To Be Continued

I want to let you know why I will be away from the blog for a while. I have a milder case of Coronavirus (COVID-19). My breathing is not impaired, but I have all the other symptoms. I am in contact with my medical professionals, and I am following their instructions.

In a few days, I will return to blogging and sharing all the tips and life lessons I’ve learned.

Please keep yourself safe.

Visit the CDC website here for more information.

766 Comments
  1. Prayers for your recovery. Will miss you, but you need to rest and do whatever you need to do for yourself right now. We’ll all be here waiting for your return.

  2. Oh dear. Please look after yourself. This virus is not to be taken lightly. Stay home, stay safe and rest.

  3. Dear Susan,
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.
    I wish you a speedy recovery.
    Take care and look forward to your blogs.
    Warm wishes,
    Isabel

  4. Holding you in prayer as well as Mr. Mickey; I know you will be protecting him and he will be concerned.

  5. Good morning, Susan!

    I’m so very sad to hear this, dear lady! I will be praying for you, for a full, speedy recovery!

    This is very unsettling to hear! I know you’re a very healthy woman, and that you will have the best care. Please keep us posted, but get your rest!

  6. So sorry to hear this dear lady. Get well soon….you are in our thoughts!
    Thanks for sharing….it serves as a reminder to us all.

  7. So sorry to hear. I know how well you take care of yourself so I am sure your strong immune system will fight this off. I pray for you and Mr. Mickey both.

  8. God bless you, Susan. Thank you for being so courageous and sharing the nature of your illness with your followers. I pray that you recover easily and quickly.

  9. I wish you rest and recovery, do as your body tells you and follow your health specialists’ advice. When you are ready, we will catch up. Until then, best wishes!

  10. Dear Susan, you know you are in all our prayers. We know you are such a strong woman and a healthy lady; you will easily knock this out and get back soon to helping all of us in the gentle ways you do. We will all keep you in our thoughts and think nothing but positive thoughts for a speedy recovery.

  11. I hope you will make a quick and complete recovery. I love your blog. You are an inspiration to me.
    Sincerely, Becky King

  12. Susan, thank you for being so open and forthright about this illness coming so close to home. I know you will do everything necessary to heal. If you feel up to it, I think we would all appreciate an occasional update, even without photos. In any case, your blog family will be here when you are well, never fear!

  13. Dear Susan:
    You’re such an inspiration and healthy person. I hope you continue to improve daily. I look forward to your return. Of course I want to know how you managed during this time and advice you have for your followers

    Heal quickly
    Sharon Tharp

  14. Not what any of your supporters wanted to read this morning. Thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery as I know you will follow your medical experts recommendations. Hugs and love sent virtual to you.

  15. Susan you will certainly be in my prayers. Follow your doctor’s advice and take care of yourself. Hope to hear from you soon.

  16. Susan, Sending warm thoughts and prayers your way for a speedy recovery. Continued good health for Mr. Mickey.

  17. So sorry to hear this! I know you have been very careful too, with Mr. Mickey being injured and your elderly parents. Take care of yourself! I am in the Tampa suburbs in Florida and we have pretty much self quarantined again due to the large outbreaks here! Praying for you, your family and our world! Take care!

  18. WOW!! I am so sorry to read this, Susan. Please take care of yourself. Don’t need to say follow your Docs orders. I know you will. I am guessing it not only involves you, but possibly your parents and Mr. Mickey being quarantined. I will be holding you and those close to you, in healing/positive thoughts and sending the same in prayer. I have a candle I light for those on my personal prayer list. I will add you name…Blessings and peace be with you. Suzanne

  19. Hi Susan, wishing you a speedy recovery, will miss you for now. Take care you are in my thoughts….see you soon!!

  20. Wishing you a full recovery and praying for Mr Mickey too and hoping he hasn’t got this awful virus xx

  21. Oh, no! I do hope you continue to have mild symptoms and no complications. Do you know (or suspect) where you may have been exposed? We are all walking in an unfamiliar world right now, trying to figure out how to be safe but still have a life. Wishing you good health.

    1. I don’t know where I was exposed to the virus. I only go to the grocery and maybe Walgreens. I wear a mask and always keep my distance. I fear that it might have been one of those payment keypads.

      1. Much more likely you came in contact with asymptomatic persons or even relatives on Father’s Day who were showing no symptoms.

      2. Susan, I hope you’re participating in contact tracing- on your own if your medical professional or government officials are not providing the service. It’s more likely you were in contact with a person with the virus or the circulating virus particle left in the air by this person. Surface contact isn’t likely to contain the volume necessary to sicken you. The medium-sized circulating virus particles that contain sufficient load of the virus dehydrate to small particles that linger for several hours in the air and can infect you. You are more likely to spread in the days prior to developing symptoms as well. I hope you have the good fortune to remain a mild case and quick return to good health and I hope your relatives and friends are tested as well.

  22. All the best, Susan. Rest, rest take care ou yourself. Tinking of you and sendin up prayers for your quick recovery.

  23. Take as long as you need, Susan! Take care of yourself and know that we will all be praying for you and will be here when you feel like returning.
    Debbie Robinson

  24. Sorry to hear that you contracted this nasty virus. Listen to the doctors and take all the time you need. You are in my prayers and will be here when you feel well again. Katie

  25. My sincere prayers to my living God, my Savior & Lord , to bring you through this illness fully restored! . You are a true testimony of grace & beauty. Much love & quick healing, ❤️
    Grace Raker

  26. Praying for a speedy recovery. You can be a lot of help to many of us, if you share your experiences with Covid 19. Bless you.

  27. I am so sorry to hear that you have been taken ill with this dreadful virus. You will be close in mind in the coming days—as are Mr Mickey and your parents. Be well

  28. With so many supporting you in prayer, I hope for a speedy recovery. Blessings to you for all you so generously give to others.

  29. Wishing you well and a speedy recovery. Notify as many people you’ve had contact with so they can self isolate for 14 days.

  30. So sorry. Please do whatever the doctors say. We will be here when you return. And you will be back better than ever. Praying for a peaceful recovery.

  31. Caring for Mr. Mickey and your parents….you’ve been an angel. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.

  32. Take care and feel better, soon. I want to thank you for being an inspiration to me. I see your photo and I go to my closet to try to dress like you, and I feel better. I am trying to get rid of some xtra pound because It makes a difference in health. Wishing you the best.

  33. Susan, such a shock to read your short post this morning. You have been so careful. This is so surprising. Take time to heal and feel better. Rest and relax. I think these two things are hard for you. We, your faithful and devoted readers, will be here when you return. Sending virtual hugs and the best of wishes!!!!

  34. Dear Susan,
    So sorry that you are ill. So appreciate your positive out look on life. Also appreciate you sharing your health situation. This is a service to your readers to remind them of the seriousness of the pandemic and how we can’t let our guard down.

