I’m in the hospital…Piedmont hospital.   Getting great care.  Writing this on iPad, so must be brief.  Not sure when going home…they are running tests for abdominal pain and bleeding.  Max is in good hands.

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  1. Sending wishes for a speedy recovery!

  2. Hey Susan! You don’t know me but I’m recently discovered your blog by searching dual monitor setup and I can say I really enjoyed staying here and read your posts. I too, like home design and stuff though I don’t have much time to enjoy it. I read your latest news and got worried. Get well soon Susan! Can you keep us-the readers posted with what is going on with you?
    Cheers from Romania.

  3. Oh Susan that is a worry. Hope they get to the bottom of it all and you are fine.


  4. Susan, I am so sorry!! I am sincerely hoping and praying that everything will be fine and that you will have the best care.

  5. charlottem34 says

    Susan, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Prayers for a speedy healing.

  7. Oh my goodness, Susan!
    I am so sorry to hear that you are not feeling well and even in the hospital!
    I hope and pray it’s nothing serious! Maybe your physical pain is caused by your nerves and the anxiety you have because you are worrying about sweet Max?! Oh, Susan, I will continue praying for you every day and truly hope you are getting better very soon! I (we) need you, here!
    Please keep us posted! I love you, my friend!
    ~Sending prayers, lots of hugs and positive thoughts your way~

  8. Greetings from Australia!! So glad you are getting looked after well. Hope you are up and about in no time.

    • I know so little about computers but somehow managed to find Susan and began following all things she post. My health is poor and this brings much joy to me. I used to decorate for holidays and loved dragging out my “stuff”. Like a child…..I got so excited to mix it up again, add some new and stay up half the night feeling all warm inside. Please include me in updates on Susan. I don’t know who Max is…..please advise. Thanks to everyone who inspires me on the inside, even though my outside doesn’t do so much now.

  9. Hope all is well and that you’ll be home soon.

  10. Linda Collins says

    Wishing you a speedy recovery, will pray for you.

  11. Becky in SC says

    Oh my! I certainly hope all will be ok with you! I’m sending my very best “Get Well” wishes your way!
    ♥ Becky in SC ♥

  12. Joy Fling says

    Susan, I am so sorry. What a shocking post this morning!. I have said a prayer for your speedy recovery and may God guide your Doctor’s healing hands. Please know how much pleasure you bring to those reading your blog and that you are in hearts. I wish I could do something for you. I send you a big, loving hug.

  13. I hope everything is okay ~ saying a prayer for you!

  14. Blessings to you Susan – praying the doctors will get this all figured out and you can be home soon. Thanks for letting us know so we can pray for you!

  15. Susan, thanks for letting us know about you AND Max. Hoping your hospital stay is brief, and that you will be on the mend. xo

  16. I am so sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. I hope you are on the mend quickly and back to BNOTP and enjoying spring in your beautiful home.

  17. Oh no! Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.

  18. I am so sorry! I will be praying for you!!! Please keep us updated!!!

  19. Prayer’s for you and Max. I hope you get well soon. Godspeed! I’ve been a follower since 2010…my apology….I don’t have a website…still working full time so….no time to fully develop one…I have started to create a site but still underconstruction. I wish you a healthy outcome and speedy recovery.

  20. Oh dear, so sorry you’re not well- I hope they figure out what’s going on quickly. Prayers for you and Max- good to know he’s in god hands. Rest up and take care, Liz

  21. Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your being admitted to hospital. I am hoping for a quick discovery of the cause of the problem and it is resolved, soon! I will keep you in my prayers.

  22. Oh my goodness, Susan! I am SOOO very sorry you’re going through this! I sure hope they can find the source of your pain quickly & resolve the matter…preferably without surgery. Immediate & fervent *knee-mails* being lifted up for your complete recovery!!!

    Gentle Hugs,

    Please keep us posted as soon as you feel up to it?

  23. Claudia A. says

    Prayers Susan.

  24. Oh No! I’m praying for you, Susan. laurie

  25. Oh no Susan! Please feel better soon! I hope your home before you receive this! You take care of yourself and know that you are missed!
    Lois from PA

  26. Pat Francoforte says

    God bless you! Praying for you!

  27. So sorry to hear you’re sick-I’ll keep you in my prayers. Feel better soon!

  28. I’ve been enjoying your website for several months now, and just wanted to tell you I’m sorry you’re in the hospital and pray that they find out what is going on with you and fix it. And really soon! God bless~~

  29. I hope you will be okay and out of the hospital soon. Take care!

  30. Thinking of you and remembering you in prayer!!

  31. Oh my goodness! I so hope you feel better soon!!

  32. Praying for answers and healing….God is with you always.

  33. Prayers said for you, Susan.

  34. Yikes! Take care of yourself!

  35. Molly Tilson says

    Prayers for you!!!! Hope you get some answers quickly.

  36. Hope it is nothing serious and that you get better speedy-quick!

  37. take care and I will be looking forward to your next post. I am new to your site and have very much enjoyed the photos ….really smile when I see the ‘Between Naps on the Porch” ..makes me feel all relaxed…I would love to have tea with you there.

  38. Lisa@before meets after says

    Susan, you are in my thought and prayers. Let me know if there’s anything I can do for you!

  39. Oh my…hope all is okay. Sending you hugs and prayers! Pamie G.

  40. Susan,

    Oh no! Take care of yourself.

  41. Oh Susan, our prayers are with you for a speedy diagnosis and quick recovery! You mean so much to so many who feel they know you as a friend through your posts. Keep us updated on how you are doing. We all care and want you well!

