This is a marvelous season of both joy, and, for some, unhappiness over loss, or the perceived loss of what never materialized. I see this in too many of my patients. Never the less, it is a season of love. Love takes so many forms. There is the love of friends who help enrich our lives. There is the deeper love of family who are so essential. And there is also the unrequited love for those who may only be loved from a distance. All define who we are. Love is a giving thing – not a taking thing. Regardless of your individual situation, share your love with those whom you can and keep closely in your heart those you may only be able to love from a distance. All are part of you.
To all, Happy Channukah, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Dr. Barry Jacobs is a Reproductive Endocrinologist, practicing in Carrollton, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas. He completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and remained at that institution to become its first fellow once Baylor achieved accreditation for an advanced training program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Jacobs has served on the faculty of several medical schools and was director of Reproductive Endocrinology at Texas Tech Health Science Center in Amarillo. Currently, in addition to his clinical activities caring for infertile patients and those with recurrent pregnancy loss, he is Chairman of the IVF committee at Baylor Medical Center in Carrollton.