    You are beautiful example of grace and class. Take care of yourself. We are praying for your strength and recovery.

  35. It seemed like it was only a matter of time we’d hear this news since it appeared you were out and about all the time. Sorry to hear it though and wish you all the best in recovering. Stay home and stay safe all.

      1. Yes, those keypads could very well be the source! Grocery bags another. Lots of fluids and vitamin C. My friend who had it was completely, totally exhausted, and she slept a lot. I know you have family and friends, so please make sure someone checks on you often. Adding you to my prayer list.

        1. Certainly, contact with infected surfaces probably can play a part but the virus seems to be primarily transmitted through inhalation of droplets or airborne particles which why it is so contagious and spreads easily: choir practices, bars, etc. Buildings with no outside ventilation are/should be a real concern as there are reports it can survive in air conditioning vents. This is a new disease and so we can expect changes in thinking as more data are collected and analyzed https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-coronavirus-spreads-through-the-air-what-we-know-so-far1/

  36. Susan.
    I feel as if I had that a few months ago but it was mild.Hope to see you back soon
    I love your style.!Judith Barrett7

  37. Dear Susan,
    Please take time now to centre in on yourself and rest. Always know that you walk on a strong bridge supported by your faithful readers.
    Wishing you only the best.

  38. Prayers for a speedy recovery. You might ask about the malaria drug that was discussed earlier. I’ve forgotten what it’s called, but I hear that it can be effective.

  39. Oh Susan! So very, very sorry to hear that! I pray that you will recover quickly. Take care of yourself…we will all miss your great tips and ideas!!

  40. Susan,
    I’m so sorry! I know you’re one that makes healthy choices, and makes it a well thought out plan to take care of yourself, so I’m sure you will have a speedy recovery. Still, I’m praying for you, that God will heal you quickly. And, that Mr Mickey stays healthy and virus free!

    God bless you,
    Brenda

  41. Thanks for sharing this, Susan. You will be in my thoughts and I am sending you healing vibes. Take care of yourself. My best,

  42. Oh no! So sorry to hear this. Prayers for quick healing and no lingering effects. Please take good care of yourself.

  43. Please rest and take all the time that you need to recover and feel better. We will all be here when you return. You have for such a long time, inspired and supported so many women when they needed it most. It is now our turn to support you with a well needed break, positive vibes and prayers for a swift recovery. Thanks for all that you do!

  44. Oh, Susan, I am sorry to hear this. I will place you on my prayer list. I hope you are feeling better really soon! ((Hugs!))

  45. I’m so sorry to hear that you have developed the virus. I’m sure that you are getting the best of care and will be over it soon!
    Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!

  46. Keep safe Susan. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery. Sending positive thoughts and prayers from Brantford Ontario Canada.

  47. I add my blessings to the outpouring of your faithful followers. Clearly, your wise words of style and of living well have brought hope and comfort to many of us. I sense you have been so faithful in following good protocols and prevention, so this is a real warning to anyone who has been tempted to be cavalier. We will “journey with you” from afar Susan and will welcome a return to your words when your strength and wellness return. warmly, Deanna

  48. Susan, I am sorry to learn that you have Covid-19. I’m sure your medical professionals are guiding you through this time. Take care and know I am thinking of you along with many others who are as well.

  49. Dear Susan,
    My name is Dionne Haase, and I live in Lakewood, CO. I have always started my day reading your blog, and it is so inspirational! I have followed you for about 5 years, and your tips and fashion sense have taught me much. Please take care of yourself, and I am so sorry that you have Covid symptoms. I look forward to reading your blog when you return

  50. Susan, I’m so sorry! I know you will take care of yourself in the best way. I’m praying for your health to return and that Mr. Mickey will be safe from this terrible virus. Don’t worry about blogging! I’ll be waiting for your return whenever you feel up to it.

  51. Please take care of yourself. I so enjoy your blog, your positive and encouraging thoughts and your impeccable and practical styling. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  52. Oh Susan,
    I am so sorry. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss your posts but will know that you are healing.
    Nancy

  53. I am so sorry you are sick. I pray you will have a short course of this dreaded illness and fully return to your healthy self.
    You are my inspiration for inner and outer beauty, health and self improvement, and how to dress with style. I have learned much from your blogs and look forward to each new one. Some of my most favorite things are purchases from your links. Thank you for sharing your wisdom in writing, pictures and videos.
    I appreciate you. God bless you.

  54. Susan so sorry to hear that you have the virus. I know you will stay on top of it and take good care of yourself, but will be thinking of you here in your public audience.
    Praying for a speedy recovery without complications or residual.

  55. I am so sorry to hear this news. Adding my thoughts and prayers for complete and quick healing. We all know you will be back with impeccable style when you are able; please don’t rush to blog on our account. So much is unclear about this virus transmission and course of infection that you just need to stay home and follow your doctor’s advice. Monitor your temperature, get a pulse oximeter, and rest and recuperate. Hope to “see” you soon!

  56. Oh no, Susan!!! Hope you recover quickly and are back at full strength soon!! Prayers are with you!!!

  57. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. Please take good care and feel better soon. I enjoy your blog very much.
    Jennifer, one if your admirers in Canada

  58. Sincerely hope you will be feeling better soon. I know this is a difficult time for you. Sending healing thoughts. Jane

  59. Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Looking forward to your blog when you’re feeling better.

  60. I am so sorry that you’re having to deal with this virus Susan! Please take good care of yourself and we look forward to seeing you back here healthy and happy and wiser from your experience

  61. Oh no Susan…Hope & pray that you get well soon! We certainly can wait! I’ll just have to go back and re-read your previous blogs…as a reminder how blessed & lucky we are to watch you set the fashion trend for us!
    Get well soon!
    God bless,
    Linda Meador
    Williamsburg, Va.

  62. So sorry to hear this news. Will be thinking about you and hoping you’ll be on the other side of this soon. Take care.

  63. Dear Susan,

    I am so sorry to learn that you have contracted this awful virus. Please know that I, as so many of your fans and friends, are with you as you regain your health and strength.

    Anne A.

  64. I hope you have a speedy, full recovery! You maintain such a healthy lifestyle, I’m sure you’ll be back in no time. Take care we will miss your posts!

  65. Susan,
    Ii pray the Lord will protect you and Mr. Mickey as you fight off Covid. May you have few symptoms and heal quickly and completely.
    Amen,
    Debbie In Crossville TN
    P.S.
    Thanks for teaching us all about the best skin care system ever! I am loving Countertime and my skin has never looked this good, even at 66 years of age. Thank you, thank you.

  66. You have been so careful. I hope you will have a mild case that stays mild. I know you will take care of yourself.
    Sending virtual flowers for a speedy recovery.

  67. Oh, how your readers wish you well! We know you’ll take great care of yourself and we look forward to your full recovery.

  68. So sorry to hear you have the virus. Im praying you will have a quick recovrry. Yes please do keep us posted on your progress.

