Tennis champion Serena Williams is doing fine after her health scare last month. The 29 year-old was rushed to the hospital and later found out she had a pulmonary embolism.
WATCH THE VIDEO to hear Serena speak about the scare and her current health status with Today Show’s Matt Lauer. We also have some tidbits below..
EARLY FEB. SHE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE EMBOLISM
“I had a lot of swelling in my leg, which really is a tell-tale sign of an embolism, and I could not breathe. That’s when they found several blood clots. They told me they had to check me in immediately or it wasn’t going to be a good result.
LATE FEB. SHE HAD THE MOST RECENT SCARE
“I’m on blood thinner injections. I inject myself twice a day. I apparently must have hit something, … so what started out as a golf ball ended up being the size of a grapefruit.” At the hospital she was told it couldn’t be drained; it had to be surgically removed.
FOOT INJURY BEING THE CAUSE
“Yes, and not moving and doing as much as I normally do and flying back and forth a lot.”
ON HER HEALTH NOW:
“I’m just taking it one day at a time. My lungs are fairly healthy and I’m on the road to recovering.” [SOURCE]
Serena said she plans on getting back on the court soon.