  42. Praying for you…get better soon!

  43. Oh dear Susan,
    Comfort in our Lord.

  44. Dhenderson says

    Praying for you Susan. For healing and peace.

  45. Susan,
    So~o~o sorry to hear this news!
    Now is the time to rest and take care of you, dear friend!!!
    Prayers coming your way for the physicians to find and treat your symptoms
    and for healing and recovery!!! Thanks for letting us know!
    I’ll be watching for “Good News” from you when you’re home!!!

  46. Glad to know that both you and Max are getting the care that you need.
    My prayers continue for both of you.
    Prayful Thoughts,

  47. Sandi Reagan says

    Miss Susan:
    SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!! I’m so sorry to hear your in pain AND in the hospital! I still have Mr. Max on my prayer list and you will be added as well! God doesn’t bring anything to us that he doesn’t walk us through it……
    You need to get well soon! There are so many of us who LOVE the work you do on your blog. To be candid with you, I am an older single Mum of five children. Four are adopted special needs children. I love your blog so much because I get idea’s on how to bring a little glamour to our simple life!
    Please know that you will not be far from my thoughts and prayers

  48. Roz Sullivan says

    Hi Susan-

    Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and sending my heartfelt wishes for a speedy and full recovery to you!

    All My Best,

  49. Hope you feel better and get to go home soon!!!

  50. Oh my….will keep you (and Max) lifted in prayer. Focus on yourself now. We’ll be here when you are up and running around again.

  51. Prayers for you and those who love you.

  52. Gees, I NEVER expected that when I opened your blog this morning!!! PRAYERS! (And…before I read it…I, too, thought of Max.) franki

  53. Oh no. Hope you get well soon!!! ♥

  54. Hope everything turns out fine and you’re back in your comfy home soon!

  55. If Piedmont is anything like Kennestone, they could use your eye for beautiful design and do some upgrades and improvements! You’re in good hands over there. Keep us posted and get well soon!

  56. I’ll be praying for your recovery. Get well wishes from an avid porch lover.

  57. Sandi Lee says

    Take care of yourself. This will wait. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  58. Mary from Virginia says

    YIKES Susan! I am stunned. Please keep me informed of what is going on. I am so sad for you and I will say a prayer for a speedy recovery.

  59. Hoping that you are O.K. and out of the hospital soon!!!!!! Take care of yourself!

  60. Oh dear! I hope you feel better soon!

  61. Oh, Susan!

    I am so sorry, and I will push you to the top of my prayer list.

    On my knees right now.

    Feel better soon… you AND Max.



  62. Praying that your docs will have uncommon wisdom, clear thinking and protection….that you will be able to rest and that every cell in your body will heal as God designed it to function. Live in the promise of HIS peace in every situation.

  63. Oh Susan – I’m just so sorry for all the struggles going on right now! I’ll be praying that they find out what’s going on and that you are still not having pain. Thank you for letting us know – even though I have never met you, I feel like you are a friend of mine since I love reading your blog. 🙂 I’ll be praying for you (and Max) today.

  64. Praying for you. May Drs. do all they can to help you back to full health

  65. Hello Susan, Sooooo sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. That is no fun. Between you & Max, you both are having a rough time. Many good wishes and lots of prayers are coming your way. Lord bless.

  66. Barbara H says

    Please be well. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  67. Cathye Clark says

    Prayers for you and yours.

  68. Just stumbled upon your site before Easter … I truly enjoy it! Bless your heart. Rest. Blessings over you and your family. kc

  69. Susan, will be praying for you and Max.

  70. What a season you’re in with your health problem and your pet’s. of course, I pray for a quick, complete resolution to your health problem.

  71. Oh gosh! Hope you are feeling better and back home soon! Hugs Carol

  72. Susan, will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Glad you are receiving good care and hope you are soon back to good health and back home again. ~ Sarah

  73. Lots of prayers and special thoughts for a great out come. Please hurry home.

  74. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and I hope to read good news soon.

  75. Best wishes. We’ll be thinking of you.

  76. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says

    Uh-oh, hope everything will be ok. Praying for you!

  77. Keeping you in my prayers!

  78. Heavens! I do hope all will be well soon! Take care of yourself.

  79. Dearest Susan, I am so sorry that you are ill. Please. let the doctors find out what is wrong so that they can help you. You and Max are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Gina

  80. Get better! Prayers for answers & a skilled medical team, comfort & patience for you!

  81. So sorry to hear! Hope it is nothing major and you are on your way home. Sending prayers your way, Susan. xo

  82. Prayers going to you but you are in great hands, Piedmont is the BEST,( even the food is good) keep us posted. God bless, Leslie

  83. Susan, be well! Prayers for you and the doctors. xo marlis

  84. Oh no! Hope they figure it out and you get better quickly! Sending a prayer.

  85. Susan, sending you healing thoughts. Get out of that hospital asap!

  86. Dear Susan, Sending positive thoughts and good wishes your way. Also to sweet Max.

  87. Sheri Dillon says

    So sorry to hear this Susan. I’ll be praying for you.

  88. Cathie Kukec says

    So sorry to hear you are in the hospital. When you are I’ll, it is the bet place to be. Know they will gt you back on your feet in no time.


  89. Sending positive thoughts your way. fondly ~lynne~

  90. Susan,
    I’m sending thoughts and prayers that your hospital stay is a simple and speedy one. Also, we are still keeping Max in our prayers. Get well soon.
    (just a follower)

  91. Melinda Laager says

    Thinking of and praying for you-

  92. Prayers to you.

  93. Angela @hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com says

    Praying for you!