  69. I’m so sorry to hear that you have the COVID symptoms. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a swift recovery. We all adore you Susan, you are our sunshine!

  70. If I lived closer, I would leave food on your doorstep and ring the bell.

    Take extra special care of yourself and I wish you a speedy recovery. You and Mr. Mickey are in our prayers.

    Take deep breaths several times a day, take your temperature and wait to recover.

    All the best to you.

  71. Susan,

    I’m so sorry to hear this news! I am praying for you. I’m glad you are receiving the care you need. Your blog means a lot to me. Even though we have never met, I care very much about you and how you are doing.

  72. Prayers for you and your family. This virus is a monster. We lost a cousin last week to it in Los Angeles. I hope you will be back to blogging soon.

  73. Jeremiah 17:14 – Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou [art] my praise.

    Praying you feel better soon!

  74. So sorry to see you have Covid 19 . Will pray for your rapid and complete recovery. Hope Mr. Mickey stays well during your recovery. Keep rested and let your body do its thing fighting the virus.
    Best Regards,
    Susan Kennedy

  75. So sorry to hear Susan!
    Please take care of yourself, you are in my thoughts and prayers!
    God Bless, stay safe

  76. I will pray that you will be healthy once again. Just when Mr Mickey needs you most.

    What a country!!!

    Xxooxxoo

    Joan Stone

  77. Praying for a full and speedy complete recovery. Also that Mr. Mickey doesn’t catch it
    God bless you!

  78. Prayers for a speedy recovery. You are in the thoughts of all your followers, I’m sure, but I just wanted to be another voice wishing you the very best. Your exercise habit of walking and your very healthy diet will no doubt see you through this.

  79. Susan,
    Please take all the time you need to be safe and get healthy again. We will be here waiting and praying for your full recovery.

  80. I am so sorry to hear you have contracted the virus. I wish you have a speedy recovery.
    I pray for you and Mr Mickey will enjoy good health soon.
    Hugs Sandra

  81. I’m sorry to hear that. Please take the time to take care of yourself and we’ll be here when you are better.
    Diane

  82. I wish you a very speedy recovery feet up and rest a while. It’s wonderful so many people in the world
    who follow you blog Susan care about you . Best wishes , Pamela from Wales U.K. x

  83. I am so sorry you are have Covid. I know you will take great care of yourself during this illness.
    Sending good thoughts.

  84. Dear Susan,
    Praying for a complete and quick recovery.
    May our LORD shine his face upon you and give you peace.

    Loving you from TEXAS

  85. Susan, I echo what all of your faithful readers and friends have said in wishing you a very speedy recovery! It just goes to show this virus is nothing to fool around with and we can all catch it even if we are being super careful. Please take all the time you need to heal. We are all praying it is indeed mild and passes quickly and that Mr Mickey does not catch it. Take care!

  86. Sending you good wishes for a speedy recovery. In addition to advice from your doctor, you can take liposomal vitamin C every hour (you can take more of the liposomal form without upsetting your stomach), vitamin D3, and zinc. Gargle with propolis liquid in warm water. If you can’t get propolis liquid or whilst you are waiting for it gargle with warm salt water. I have read that the virus stays in your throat for 5 days before it goes to the lungs so try to kill it in your throat. Get plenty of rest.

  87. Take care!!!…and definitely make sure you see a Pulmonologist as well. He saved me with steroidal treatment because my breathing was affected. I contacted the virus on the last week of my husbands’s retirement trip in Australia this past January/February..unbeknownst to me till tested in February. Mr. Mickey will need to call his family for further help..you must concentrate on yourself. My daughters both work on the ICU floors (CA and AZ) and this virus knows NO boundaries.

  88. So sorry to hear this and my very best wishes for a speedy recovery. In addition to your doctor’s advice you might want to consider the following.
    Liposomal vitamin C every hour (the liposomal form doesn’t upset your stomach so you can take more)
    Vitamin D3 and zinc.
    Gargle with propolis liquid in warm water. Whilst waiting to get propolis gargle with warm salt water. I’v read that the virus stays in the throat for 5 days before going on the chest so gargle to kill it whilst it is there.

  89. Yikes!!!! Take care of yourself!!!! This is such a sneaky virus, you just don’t know who or when it will strike!!! Sending prayers!! Hope you are well soon and back with us !
    Peace

  90. The latter part of March, I was taken by ambulance to the ER with respiratory distress, pains and burning in my lungs. But before then I had many other symptoms. Loss of taste and smell didn’t register with me in the beginning. The fatigue was challenging at times to stay awake. Headaches, nausea, not being able to sleep, body aches, chills, digestive issues, and on and on. Just when you think you are feeling better, the symptoms can return, sometimes a combination. It comes in waves. This was my life for 5 weeks. Living alone and going through COVID-19 is scary. The not being able to sleep at night is very real and takes time to work through. The breathing episodes at night were the worst, wondering if I would see my very healthy 95 year old mother, my first great grandchild had just turned a year old and other loved ones again. I was invited to participate in a COVID-19 Facebook group and speak to others. I wish you a complete recovery. All of your followers are wishing you well so you have a great support system! There are brighter days ahead. God Bless.

  91. Dear Susan, I will be praying for you to have a complete and total recovery from this dreadful Covid. Your blogs ALWAYS brighten my day and you have been an absolute perfect role model for me to follow. Your Friend, Dorothy

  92. Dear Susan, You are in my prayers for sure….please keep US posted if and when you feel up to it! I feel that you are a friend that I have had for quite awhile !!! Judy Gerard

  93. I am so sorry to hear this news. I am praying for a fast and complete recovery. God’s blessings on you and your friends and family.

  94. Susan, I’m so sorry to hear you have been infected. Sending prayers for a speedy and complete recovery. You are healthy and strong, and you will get through this!

  95. I will be praying for both you and Mr. Mickey to return to full health easily and quickly, Susan.

    With Fondness,
    Cindy

  96. I feel so sorry that you have to go through this. Please take good care of yourself and listen to your Doctors!
    Do you have any idea where you might have picked up this virus?

  97. Dear Susan,
    I’m so sorry to hear that you are ill, but please know that I will be keeping you in my prayers, and asking the Lord to restore you to complete and total health.
    You are such an inspiration to so many of us, and you can’t imagine how much you have helped me. God bless you.

    Sincerely,
    Susan Haynes
    Paris Texas

  98. Please know my thoughts and prayers are being sent you way. May God put his loving and healing arms around you.

  99. OMG, please take care of yourself! Take your time getting back to your routine. I will (hope others feel the same) wait patiently to hear from you again. Our health is paramount!!!

  100. I’ll be thinking of you, Susan. I hope you’re better in no time and look forward to hearing from you when you’re able.

  101. Gosh Susan, how did you get it? Was it at the restaurants you visited during the weekend? Is it possible to know? How about Mr. Mickey? It”s important to me to learn from others so that maybe I can avoid it?

