Ahhhh.... so after reading several different posts.... (thank you everyone) I have retrieved all my notes! ****HAPPY DANCE**** OK, so in case this can help someone this is what happened. my original email was... firstname.lastname@example.org this made my user name default "firstname-lastname" When I changed my email address in the account settings my email was now email@example.com which now defaulted my user name to "firstnamelastname12" When I tried logging in with the new account settings it brought everything up blank. From some further reading it was said that the original user name is still attached to the account, even though you don't see it in the account settings. Luckily when I checked my phone my notes were still there so I looked at my original user name "firstname-lastname". I logged in with that and they all came back. Logged in this way on my iPad and they also all came back. Thanks to everyone for your help in solving this issue... just in time for my meeting tomorrow.