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Tuesday, July 3, 2018



being serena on hbo

she is a one word person like
le bron

we all know who they are
3 of the most elite athletes in the world
just say their first names
we all know who they are

i dont necessarily like watching tennis
i will flip on the matches that serena plays in
especially now
as she makes her comeback
probably her last time shell try playing

she returns as
a new mom
a new wife
a elite athlete making a comeback
after almost dying

this comeback will be her second one
the last time she had a pulmonary embolism and just about died
she is lucky someone didnt find her dead in her house

she is lucky she didnt die twice

when you watch this hbo special 5 part series
you should
you will see her almost die in front of your eyes
with a pulmonary embolism
a blood clot to the lung
she was a strong advocate for herself she knew her body
she knew what was happening to her
its this self knowledge of her body that probably saved her life

thank goodness
the medical folks listened to her
probably a nurse

we the medical folks dont
we should
she would have died if they hadnt listened

worked hard
to have
a baby
a new marriage
a career

her career involved being an elite world class probably best ever womens tennis player
trying to return to the state she was in when she got pregnant
oh she won the australian open last year when she was early in her pregnancy
at eight weeks

this special you should watch
if you are a career type mom who wants to be a mom and continue your career

it will inspire you

ive worked with women who had a baby and returned to work
pumping their breasts between seeing patients sometimes and during their lunch break
sometimes even feeding the baby when they were brought to the clinic
they never wined about it
they just did it

serena after she went home from the hospital
oh her c section incision opened up in the middle of her hospitalization
and she had to be reoperated on to put things back together
she also had to have an umbrella filter inserted into her vena cava the large vein carrying blood back to the heart in order to catch all those blood clots
later on she had the umbrella removed

she persevered though

after returning home she started the long trip back to tennis

if you are a working mom
you should probably watch this 5 part series
it will give you inspiration
maybe help you feel better about deciding to return back to your career
you can see serenas conflicts on returning on stopping breast feeding on being away from her husband but always near her baby

she her story all of it is inspiring for
all working moms
all moms

she should get

the women of the year award
the mom of the year award

the organicgreen doctor

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