  102. Wow sorry to hear that. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Where do you think you were exposed? Does Mr Mickey have it too?

  103. OMGoodness, please take care! Hopefully, it will be a mild case & you’ll be back to normal soon! We all love you, dear Susan & pray for a great outcome!

  104. I am sad to hear this, Susan. Continue to take care of yourself and know that your readers are praying you soon feel much better!

  105. Susan,

    Sorry to hear this. Praying for speedy recovery! You’ve taken great care of yourself and bc of that you will heal faster and beautifully! It will be a testimony to why eating like you do is such a benefit my friend ♥️.

    Best to you and your man,
    Shirley Bridgford

  106. Sorry to hear your are ill with COVID 19. I pray you recover soon and do not become ill enough to need hospitalization. Mr Mickey will miss your loving care.

  107. Sorry to hear this, Susan. I hope your recovery will be rapid and complication- free. My daughter, who lives in London, also succumbed to the virus a few weeks ago. She was sleeping about 22 hours a day. It took about three weeks for her to recover. Sending you much love from Australia.

  108. Take care Susan, relax and get well soon. It just shows how infectious this is but you are strong and healthy and will be fully recovered quickly

  109. SO sorry to hear this Please take good care. You are living such a healthy lifestyle, I’m sure your recovery will be swift and complete.

  110. Bless your heart, Susan! I’m sorry to hear that you have to deal with this, but encouraged that it seems a milder case. Will keep you in my prayers. All the very best.

  111. I am terribly sorry to hear this. You’ll do great – your body is very healthy. Susan, you’ll be in my prayers. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

  112. Get well quickly Susan. We’ll miss your wonderful approach to fashion for us ‘seasoned’ ladies.

    Hugs,
    Katie Thomas

  113. Susan, get well soon. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for always inspiring us and I will anxiously await your return to blogging.

  114. Take care of yourself. I had it – It is a strange virus – I had some breathing issues but did not need to go to the hospital. If you do get some breathing issues try and stay as active as you can – this helps you breath and keep your lungs functioning. The fatigue is really hard if you have that – it took me a long time to feel normal.
    Best wishes and prayers for your speedy recovery.

  115. Susan, I wish you a speedy recovery. Thank you for sharing with your readers your health status. It reinforces my resolve to limit contact with friends this holiday weekend. Please keep your self and loved ones safe.
    Anne Clark

  116. I’m so sorry to hear this, Susan! I’ll be praying for a quick and complete recovery.

  117. I’m so sorry to hear this Susan. I too learned I had COVID in March. My symptoms were also on the mild side. Low grade fever, headache, loss of taste and fatigue. I never had any respiratory symptoms. Praying this will be true for you also!

  118. Hoping all will be well soon and you get through this! You are healthy and I wish you a speedy recovery and safety for Mr. Mickey.

  119. Praying for you Ms. Susan. God Bless You and Mr. Mickey, May God protect you and keep you safe and give you complete healing in your body. You are strong, hang in there. You are going to be alright! Please keep us updated as you feel able to.

  120. This is the time to let others hold you up Susan. Thank you for letting us know. The more prayers the better and you can see you will have a lot! With rest and plenty of hydration I’m confident you will be continuing to entertain and educate us soon. Take good care of you.

  121. Dear Susan, I am so sorry to hear this. My thought and prayers are with you. I am sending strength, love and wishes for a quick recovery with no issues. I believe you are a very strong woman and your healthy lifestyle along with your positive spirit and iron will will get you through this. Best of love to you and best wishes for a quick recovery.
    xo
    Claudia

  122. I hope you have someone to bring you food, drink, and medicine. So sad to think even those of us who are following the rules of masks and distancing are catching this virus. I wish you a speedy recovery and I hope all your followers take this as a wake up call, wear those masks folks!

  123. Susan, I’m so sorry you’ve contracted COVID. You seem to have been so careful on your outings, but it is a reminder to us all that it can happen whenever we are in close contact (under 6 feet) with someone else who isn’t in our “bubble” and doesn’t wear a mask. The best science is that it is transmitted though respiration. A stranger, a relative or a close friend could be asymptomatic and spread the disease.

    We are in this together. I’ve seen my daughter and son-in-law for “physically distanced” lunches and visits but haven’t hugged them for months. I see my grandchildren on Zoom and facebook. That’s ok if it keeps us healthy. Love is love.

    I’m sure you will assist public health in contact-tracing to help identify the source if you can. In the meantime, please rest and get well. I wish the very best to you, Mr. Mickey and your family.

    I’ve been reading your posts for several years and really love them!

  124. You are in my prayers as well as Mr. Mickey because I know you have been together for car rides, etc. Hope you are feeling better quickly.

  125. Oh my friend please know you are in my heart ♥️ and take good care of yourself as we all love you and pray for your good health once again!!!

  126. Oh, Susan
    I wish you a speedy recovery please take care of yourself and thank you for all your help on your blog

  127. I’m optimistic your consistent healthy habits will play a part in keeping this virus at a mild case level! Keeping you in my prayers.

  128. Oh, No! You are in my prayers for a swift recovery. I always look forward to your posts and will miss you, but please take care of yourself so you will have a speedy recovery. My prayers will also include Mr. Mickey.

    Best wishes,

    Diane
    Raleigh, NC

  129. Susan, so upset to hear this but thankfully you indicated it was not as bad as it could be. Praying for a quick and full recovery. Stay positive and take good care of yourself. Look forward to your return online but only when its the right time.

  130. Oh Susan, I am so very sorry! How awful for you!
    Even though we have never met, I feel like I know you. You are the first person I ‘know’ who has caught the virus and this makes it all seem much more real. If someone who is so healthy can get it, we are all definitely at risk!
    I am going to be even more diligent now about wearing my mask, sanitizing my hands (& groceries!) and keeping distant from anyone outside of my ‘bubble’.
    I pray that your mild symptoms will not worsen and that you will be fully recovered very quickly! Stay strong, knowing that so many friends are praying for you and do take good care of yourself as you wait for your good report that you’ve beaten this terrible virus.

  131. Oh, Sweet Susan, I’m so sorry to hear that you are unwell. I’ll keep you in my prayers. Please follow your doctors orders and take good care of yourself.

  132. Susan: You are a lovely and practical lady. Please take good care of yourself, and we who enjoy and read your blog will welcome your return.

  133. Susan, I am so sorry to hear this! Sending heartfelt wishes for a full and speedy recovery, and a mountain of moral support —
    Martha

  134. Susan, I’m so sorry to hear your news. Many prayers and wishes for a quick recovery as well as protection for Mr. Mickey.

  135. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery! I have been following you for years! Learned so much from you! Hurry back! Terri Featherston

  136. Luckily you have a robust immune system from the way you eat, this is in your favour. Get lots of Vit C&D.
    Speedy recovery from Australia.

