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Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:38 AM
Serena Williams Suffers Pulmonary Embolism

Serena Williams looked stunning at Sunday night's Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party – but, privately, the tennis ace was struggling with a serious health scare that took a dramatic turn on Monday.

Williams, 29, had been spotted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles several times over the past week. When contacted about the visits, Williams's rep, Nicole Chabot, confirmed the athlete's heath status to PEOPLE.

"Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation," the rep says in an exclusive statement.

"Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A. She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot."

The rep added, "Doctors are continuing to monitor her situation closely to avoid additional complications."

Get better, girl! :sad:

Pebbles
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:40 AM
I really hope she'll be okay, sounds scary. Serena :hug:

shazwil
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:43 AM
:banghead::banghead::banghead:

Brena
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:44 AM
:speakles::scared:
How did she get that?? It's a life-threatening condition as far as I know. :scared:

M.P
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:47 AM
her comeback will delay i guess :o

Break My Rapture
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:47 AM
Blood clots are dangerous. She should really watch out for those, hopefully the doctors really do monitor her closely.

Get better soon please. :hug:

Iceland
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:48 AM
Mathieu Montcourt died because of that illness, if Im not mistaken.

pesto
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:50 AM
Yikes.

Get well soon, Serena. Poor girl's having a rough time.

pj5
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:57 AM
Come on girl don't scare us.
Please get well and over all of this.
We want you back strong and healthy.
Get well - ok !

The Witch-king
Mar 2nd, 2011, 11:58 AM
Mathieu Montcourt died because of that illness, if Im not mistaken.

:rolleyes: Was that necessary?

Spiritof42
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:00 PM
This is a serious medical condition. Fortunately, it sounds like it was diagnosed and treated in time.

:speakles::scared:
How did she get that?? It's a life-threatening condition as far as I know. :scared:
"Embolism" implies that the clot formed elsewhere in her body (probably her leg - maybe as a result of wearing that boot for a prolonged period) and traveled to her lung, where it blocked an artery.

Iceland
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:02 PM
:rolleyes: Was that necessary?

Oh, it was just to reply to the poster who said this illness can be quite serious.
I should have quoted the post.

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:05 PM
My immediate reaction to this was to note that there was no link and hope that the source was not a good one. But I googled it and it seems it is People magazine, not as good a source as say the New York Times or the BBC but still but still a fairly trusted magazine.

This is alarming to say the least. The implications for Serena's return to professional tennis is not good it must be said. Unfortunately all I or anyone else on this board can do right now is wish Serena the best and hope she makes a complete recovery as quickly as possible and is then able to continue with her tennis career.

Break My Rapture
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:07 PM
This is a serious medical condition. Fortunately, it sounds like it was diagnosed and treated in time.


"Embolism" implies that the clot formed elsewhere in her body (probably her leg - maybe as a result of wearing that boot for a prolonged period) and traveled to her lung, where it blocked an artery.
Should be the case, can't think of anything else. The inactivity of her foot (because of the boot) must have caused the formation of that clot.

cro123456
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:08 PM
Heck, just retire and dont´make us wait like fools for your return.

miffedmax
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:24 PM
Very scary, but it sounds like it was treated in time.

I wish her a speedy and successful recovery.

RenaSlam.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:24 PM
:scared:

Papillon.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:26 PM
:rolleyes:

Not a fan but this is just getting ridiculous. I really feel sorry for her & I hope she is fortunate enough to at least have a speedy recovery from all of her hardships. She does not deserve this.

Brena
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:26 PM
"Embolism" implies that the clot formed elsewhere in her body (probably her leg - maybe as a result of wearing that boot for a prolonged period) and traveled to her lung, where it blocked an artery.

I know. I have a friend who had it due to an autoimmune disease and it took doctors quite a while to diagnose it because they belived he had pneumonia. My dad also had a blood-clot in his leg. They both were treated on time and have fully recovered but just the thought that the clot might have caused them a heart failure makes me panicky.
If I remember correctly Tatiana Malek had a blood clot in her leg due to long flights not so long ago.
Luckily, it sounds Serena's was spotted quickly and treated right away, but it still sounds scary. Perhaps it had something to do with her injured leg not having enough exercise or with the operations she had to underrgo.

