Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Selena Gomez taking a break because of lupus.

About a month ago, I applauded the efforts of Selena Gomez (as well as Nick Cannon), for allowing her challenges with lupus to enter the spotlight. Now, I see that her bravery and courage are once again to be praised. 

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She has recently announced that she is taking another break in her career to deal with complications from lupus. Letting the world in on what must be a very difficult decision requires strength and resiliency - hallmarks of a true lupus patient. :) 

Both my daughters like Selena Gomez, and they know first hand the accommodations I've had to make because of my disease. So I mentioned the news to the girls this morning. 

I started off by reminding them that Selena Gomez has lupus, and Deirdre jumped in and said, "Did she order a pillbag??!!" I said not yet, but told them that she'd announced that she is taking a break from her music because of her lupus. She needs time to get healthy and strong. I went on to say that many people with lupus have to take breaks and get extra rest, just like me. 

Deirdre said, "Wow. Her fans must be really upset." And I said, "Yes, but she's doing the right thing by taking the break and getting the rest she needs." 

She thought for a minute, and said, "Do you think people will get it now? Get what lupus is about?" Through a teary eye, I said, "Yup, I think they'll finally start to get it." 

I then left her to finish brushing her hair. Two minutes later, she found me to continue the conversation. She asked, "So, are her concerts mostly at night, or are they during the day when she would be napping?" Then, incredulously, "Or is she not taking her naps??" I replied, "Well - her concerts are mostly at night, but you're right, I don't think she is taking naps. I think she just has to go, go, go all day long. But now, maybe she'll have time to nap." 

So Ms. Gomez clearly has Deirdre's vote (as well as the vote of the entire Gorman household) to do whatever she needs to get healthy, stable and strong. Here's a link to the article, but you can find many covering the news. I think I like this one best because the pic reminds me of Bernie!

Monday, August 15, 2016

More Bargain Bin Pillbags - now on Ebay! Buy and Save! #discountsrock

A few weeks back, I mentioned that you can now snag a brand-new pillbag for a discount on Ebay. We've just listed another handful of new, but slightly flawed Pillbags (including Pillpouches) on Ebay. Be sure to take a look here and here, and you can see our other listing here!

Pick up a Pillpouch Peabody for just $15, or grab a Pillfold Kennedy or Pillfold Center Point for just $25. While each does have a small defect, the functionality, look, and feel of each pillbag still remains.

Here's a little more about why we started listing our slightly flawed bags on Ebay:

Here at Sara Gorman's Pillbags, we pride ourselves on superior quality and construction. But every few shipments, a pillbag arrives from our manufacturer that's not quite up to snuff. We pull it from our inventory, and mark it as slightly flawed.  It could be a pillfold pouch that's sewn smaller than we'd prefer, or a magnetic closure that doesn't "snap". Whatever the case, the minor defect doesn't keep the pillbag from doing what it does best - organizing and toting your pills in style! 

Thus, we've starting selling those flawed pillbags on Ebay, for a significant discount. The flawed pillbags are sold New With Tags (Ebay lingo!), come in our signature packaging, are shipped directly from SGP, and all flaws are listed in the Ebay description. 

Looking for a bargain? Want a back-up pillbag? Need to take a third (or fourth) dose of medication during the day? Or maybe your medication regimen requires a minimal amount of pills - and the size of the pillfold pocket isn't an issue. For whatever reason, grab a discounted pillbag and save today!