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October 20, 2012

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Filed under: Letters — Theresa Williams @ 11:52 pm
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27 September 2012

 Dear Whitney,

I’ve been having vertigo spells and a constant headache. About two weeks ago I went to the doctor and she gave me some sinus medication and had my ears cleaned. It helped but has not completely solved the issue. I went to the chiropractor on several occasions. She has made progress on getting my neck muscles to relax. Also, it has helped but I am still having vertigo and headaches. The vertigo usually happens when I’m in the freezer or on top of ladders. A pretty dangerous situation! I’ve had vertigo before. Two years ago when I came back from Canada and had mastoiditis (untreated ear infection that drains into the mastoid bone) and had vertigo for four weeks. Elevators, stairs, and exiting vehicles were not fun. My brother-in-law also had we had mastoiditis but he had a high fever. The doc said we had an unknown virus and it was best to rest. Since then I’ve only had one bacterial infection and the rest have been viruses. I’ve also had bronchitis for the first time in that time frame. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I am going to go to another doctor.

I am well enough to go to the bookstores. I would have to be on my deathbed to refuse! Lol.

You are more than welcome to borrow my copy of “Dear Everybody.” I bought it a few months after the reading. Actually, I borrowed Zach Tarvin’s copy and decided to purchase my own.

I have not dressed up for a Renaissance festival, but I’ve always wanted to. I always take paper and writing utensils. One time an employee said I was a journalist. I explained that I was a writer conducting research for a novel. I would like to sew an outfit I made based on one of my fantasy novels and wear it with a bow and arrows I also made. I’ve already researched instructions and materials. I had a brief introduction with archery in Girl Scouts and loved it.

I can drive to Fostoria and meet you at one of the bookstores if you like. We can go to the other one, then the one in Findlay, and then go to my apartment to make gumbo and cookies. I am free all day, so what time should we start? It will take about an hour to cut everything for the gumbo. We could even nab lunch sometime between bookstores. Need fuel to browse books anyway.

Will you look for another job then? I just got another part-time job in Perrysburg.

I am planning to go to AWP. I’ve never been to Boston before and I can’t wait to go? Are you going?

I don’t miss summer. The heat always bothers me. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons. I’ll be in Missouri for about two days. That’s a fantastic dream! I would also like to live in different places. Europe would be on my list too. Kind of like Kerouac traveling on the road. Regardless of where I live, I want to travel often. I also considered England for grad school, like Oxford. But their program is low residency. But it explores all of the forms (poetry, fiction, novel, film, plays, etc.) the first year and then you specialize the second year. I am still going to take time off from grad school. I want to build my portfolio too. And one of my biggest goals is to get a novel published before I’m 30.

I think I like pumpkin so much because I was born in October. Have you tried my pumpkin bread? I prefer the aroma of coffee to drinking it.

I was going through old bookmarks and I found these Dr. Seuss quotes. Hope you like them!




  1. Sorry about the vertigo, Suzy, but Glad you’re getting a second opinion! Consider an ENT (ear,nose, throat specialist). A friend who has vertigo was told the bones of the ear are out of alignment….Hope you’re better soon.
    How awesome, bookstore meetings and AWP—You’ll LOVE Boston, I suspect!
    If you make the costume, please, share photos!

    Comment by sagewriter — October 21, 2012 @ 11:34 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Sally! I definitely need to figure out what is going on. I’ll check out an ENT. I will of course share photos! I’ve been wanting to go to Boston for years. This is the perfect time.

      Comment by Suzanna and Writing: One word at a time — October 21, 2012 @ 11:59 am | Reply

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