Hi sd2345 - Thanks for your reply. I totally respect where you are coming from. This issue is super frustrating and I should not have said that we collectively call them ropes. It's just a simple temporary label that is being used until a formal determination is made. The reality is that we may never figure it out especially without mainstream medical financial resources. The costs to formally ID it are very high. If it remains undetermined then an exact eradication method cannot be identified. What I realize now is that I must keep my mind open to any and all possibilities. Thanks again for being the voice of reason. For now all I can say is "better out than in".