  94. What??!! Susan, I’m so sorry to hear this! Please get better, and please give us an update as soon as you’re able. (((Hugs)))

  95. Leslee in TN says

    Oh dear! Praying you will be feeling better soon, and they find nothing serious. Will watch for an update, when you can give one. God Bless.

  96. Sally Smith says

    Hope you “escape” soon. Prayers and hugs coming your way.

  97. I hope you are ok! You will be in our thoughts and prayers!

  98. Take care… hope they figure it out quickly and you’re all better soon! Little Bit

  99. Donna Underwood says

    I am so sorry to hear you are in the hospital and hope you will be home soon. I enjoy “Between Naps on the Porch” so much and look forward to each posting. I enjoy seeing the different homes and decor and have gotten so many wonderful ideas. I have a large Traditional home and I’m having so much fun decorating. We also have a screened-in porch that is wonderful. My thoughst will be with you and hope you are home soon. Thank you again for “Between Naps on the Porch”…one of my favorite things! Donna

  100. Oh my…will keep in my thoughts today…hoping all goes well…

  101. Good luck…..thinking about you.


  102. Thinking about you and praying for a speedy diagnosis and healing.

  103. So sorry that you are ill! I hope it’s nothing serious! You’ll be in my prayers! Blessings, Tammy

  104. Oh! Goodness! Hope they can pinpoint the cause and resolve this issue quickly! Best wishes and prayers .

  105. I hope everything is ok! Feel better!

  106. Oh NO! Hope all is well today and you get home soon! Prayers and positive thoughts…
    Mary Lou

  107. Prayers coming your way!!

  108. Feel better soon! Take care of yourself!

  109. Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way, Susan.


  110. Please be sure that all of us who read your wonderful, inspiring blog are praying for your speedy recovery.

  111. Oh my goodness! Get well soon and I’m glad Max is in good hands while you’re temporarily incapacitated. Prayers coming your way!

  112. Susan,
    Glad you and Max are in good hands. Hang in there and will have you both in my prayers.

  113. hi Susan, wishing you all the best and praying God will restore you back to good health.

  114. Oh my…hope it is nothing serious. Hoping to hear good news soon…you’ll have lots of people praying for you, me included. 😉

  115. Susan,
    Sorry to hear that you are under the weather! Piedmont is a good place to be in that case! Hope you and Max rest and recouperate!

  116. oh no susan! hope you are on the mend soon and feeling better !!!

  117. Susan, I’m actually in Atlanta (Stone Mtn) where my husband is attending a conference. I am so sorry to hear about your stay in the hospital. Let’s hope your stay is for a short time, the docs figure out what’s going on, and you will be back feeling well again. Prayers go out to you. Aloha, Mandy

  118. Oh no! So sorry to read that you’re in the hospital. Hugs & prayers for a speedy diagnosis & treatment & recovery!

  119. Leann Williamson says

    Susan: Praying for you now. Feel like you’re a friend since I’ve been following your blog. Praying God’s perfect peace at this moment…may God give the doctors wisdom & you relief from pain or concerns…may all those that love you also have peace that you are being taken care of in their abscence..may you be resting & relaxing at home soon! With love, Leann

  120. Praying your better soon!

  121. Diane Clardy says

    Susan, I am not a blogger, but a long time follower of Between Naps on the Porch. It is my absolute favorite site. So sorry you are in the hospital. I will keep you in my prayers. Max, too!

  122. Carol Black says

    So sorry to hear this. I will keep you in my prayers.
    I love your post,always stop by .Makes my day a little brighter.

  123. Get better soon! ((HUGS))

  124. Oh, Susan, I’m sending you hugs and love and lifting you up in prayer! Please, please, take care of yourself. {{{hugs}}}

  125. Annette kelley says

    You are in my prayers.

  126. Sharon Avinger says

    Oh, my goodness! Take care,Susan, and keep us posted on your condition. Praying for you.

  127. Hey Susan,

    Sorry to hear this, hope they find the problem, fix it, and send you home to Max soon.

  128. So sorry you are in the hospital! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well soon!!!

  129. Oh! Poor you! I’m so sorry to hear this, but am glad to know that you (and Max) are in good hands. Report in as you can.

  130. Good Grief Susan! Thinking of you and praying for you.Hope all will be well.Hugs.Bea.Modern Country Lady blog

  131. Susan, I am so sorry! I feel very helpless being 700 miles from you–a frustrating reality of cyber-friendship… I want to be able to come visit you! I am praying for you, Susan.

  132. Oh my goodness – hope you are better soon!!!

  133. Oh no!! I hope that you will get well soon. I will be thinking of you and keep you in my prayers.

  134. So sorry. Get well soon.

  135. Susan~ I’m so sorry to hear that! Time feels like it stands still amidst a flurry of activity at a hospital. May the Lord heal you quickly and may the cause be found and treated. And thank goodness Max is being taken care of! Thanks for letting “us” know~

  136. Oh my – Sure hope they find the problem and take care of it soon. Sending healing thoughts and prayers.

  137. Praying for a speedy recovery. Take care. Florence

  138. Susan,

    I pray that you get better soon. You brighten my days with your cheery writing and I hope the doctors come in with good news soon. Thank you for sharing your joy!

  139. Susan Jones says

    OMGoodness! Praying the doctors can get it diagnosed and send you right home with some good medicine and it’s nothing serious!!!!

