In 2008 I had a wrist injury and came down with Fibromyalgia that spread into my hands. I had just started doing bead shows around the mid-west. I was enjoying it thoroughly, and starting to make a name for myself. I had almost finished a wire jewelry basics book and was starting to look at publishing. I had started teaching classes at a local craft store and selling my beads that way. Eventually, it became obvious that I couldn't depend on my body to prepare for shows and and teach classes, so I dropped off the radar in November of 2010.