Quickie Store Update

Hi Everyone!

First, this message is coming to you courtesy of antibiotics and prescription pain meds, so I apologize in advance if it isn’t up to my usual writing standards. Pain + Painkillers = Pitiful Prose. Anyway, 2017 has not exactly been a banner year for me, what with identify theft, near hospitalization from a stomach flu, an attack on my cat, walking pneumonia, and a recent diagnosis of a thyroid condition. I know, I know. Rattling off negativity like that undermines the many wonderful, positive things I experienced this year, and I am grateful for those shining beacons of happiness. However, we’re not talking about happiness today. We’re talking about the fact I am having an outpatient surgical procedure done tomorrow. Saturday I made it through the day at the store despite being in considerable pain, and things only escalated. On Monday, I had an emergency appointment with my primary care who informed me I needed a small surgical procedure. I’ve spent all week unable to get off my couch without help (seriously) while waiting for the referral paperwork to be completed. Today, after my condition has only continued to worsen while waiting, I called and practically pleaded to be seen. Desperation worked, and I am now on the docket for 10:45a.m. But, what does this mean for the store?

First, we are going to be closed all today tomorrow. When I could spare him, I sent my poor dad up to the shop the last two days to handle business, but tomorrow, I am going to need him and his old RN degree to take care of me full time. Second, I am more than likely not going to be at the shop Friday or Saturday. All my research indicates there is a four to five day recovery before you’re able to return to work, but that’s a “light duty” kind  of work, not my usual running around the store at full speed pulling bras, jumping in and out of fitting rooms faster than Superman into a phone booth, and generally not slowing down even for basic necessities like food. As a result, Friday and Saturday, both my aunt and dad will be at the shop but neither can offer fittings. The store will be open for special order pick-ups as well as those who do not need help of a fitter.

Flowers from my dad last week when I *thought* was having a bad week. This week has certainly been worse!

Now, it’s my hope that I’ll be back up there Tuesday in some capacity, but I will need help. As a result, it’s going to be a three person operation, and my dad will be there. I know having a male in the store makes some people very uncomfortable, and I apologize in advance. But, I will not be able to move much, so I’ll need him to help pull bras, check people out, and so on.

Finally, I am addled brained right now on painkillers. Writing this entry has literally been the longest I’ve been upright and focused since Saturday. I’m in that much freakin’ pain. So, guess what did not get done this week? Purchase Orders. Those require a level of time commitment and meticulousness I am simply not suited for at the moment. Anyone who placed an order last week should be getting a phone call tomorrow from my dad, who we should just rename “Hero of the Week,” about the situation and asking if they want to cancel.

Sorry for the inconvenience here folks, but trust me when I say I would rather be working than going through this right now. Thank you for your prayers and messages from the Facebook posts, and I will update more when  I know more.

Erica

Quickie Store Update
Erica
Erica is a lover all things lingerie and is passionate about helping people find the bra which fits and flatters. Side passions include reading, writing, hiking, dairy-free food, walking her Jack Russell terrorists, and dying her hair everything from black to red.

11 thoughts on “Quickie Store Update

  • June 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm
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    Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery!

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  • June 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm
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    love you, my dear friend. please, take care and get better soon. you definitely need some rest. you deserve it (and vocation too).Please never again undress when the weather is freezing. )):

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  • June 7, 2017 at 9:21 pm
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    Hope everything goes well tomorrow and you have a speedy recovery! Remember to take time to heal!

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  • June 7, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    I agree with all the above well wishes. I’m glad you have your dad at your side to help, that’s a blessing.

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  • June 8, 2017 at 7:06 am
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    Erica,please take care of yourself self first the store will still be there when you get well. Your​ dad is the best nothing wrong with having him in the store.
    I will be thinking of you
    Fran

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  • June 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm
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    Erica, I am so sorry to hear all you have been going through! You are such a beautiful person, inside and out. I feel like I know you after reading your blog for the past few years! I will pray for your strength and recovery, for the medical team to do superb work with you, and for your family to stay strong. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself. Oh and I really hope your cat is OK! I am a huge animal lover, and have a fur baby of my own.

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    • Erica
      June 9, 2017 at 11:36 am
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      Thank you, Laurie! <3 Modecai DuCat made a full recovery after being attacked earlier this year. It took a few times at the vet to change out wicks plus some feisty moments putting pills down his throat, but he is happy and healthy. 🙂

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  • June 9, 2017 at 3:23 am
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    Fight hard Erica. That is all I can say.

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  • Erica
    June 9, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    Hi Everyone! I’m doing better and am at least more upright today. I’ll do a follow-up post with more details later today, but thank you all for the well-wishes! <3

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  • June 9, 2017 at 11:49 am
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    Honey, after the year you’re having, complain away! Lord. I hope the procedure goes perfectly and that you’re feeling well again very soon.

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    • Erica
      June 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm
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      Thanks, K-line! I’m doing much better today albeit sore. Still, it’s a vast improvement from earlier in the week!

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