Suzann Bresler Goldstein
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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.

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Category: Sleep Thoughts

Decisions–Chapter 15

Val was home: the lung surgery behind us; the stress of her hospital stay over; the Jewish holidays ended. But I continued to brood over the ‘remove the lung’ discussion with Dr. Wolff. Although Valerie’s right leg was amputated above the knee one and one-half years ago to stop the spread of her cancer, it…


. . . Behold It Was A Dream*

I remember my dreams. They are graphic, detailed, and often disruptive. I take them seriously; not in any predictive way, but rather as expressions of past experiences. My husband, Ed, on the other hand, never remembers dreaming. Now and then, he twitches and yelps in his sleep, and I wake him because he seems frightened….


Dreams and Themes

My previous post, Nightmares, Anyone?, whetted my appetite for a better, overall understanding of dreams. So, after a quick search of the literature, two contradictory theories caught my attention: those of Freud and of Hobson. Briefly,            Dreams are psychologically meaningful (Sigmund Freud)            Dreams are  physiological (J. Allan Hobson) The contrast between the two is…


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…