This post is to inform everyone that Living Dead Girl Nicole is back in the hospital. As most of you have read on this news blog she had surgery at Rochester Methodist Hospital on January 18th and experienced complications. She was released on February 5th and finally returned home to IL on February 9th. On Tuesday February 26th she went to ER and was readmitted into a local hospital. Because of this her Etsy shop is temporarily closed and all custom/made to order items (including One Eyed Doll Merch and art prints) are temporarily on hold as well.
For more info about her surgery and/or to make a monetary donation please visit http://www.gofundme.com/nicolen. Nicole is on unpaid medical leave and now does not have the added income from the sale of her artwork so please spread the word by sharing this link with others. Every dollar and every bit of help counts!!
I just added the following announcment to the front page of my Etsy Shop. This also goes for commission orders that I get through this news blog as well as my website contact page.
**IMPORTANT – I will be having surgery out of town at the Mayo Clinic on January 18th. Because of this I have put all custom/made to order items and commission requests on hold for the time being. My Shop will be on vacation mode starting January 11th as I will not be able to ship already made items in my shop after that date. It will reopen on February 1st and my husband will be helping me ship out already made item orders until I am fully recovered. We are reopening the shop as the money from the sales of my shop and art have been helping me pay what I call my “Dr. Frankenstein fund” or AKA medical expenses. I appreciate your time and your patience during this time. For more info about my surgery visit http://www.gofundme.com/nicolen and please spread the word! Every donation counts!!!**
I already posted this on my GoFundMe site but wanted to be sure I posted it here for my customers as well. I am officially scheduled for my surgery January 18th, 2013. I will be leaving for Mayo on January 16th and will be there until atleast January 23rd. After that it will be recovery time for me. I will be off of work until March 4th (tentatively). This is the “hopeful no complications time frame”. I will keep you posted as things get closer so that everyone is aware of the exact time frames that I won’t be able to take on new commission orders etc.
Stay Spooky and Healthy!
Your Gutless Girl – LDG Nicole
|Dr. C’s drawing of a normal colon and my colon when
explaining my condition to me.
As many of you know from my past posts that I have been dealing with digestive health issues for over the past 7 years. I recently had closed my Etsy shop temporarily in October because I had to take a trip to the Mayo Clinic. Since that appointment I was put on a medication for over a month that did not end up working. I am now set up with an appointment to go back to Mayo Clinic on December 18th to meet with a surgeon. It has finally come to the point that surgery is the best option for me. Because of 7 years of doctor opinions, many tests, medications and diet trials I have accumulated many bills and debt. With surgery in my future this is only going to get worse but I have decided to still move forward because my health is what is most important. I have decided to set up a GoFundMe page to ask for help. I am not begging for hand outs. I have been stressing for over 7 years only making my condition worse and I am trying to find ways to make surgery and recovery less stressful for me and my husband. I have been dealing with this for so long I am ready to move forward and start living again. Every penny, every dollar and every thought counts! If you would like to help out please visit my page to read more about my situation and make a monetary gift www.gofundme.com/nicolen. If you prefer the give something get a little something approach then please visit my Etsy shop and make a purchase. Whatever does not cover my supply costs will be used to help pay these expenses as well. Thank you to everyone in advance for your help during all of this. Once I have surgery scheduled I will post an update so everyone will know when I will be out of commission from custom art orders and when my Etsy shop will be put on “vacation mode” to be temporarily closed while I am in the hospital. Any orders for pre-made items during my recovery time will be shipped out by my husband so that we still can have the extra income from the orders that are placed.
Stay Spooky and Healthy!
Important update!! Please read!!
My Etsy Shop
and commission requests will be put on hold the week of October 15th. I will be out of town seeing a medical specialist and will have no access to shipping out orders or doing commission pieces while I am gone.
If you need something before Halloween please contact me ASAP
to assure it arrives on time. If not I will be back to my crazy creative self come October 22nd!