🌺 Sally's Voice Issues 🌺

Update Jan 1, 2023.  Happy freakin' New Year!
Well... It's still a roller coaster.   I've been going for the Immune IV's about twice a month.   Thank you to some of my members that have helped me pay for it.   They're about $240 each for the ones I'm getting.

Seems, generally speaking, the mornings are more brutal for me.  So if you don't see me in zoom in the morning, don't be surprised. 

There are days that I feel great, but I still can't talk. I've got this freaky pain in the back of my tongue that causes searing pain.   

Stay tuned - I think I have gotten some workarounds (steep learning curve - at least for me) that will help us still move forward.

I've chased down a doctor that is a guru on a certain specialty that I would like to have evaluated.  Hoping to see him in February or March. 

Update Nov 19 2022- 
Sally's voice has been doing better for at least part of the day recently, and some days without pain killers.  She did a live event over Facebook yesterday - mostly highlighting the zipper availability and new projects.


Update November 2022

Cross your fingers! 

Sally's gone from a Emergency Room visit for pain at 5AM less than two weeks ago to 5 days (at the time of this writing) without pain killers.   She still hurts, but it's much better. 

She's been able to talk - as long as she isn't dealing with stressful or upsetting issues.   This neurological thing is just so fickle!

We know lots of people have been following Sally's path with Shingles and the Post Herpetic Neuralgia because they either deal with it themselves or know someone who's in pain with the same. 

Sally came across some info on Vitamin C & Shingles so she jumped on the info the same day - by getting large dose Vitamin C through IV.  She felt better the next day - it's still a roller coaster, but the improvement is significant - and quickly.

She tried Vitamin C IVs in desperation.  The great news:  they help.   The baaaaaad news:  they're $200 each. 

She really has been trying to go to weekly - but can't keep up with all the bills at this rate.   It's an evil circle - get feeling better to work... or pay bills and not be able to work.     Ugh.    Interesting place, though,.... onusiv.com

The Snazzy and BGB Super Bundle is turned back on... and she is working on parts of those now that she can talk more normally again. 

Updated September 2022

Sally got Shingles in fall of 2018.  She didn't get a rash, so it went misdiagnosed for  about 6 months, causing severe nerve damage in her face.  You'll see this referred to as "PHN" - Post Herpetic Neuralgia.

While it has come and gone a few times, the recurring pain from the damaged nerve in her face this year has been severe and caused most days for her to have too much pain to talk well enough to record videos or go live.

She was doing pretty good for about 5 months - so she lined up fun get togethers on the calendar, and then got clobbered pretty bad in July.  As this is being written in September, things have not been good for Sally to work with live groups.

One of the reasons she prefers to talk on zoom - face to face - is so that the other person can see why she may be talking slowly or may all of a sudden not be able to talk at all.  If zoom doesn't go up on a given day, it usually means Sally is having a rough day.   

A rough day means that sometimes she can't move without the pain being triggered.  Her family has taken the dogs out for her, picked up a few groceries, etc when things are extra bad.  The jarring of walking or turning her head can be a trigger.

So one more support avenue was to add the "Chat with Us" feature on this site.  You'll find a button on the bottom right of the page.   These messages go straight to Sally's phone (as well as her computer).  If she's able and available, she answers your messages immediately. 

So until things turn around, we are offering the Class Handouts, Mastery Workshops and the Full Pattern & Tutorial PDFs (after they make it through copyright).  Sally's usually able to work on these if she can remain quiet.

If you bought any bundles that contained other items (like Sew A Longs), you will still get access when they happen or you can reach out to us on the "Chat with Us" link here on this page and we'll make it right with you.

As always, every one of you is appreciated.

-The Rock Star Team

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