Hello, sorry to hear that. I’m surprised, that shouldn’t be happening, or at least I can’t think of a reason why a patch would make all that pause. I don’t know that I have a fix for you per say. If you send me your saves folder I could probably cheat the items away and send your save file back. That’s your choice. My email is email@example.com if you want to go that route.
Regardless I’ll put it in my list of things to check. I’ve never heard of that happening before which is strange cause it surely would have come up before now.