  137. Praying you have a speedy recovery! With your excellent prior health and dedication to your fitness hopefully your symptoms will not increase.
    A close friend and I went separately to the same hairdresser 10 days ago. All protocols were strictly followed. My friend tested positive 3 days ago with mild symptoms. I’ve tested negative but will also self quarantine. We think there had to be someone that was asymptomatic. It’s a small salon with only 2 hairdressers but that’s all it takes. My friend had not gone anywhere else for weeks. That’s the last haircut for me! Everyone stay safe and take care.

  138. Dear Susan, such a surprise to hear you have become a victim of this virus. You are so healthy and positive that you will undoubtedly be on top of it very quickly. How is your Mr. Mickie? Is he in quarantine too? Do take care, and we all will be anxious to hear from you soon. ( with a few details on your experience).

  139. I’m so sorry. You will be in my prayers. We only go to the grocery store and Doctors appointments. I have an eye exam in a week and it makes me nervous. I’ll wear a mask but not all health workers had on mask at my last appointment so I’ve watched very closely for symptoms and stayed home.

  140. Susan, I am so sorry to hear this! I know, however, that you will take care of yourself. I have never commented on your blog before, but wish to say how much I appreciate all of your inspiration and tips! I have learned much! Stay positive and give my best to Mr. Mickey.

    Regards, Terri

  141. I know you have been very careful! Most think it won’t happen to them and are not careful and do not wear masks, etc. but you prove we are all susceptible to this horrible virus! I am glad Gov. Lee has extended our state of emergency until Aug. 29! When I am at the grocery and see so many without masks I want to say “I am wearing my mask to protect you I wish you would wear one to protect me…or I wish you would wear your mask correctly!” Take care and praying for a speedy recovery and mild symptoms!

  142. I’m so sorry to hear about this. Do you know how you were exposed to the virus? And I’m concerned, as I know you are,
    about keeping your parents safe. It’s for sure that Mr. Mickey should not suffer from this disease. My husband and I live in Texas and this state is seeing a spike in cases. We get our groceries using curbside service and we haven’t gone any
    where! We have been in self-quarantine since early March and plan to be that way for a long time. We are in our 80’s and are afraid of this virus.
    All of your readers will be interested in the details of your case. This may sound harsh or gruesome; however, we’re all
    in this disaster together. Let us learn from your experience. And please take care of yourself.

  143. Susan,
    I’m so sorry to hear this and will pray for your quick and complete recovery.
    God bless,
    Gina Goodman

  144. Susan, so sorry to hear your news. Blessings for a quick and full recovery. Best wishes to Mr. Mickey in staying healthy. We look forward to hearing about your progress and we will miss you. Take care of yourself.

  145. Dear Susan,

    I’m sorry to hear that you have got the Corona Virus and I hope that you very soon will get better.

    It is so inspiring to follow your blog here from Copenhagen, Denmark, where you give all of us a lot of good ideas to both minimize our wordrobe and live a healthier life 🙂

    Thank you so much.

    Many kind regards
    Astrid

  146. I sorry to hear that you are ill. You are smart and know how to take care of yourself and Mr. Mikey. You will be in my prayers for fast healing. May GOD bless you and give wisdom to all the Doctors and health works that are searching for cures and those who are taking care of you. Lots of love, thoughts and wishes!

  147. Dear Susan
    Please take your doctors advice and stay safe. We will all be thinking of you and praying for your recovery. We are going to miss you loads! Get well soon

  148. Rest follow instructions, keep safe dear Susan. Our thoughts and good wishes for a speedy recovery are with you. Jenny

  149. Wishing you a speedy recovery back to full health, Susan. My grandchildren, aged 20 and 17, had the virus (UK) in April, thankfully they are now much better. Even when you are on the mend, rest is important so please take care of yourself.

  150. Sending healing thoughts and wishes for a mild case and a full and speedy recovery. Please take all the time you need to fully recover. Your audience wants nothing less for you.

  151. Sorry to hear the news!
    Look after yourself and I hope you will come back to us soon!
    Wish you a speedy recovery.
    Beatriz from Portugal

  152. So sorry you have caught the virus.
    Thank you for posting about this. A reminder to all of us to be very careful when out of our homes.
    Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery from England.

  153. So sorry to hear. Stay safe. I’m on day 12 myself. Rest and drink lots of fluids. A decongestant, nasal rinse and zinc worked the best for me. Follow the Drs instructions and get well soon. You will be missed.
    Sandra

  154. I am so sorry to hear this, Susan. I love your blog, your style, and your healthy tips. We lived in Mountain City, TN, for 25+ years and had season passes to the Biltmore Estate. I so enjoy the memories of looking at your photos of the surrounding area and attractions. Take good care of yourself as we all navigate these new and uncertain times. Prayers and best wishes to you and Mr. Mickey, from Patricia, now living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

  155. Susan I hope that you are feeling much better and no headache when you read this. So very sorry to hear about your ordeal. Saying prayers for you as this is sent. God speed your recovery.

  156. So sorry to hear that you have a mild case of Covid-19 and I Hope you are feeling better very soon Susan. Wishing you well from Canada.

  157. Prayers that you feel better soon. I am so thankful for you and your blog. I wish you a speedy recovery and I hope Mr.
    Mickey is healing nicely.

  158. Please take care of yourself and dont take too long before we receive all your tips.

    Kind regards

    NATALIE HOBBS
    GEORGE, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

  159. So sorry Susan to hear the dreaded virus has found you, im in no doubt that you will return to good health as you eat healthly and exercise daily, hopefully this will be out of your system soon as you will be missed greatly, wishing you luck and positivity and fingers crossed Mr Mickey wont catch it.

    kind regards

    Paula.

  160. Sorry to hear you have the virus, Susan. I hope you will make a full recovery soon. Will miss your blogs.
    Kind regards,
    Halina

  161. Susan,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you this morning. I am so sorry to hear your news and wish you a speedy recovery. Please know that all of your loyal followers are thinking of you during this stressful time. This is a time when our leaders need to provide better advice and set an example.

  162. I am so sorry for your news. Please take care of yourself and take all the time you need. While I can not be there to help you (and Mr. M) in person, know I am praying for you, sending wishes for a sustained recovery, and will be
    here—in Wheaton, Illinois—rummaging through my mismatched clothes in hopes of finding a Susan classic or two while looking forward to more graciousness, guidance, and glamor when you are rested and ready.

    Kindest regards,
    Denise

  163. Praying for you Susan.
    Love your blog so much, I have purchased many items from your suggestions. I also enjoy seeing all the places you and Mr. Mickey visit. I live in NC so we also loved to ride up in the mountains. After seeing your pics of Roan Mtn. we decided to ride up there a couple weekends ago. Beautiful area, it was so crowed on top we couldn’t find a place to park so we couldn’t walk up to the very top, but enjoyed our ride through the area so much.
    Take care, looking forward to your next adventure!!!

