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COVID Vlog

This Vlog was supposed to be all about a new livestream I’m presenting and an exciting 2-week event that we were going to hold…but I caught Covid a little over a week ago, and I’m just not recovering fast enough. I thought I’d be able to push through, but I realized this morning that I simply can’t. Watch the Vlog to hear all about it.

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Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. is a New York Times bestselling author and an expert in the psychology and neuroscience of eating. Susan is the Founder and CEO of Bright Line Eating®, a scientifically grounded program that teaches you a simple process for getting your brain on board so you can finally find freedom from food.  Read Susan’s Full Story

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  1. Catherine W.

    We would all love to look so beautiful while suffering from Covid! You still look gorgeous and healthy, despite feeling so horrible!
    Praying you are feeling better now!

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  2. Marian

    This too will pass. Rest and take care of yourself

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  3. Maureen Bruhns

    Feel better soon!

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  4. Lynne

    Thanks, I needed to hear that about cravings. Very helpful. I do not have to indulge my cravings!! WOW!!

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  5. Bernice Mabey

    I been thinking of way to motivate myself to stay on food plan. I came up with a silly song. The tune to The Wheels on the bus go around & around

    I am going to take this weight of my body
    I am going to take this weight of my body
    All day long

    I am going to eat healthy and stay on my food plan
    I am going to eat healthy and stay on my food plan
    So my lines will be bright

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  6. Don Benedik

    Heal! Take care of you and your family.

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  7. Karyn

    Sending you lots of love , prayers and positive energy for a full and speedy recovery Susan! In my mind, I will hold you in your full vibrancy, picturing you healthy, well and feeling back to your dear self again. 🤍✨🙏🏻

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  8. Britte

    hey susan, as everyone I say: take your time. I haven’t watched the vlog for longer and you seemed to have changed so much….and so weak. I am so sorry for that. I still don’t understand people who say Covid is “nothing”. All the best and a good recovery for you!

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  9. Melissa Ward

    So glad you are taking care of yourself Susan. Sending you abundant blessings for a healthy recovery, loving kindness and grace.
    Big Hug to you dear one. I love you.

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  10. Kathryn Hall

    Please take care of yourself. For however long you need to. We can wait. We have oodles and oodles of stuff from you to review as well as the great frame work of basic BLE to sustain us while you recover. Thank you for all that you do!

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  11. Judy Fuller

    Sooo glad you finally realized that you have to take care of yourself before you’re able to adequately take care of anyone else! (This is actually inherent in the Second Commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” [Matthew 22:39], because if you don’t learn how to adequately love and take care of yourself, you won’t know how to love and take care of others!
    Praying for your complete recovery, sooner than later!
    You are loved,
    Judy

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  12. Laura

    Oh Susan I am so sorry you are sick. Of course, take the time you need to recover. We will still be here when you feel better. In the meantime, prayers for healing and complete recovery.

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  13. Laura

    Susan, please take the time you need to feel well again. You give so much to all of us. Now is the time to take care of you. Sending so much love and prayers for you. Laura

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Thank you, Laura. All the well wishes are so appreciated. 🧡

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  14. Eileen

    Even unwell you serve and deliver. I’m taking away the image of a “scaffold” in relationship to my meals. It’s perfect. It’s strong. It’s what I need in these perpetually stress filled days. I have a scaffold, and you built it. Thank you. To your good health, me

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  15. Thomas

    Get back to work you slacker. OK just kidding, please rest. You do so much for us all the time. Please take all the time you need and then some. This disease is no joke and when you start to feel better you still need to rest. We can wait until May. We are not going anywhere. Stay close Together strong we are unstoppaBLE.

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      LOL, thanks, Thomas. Don’t worry, we’re making sure she gets right back to work. 😉🧡

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  16. Elizabeth Daniel

    We are all here with you, full of support and love. Can you feel us?
    I bet I speak for every single person when I say that we are fine. There is enough content here for us to go on automatic for a long time. Our silos are full of delicious videos, courses, vlogs and books. …God Speed…
    Love, Elizabeth

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  17. Athena

    Dear Susan,
    Please take care of yourself. We will all be here, so no worries about us. Focus on yourself and your own healing. Sending you lots of love and healing energy! Much love, Athena

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  18. Kimberly

    Bless you for being human. I’ve had it twice. The brain fog IS real. Praying for you.