  140. Thinking of you today, hope this is nothing serious … that you are back home soon, healthy and happy.

  141. Susan, my best thoughts and prayers are with you. It sounds like you are where you need to be at this time. I look forward to hearing very soon that all is well and you are back home surrounded by the beauty that you have created and so generously share with all of us. MM

  142. Rosie Moreno says

    Sending you Get Well thoughts, Susan. Take care of yourself,

  143. I hope that you are feeling better very soon!

  144. Cyndy Cook says

    Oh Susan! Wish I lived closer so I could help! You’ll be in my prayers today.

  145. Praying for healing!!

  146. Susan, sure hope your are on the mend soon. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  147. Prayers for diagnosis, treatment and a very quick recovery.

  148. Oh my, I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep you in prayer. Hugs, Marty

  149. Susan, I am so sorry to hear this. Praying for your recovery.

  150. Martha Wilton says

    So sorry to hear this! I always look forward to your blog, especially pictures of your lovely home, and didn’t expect to read that you’re in the hospital. Just know that there are lots of us out here thinking of you and praying for your quick recovery. Martha from Michigan

  151. Oh no! I hope everything turns out ok. You are in my prayers. Hope you get home soon.

  152. Linda Primeaux says

    I pray for your speedy recovery!
    I wanted you to know, that even though I am not a blogger as I have no such talent for writing, I do enjoy your blog immensely and always look forward to your great and interesting articles.
    It broke my heart to hear of Max’s illness….and I hope he too will be feeling better soon.
    My Prayers are with you
    Linda Primeaux

  153. Barbara T. says

    I’m so sorry!! Will be praying for you. I enjoy your blog so much and read it every day.

  154. Oh no! Praying they find answers!

  155. Please, get well soon! You and Max are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Gina from San Antonio

  156. Susan, I pray that you are ok and that you can be home with Max soon. Please take care of your health first and foremost!

  157. Healing prayers Susan!

  158. Oh, my…sorry to hear you are ill. Hope they find out what is wrong and correct it soon. Don’t worry about us. Take care of yourself Susan.

  159. Toni Fleischmann says

    Hi Susan….I’m remembering you in my prayers this morning for healing and complete answers to your issues. God bless

  160. Nancy Rodgers says

    So sorry that you are going through so much right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  161. Healing thoughts and prayers being sent up for you!! So sorry you are not well. Keep your chin up!!

  162. Terri Hughes says

    Sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. I hope it isn’t anything serious. Prayers going up for you. Take care!

  163. You are a wonderful inspiration. Get well soon.

  164. Hope you are feeling better soon, and out of the hospital! Hugs!

  165. Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. I pray that all will be well. And I know you are resting easy knowing that Max is in good hands. Hang tough!

  166. Praying everything turns up well for Max..poor baby! I’m sure he is in good hands dear Susan. Hugs and keep calm.

  167. timecard24 says

    Wow are you haing a stream of bad luck.Glad to here max is doi g well. Now take care of your self.

  168. Blessings and warm wishes for a speedy recovery.

  169. Oh Susan….I’m so sorry to hear this! Know that I’ll be keeping you in my prayers! Praying that you are back on your feet soon, girlie! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  170. SparkleFarkel says

    Little prayers I send to God,
    About Susan, make it be nothing bod.

    Bod? Okay, so maybe I’m not a poet. But I CAN pray, and I WILL. I don’t want anything bod, I mean BAD, to be happening to you. Be be better soon. Love, SF~~~~~*

  171. Oh, no! I hope they find the reason for the pain and bleeding and that you are well very soon!

  172. Oh Susan….I’m so sorry to hear this! Know that I’ll be keeping you in my prayers! Praying that you are back on your feet soon, girlie! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  173. Keeping positive thoughts and prayers going for you and your family.


  174. I’m so sorry you are in the hospital, but hope they diagnose the problem quickly so you can return to your lovely home to be with your precious Max. Praying for a quick recovery.

  175. Praying for quick resolution of problem and full recovery. Blessings to you, Patti

  176. So very sorry to hear this. I often read your blog and enjoy it so much. I hope you are better soon. Keep smiling.

  177. I sure hope it is nothing serious! I went to the hospital for abdominal pain on my left side once and it was diverticulitis…not fun. Get well soon!

  178. lenda davis says

    I will be praying for u and your Dr. Hope u get well soon. Your Friend in Christ

  179. Sending you an Angel.

  180. Thinking about you, and praying for a good outcome~

  181. Dear Susan,
    I am sending Get Well wishes and greetings from Serbia,


  182. Hoping for a fast diagnosis and speedy recovery. Glad to hear Max is in good hands too! Take the best of care!

  183. Hi Susan, I was at Piedmont all of last week with a lung infection. The nurses are wonderful and if you have to be in the hospital, Piedmont is the best.However, going home is the best part and I hope you can soon.My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  184. Susan, hope you will be heading back home with good news soon!! Sending prayers and many blessings.

  185. Oh no!!! So sorry Susan……keeping you in prayer and keep us posted when you can……get better quickly!!! Hugs…cleo

  186. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  187. Connie Davis says

    Praying for a speedy recovery. God bless.

  188. So sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. Praying for you Susan for strength and comfort…praying for your medical team to seek out quickly the situation and then to healing…praying also for friends and family providing you and Max comfort, support/strength.

  189. I’m so sorry that you are not feeling well. I pray that they will find out soon what is causing the problem and that you will recover quickly without any complications.

