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An Open Letter To Our Patients This Holiday Season

Dearest Patients,

Words cannot quite describe emotions these days. The world has finally tasted a sliver of what you experience on a daily basis in your struggle to start or grow your family—uncertainty.

The holidays can sometimes make this seemingly endless state of uncertainty even more profound. Holiday cards, social media, advertisements in every corner of our lives focused on children and family. Social gatherings with endless questions (at least this year you can accidentally disconnect from zoom). The holidays are a time of togetherness, yet, for so many, feel completely isolating.

As doctors and scientists, we do not handle uncertainty well. We have a very difficult time saying, “I don’t know.” Even though, in many cases, this is ironically the most appropriate phrase.

We know you are frustrated, sad, tired, and angry at times. It’s ok. Many of us have been there where you stand today. Lost. Lonely. Defeated.

In a world of the uncertain and unexpected, one thing is for absolute certain, we are here and vow to do our absolute best to help you in any way we can. Not only as your doctors, but as your confidants and your unwavering support system. We are in your corner and on your side no matter what the world may bring.

This holiday season take care of yourself. Treat yourself. Give yourself a break. Let go of expectations. Let go of guilt. It’s ok to unplug, unwind, and focus on yourself for some time.

When you are ready, we will be here for you. Praying with you, wishing with you and hopefully celebrating with you in 2021.

Wishing you all a happy healthy and safe holiday season,

Your SGF Doctors


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