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  19. Emily

    So sorry you’ve got COVID, Susan. You’re such a wonderful leader. We’ve got plenty of SPT videos and teaching to support us while you get well. Rest, recup, and come back when you’ve licked it. We’re all pulling for you and we’ll be here on the flip side. ❤️

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  20. Anice Curlis

    Hi Susan I am so sorry that you are unwell. Please take care of yourself. You give so much to all of us at BLE and you need time for your own health. Sending you much love.

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  21. melanie

    There’s a reason for no taste of food: Lack of taste can be the body’s way of saying “Need to fast to heal!” So, it’s OK NOT to eat as much, or as often. Consider it intermittent fasting. By allowing fasting, it can make it easier for the body to heal, because the body is not so busy digesting food. Per medical people I’m in touch with, they say “As for which food supports Covid recovery: animal protein and green is best! No to anything that is sugar making including fruit and low fiber carbs. ” Allow the healing!

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  22. Stephanie Smith

    Susan, Can you feel the love?

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  23. Julie

    Take rest and then more rest. It took weeks for me to get better from it and the cough took months. I feel ya as far as the brain fog, I had it from chemo. I love you and am dosing you with love and healing white light <3

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  24. Tony Charles

    Dear Susan,
    Tony Charles here…
    Thank you so much for modeling how to take care of ourselves and give ourselves permission to be HUMAN! And you humor about the whole thing. No apologies necessary! Laughing at yourself and letting us in on the joke, see what happens when we try to do things thr old way and just dog through, five attempts at making the FB video. LOL!!
    I am currently 10 days post op from Right Total Knee Replacement surgery. Every meal in the hospital totally bright. Same as now. Like you said in this blog, your 3 Bright meals/day is your anchor , COVID Or NO COVID, knee replacement or no knee replacement.
    I love this Program and I LOVE YOU!!!

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  25. Frances Rose Stefaniuk

    Wishing you a speedy recovery with no side effects Susan and hoping David and your girls stay healthy and safe.

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  26. Nancy W. Goss

    Understand totally! It is exactly how I felt when I had COVID. The cough lasted nearly three weeks. Be well, Susan!

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  27. nazeer

    There is a Bright line in this situatios.We need to do a module entitled”.Eating for Healing”The body requirements for healing needs some special emphases….the nutrients,the timing,sleep&rest,hydration ,breathing,etc.The take on water and allowable body heat may surprise us all.Right NOW,just listen to your body and inner voice…N-j0y…nAz

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    1. Stephanie Smith

      I have a pre WWII cookbook. It has an entire section meals for people who are ill. You do not see that in modern ones.

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  28. Nili Marcia

    Dearest Susan, please give yourself even more rest and support than you think you need.
    Biggest hugs and love to you and wishes for a 100% recovery.

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  29. Fiona Violet

    Hope you are bunnying up and healing slowly and surely. Thank you for the Vlog, even when your brain is full of cotton. There is a chorus of good wishes, love and prayers for you here!

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  30. Marianne

    Dear Susan
    Take it easy and your time to get well! Don´t push yourself but let nature slowly heal you.
    We´ll be here when you are completely well again – no pressure on you!
    Best wishes for full recovery
    Marianne Christensen

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  31. Betsy

    Hope you feel better soon. please do take the time you need to recover. lots of love.

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  32. Bernice Mabey

    Get better soon. Get a lot rest.

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  33. Diane

    Susan,
    May you return to feeling well soon. Sending healing energy and prayer.
    ❤️

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  34. Laura Hildreth

    Oh, Susan, please focus on self care. We will be here when you get better. <3

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  35. Gina

    My Dear Susan, it really sucks to be sick. I’m so sorry. My Rx for you: Bunny Slippers, permission to be human, Dr. Zalenko and Dr. Mercola. You’ve taken care of so many people now it’s time to take care of YOU. Sending prayers and hugs for a speedy recovery!