  190. So sorry to hear you are in the hospital. Praying for you to get well soon!

  191. Joy Cooper says

    Get well soon. You are in good hands over there in Piedmont. Perhaps your recent stress has pushed your body to it’s limit. Take care. We will miss you till you get back.

  192. Susan
    I’ve been a follower of your blog for a long time but have never commented until now. I just love your ideas and wonderful pictures you post. I’m sure you’ll be fine once the dr.’s find the problem…maybe an ulcer from worrying about Max (I’ve had kitties all my life) and the busy schedule you have too. My prayers are with you!

  193. Cris Sanchez says

    Sending my best wishes and prayers that you will be well soon.

  194. Sorry to hear this. Hope you are feeling much better soon. Praying for a quick recovery!

  195. Margo Kuhn says

    Sunsan, I am so sorry to hear that you are not well. You are in my prayers for wisdom for the doctors and a speedy recovery for you. Get well soon.

  196. Jeepers Susan, you just get yourself better soon. With all the love pouring your way I am sure it’ll be a speedy recovery.

  197. Sharon from Michigan says

    Oh no! You and Max are in my prayers. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  198. Susan, Stress really can really do a number on a person. I know. I was planning a big party for my husband’s 80th birthday party. Had all the table decorations and had the catered hired, the hall paid for and I got chest pain and went to the doctor and ended up in the heart institute and I missed the party. Our daughter took over after she got here, but I felt so let down. You are most likely feeling that Max won’t be with you very long and your grief has hit a weak spot. Randy Alcorn has written on book on pets going to heaven and how we can join then after this life. It’s a comforting thought.

    We have a great God and he does miracles, so more prayers are going up for y ou.

  199. Tamara Lin says

    Get well soon!!!

  200. Prayers and hugs…get well soon.

  201. Dear Susan, Hope you can never hear it too many times. Hope you do not have a really serious problem. I and many others are sending you our positive thought and wishes for everyone to be better quickly. Iris

  202. Barb from Ohio says

    Hi, Susan
    I have never commented here before but have been enjoying your blog for some time. So sorry to hear that you are in the hospital. I hope they find out what is wrong and that it isn’t too serious. You seem like such a talented person and I keep finding new things to check out every time I click on your blog. You’ve given me a lot of inspiration in decorating ideas. Hope you are better soon!

  203. Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery.

  204. Prayers for a complete healing and full recovery!

  205. Oh Susan, Many thoughts and prayers are coming your way (and Max)! I hope you feel better soon, and its good to know that Max is in great hands while you are ill. God Bless:)

  206. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  207. Sending prayers.

  208. Mary Beth says

    I hope they quickly discover what ails you and you can have Max sit and purr on your lap … Piedmont is a great hospital but it just doesn’t have any kitty love to give you!

  209. Sending prayers dear one!

  210. Linda Page says

    There are so many people sending up prayers and good wishes for you that I thought I would never get to the end of the list so I could leave a posting! You are truly loved and cared about by so many. I hope the doctors have some answers quickly and an easy remedy. Please keep us posted if possible. Lots of prayers going out for you.

  211. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  212. Carol Adame says

    Wishing you a speedy get of the hospital and back home soon!!! Enjoy your blog so much.

  213. Prayers for you sweet lady…..hoping and praying for a quick recovery and for you to get back home !! Please keep us updated if you can……

  214. Susan, I live in Atlanta, inside the Perimeter in Brookhaven. What may I do for you? I am already praying.

  215. Oh, Susan, I hope you are feeling better ASAP & they find what’s giving you pain. Thank you for telling us Max was in good hands because of course, I (or we, your readers) would have worried about him, too. Sending you gentle hugs & healing thoughts…

  216. Sending prayers your way for a quick recovery! Take care of yourself.

  217. Just adding my voice and prayers to all above for speedy (and good) results!

  218. Susan, sending you a warm virtual hug and hope that by the time you receive this that you know what is causing the trouble. Hoping that it is something minor and easily remedied.
    Take care,

  219. Oh Susan, I hope this isn’t anything serious. Take care and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  220. Hope you are ok Susan. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! ~Delores

  221. Hope they find the problem and it’s just some small nuisance. Prayers for peace and quick recovery!

  222. Judy West says

    Hope you will be home soon and sending us some more beautiful things to look at. Can’t wait for you blogs
    as they bring me much enjoyment. Take care.


  223. Eek! Susan! I don’t like this at all. 🙁 Saying a prayer right now. Please get better quick!

  224. Marilyn in Mt. Vernon says

    We love you and we have our arms around you. Think beautiful and positive thoughts.

  225. Hang I there sweetie, I am sure it is a stress related thing they can fix…just relax and please keep me informed as to how you and how max is doing…I will just worry till I know….

  226. My thoughts are of you, they will take great care of you, and I hope you recover soon. I have been thinking of you both often over the padt week. Wishing you a quick return to health. Anytime one is in hospital it is not to ne taken lightly, so I hope they find the reason and cure quickly. Hugs and love and prayers for you. Patty/BC

  227. Nancy Carr says

    Prayers for you. Get well soon. You are loved and appreciated by many.

  228. Maxine Allen says

    Oh My! I hope you will be home soon and well on your way to recovery.

  229. Praying for a speedy recovery for you and Max!

  230. Susan, sending wishes for speedy recovery!!! Take care of yourself…Pat H

  231. Oh my! I hope they figure it out and have you back on your feet quickly! Prayers for a speedy recovery!

  232. Dear Susan,
    Healing prayers are being sent your way from Upstate N.Y. I so enjoy reading your blog and feel like your a good friend. I hope everything is resolved very soon and you have a speedy recovery.