BepaMaria
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:26 PM
Is this piece of info reliable? :o

brickhousesupporter
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:28 PM
Although, these blot clots can be quite severe, they are treatable. One of the side effects of birth control pills is blot clots. I hope she didn't change birth control or start taking a new birth control.

Hian
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:31 PM
:sobbing:

Galsen
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:32 PM
dammmnn...

mauresmofan
Mar 2nd, 2011, 12:34 PM
Good God I'm certainly no major fan of hers but I'd never wish this on her it's just awful. Hopefully she'll get well soon and be back on the courts quite soon!

eck
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:06 PM
Get well soon Serena :cheer:

Embolism is kinda serious :unsure:

So Disrespectful
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:07 PM
This should not be taken lightly. Poor Serena, I wish her a speedy recovery and hope we still see her back on the courts this year.

GAGAlady
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:10 PM
I'm hoping like the rest of us that Serena remains healthy and stays clear of any major serious health problems. Wether or not she comes back to tennis is irrelevant if her life is in jeopardy ? U know ? Get better girl we are rooting for u! Xx

TheHangover
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:19 PM
Too many secrets behind serena williams, i'm starting to don't belive to this anymore. The story of the broken glass never made sense, german media try to discover the restaurant where she had the accident and didn't find it, she didn't sue the restaurant. didn't she have shoes or flip flops on? then by november she was ok, went to play linz then the ijury and she put on that ski boot, and she went on all the tv shows, sport events, party in the world showing that boot, then on tricycle, cart, byke as to demonstrate that she really was unhealthy, then the story of the amputation, and now the pulmonary embolism, as a pulmonary embolism could manifest itself as a flu without any reason. What about a press conference with her and her doctors to dissipate all this mystery?

ys
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:20 PM
If true, she will not be playing this year. She'll have to be on blood-thinners for G-d knows how long, and that totally prohibits any kind of serious exercise.

joão.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:21 PM
Serena Williams Hospitalized for Pulmonary Embolism

Serena Williams was rushed to an L.A. hospital yesterday to undergo emergency treatment for a pulmonary embolism ... this according to the 29-year-old tennis star's rep.

Williams' rep released a statement explaining, "Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation."

The statement continues, "Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A. She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot."

The rep added, "Doctors are continuing to monitor her situation closely to avoid additional complications."

http://www.tmz.com/

tennisfanxx
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:22 PM
I think Serena will announce her retirement soon. Too many health problems to overcome.

Langers
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:23 PM
Tomas Fleischmann.

Zweli
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:31 PM
In Jesus name she will be fine

Belmont Lad
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:33 PM
Scary. Hopefully Serena makes a speedy recovery from this latest health issue. :hug:

Serenita
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:38 PM
:scared:

Kart
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:42 PM
This is unfortunate. Hopefully she will recover.

If true, she will not be playing this year. She'll have to be on blood-thinners for G-d knows how long, and that totally prohibits any kind of serious exercise.

Six months minimum.

Mightymirza
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:49 PM
Let us hope the source is not right.. :sad: and even if it is lets hope shes fully recovered now..

ico4498
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:53 PM
get well soon Rena!

JJ ismyname
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:55 PM
Williams' rep released a statement explaining, "Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation."

This is what I don't get - what do they mean "for a more critical situation"? What could be "more" critical than a pulmonary embolism?

Forget Tennis she needs to get healthy.

pedropt
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:58 PM
OMG, it sounds so serious :awww:

Be healthy Serena, that's the most important.

ico4498
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:01 PM
as a result of treatment for a more critical situation."

This is what I don't get - what do they mean "for a more critical situation"? What could be "more" critical than a pulmonary embolism?

Forget Tennis she needs to get healthy.

for sure! that piece sprouts more questions than it awnsered.

chloe-l
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:01 PM
Williams' rep released a statement explaining, "Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation."