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  36. Diane

    Susan,

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  37. Laura

    Love Ya Susan. You have an “army” of strong warriors here praying for your recovery. Do what you need to heal.

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  38. Rea Calkins

    Susan, you take care of yourself! Be patient with the healing process; COVID can wax and wane in its symptoms. Sleep on your belly if you can. I recommend getting a pulse oximeter to keep track of your oxygen. Im guessing you will get through this just fine but it will take some time. I am sending you lots of thoughts of recovery and love. Thank you for all you do!!!

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    1. Stephanie Smith

      The pulse oximeter is a great idea, but sleeping on your tummy is one of the worse things you can do for your body.
      It not only compresses the lungs but also your diaphragm which helps you breath. It is terrible for your spine and shoulders.
      People that I know who have breathing problem say sleeping in a recliner helps.

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      1. Valda Gowing Schreiber

        And yet people in ICU who were struggling to survive (my friend included who is morbidly obese) were flipped on their tummies with a ventilator in place to reduce the pressure on the lungs etc. My friend survived 31 days in ICU followed by rehab and is now living as good a life as possible even though her husband, her father in law and a close friend all died of Covid while she was on a ventilator. The horror stories abound.

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        1. Stephanie Smith

          You are right they did find that putting folks on ventilators on their stomachs did help. But breathing with a ventilator is not the same as breathing on your own.
          I can really see how it would help someone who was morbidly obese breath better. Sleeping on your stomach is still bad for your neck and spine. COVID is bad enough without a sore neck and back.

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  39. Kathy

    Get Well Soon !

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  40. Joyce C Brown

    Something we both have in common is that we spent some time in Body For Life and it’s one of the few books I have around since I like the exercise part but Bill Phillips never helped or understood my sick food brain. Anyways, a few months ago Bill almost died! Seriously, he was on a ventilator and they gave him like 1% chance of living. He HAS bounced back, or almost back and it’s changed his perspective on life.
    Anyways- I will keep you in my prayers. Glad that you’re giving yourself time to heal.

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  41. Angelique

    Dear Susan, Take good care of yourself as you would your daughters, beloved husband, etc. I know being the Leader you are you want to soldier on but you have created such a beautiful steadfast family of BLE Bright lights to hold the LIGHT while you recover. Recovery is the most important and highest pri6for All of US to see you through this. Let us know how we can assist in any way.

    Much Love and grateful for All you’ve created!
    Angelique

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      You got it, Angelique! You know it’s so hard for Susan to step away because she just adores serving this community. But in the end, recovering fully IS the best way to serve. Thank you for your kind wishes! 🥰

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  42. Linda VanderVeen

    Please Google Dr. ZALENKO. He has a perfect treatment for covid brain fog. It’s all natural.

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    1. Gina

      Zalenko is the best. But he’s in Florida now not Monroe NY anymore

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  43. Kimberly

    Hang in there and know I’ve said a prayer for you!

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  44. Joan Bragar

    Susan, you are a great leader. Truly great. Sharing your vulnerabilities, and declaring the boundaries you need to keep going to make your true contribution in the world. This is what we all need to see to learn how we, as mere mortals, can also make our contributions in the face of our own mortality.

    Take this from someone who teaches leadership in public health at Boston University and in ministries of health around the world.
    You’re a gem.

    Sending so much love, and prayers for your full recovery.
    Thank you for all you do to transform so many lives
    💕💕
    Joan

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  45. Suzy B

    Wishing you better, dear Susan.
    Prayers for a super speedy recovery. Brava to you for taking good care of yourself and leading from the front, as always.
    This too shall pass xx

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  46. Linda Phillips

    Sending love Susan – that brain fog and deep exhaustion are very real. I had covid and was quite shocked by those aspects. You are an inspiration though even whilst clearly unwell. Go take good care of yourself- remember this too shall pass and the maintenance course when it comes will be at the right time and even better than before .

