I’d like to take a moment to thank all of you in the Chic by Christina family. Without even knowing, you’ve all helped me tremendously in recent times. As you know, this has been a difficult time for everyone. We often hear the sentiments about how we’re “in this together” and how we can make it through.
Over the last couple of months, as a nurse in the ER, there has been an uptick in COVID cases. For all of us on the front lines, it’s been an exhausting marathon from the beginning to the end of every shift, as we see firsthand the impact this illness is having on communities all across the country.
Two weeks ago, I noticed I was extremely tired, having difficulty swallowing and wasn’t feeling myself. At first, I thought it was just fatigue from the long, busy shifts. However, I soon discovered that my throat was enlarged with a pretty significant-sized goiter (an enlarged thyroid). I went for bloodwork, and found out that my thyroid levels were off the charts. Of course, I was immediately tested for COVID as a possible cause, which turned out to be negative. I was put on medication to lower my numbers while I’ve been going to numerous appointments with specialists as they try to pinpoint what is wrong and how to proceed.
This has been, as you can imagine, quite discouraging. I’ve wanted to get back into the ER and be able to help my team and the patients during this spike in the pandemic, but have been forced to sit on the sidelines these last two weeks.
The one thing that has given me a sense of hope and drive has been Chic by Christina. The enthusiasm and support so many have extended to me regarding the jewelry they have received has truly been an inspiration and made some dark days brighter. Jewelry has more than its physicality, it has emotion and meaning. You all have shown me that the right piece can mean so much more to the person wearing it and to the person receiving it as a gift. I’m truly blessed to be able to share in that with all of you, and to be able to serve the greatest group of wonderful humans I could every ask for.