This is what I don't get - what do they mean "for a more critical situation"? What could be "more" critical than a pulmonary embolism?

Forget Tennis she needs to get healthy.

This.

backhandsmash
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:01 PM
OMG, this sucks arse! Will she even play this year?

brickhousesupporter
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:03 PM
This is unfortunate. Hopefully she will recover.



Six months minimum.
Kart,

What do you think would be the more serious condition. She had her foot surgery, months ago, so it can't be a clot from that? Just speculative of course.

JJ ismyname
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:04 PM
OK, I have re-read this a few times and I think they meant that as a result of the pulmonary embolism (critical situation) it caused the hematoma.

Somebody confirm please.

Anyway, she needs to just get well and not even think of Tennis at this point.

LightWarrior
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:10 PM
Williams' rep released a statement explaining, "Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation."

This is what I don't get - what do they mean "for a more critical situation"? What could be "more" critical than a pulmonary embolism?



From what I underderstand she had a pulmonary embolism last week that wasn't so serious (as she appeared at the Oscars red carpet on Sunday). Then on Monday it took a more serious turn and was treated for a hematoma. But I'm not doctor.

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:12 PM
I just saw this on TMZ. This is very scary and extremely sad :sad: . I hope we get a more positive update asap...All the best to Serena for a quick recovery :kiss:

Noctis
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:13 PM
:bigcry: :sobbing:

winone23
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:19 PM
This news made me really sad. Get Well Serena!!

The Witch-king
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:31 PM
Oh, it was just to reply to the poster who said this illness can be quite serious.
I should have quoted the post.

Oh ok I get it. I thought it was a rather grim post.

debby
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:35 PM
OMG ! I never really liked Serena but damn, I am so sad for her !

My grandpa died of this on March 2003... it sooo reminds me of him :sad: :sad:
I am so glad Serena got treatment in time....

Whether she retires or not (IMO she will retire..... how sad, I hate when playrs retire like that), she NEEDS to care about her health and only that !

Omg.... screw up Kimberly for that crossed forehand which lead (likely both) Justine (and Serena) to retirement. :bigcry:

:hug: :hug: :hug: to Serena fans , they must be devastated.

John.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:36 PM
Serena :hug::eek: Scary stuff.

Screw tennis, just get well soon

The Witch-king
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:36 PM
:scared: I just went on twitter and saw its a trending topic. Hope it's not too serious!

Nico_E
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:39 PM
probaly gonna retire soon

hope Henin tweets how much she will miss her

Soliloque
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:44 PM
Probably no more tennis this year for Serena.

I hope she'll recover quickly.

Super Dave
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:45 PM
Very scary and concerning stuff. Get well soon!

Serena y Monica
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:50 PM
My immediate reaction to this was to note that there was no link and hope that the source was not a good one. But I googled it and it seems it is People magazine, not as good a source as say the New York Times or the BBC but still but still a fairly trusted magazine.

This is alarming to say the least. The implications for Serena's return to professional tennis is not good it must be said. Unfortunately all I or anyone else on this board can do right now is wish Serena the best and hope she makes a complete recovery as quickly as possible and is then able to continue with her tennis career.

THIS...is redicules. Once the clot is removed she will be fine. If she's prone to clotting she will take blood thinners. Don't exaggerate.

Break My Rapture
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:50 PM
Numerous other sources are tweeting it too now, people.com was probably right then.

Rena fans. :hug: Tennis can't catch a break it seems, all the big stars are down and out at the moment. :o

auntie janie
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:54 PM
Poor Serena! Complication after complication, all seemingly stemming from that mysterious injury last summer. Tough time for her and her family. Best wishes for a swift recovery and no more complications. :hug:

olivero
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:56 PM
wow, this is scary.
Serena :hug: I hope she'll recover quickly

sandv1
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:59 PM
:bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:

Damn girl. I hope she gets well soon!