  164. Praying for you, Susan. One of my favorite verses, especially in difficult times is: “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I.” (Psalm 61:2).
    May God be your Rock and may His love and encouragement help you as you move through this illness while living alone, too. It’s even tougher since you have not even had a cold for years! (It will be difficult to discern where the virus was picked up since it can be spread by people with no symptoms at all.) Take care.

  165. Best wishes for a quick recovery! Take good care of yourself and know that so many of us are sending healing thoughts your way ❤️.

  166. I’m so sorry Susan. I will pray for full and uncomplicated recovery! I have so loved your blog I just can’t begin to tell you! You’re responsible for my change in food habits and style choices. Bless you my friend!

  167. Oh my gosh Susan! I’m very sorry to hear this. I wish you a very speedy recovery and return to good health.

  168. Bless. your heart, Susan. I couldn’t be more shocked to read this today. It sounded like you were being so very careful with outings being with just Mr. Mickey and just weekend drives. So either a public restroom at the hair salon or keypad paying for groceries. Wow. I, too, am taking this all in and learning from you once more. Up until two weeks ago I’ve been at home since all this started. There was an unexpected emergency surgery for me 3/31, and it was serious enough to require a long recovery. Trying to gain weight now and get my strength back. Two weeks ago I returned to my ballet classes since they are being very strict about who can attend and sterilizing everything in the studio between classes. Restrooms and water fountains closed for now. I did go get a haircut once and only sat in my stylist’s chair with both of us in masks and salon having only 3 clients in there at once very far apart. Yesterday I got bold and went to the grocery store for the first time. Now I’m rethinking venturing out even a little. My daughter has two bridal showers in the next few weeks and getting married in Nolensville, TN Aug. 29. I live in suburbs of Atlanta, and am getting very worried about going to all of these things. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted as you can. I will be thinking of you a lot, and will learn from your experience with this horrible thing. I hope you start getting some relief. God forbid you end up in the hospital, but if that happens have somebody post that for us and go to Vanderbilt. My daughter works in ICU there and takes care of the Covid patients. I would. make sure she knows who you are and to take extra special care of you. Many hugs and know how much you are cared about.

  169. Add mine to the 546 comments saying I’m so sorry to hear this, Susan. I do think how very well you take care of yourself with diet and exercise will work in your favor. I’ll be both interested intellectually in your experience as well as concerned for the “friend I’ve never met”, and of course hoping that this will spare Mr. Mickey completely. Rest, heal, and keep up posted when you can!

  170. I am so very sorry to hear this, Susan, but I am so glad your symptoms are milder. Take really good care of yourself and Mr Mickey! My best wishes for a quick recovery! We will miss you and will look forward to having you back soon!

  171. Susan, take good care of yourself. Get some rest and just relax for a bit. Wish you a very speedy recovery :-).

  172. Dear Susan this is sad news. While I will miss your blog your focus now should, of course, be on getting better. Wishing you a speedy recovery. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  173. I am sorry you have the virus, but I am glad it is a milder form. Thank you for your candor. Prayers for a swift recovery.

  174. Susan, I will miss your blogs! You are part of my morning routine! I pray that your bout with covid-19 will continue to be mild and that you recover soon.

    My best to you and our dear Mr. Mickey!

  175. Susan I am sorry you are dealing with this disease. I am relieved you are not having breathing problems. We are all “in your pocket” wishing you a speedy recovery!

  176. Susan
    I am glad to know that you will be focusing on self care as you face-down this illness. Praying for an uncomplicated recovery. Take care and know that all of your readers wish you well as we await , and look forward to , your return to the blog.
    Mary L

  177. Prayers for a quick and complete recovery. Thank goodness for your healthy lifestyle. I think that makes all the difference on how this virus effects people.
    Take care of yourself.

  178. Dear girl, hope all turns out well for you. Sending prayers and good feelings. So hope your self quarantine is all that you need.

  179. Oh Dear Susan. So very sorry to hear you have the virus. Take care and hope you and Mr. Mickey as well as your parents continue good health. Prayers and Blessings.

  180. Susan,

    So sorry to hear that you have Covid-19. I will add you to my prayer list.

    Please take good care of yourself. Please also don’t wait to seek further medical treatment should your symptoms worsen.

    Take care, and don’t worry about us. We will still be here when you are feeling better.

  181. OmG, Susan. And you’ve been so diligent. Yes, please take good care of yourself. We’ll see you up and about when you’re ready. Extra hugs your way!! ❤

  182. Dear Nancy,

    I am so very sorry to hear you are not well. Because you have have been taking care of yourself and your diet has been so nutritious, I am pretty sure you will get better soon. I am praying you will. There is only one Susan After 60 and I don’t won’t anything to happen to her. I’m sure Mr. Mickey will agree with me. Take care of yourself, be a good patient. Hope to hear from you when you are well enough to blog. <3

    Sincerely,
    Pat Perkins

  183. Susan,

    So sorry, hope you feel better soon and keep Mr. Mickey well too.
    All of us are struggling with this and it looks like its not going away anytime soon….
    Take care

  184. Please be very careful with yourself. I will add you to my prayer list of family and friends who have developed COVID.

  185. Oh Susan!!! How sorry I am to hear this! You will be missed. We will pray for you. Be well, dear, and our best to you during this time.

  186. Oh Susan, I am so very sorry to hear this. You are an inspiration and I look forward to reading your blog regularly. Take good care. I’ll be praying for your full and speedy recovery.

  187. Dear Susan, very sorry to hear you have Covid 19. Please take good care of yourself, I hope to hear from you soon. Meanwhile rest and obey your doctors instructions. I will pray for you.

    Regards, Jenny

  188. May your days go fast, you recover quickly and of course back online very soon as you will truly be missed A LOT!
    Take care, stay safe, be careful and continue to be cautious.
    Clara from Iowa

  189. Oh dear, I’m so sorry to hear that. I hope you get better soon. Best wishes and look after yourself and your hubby. X

  190. Oh, Susan, I’m so sorry to hear of your illness. I’m confident you will follow physician instructions. I’m praying for a speedy recovery and that Mr. Mickey doesn’t get it.
    Blessings,
    JoAnn

  191. I am sorry to hear you are Covid 19 positive !! Praying it will remain a light case . Take care of yourself . God bless you !

    Sandra

  192. When I feel a little better, I will get started on the sanitizing of surfaces. Right now, I’m proud of myself for making it from the kitchen back to my office with a cup of tea.

  193. I hope you will feel better soon. Your blogs enrich my time indoors. Thank you for enriching my life!

  194. I am so sorry to hear of your illness. My prayers for a speedy and complete recovery, and that your parents and Mr. M be spared. Get well soon– looking forward to your return.

  195. We have been following your protocol but didn’t expect for you to experience this Covid virus. I’m looking forward to your return when possible and your lessons learned blog. You continue to inspire as you take care of yourself. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Connie

  196. Susan, I’m so sorry to hear this news. I hope you take all the time you need to deal with this and fully heal. While we all love your blog – your health trumps all else. Sending you positive thoughts and best wishes on a speedy recovery.

