A Health Update - August 2020

As many of you know, I have been very unwell recently battling a nasty illness. Those of you that have seen me over the past few weeks won’t have been able to miss my medical fashion accessories!

I have been in hospital a lot and am lucky to now be managing my illness from home, working closely with a team of incredible medical professionals. It’s a small step but it’s so nice to be back home with my family. I am very thankful that this is something that will be able to be resolved but we don’t have an exact time frame for recovery at this stage.

I have been trying to soldier on with fittings and have pushed myself hard to try to keep going as letting my amazing clients down is so upsetting. As my condition has worsened and I am now relying on round the clock IV and NJ support I need to accept the fact that I am not in control of my illness, it is in fact in control of me.

Writing this post and in turn acknowledging my situation is incredibly hard but you all deserve to know why I am not my usual self. My symptoms do vary a little day to day so we are taking things one step at a time. We will endeavour to keep PSF ticking over as smoothly as possible but please be understanding if plans do need to change. I would like to ask you all to please respect my privacy in regards to my illness, I have shared as much information as I am comfortable sharing. Please don’t ask further questions about my condition, my tubes etc. Talking about it all is upsetting for me and also not relevant to saddles in any way. Ps - I am 100% NOT contagious! However I am immunocompromised due to this so if you are unwell please get in touch, we can’t afford any additional health concerns.

In the event that your session does need to be adjusted we will contact you with as much notice as possible. Please know that any changes we may need to make are due to a decline in my health so we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

My apprentice Morgan has been an absolute angel supporting me, nursing me and taking a more active role during fitting sessions as I am very limited by the amount of walking, lifting etc I can manage. I am very proud of how much she has learnt during her first year of training and look forward to seeing her progress over the remaining years of her apprenticeship.

You may have read in our previous update that we are not taking on any new clients for the remainder of 2020. We will be doing our best to service all existing clients and areas. If you need to be seen urgently you are welcome to come to our property in Parua Bay for saddle fitting, we have quite a bit of availability for clinics here. Everything is a little up in the air for us all at present with Covid L3 in Auckland and L2 restrictions everywhere else. I’m sure you are all as keen as we are to receive updates at the end of this week. We will release more information on how we will be proceeding with saddle fitting in regards to Covid restrictions over the next little while.

Thank you so much to all of our lovely clients who have sympathised, sent love and well wishes and to those who have personally nursed me in the hospital - you guys are the best!

Much love, Alice