Elwin.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:59 PM
Poor Serena :tears: Hope she gets better soon

QuietPlease
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:01 PM
:sad:

djb84xi
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:01 PM
This is just so disheartening to hear. Not long after hearing that she's no longer in the boot and targeting a return at the French, she's now hospitalized with a clot in her lungs. I feel truly sorry for her because of all the health issues she's had to deal with over the past year. As a fan, it's never easy to see your favorite player constantly dealing with serious health issues like this. I really hope she gets the best care and recovers from this rather serious condition. It doesn't matter when she returns to the court, her health is first and foremost.

Emina.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:01 PM
Dios mio!! :speakles:

The Witch-king
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:06 PM
Probably no more tennis this year for Serena.

I hope she'll recover quickly.

she would have had to actually played for you to say that

yassiesj20
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:06 PM
This sucks beyond belief. Get well soon Serena:sad::hug:

Milito22
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:09 PM
oh no!! :( Vamos Serena! :hug:

Miss Atomic Bomb
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:10 PM
Stay strong Serena.

Sharapovian
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:10 PM
:scared:

Hopefully she just gets better, that's all that matters right now :sobbing:

backhandsmash
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:14 PM
It's hit the news networks around here now.

mykarma
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:16 PM
This is a serious medical condition. Fortunately, it sounds like it was diagnosed and treated in time.


"Embolism" implies that the clot formed elsewhere in her body (probably her leg - maybe as a result of wearing that boot for a prolonged period) and traveled to her lung, where it blocked an artery.
this

DualMedia
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:16 PM
I hope she gets better.

BlameSerena
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:16 PM
Just get well. Don't worry about tennis. :sobbing:

This is such seriously sad news. Total downer.

Mistress of Evil
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:25 PM
no, no, no :bigcry: Most importantly I hope you get better girl :sobbing: and the comeback as strong as ever :crying2:

cellophane
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:27 PM
That's really scary news. Hope she gets better soon.

mckyle.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:28 PM
I really don't think she's going to play again :sobbing: I kinda wanna cry. :(

gmak
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:30 PM
omg poor girl :sad: :sad: :scared:
her health is the priority now

Rena fans :hug:

Smitten
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:33 PM
This is heartbreaking. And some pressed souls better sit this thread out, thanks in advance.

BlameSerena
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:36 PM
This news has me messed up.
Fuck.

JadeFox
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:40 PM
OMG. I was wondering why Serena was trending on Twitter then I read the news.

Get well soon hon. :hug:

gmokb
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:42 PM
My baby just can't catch a break:sad::sad::sad:

Njalle
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:43 PM
Horrible news! Get well soon, Serena :hug:

denny5576
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:43 PM
Get well soon, Serena!

hurricanejeanne
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:44 PM
Serena :sobbing: So scary, and I hope this doesn't delay her return to tennis, but I have a feeling that it most likely will. :sobbing:
Just get better, Serena. :hug:

Willam
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:44 PM
Somewhere in Moscow, Elena Dementieva is preparing her comeback

Mary Cherry.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:52 PM
The statement continues, "Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism [a blood clot in the lungs] which was discovered upon her return to L.A. She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot."

Was this before or after all those Oscars parties? :unsure:

Still, this is pretty scary stuff. I wish her a full & speedy recovery.

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:56 PM
Was this before or after all those Oscars parties? :unsure:

Still, this is pretty scary stuff. I wish her a full & speedy recovery.

The pulmonary embolism was last week before the Oscar parties. The hematoma was on Monday, after the Oscar parties.

ExXotikal
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:57 PM
Omg :(

wildemu
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:00 PM
i am not a fan of her at all, but the lack of compassion is pretty astounding around here.

This is some serious life-threatening shit and people are talking about karma because of her tennis history? you guys are fucking nuts, not only is her tennis career most likely over, but she could DIE.

mauresmofan
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:03 PM
i am not a fan of her at all, but the lack of compassion is pretty astounding around here.

This is some serious life-threatening shit and people are talking about karma because of her tennis history? you guys are fucking nuts, not only is her tennis career most likely over, but she could DIE.