  233. coastal femme says

    Prayers for a speedy recovery.

  234. I’m glad that I saw this as I certainly want to add my prayers and good thoughts with everyone else’s. I hope there is a simple and non-serious explanation. Feel better soon.

  235. Hi Susan,

    I am so sorry to hear you are sick and in the hospital, I wish you a speedy recovery.

  236. Norma Bethea says

    Hope you are better REAL soon. Sending thoughts and prayers your way! Max, too!

  237. Susan,
    Sending hugs, prayers, and wishes for a full and speedy recovery!

  238. Oh no! Hope it’s not too serious! As an Rn, I’ve seen patients admitted to my floor with this issue quite often. Hopefully the Drs can find the source quickly and take care of it! I’ll keep you in my prayers…

  239. So sorry Susan, but if you are ill, then you are where you are suppose to be. I’ve been looking for an update on Max. When it rains it pours but I’m confident you’ll come through this better than before. Show the nurses your blog. I bet they’ll love you even more & the nurses are so important in the hospital. Thinking of you and Max & still following everyday. Miss you. Ann

  240. Bonnie G. says

    Susan sorry you are hospitalized but a good place to be for thorough care. I’m sending prayers your way. Feel better!

  241. Sending prayers for a speedy recovery. Rest and do as your doctor orders.

    Big hug,

  242. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!! Take good care of yourself!!! xoxox

  243. claudette flanigan says

    So sorry to hear you are not feeling well! Get better soon!!!

  244. Bummer! Take good care and all of us are hoping for your speedy recovery.

  245. Get well and God bless you!

  246. Thinking of you and remembering you and Max in prayer!!

  247. Wishing you a speedy recovery! You are such a trooper to be blogging from the hospital bed!! Take it easy and get plenty of rest!!

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

  248. I sure hope you will bounce back quickly. Your blog is so informative and refreshing, and I hope you are back soon. I am keeping Max in my thoughts too!

  249. Ruby McCowan says

    So sorry you are having health problems… sending prayers your way!

  250. We all love Between Naps on the Porch and are concerned about you (and Max). You will be in my prayers tonight and hope you will soon be feeling better.

  251. Sendings prayers for your speedy recovery! Just went a week of hospital stay for my husband. Get well soon!

  252. You could take a wonderful vacation for the money a hospital stay and tests cost so please get well soon and get out of there. . . no matter how wonderful the care. God heals.

  253. My prayers are with you. Take Care!

  254. You should never get this far reading if you’re supposed to be resting. Close your eyes……rest. We’ll wait til you get better. 🙂

  255. Susan – I’m so sorry you’re going through this right now! Sending you prayers of health and healing!

  256. Love BNOTP! Certainly hope that you are quickly on your way home! Will pray for a very speedy recovery!

  257. Susan sending tons of prayers and hugs for you and Max from VA..

  258. Susan I am so sorry to hear this! Sending you prayers keeping you in my thoughts!

  259. Rebecca P says

    Get rest and feel better! Please keep us updated.

  260. Praying for wisdom for the doctors, an end to pain, and peace for you and your family. I’m SO sorry you are having to go through this. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and give you peace beyond all understanding.


  261. God bless you Susan, read your message earlier, my heart sank for a second. Be proud that you touch so many of our lives and that you’re respected and yes, loved, even though most of us don’t even know you. Again prayers to you, may God bless you. I realize I’m right down here at the bottom….look up, my friend – how many people could receive all these sweet well wishes. I think you’re a very special person. Feel better soon.

  262. Francie Newcomb says

    Dear Susan,
    I do hope you will feel better every day! Love your blog and your generosity in sharing your knowledge and ideas.

    All best wishes,

  263. Sorry to hear your news, Susan. Prayers to you from all your friends and readers. Will be waiting to hear your news.
    Do get well soon!

  264. Lots of prayers coming from NC! Feel better soon!

  265. Susan, wishing you a most speedy recovery and praying that all will soon be well and you will be home to you beloved Mister Max. Take care…

    Pat F.
    Las Vegas

  266. Pam Smith says

    Susan~You have so many that care about you. I’m praying that you are feeling better and have some answers to why you haven’t felt well. So sorry this has happened, Pam

  267. Praying for you and Max. love a friend!

  268. Margaret Robinson says

    Was just to post a comment about the hostage situation that’s breaking and thankfully ending. Didn’t remember exactly where outside Atlanta you are, so was going to check in to make sure it’s no where near you all. However, your news is far more disconcerting and we wish you some answers and a very speedy recovery. Sure you and Max are in good hands!!

  269. Susan…..I’ve been following your blog for some time and you have been an inspiration to me. I hope all these thoughts and prayers for your speedy recovery will warm your heart as much as you have ours. Thinking of you and, of course, Max. Waiting for good news!

  270. Sending good wishes and prayers your way. I hope your feeling better and back to your old self in no time. Please take time to rest if you must, we will be here waiting when you get back on your feet.
    Get Well!!
    Ann K

  271. So sorry to hear you are ill. Sending healing prayers your way.

  272. Praying for you Susan! Get well soon!

  273. I’m sure this wasn’t part of your plan or agenda! I hope you can rest easy in the upset, and that you will get good help from the docs. Blessings to you.

  274. Praying for you. Keep us up to date, we really care about you.

  275. Edith Bice says

    Praying for wisdom for the doctors and for your body to heal soon!

