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.