Couldn't have said it better myself

Olórin
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:12 PM
This is some serious life-threatening shit and people are talking about karma because of her tennis history? you guys are fucking nuts, not only is her tennis career most likely over, but she could DIE.

Some of you are overreacting.

She could die...like she nearly had her leg amputated...ok. She went to all those Oscar parties after this pulmonary embolism operation apparently. So in effect we're all a week late. Hematomas are not overly-serious in themselves but are one of those things that can lead to further complications if not dealt with competently. So hopefully she is staying in hospital like the article says.

This also helps clarify some of her tweets from the past couple of weeks about having really bad luck :unsure: Hopefully all goes well and she continues what seems to be a fully year of getting back to full health.

nevetssllim
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:15 PM
This is horrible. :sad: Get well soon, Serena - we miss you. :hug:

shirley
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:18 PM
Get Well Soon Serena! :D

hankqq
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:21 PM
:sad: awful news!

At least they caught it in time and treated it. Thankfully she's out of that damn boot now so she'll be able to move around more...

Radix2
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:21 PM
This is terrible news. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

ExXotikal
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:24 PM
Somewhere in Moscow, Elena Dementieva is preparing her comeback

Stay on topic. This flop has NOTHING to do with it. Sit the fuck down, this is a serious thread. :rolleyes:

Gdsimmons
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:28 PM
Fuck!! There is a possibility this could be career threatening but we do not know all of that just yet.Poor lady cannot catch a break. Just got out of that boot last week and now this. Poor girl

HeninFan_2008
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:30 PM
I don't Serena as a person or a player, but I hope she beats this.

wildemu
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:32 PM
Some of you are overreacting.

She could die...like she nearly had her leg amputated...ok. She went to all those Oscar parties after this pulmonary embolism operation apparently. So in effect we're all a week late. Hematomas are not overly-serious in themselves but are one of those things that can lead to further complications if not dealt with competently. So hopefully she is staying in hospital like the article says.

This also helps clarify some of her tweets from the past couple of weeks about having really bad luck :unsure: Hopefully all goes well and she continues what seems to be a fully year of getting back to full health.

PE is a silent killer, she can get the best treatment in the world and if her body doesn't react well to it, she could die. It's not an over-reaction, I think people are taking this too lightly. I have no idea why Serena was at an Oscars party so soon, most likely to get her mind off of it, but she basically has to be monitored now with meds for the next 1-2 years of her life. Flying is out of the question for 2011.

HeninFan_2008
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:34 PM
Safe to say her career is over.

Kart
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:35 PM
Kart,

What do you think would be the more serious condition. She had her foot surgery, months ago, so it can't be a clot from that? Just speculative of course.

She's young and fit.

Most likely she's had a DVT from being immobile post surgery and then a PE.

I would warfarinise her for six months and then, once clear, test her for any other causes.

Being speculative of course.

P_Fer
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:37 PM
Get well soon :sad:

pav
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:37 PM
Hell, just saw this in a banner while watching the morning earthquake news :sad: Poor Serena, having a bad time! Not to be taken lightly happened to a relation after knee surgery and was very serious,but she is a tough cookie.

Vladiricky
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:37 PM
This is bad. :sad: Get better, Serena.

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:40 PM
praying for you baby girl

Infiniti2001
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:41 PM
This is awful news. Good luck to her.

The Witch-king
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:42 PM
Some of you are overreacting.

She could die...like she nearly had her leg amputated...ok. She went to all those Oscar parties after this pulmonary embolism operation apparently. So in effect we're all a week late. Hematomas are not overly-serious in themselves but are one of those things that can lead to further complications if not dealt with competently. So hopefully she is staying in hospital like the article says.

This also helps clarify some of her tweets from the past couple of weeks about having really bad luck :unsure: Hopefully all goes well and she continues what seems to be a fully year of getting back to full health.
Good points!!

nfl46
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:45 PM
Wow, get better, Serena! Its funny how you just see people and talk to them, then stuff like this happens.