  276. Susan, I’ll be thinking of you and hoping that we hear good news from you soon.

  277. Sorry to hear about your hospital stay.
    Hope you’re diagnosed soon and sent home.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  278. Oh my! I do hope that you’re all fixed up and feeling back to your perky self soon! I hope that you and Max both have a quick recovery.

  279. Katherine G says

    That’s real commitment – posting from the hospital!
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery from a new and huge fan,

  280. Maddie Davis says

    So sorry to hear! Prayers coming your way. Get well soon.

  281. Oh, Susan. I’m so sorry to hear you are in the hospital. I stopped by to read about some wonderful new place to look at and read that you have been ill. So very hopeful all will be well soon. Susan

  282. Susan, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well quickly. Keep us informed.

  283. Mickey Mauney says

    Oh, Susan, so sorry to here you are not feeling your best. My best wishes for a speedy recovery! You and Max get well soon. You can’t be sick too long, because I look forward to hearing from you often. 🙂 Take Care, Mickey

  284. I sure hope you’re better already, as I’m just now reading this post.

  285. Hi Susan
    Hope you are feeling better real soon, best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Take Care!

  286. Susan,

    I hope you feel better very soon and the staff at the hospital take good care of you! Thoughts and prayers are with you!


  287. Oh my goodness. You have been on my mind, but I was not expecting this. We are praying for you. Please get well soon, we have grown so fond of you.

  288. JoyceB in Atlanta says

    Wow!! So many comments, prayers and good thoughts coming your way at this pretty shocking turn of events. When I opened my computer this morning and saw your message, there were no comments yet. No doubt you are well loved and have a lot of respect as a blogger because you’ve shared much of your life as it happens, and have made us feel like we actually know you. While life was taking a turn for you, you thought of us and our worry for your beloved Max. Thanks for the reassurance that he is in good hands. Think of yourself now. My prayers, positive thoughts and well wishes join the others going up on your behalf.

  289. You’re in good hands. Hope everything will be ok soon. Get rest.

  290. Patricia Nemeth says

    Take care of yourself and we will all be here when you are better. My prayer is you are home soon, healthy and doing what you love to do most. May God’s blessing be with you.

  291. Oh my, Susan, hope you are doing well. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery. Hope you are up and out of there soon.

  292. Hugs and praying for you..God bless

  293. So sorry to read that you are in the hospital, Susan. Sending prayers and good wishes your way.

  294. Susan, I hope you will find comfort in all our messages and know we’re rooting for you and praying for your healing and Max’s. Rest and renew yourself, talented lady! You’ve got that wonderful screen porch to return to and recover.

  295. Susan, I pray for the Lord’s protection for you, and I pray that the healing blood of Jesus will flow through you. In the name of Sweet Jesus, Lover of our ragged souls. Take your sweet time. Pour a measure of grace for yourself. We’ll be here when you return…no hurry…no pressure. Thanks for trusting us with your journey. Cherry Kay

  296. God bless you and may you be comforted.
    Thinking about you,

  297. Oh, Susan. I’m so sorry to hear this. I’ve been meaning to send you an e-mail to check in on Max, but I’ve been trying to get caught up from being out of state for 10 days, and I haven’t been online as much. I do hope they can resolve the problem quickly and that you will be feeling better in no time.

  298. Oh, Susan! So sorry to hear about your latest “adventure” in life…..although I’m sure you’d rather NOT have this particular adventure! As others have said, you are loved, you are missed, and we will be praying for a quick diagnosis, treatment (if required), and recovery. I’m sure Max is in good hands and being spoiled as he should be!
    Take care & keep us posted please as you or your friend Ginger can…..God bless you!
    Spring Hill, FL

  299. su rickett says

    Hi Susan,
    so saddened to hear you are in hospital and are so unwell. sending you a big hug and warm wishes for a speedy recovery. I’ve had Max in my thoughts a lot and hope he is improving. all the best to both of you and your family,
    Cheers, Su

  300. Susan, I thought I would check on you and Max from France only to find you ill
    I had sent you an email earlier saying that I had lit ati candle for you and Max in the Notre Dame church in Marseille. Iam hoping this works for you both. Maybe all the stress about has caused this, I hope and pray for
    your recovery soon..
    Forgive any mistakes as this message is on a jittery kobo ebook.
    Love to both you and Max.

  301. Susan, being hospitalized is scary in itself, but not knowing what is going on with your body is stressful. As many, I, too, look forward to reading your posts and have been worried about Max, but this note got me really worried. You’re a strong woman and are admired by many. Know that we think of you and pray for you. May God’s grace comfort you and bring you strength for a speedy recovery.
    Much love,
    ~Selva Solimar

  302. So sorry to hear this Susan. Hope all will be well you and sweet Max!

  303. Susan, Very sorry you are going through this. Gut pain is the worst. I’m praying for a quick, accurate diagnosis and fast, effective treatment and relieft. And protection from the hospital germies. And, of course, for your family while you all survive this event!

  304. Susan, I’m so sorry to hear you are sick. I will be praying for your speedy recovery. Take it easy and relax and don’t worry about all of us and we’ll see you soon.

  305. Susan, lifting up a prayer for healing and a return home soon.

  306. So sorry to hear that …prayers for healing and a return home soon.

  307. Susan, so sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. Hope how soon you are feeling better and back home. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  308. Susan, hope your hospital stay is short and that you will be feeling better real soon. Your warmth and caring come through in your blog. By reading some of the comments I see that it is being returned to you. We will miss you until your next post.

