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Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes

As we move through our lives, we pass through a series of hellos and goodbyes. We come and go throughout the day, not thinking about the joy of a new hello or the sometimes finality of a sad goodbye. As I prepare for our move from the home where we raised our children to a temporary home in the Finger Lakes without them, my goodbyes are slowly outnumbering my hellos. Tillie. We recently adopted Tillie, a 2-year old bulldog. She…

For The Last Time.

Each night before I go to bed, I go through a series of tasks. I brush my teeth, lay out my work out clothes for the morning class, cuddle with my dog and kiss Chip goodnight- that kind of thing.  For the past five years I have taken Tamoxifen every night as a preventative and to offer additional protection against recurring breast cancer.  I am a high risk patient and this regiment has been proven to be effective. According to the…