WPI
Hi Hope. I am already on your list as an interested person. I am not so much interested in living there permanently as in being able to stay in Reno for as long as it might take to get tested, treated and maybe participate in studies. All of this, of course, being dependent on whether XMRV turns out to be as significant as we hope it will.
I left the US for a warmer, cheaper place to live on my miniscule disablilty check and because American medicine had nothing to offer me. If this new development turns out to be worth it, I will want to return to the US for testing, treatment and if anyone wants it, to give my "bodily fluids" to research.
So, some kind of hostal or inn where sufferers could stay with the understanding of our needs for quiet, rest, etc., would be more to my liking than a permanent intentional community. Not that such a community wouldn't be a good idea, too. I'm just not going to want to live in northern Nevada in fall and winter. Cold and the short days of winter affect me negatively.
I have even fantasized a similar kind of "medical tourism" here in tropical Nicaragua, if a test and treatment are eventually made widely available. People already come here to get dentistry and some other kinds of medical treatment done much more cheaply, while vacationing here. Perhaps you can offer a gambling/wellness package in Reno!