  197. I will be thinking of your as you recover. We all will be here when you feel up to blogging – you are doing the most important thing, rest and recover.

  198. Susan, among many others, need our kindness and support right now. It is not her fault for catching this virus, as she has followed all guidelines currently in place. Any one of us could find ourselves in her same situation. What Susan and others do not need, is to be unfairly scrutinized and stigmatized. Hurtful and insensitive comments only add more stress to the person. We all need to choose our words carefully without bias and personal judgement. Susan, I hope you have a safe and speedy recovery and are back to your normal routine shortly.

  199. Dear Susan,
    Sorry to hear you’ve come down with Coronavirus and are self isolating. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    There’s a good New York Times article (May 2020) you can google: How to Recover From Covid-19 at Home, by Maggie Astor. Good advice.
    Don’t forget to take Vitamin C and Vitamin D3, to protect your lungs from complications. Wear a mask in the presence of others. If you encounter painful breathing prop up your upper body to a semi seated position. Don’t lie down on your back. Have an open window in any room you spend time in (to dilute the airborne virus due to coughing and sneezing), sanitize surfaces including door knobs, double bag your used tissues, sanitize your cell phone and pen, wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.

    Hang in there, girlfriend!

  200. Sweet Susan,
    This is devastating news to most of us who have not known anyone personally who has contracted the disease. Of course, we all feel like we know you as a close friend.

    Of course Mr. Mickey will take good care of you. Prayers going up–and prayers that he will be safe.

    Waiting with bated breath to hear about your full recovery.

  201. Praying for you and your family to be comfortable and safe .. you have uplifted our days during this tough time.

  202. Hallo, dear Susan,
    I send you my best wishes for your health
    And hope you are going to recover soon.
    In the last days I were often thinking of you and your area, because I was reading the novel by Delia Owens: “Where the crawdads sing “- located in the Marsh of NC and Greenville and Ashville. It’s comparable with your recommodation “The Great Alone”, a story fitting for winter reading hour in winter.
    Heartly felt regards from the river Rhine in Germany, looking forward of better times for all of us……. Stay confident
    Ruth Biwer

  203. I am so sorry to read this post. I hope you continue to improve and your symptoms remain manageable. Prayers for speedy recovery. We are awaiting COVID test results for our 12 year old grandson who was at the home of someone who was asymptomatic and tested positive. It was the 19 yr old sister of his friend and her dad is a DDS. We were with him all weekend before his dad (my son) was notified. And we thought we were all being careful and mindful of the pandemic.

  204. Praying for a quick recovery for you, Susan. And that all your loved ones stay well. You are a blessing to me and so many others!

  205. Susan,
    What terrible luck. Sorry to hear that you caught covid. Hope that you will be careful and really rest and fight this. I enjoy your blogs and respect your taste in clothes and life style. All my best to you and your family.
    Judith Weden

  206. Take care of yurself and get some rest. Hope you have a quick recovery. I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to seeing your blog again!

  207. Hi Susan,

    So sorry to hear you’re ill. Please take care and get well soon! Keeping you in my prayers.

    Julie Johnston

  208. Susan, please take care. This is so scary, but I know you will be back in full swing soon. Prayers going up right now.

  209. Hello Susan, I am sad to hear you have the virus. Sending you healing prayers from Ohio. Your gentle kindness overflows and touches so many every week. I am praying for a full and fast recovery. We all look forward to seeing your smiling face on the blog again soon.

  210. I’m shocked Susan and so sad you are on your own and feeling poorly.we all need some TLC when unwell.Please draw strength from all these lovely people sending you positive vibes,wishing you well.Over here in the Uk we have one of our counties back in lockdown because of a rise in Corona virus cases.Ive only been out five times in Twelve weeks and that’s only to the corner shop,not been in any Supermarket.So frustrating but we have to be serious about this horrid disease.Being 81 I’m mentally mothering you and watching over you!keeping you safe till your better .Rest now my dear .xx

  211. So sorry to hear this news. Please take care of yourself. I’ll be thinking of you and hoping to see you again SOON.

    While I’m typing, just let me tell you some of the things I like about your blog:
    1. Your writing style. Your calm, down-to-earth presentation makes your blog stand out. I guess I can say that your use of “grown-up” language rather than trying to be cute with half words is Just more my style.
    2. I really appreciate your sharing the knowledge you have gained through the reading and research you have done. You always give me ideas of new ways to style things I already have, and I’m learning to identify needs making my shopping more focused rather than random.
    3. Your photos are thought out and well done. Each picture with its specific focus point fits the narrative.
    (I get so tired of viewing bloggers who show the same photo four or five times. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Is the exact same picture posted four times worth four thousand words? I don’t think so. Sorry, the teacher in me just has to come out sometimes.)
    4. ALL your links work!!! I’ll repeat that one, ALL your links work. So professional.
    5. I enjoy getting to see bits of your lovely home AND, because of you, I have returned to eating oatmeal and consume more water each day.
    There’s so much more: the meals you and Mr. Mickey share and the weekend drives you take are just a few of the things I look froward to. Hope you are enjoying more of those drives soon. All the best, Rebecca

  212. Oh Dear. I am praying for a quick recovery. And for Mr. Mickey to not be too lonely while you quarantine.
    Best wishes.

  213. Hi Susan, Very sorry to hear that you are unwell and trust the the mild version is just that, and you will be restored to good health asap. Every best wish, Thelma Ferris, Australia.

  214. So sorry to hear this disturbing news. Will pray for a full and speedy recovery. Have been reading your blog for about 2 months now and really enjoy it. Thank you

  215. This is quite a shock, I think of you as such a careful person. So perhaps it isn’t all that easy to avoid.
    I know I don’t need to say “take care,” but I hope this is over soon for you. Take enough vitamin C, D, A, sit in the sun daily if you can. Chaga tea/drink is a good drink, too. I make it with chaga nuggets–can order online. I’m sure you get lots of advice and I suspect you know exactly how you are going to treat this. I would like to know how you treat it and how your journey progresses. Still, we can wait for your to get better and look forward to when you feel like blogging again. Love and hugs!

  216. Susan, So concerned to hear that the nasty Covid-19 has arrived. Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way. Know you are doing all you can to look after yourself and others in you circle of love. Look forward to your return to blogging.

  217. Just checking in to wish you well and let you know you are missed. Hope every hour of every day brings strength and recovery. You are missed!

    1. Thank you, dear Georgia. I am making slow but steady progress toward being well again. I will share my experiences with you on Monday in a new blog post. I hope to be much better by then.

  218. Hope you have a speedy recovery Susan. Even though our county here in PA is in the green phase, I will not go inside restaurants – I always choose outdoor dining. and wear a mask all the time in an in public. My daughter is a state health nurse here in PA so I follow her guidance which is stricter than what the state is allowing but I am 64 so need to be vigilant.

