Suzann Bresler Goldstein


FIGHTING BACK: Doing Battle with Cancer, the website and the blog, is a collection of personal essays about managing our lives, the tragedies that sometimes befall us, and the in-between times that leave us marked by the joy of the moment.
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The Valerie Fund
The Valerie Fund's mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders.

The Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center
RCINJ's Stacy Goldstein Breast Cancer Center provides comprehensive care for people with breast cancer.

My Memoir

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Month: November 2009

Nightmares, Anyone?

I had a nightmare last night. Its intensity was shocking and caused bleak images to haunt me for days afterward. I was no longer safe in my bed. Instead, I’m running down a long, narrow hallway with no exits or entrances. It is a hospital hallway with patients’ rooms on either side. All the doors are…

Memory’s Gift

Bits of my early life emerge in flashes of memory. They spring up without warning, dissipate quickly, and leave behind a faint aura of recall. Although tinged with sadness, I see them wrapped in warmth and laughter, as gifts from the past. My brother Stan, four and one-half years my senior, starred in many of…

Short Story Time

Welcome to the first post of my blog, UNEXPECTED LIVES, and to short stories and poems written about anything that might come to mind: mine, of course, and maybe, even yours. They’ll range from major to minor in outcome and so some topics may pale in comparison to others. Even rejection notices from book publishers or literary agents can be points to ponder.  As…