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  47. Sally

    You are a trooper. Please go to your bed or the comfy couch with your Bunny Slippers. You must take care; we all need you – the world needs you – get well. Oh, and by the way, you are, by far, THE prettiest sick person I have ever seen. love you

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  48. Suzanne B

    Dear Susan,
    Sending heartfelt wishes for a super speedy recovery. Wishing you better and brava to you for being smart for yourself.
    Leading by example,
    Love Suzanne x

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  49. Gillian Golding

    Dear Susan sending you much love and healing vibes as you rest and recover. We can wait. xx

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  50. Tracey Marie Mc quoid

    Take good care of yourself Susan and take as much time as needed ,
    We will wait for you for as long as is needed your in my prayers thanks
    For everything you do for us all … sending big healing hugs from italy ❤️

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  51. Karen

    just a million ums ums, ahs ahs still has to be the center of attention saying nothing but Um Um Um um…total waste of time. what a piece of self centered ness. We all have had covid still suffering the side effects. Why WASTE OUR TIME ?????

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  52. Petra Pouw-Legêne

    Dearest Susan, Oh my, I am sorry you have caught Covid. You sound so brave in the Vlog, trying to keep going anyway. and I feel your struggle to have to take care of yourself now and postpone BLE activities. Well, it is what it is, and you deserve to take all the time you need to get well again. I know the BLE team has your back, and I from my side commit to stay close to the mothership and do my part to stay bright. Plenty of courses and modules to visit again. Hope that helps to make you feel that you can safely spend all the time you need to get well again. Much love to you, and blessings, and best wishes for a a speedy recovery. And thank you for all the incredible developments within BLE community over the past year. In awe of your dedication. Much love.

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  53. Nancy

    Susan, take all the time you need and put your recovery from Covid first. We’ll be here when you recover. Love you!

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  54. Celine

    My dear Susan. Get well soon Hun. My prayers are with you.

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  55. Theresa Bogert

    Agh! Covid! Just when ya think it’s almost gone. So sorry this happened to you. Glad you’re taking much needed time to rest. Great reminder to keep your nourishment up even though you don’t feel like eating. See ya next week!

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Thank you, Theresa! We’re feeling all the love and good vibes! 🧡

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  56. Jacqie Shartier

    Lots of Prayers for YOU dear Susan

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  57. Kay Tull

    No worries. Take all the time you need to heal and recover. We are all in maintenance for the long haul and we don’t want you to be a covid long hauler! You have assembled such a wonderful team that has your back. Quoting you; life gets lifey and breakfast for 3 meals a day when you aren’t well:). Sending healing hugs.

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  58. Jodie

    Please unsuscribe me now .

    Be Honest

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  59. Jocelyn Favor

    My heart is with you 💞 Thank you for being of service and posting this even though you’re not well. I will keep you in my prayers. I trust you are as committed to self care as you are to BLE. Take all the time you need to get better. Looking forward to hearing about your experience when you’ve recovered from this. Much love!

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  60. Terri

    Slowing, self-care, a measure of wisdom. ❤️

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  61. Mare Masterson

    Rest please! Sending healing light and energy.

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  62. Carolyn C

    Bad COVID!!!!! Bad virus!!! Take the time you need and heal well.

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  63. Kathy Lehman

    Take care of YOU, Susan! There’s no rush, and we’ll be here when you’re feeling better, ready to absorb more of your wisdom. <3

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  64. Janice

    Thank you for modeling to us the need to step back and take a break when we are sick. It’s a powerful message to us. Prayers for your speedy recovery.

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  65. Janice

    What a bummer to feel so lousy. Thank you for modeling to us the need to step back and take a break when we are sick. It’s a powerful message to us. Prayers for your speedy recovery.

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  66. Janice Strength

    What a bummer to feel so lousy. Thank you for modeling to us the need to step back and take a break when we are sick. It’s a powerful message to us. Prayers for your speedy recovery.

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  67. Patricia Santana

    Awww, poor you! Get Well soon! Take your time to get well!
    We’ll be here! 🙂

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  68. Donna and Margaret

    Thank you for this vlog, brain fog be damned.