  309. teresa halliday says

    Susan…I just logged onto your blog and saw that you are in the hospital! Hoping you are feeling better, they find out what is going on quickly, and that you are up and running soon. Glad to hear about Max too (we have 3 kitties so I know how important they are). Best wishes for the speediest recovery! (Thanks to Ginger too, for keeping us informed).

  310. So sorry to hear that you are ill and hope you will be well soon. You will be in my prayers for comfort and healing.

  311. Sending up prayers for you and love to you my friend. Rest and heal and don’t worry about us. We will be here when you get back. Looking forward to our “morning coffee together” very soon. Jackie

  312. Norma Vanoy says

    Wow Susan when it rains it pours! Wishing you a speedy recovery….hang in there!!

  313. Elaine in Laguna says

    So sorry to learn that you’re in the hospital. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Holding you and Max in prayer.
    Appreciative of your blogging dedication, and hope, with the doctors’ expertise, that this health issue is resolved quickly.
    Your follower in Southern California,

  314. Susan,
    I hope you feel better and return home soon… You will be in our prayers.

  315. Whoa! This sounds serious, but I hope it turns out not to be. Please take care!

  316. So sorry to hear you’re in the hospital. Glad to hear you are getting good care. Praying for wisdom for the doctors and healing for you.

  317. Sending best wishes to you Susan & hoping that you are feeling better today.

  318. My thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy and full recovery! Piedmont is a great hospital and I know you will get the best of care. Hurry back soon! Hope Max is recovering as well!

  319. You’re in my prayers. ♥

  320. Praying for you here in Salt Lake City, Susan. You bring such joy and beauty to so many and I will never get over how you assembled that IKEA unit into your closet!! Genius, woman, pure genius! I checked in today to see if there was an update on beautiful Max and found, instead, that you are in trouble. Please know how much you are loved and admired and that you have hundreds praying for you and your loved ones. Thanks for your positivity and for always brightening my life.

  321. Praying for a speedy recovery!!!♥

  322. praying you can get some answers. I get abdominal/ intestinal bleeding from time to time. Last Feb they made me stay 3 days with no food or water to get all the food out of my system and then did the endoscopic ultrasound with biopsy. I know how painful it can be and pray you do not fall into worry. God is in control and I pray the doctors will find the cause and you will feel so much better. Don’t you LOVE the 2 AM blood pressure and blood draw?

  323. Hoping and praying you are back feeling better really soon.

  324. Godspeed Susan! Will be right here waiting for your return….Gotta have my BNOTP fix at least once everyday!

  325. So sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God bless you and heal you, Kathy

  326. Oh Dear! Unexpected is right…not what I expected when I checked to see if you had a new post. I’ve always referred to you on my FaceBook page as “My Favorite Blogger”…you and Max are both in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so glad you were able to let us know, so we can worry. Worrying is what I do best….I do it well, often, and for everyone. I will worry until we have a diagnosis and all is well. Hoping you’ll be blogging again soon. Love and hugs to you both.

  327. So sorry to hear the news of your hospitalization. Will be hoping for a speedy diagnosis and recovery.

  328. Hi Susan,
    I wish you the very best and a soon recovery.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  329. Susan,
    Sorry to hear you are in the hospital.Wishing you well and a speedy recovery. Miss you and your blog very much. Praying for Max and you.
    Kind Regards

  330. Hi Susan,
    I don’t know what I can do to make you all better but I’m going to go out and shop in your honor..I may get strange looks in the store but I’m going to consult with you on every purchase. Hope this cheers you up a little bit.

  331. I am just reading your post. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  332. Oh my goodness! Just checking in on you after a few weeks away! I hope you have a very speedy recovery and they get to the bottom of what is going on with you. All the best!

  333. Hi lovely lady.
    So sorry you are in the hospital! And that food looks pretty nasty! ;( Miss your posts but hopefully you will be better soon! Take a little time out for yourself & have a speedy recovery.
    XXOO Diane

  334. Susan, I am praying they figure out what is wrong and you are better SOON!!! Glad to hear Max is in good hands too. Now, do what the Dr. says and rest. You have ALOT of prayers coming your way. XO, pinky

  335. Rattlebridge Farm says

    Sending up prayers. Get well soon!!!!!

  336. Get Well Soon. Your Blog was the first blog I ever read,now I look forward to reading it every day.
    Keep your chin up and know you have many prayers going up for you every day. Glad Max is in good company. Looking forward to your return.

  337. Get well soon, Susan! Your website is the first I ever joined and still is my favorite. You are so talented and generous to give so much of your time to it. Linda

  338. Laurie Charlton says

    So sorry you are in the hospital. May all the love and prayer coming your way from your readers bring you comfort until you are back home. Your postings always inspire and cheer your readers. We send it back to you and look forward to your full recovery.

  339. I started following when I read about the cottage in the movie “The Holiday.” I hope you get all better
    and that we can see more cottages. Rest and get well! Hugs from snow world!

  340. Hi Susan, So sorry to hear that you’re not well. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way. Hope you’re back to normal quickly.

    Warm regards,

  341. Dear Susan, I checked in just today to find that you have been unwell. SO sorry to hear it. I hope you don’t have a blogging ulcer! *smile* Seriously, I wish you well very soon. I hope you are looking at a much better tablescape soon too! Take care and best wishes.

  342. Hi Susan! I am so sorry to read that you are not feeling well. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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