Thanks so much for the reply. I was able to get an appointment with James cook next week, thanks to my pulmonist here in Chicago. He will evaluate everything from the Mayo clinic and perhaps start.in a week or two. Did you start the treatments with a hospital stay? It sounds like yiou were able to do them from home also. Do you have Abcessus along with the Mac and do you have to take oral drugs also. You are so close, would you be willing to meet? I am also trying to get some people interested in a support group, any interest? My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again for the encouragement. Did you go to NJH? Keep in touch.