LefandePatty
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:48 PM
Get well soon Serena. :hug:

WhatTheDeuce
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:50 PM
Get better, Ree. :hug:

homogenius
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:51 PM
:confused: Few days ago she was at all the big paties and also said she'd be back in time for the FO

Sasja
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:54 PM
:sad:

Get well soon Serena :hug:

Betty
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:59 PM
Get better soon Serena!!

Galsen
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:00 PM
Kim just talked about this on Twitter

LoveFifteen
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:02 PM
Horrible, horrible, horrible. :sobbing: Please get better, Serena. :sobbing:

MB.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:02 PM
Wow. Can't say I'm a big fan of her as a player, but this is horrible. I wish her a speedy and full recovery.

~{X}~
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:03 PM
Just read about it. :sad: Poor Serena, get well soon! This is horrible.

scoobz
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:08 PM
Be well soon Serena.

InsideOut.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:08 PM
Wow..this is bad. Honestly, just get better Serena. :sad: Having said that, she probably wouldn't be predisposed to this again unless she's bed-ridden for a prolonged period...

PE is a silent killer, she can get the best treatment in the world and if her body doesn't react well to it, she could die. It's not an over-reaction, I think people are taking this too lightly. I have no idea why Serena was at an Oscars party so soon, most likely to get her mind off of it, but she basically has to be monitored now with meds for the next 1-2 years of her life. Flying is out of the question for 2011.

She's young and fit.

Most likely she's had a DVT from being immobile post surgery and then a PE.

I would warfarinise her for six months and then, once clear, test her for any other causes.

Being speculative of course.

These.

Some of you are overreacting.

She could die...like she nearly had her leg amputated...ok. She went to all those Oscar parties after this pulmonary embolism operation apparently. So in effect we're all a week late. Hematomas are not overly-serious in themselves but are one of those things that can lead to further complications if not dealt with competently. So hopefully she is staying in hospital like the article says.

This also helps clarify some of her tweets from the past couple of weeks about having really bad luck :unsure: Hopefully all goes well and she continues what seems to be a fully year of getting back to full health.

I don't think you understand the severity of the situation. The amputation thing was of course just a rumor by some random wannabe. This is an actual, serious medical condition. We're not talking about just a blood clot. We're talking about something like a mass of clotted blood, clogged in her pulmonary arteries, so that potentially blood cannot flow to the lungs and she can't get enough oxygen to the rest of her bodies. This isn't a joke. It's ACTUALLY life-threatening, as the two posts above have pointed out.

pov
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:12 PM
First - best wishes to Serena Williams for a full and quick return to peak health.

Second - based on the report IMO this is not nearly as critical as many people are thinking. Williams' spokespesrson said her other situation was "more critical." Also, if the embolism/hematoma had been really critical she would have been admitted post-haste.

madeaismad
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:14 PM
I really hope she's okay and will recover soon. I feel like it would be selfish of me to want her to return to tennis this year, but her tennis life is coming to an end. She's almost 30 and this year and next year were supposed to be all about her. I had to deal with tennis without her for 7 months!! I don't care, tennis without Serena Williams is just BORING. I live to see her grit her teeth and punish opponents or fight out of crazy holes to win matches. It is also unfair because when she had surgery she was on the TOP. I refuse to have my last memory of her winning be Wimbledon 2010. She needs to win more and I really hope that she gets the right medical hope and comes back fully healthy and ready to dominate. I shudder to think about her retiring...

pov
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:14 PM
It's ACTUALLY life-threatening, as the two posts above have pointed out.
No. It's not. Most pulmonary embolisms are far from life-threatening which is why they are treated on an outpatient basis.

There are incidents of severe cases but clearly this isn't one.

brickhousesupporter
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:17 PM
She's young and fit.

Most likely she's had a DVT from being immobile post surgery and then a PE.

I would warfarinise her for six months and then, once clear, test her for any other causes.

Being speculative of course.
Yes, that sounds about right.
Nice to see you turn a drug into a verb. She could have been suffering from bone loss, and been put on hormone therapy......but she is far too young for that.

