As you may have noticed, Fukung.net came back live after a few years of downtime, and the services have been slowly regaining the user base we had when we had to shut off services abruptly during a tough phase in the founder of Fukung.net’s, myself, life. This story is not known to most individuals, but now that we have some of the veteran members of our community back, I thought it proper to make it clear that the disappearance of the site and, subsequently, the community built on it, was a forced choice and not one I made willingly.
Back in February fo 2011, I was in a car accident. I was paralyzed from torso down, and as a result, I was left paying medical bills that, quite frankly, I wasn’t ready to pay. It was a huge blow to my personal bank account, and I had to take out loans to continue payments for rehabilitation that insurance “covered”, only having me pay a few thousand a month copay for something I needed to function on a day to day basis (for those of you who are unaware, that was sarcasm; insurance provided the illusion of security for years but when the time came, they left me on my own).
By the time I was partially rehabilitated, enough to use my limbs with the aid of my wife, I was left with bills that would take more than 8 years to pay off if I used all proceeds from my then job to pay for the bills and none for my family, utilities, rent, or anything else. This forced me, for the well being of my family, to file for bankruptcy. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it had to be done, and I’m glad I did it.
Now that I’m back on my feet, both figuratively and literally, and I have settled in and managed to restructure my finances, I thought it proper to bring back a passion of mine so that I didn’t spend all day sleeping (hey, spending all day in bed on your laptop working on something you’re passionate about is much better than just sleeping all day). I have still not made a full recovery, because for those wondering how long bankruptcy stays on your credit report, it isn’t just a day or two. Borrowing has been difficult, but the site has always been a passion of mine, and the upkeep is less than a cup of coffee a day. The community here brings me happiness that I cannot put a price on, so I thought it proper to share my story. The book isn’t over yet, but here’s a sneak peek for the veterans out there.
Until next time.