Monday, September 7, 2009


If you have not noticed already(by visiting my Etsy Shop) I added a note to my shop announcements stating I am closing my shop. People have been asking me, in private messages and email, why I am doing it. So instead of typing it out many times, one blog should do.

If you read my earlier posts, you know that I have two injured disks in my lower back. Because of this I was not able to go back to my regular job, which includes a lot of manual labor and heavy lifting.

I have spent the past few months going to doctors, having epidural injections, and a few imaging tests. I have relied on family loans and my savings account to help pay for living expenses. Well, both those options are drying up. This is the major reason I am no longer able to keep my shop open. Listing and re-listing items can rack up my Etsy bill, and I just can not afford to pay that.
The shop will stay open until all items have sold or expired, whichever comes first.

It will be one year, in November, since I injured my discs. When this first happened, I truly did not think I would be here almost one year later suffering from pain. Although the severity of the pain has decreased, there is still pain.

I am going to have to start looking for a job that is very low impact. There is nothing to do but find a job. I need to pay the medical bills that are piling up, plus the medical insurance. I found out the other day that my pre-existing conditions waiting period has been met, so I do not have to wait until next year to get treated. Maybe after a few months of working and saving, I can do something to get this problem fixed.

The talk of surgery does scare me, a lot, but I have heard from many people that it does help.

I am hoping that after I get all this stuff taken care of, and things get better, I will be able to reopen my shop and add lots of new things.

This is such a depressing entry, so here is a video to make you laugh. I did.

1 comment:

  1. If you want to keep your Etsy shop open, I will pay your Etsy fees. No pressure, but if money is the only issue, don't worry about it.
    If there are other issues, like you need to rest your wrists, or the shop is just too tiring to maintain, I can see that as a reason to close it.