Wintermute
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:25 PM
Wow, poor Serena. It's pretty scary, this could have been life threatening. I'm sure if she was still as active as normal this wouldn't have happened. Hope she can make a speedy recovery.

denny5576
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:26 PM
Serena's team will issue an official statement today

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:26 PM
GOD Bless you,Serena! Praying really hard for a full and speedy recovery.

дalex
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:26 PM
:scared: Get well soon, Rena!

matty
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:27 PM
:speakles::scared:
How did she get that?? It's a life-threatening condition as far as I know. :scared:

Pulmonary means the blood clot went to the lung--can certainly be fatal--probably has something to do with her surgeries.

My sister had one--a week prior she had wacked her ankle extremely hard on a coffee table--the doctor said even something like that could have caused the clot. Unfortunately, Serena is most likely taking blood thinners which are like rat poison.

debby
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:28 PM
No. It's not. Most pulmonary embolisms are far from life-threatening which is why they are treated on an outpatient basis.

There are incidents of severe cases but clearly this isn't one.

Yikes my granddad died of this and my uncle nearly died of that....
Montcourt died of this

So please stop saying bullshit : it is LIFE-THREATENING for God's sake.

matty
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:29 PM
Get well, Serena!

Dodoboy.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:29 PM
Cannot believe this, no words!

bandabou
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:30 PM
:hysteric: :eek: Ah menn! What's going on here?!

nevetssllim
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:30 PM
Yikes my granddad died of this and my uncle nearly died of that....
Montcourt died of this

So please stop saying bullshit : it is LIFE-THREATENING for God's sake.

While I'm not an expert, I imagine its severity depends on a variety of factors so perhaps it's just best not to speculate because only Serena and her doctor know the full extent of her current situation.

matty
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:30 PM
And of course it's life threatening--first the lungs and then on to the heart--blood clot in heart-NOT GOOD!

RVD
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:31 PM
OMG!! I just read about Serena's condition !!!

http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/serena-williams-blood-clot-health-scare-030211?gt1=39002
Report: Serena treated for blood clot
NewsCore

LOS ANGELES

Tennis ace Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at a hospital after suffering a blood clot in her lungs, People magazine reported Wednesday.

Williams, 29, turned out for Elton John's AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, however her health took a turn for the worse Monday.

"Monday Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars [Medical Center] for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation," a representative for Williams, Nicole Chabot, told the magazine.

"Last week, Serena suffered from a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs) which was discovered upon her return to L.A. She had been in New York for doctor appointments for the ongoing issues with her foot," she added.

FOXSports.com tennis writer Matt Cronin reports on Twitter that that the official statement from Williams will come later Wednesday.

On Tuesday night, Williams posted on her Twitter account "Tough day." A few minutes later she retweeted Kim Kardashian.

The former world No. 1 was aiming to return to the court after an extended break from the game due to injury in time for the French Open in May.

Williams recently had a cast removed from her right foot and was due to begin training soon. She had surgery after cutting her foot on broken glass after her win at Wimbledon last July.

Williams, currently ranked 12th in the world, has won 37 WTA titles.

Doctors were continuing to monitor her condition closely Wednesday.

================================================

Serena REALLY needs to take ample time before she returns to tennis.
In fact, she shouldn't rush her return to training at all!!!
If the clot had reached her heart, she could very well have experienced cardiac arrest and died without ever knowing what happened.

SERENA DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, RUSH YOUR RETURN !!
YOUR FANS AND SUPPORTERS WILL WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE HEALTHY AND PROPERLY CONDITIONED!!

matty
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:34 PM
While I'm not an expert, I imagine its severity depends on a variety of factors so perhaps it's just best not to speculate because only Serena and her doctor know the full extent of her current situation.

"Pulmonary embolisms are clots in the lung, when the clot is dislodged from its place in the lung, it would find another area to get lodged in which could be the heart or the brain. When it goes to the heart it will usually cause a heart attack, but occasionally when the heart is already in moderate health it can do much worse."