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  69. Donna and Margaret

    Just focus on getting better. We love you.

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  70. Donna and Margaret

    Just focus on getting better. We love you and are sending healing thoughts.

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  71. Gabrielle Pozzuoli

    Sending you a lot of love and wonderful healing energy. Take the time you need to heal, however long it is. We can wait. ❤️

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  72. Charlene

    Your rocky day is what I sound like all the time. Lol. Sorry you’re feeling so cruddy and will look forward to having full-version SPT back!

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  73. Amber

    Love and healing light to you! I just wanted to say that I know you feel terrible, but know you just have a natural beautiful glow still about you. It’s refreshing to see people in their normal element sometimes. Real, down to earth life, not always a formal presentation if that makes sense. Your light shines bright.

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  74. Jacqie Shartier

    Lighting a candle for you dear Susan and putting you on 2 Prayers Lists. Please get the rest you need to be all that you are. Sending you lots of love and healing energy!

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  75. Barbara

    So glad you’re taking care of yourself, take your time. Be well.

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  76. Benjamin

    Susan , I feel so bad for you . Get better soon . Maybe Ocean Robbins can help with your recovery . He’s pretty good with nutrition .
    Love , Benjamin

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  77. Susan C

    Ho’opono pono. As Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len would say.
    Loving and healing blessings to you.

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  78. Kathy Terry

    Oh Susan, praying for your recovery. Take all the time you need.

    🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  79. Krysta

    Sending lots of love and prayers for a speedy recovery! Use them bunny skippers girl!

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    1. Krysta

      (Slippers… not skippers 🤦‍♀️

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  80. Kim

    Feel better, Susan! Please take as much time as you need to recover! We love you! 🙂

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  81. Lori Colquist

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  82. Joelene

    I’ve been there! Praying for you.

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  83. Christine Gratton

    Omg just take care of yourself. Get rest and be back in a healthy way soon.

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  84. Jen Emrich

    Oh no, so sorry! Please take care of yourself. xoxo

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  85. Jill Goldman

    oh my goodness, susan, please just rest and take care of yourself. take as much time as you need to fully heal. don’t rush to get back to work. we’ll be here. much love, jill

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  86. Christi Kendrick

    We have grace all day long for you, Susan! Take care of yourself; that’s all you can do and we will be here waiting for you when you feel better. Please take all the time you need! Love & cyber ((hugs)) headed your way!

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  87. Joyce Rosa

    I hope you feel better soon much love to you and I love you

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  88. Amy Vansickle

    Praying for you. Hope you feel better soon.

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  89. Beverly DiCarlo

    I care. Thank you Love Beverly

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  90. Christel

    Christel vogel, Susan, dear one, I’m so sorry for your illness. I have a lot of patients that describe pretty close to what you’re saying, and it’s so frustrating when you’re typically a high energy person! Praying for your COMPLETE recovery and I know that a couple more weeks is about what it’s going to take. Love you

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  91. Heather deBethencourt

    Sending much love. Thanks for always keeping it real! I am always deeply appreciative for your authenticity.

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  92. Karen Clements

    Praying for you to feel better, we all need our health and you have given that to us. Please feel better.

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  93. Stephanie Smith

    Put on your Bunny Slippers and take care of yourself. BLE will not fall apart.
    COVID is a weird virus and it affects you is very unpredictable

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  94. Eileen Lass

    I pray that you heal soon and well, and that David and the children are well and safe!

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  95. Sue

    Covid is really terrible. Everyone needs to understand that. Much worse than a cold. Please look after yourself Susan.
    We’ll see you when you’re ready.

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  96. Mary Watkins

    Oh Susan, I am so sorry you have Covid. Please take all the time you need to get well. My prayers are with you! We will be here when you come back. Get some rest! 🥰💕

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  97. Derek

    Best wishes for a speedy and *complete* recovery, dear Susan. Take care and all the love to you.

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  98. Toni Jardine

    Prayers for complete healing and well-being.

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  99. Aline

    Prayers for your recovery

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