  219. Oh, goodness. Get well soon! I look forward to your postings, but don’t rush back until you are really ready!

  220. So sorry to hear this. Prayers for a swift recovery with no complications. I think I might have had it way back in January I thought it was the flu but I was tired like never before in my life. Had a VERY try throat with a sight dry cough. I stayed in bed and drank copious amounts of water. I think this is what saved me from sever symptoms. I’m 62. They say if you can flush it down into your stomach instead of allowing the microbes to stay in your throat the stomach acids will destroy it. They say ginger and lemon are good against it. Twinings makes a ginger lemon tea that is very tasty. I was very weak after and my friend that is a nurse told me to drink Pedialite or Gatorade. That helped greatly. Get well soon.

  221. Wow, so very sorry. You will be missed. Take care of yourself.
    Just FYI, I am reading the book you suggested, Eat to Live. It is very interesting. Thank you for suggesting it.

    Rainee McGeehan

  222. Dearest Susan,
    Praying God will bless you with renewed, restored health. May His perfect healing cover you.
    Blessings to you.
    Pam

  223. Sorry to hear about your encounter with covid. I hope Mr. Mickey will be okay. Please keep taking good care of yourselves. Many blessings!

  224. Dear Susan, 691 comments, wishes and prayers from the bottom of our hearts. Your articles have been brightening our days so often . Now, you are not alone in this situation. I was so concerned about you suffering from severe headache.
    I hope for better news coming very soon.
    (Distant) hugs, yours Herta

  225. So sorry to read that you’re not feeling well. I pray you’re well soon. Thank you for your good helpful site. I appreciate your good helpful advice . I’m glad I found your site.God bless you. Joyce ward

  226. Be well, Susan. Praying for a prompt recovery – no matter what is ailing you.

    Blessings,
    DeeDee Stephens

  227. Dear Susan, I am so very sorry to hear this and I wish you a very quick and complete recovery. I live in NYC and have been heartbroken over the devastation this virus has caused. My son, who is a pharmacist here, contracted COVID and had to self isolate from his family for two weeks. He is fine now. My husband and I, in our sixties, have gone nowhere since March 15. All groceries were delivered to our home through Instacart from Costco. We have not seen our sons or their families for three months. It was only today that my husband ventured out for the first time in three months to grocery shop at Costco. He reported that everyone stayed six feet apart and everyone wore masks. He believes it is safe to do the shopping in person now since we have flattened the curve here so dramatically. I am still not so sure and have continued to reschedule a needed glaucoma appointment because I am so traumatized by what has happened. I know we will appreciate small things that we took for granted more than ever now. Thank you for sharing so much of your very wise and kind self in blog. ❤️

  228. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery, Susan. You will be the chicest mild COVID-19 patient ever!

  229. Susan,
    I am so sorry to hear this news. You will be in my prayers until you defeat this virus! Please know that you have many supporters sending love your way.
    Best wishes for good health,
    Becky Johnson

  230. Sorry to hear you are so sick. I’m curious though. Did you actually test positive on a COVID19 test or were you were diagnosed without a positive test?

    1. I was tested this week. I don’t have the results back yet. When you suddenly start sleeping twenty-two hours a day, have a pounding headache and all the other classic symptoms testing just proves what you already know.

      1. Those symptoms sound horrible! Feel well soon, Susan.
        And of course with all the media hype on this virus we the public want the truth on statistics, not just assumptions. Because this drives the fear and panic.

  231. I’ve been thinking about you since your post about having coved19. I’m praying for a speedy recovery and that you are being encouraged by all the prayers being sent up for you.

  232. My very best wishes for a straightforward, speedy recovery to full, good health. You always help to lift my spirits and I hope in this little way, that I help raise your spirits and strength now.
    Joan x

  233. Please take good care. Wishing you all the best. I really enjoy your blog, all the helpful tips, the great pictures and the way you put it all together.
    So be careful get better soon.

  234. I am so sorry you are sick, I hope you and Mr Micky are on the mend very quickly. And make a full recovery!! I will look forward to seeing you renewed and healthy self soon. GET WELL Dana

  235. It just shows how quickly this virus spreads, even though doing all we can to stay safe! Please take care and look after yourself.

  236. Susan ~ I am so sorry you have contracted Corona vd. I will say prayers for your swift and complete recovery. I know you are doing all you can for yourself ~ Your gentleman will take good care of you ~ His love for you has been seen by me in his eyes. Take good care and go slow.

  237. I’m so sorry to read that you’ve contracted this virus. I was curious about the testing aspect, but see that you’ve already answered another reader’s question about that. In reading through some of the other comments, I believe I also saw that you’re planning to write a post about your experience once you get back on your feet. Another point I’d be interested in is whether or not you’ve been able to take anything to help relieve the headache pain. I appreciate your sharing this post with us, and thank you in advance for any other information you decide to share as that can educate others on how to deal with certain symptoms. I wish you all the best during your recovery and hope we hear good news from you soon.

  238. Please find solace in knowing that we are all in the background cheering for a speedy recovery. You got this, Susan!

  239. I hope your case is still on the mild side. My brother tested positive Monday with over 100 temp and body aches. Hospital told him he would have various symptoms over the next couple of weeks so continue quarantine measures. Also thank you for responding to my Beautycounter question re foundation color (linen). I love it! Take care and hoping for a speedy recovery!

  240. Dear Susan,
    I’m sorry you’ve been sick. Glad to know there is progress in your recovery. I want to thank you for this blog, You do so much good and it truly has a ripple effect, thank you for all the time and energy and love you’ve poured into it. We certainly miss you when you’re gone ! Hope you will just concentrate on YOU for awhile!
    Sending good wishes your way,
    Teresa

  241. Wishing you a speedy recovery. stay healthy and let us know how you are doing when you are able. prayers for you!

    Mary Jane

  242. Praying for you Susan a Woman of Honor who will recover and finish strong in the Lord and the power of His might!
    Blessings and love! Shalom.

  243. Susan, I join those so sorry to learn this as you have been so very careful. Please do take good care and rest. Hope you can recover smoothly and Mr.Mickey stays well. We all enjoy your blog, his photos and advice so much. Sending you prayers, positive thoughts for a speedy recovery and a HUG from Wyoming!

  244. Dear Susan, After reading your lastest blog and learning about your illness I wanted to convey my sympathy . I know that being confined to one’s bed is no picnic. I hope by the time you receive this note you will be feeling much better. I am sure that there are others like me who enjoy your blog and look forward to your healthy return. For now just concentrate on getting well.

  245. Thinking of you at this time and knowing you will recover as you live a healthy lifestyle. I am so glad to hear your lungs are not affected. I am sure your doctor has tested you for covid-19 and not going by symptoms alone. The best is wished for you.