KoOlMaNsEaN
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:35 PM
Holy shit. :hug:

This is just one bad event after another for Serena :( Hopefully she'll get some great news soon.

Bonfire
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:39 PM
get well soon Serena:sad:

Conor
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:39 PM
Oh no :'( get well soon Serena!! My dad had one of these last month and hes on warafin for life now. Just lucky they found it so soon and that it hadn't formed somewhere more serious.

aisha
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:39 PM
:hug:

Take all the time to recuperate. Get well, Serena. :kiss:


Damn, this really sucks! :(

Dave.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:40 PM
Horrible news. Hopefully she makes a full recovery.

Really really missing seeing her play now. :sad:

scoobz
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:40 PM
Out for up to a year?

OUCH!!!!

@TennisReporters Matt Cronin
ESPN Dr Kaplan expects Serena to be aggressively treated with blood thinners, docs wont want to risk her hitting head 'likely out 4 1 year'


That seriously sucks for Serena and for womens tennis.

Stamp Paid
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:42 PM
http://i53.tinypic.com/29or915.gif

Stay away evil. Theres at least one more slam left in her!

wildemu
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:44 PM
Out for up to a year?

OUCH!!!!

@TennisReporters Matt Cronin
ESPN Dr Kaplan expects Serena to be aggressively treated with blood thinners, docs wont want to risk her hitting head 'likely out 4 1 year'


That seriously sucks for Serena and for womens tennis.

I can't imagine what's going on her in her head about what to do for the future. She may not even risk it after being cleared to play and just call it a career.

freeandlonely
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:44 PM
I don't care about her return, I just hope she gets back healthy.

Calypso
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:47 PM
OMG, get well soon, Serena. Pulmonary embolism is a serious condition. Wish you all the best, Rena.

2Black
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:49 PM
At this point, Tennis is unimportant ... Get well Serena!!! She's definitely out at least until WImbledon 2012.

Super Dave
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:49 PM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6174224

Burisleif
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:50 PM
Sad news, health first, get well soon.

erschloy214
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:51 PM
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/02/2093692/ailing-serena-williams-likely.html

Mrs. Dimitrova
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:51 PM
When will this be over? :sad:

Bonfire
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:53 PM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6174224

:sad:speechless

Renee
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:53 PM
I feel like crying. Praying hard for Serena, right now.

ys
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:54 PM
It all depends, of course.. Reminds me of Pierre Spies, of course. He was back playing top level rugby within less than an year.
I also had some kind of that.. after bad fall and leg injury while skiing in Argentina few years ago. Suspected DVT, then 3 or 4 months on lovenox, my belly was all blue from the shots.. and at the end I had problem finding a pain-free spot for injection.. But no problems since then..

guyha4
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:54 PM
wow it's bad! hope she'll get better soon

denny5576
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:54 PM
ESPN Dr Kaplan expects Serena to be aggressively treated with blood thinners, docs wont want to risk her hitting head 'likely out 4 1 year' 19 minutes ago (http://twitter.com/TennisReporters/status/43014134962458624) via web

scoobz
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:57 PM
Very upsetting for her, very upsetting for her fans, wish you all well.

Her health is paramount, best wishes to her in recovering from this and getting back to full fitness.

Lucemferre
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:58 PM
Madusah really destroyed Justine and Serena's careers for good:mad: What a lame way to end her great career.She could've easily won at least 2-3 more majors. Hope she can at least somehow play at the Olympics or Wimbledon one more time or many more times hopefully.

http://i53.tinypic.com/a589s2.jpg

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

yassiesj20
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:02 PM
I feel like crying. Praying hard for Serena, right now.

Don't cry! :hug:

Betten
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:04 PM
Madusah really destroyed Justine and Serena's careers for good:mad:

Not funny.

wildemu
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:04 PM
Madusah really destroyed Justine and Serena's careers for good:mad: What a lame way to end her great career.She could've easily won at least 2-3 more majors. Hope she can at least somehow play at the Olympics or Wimbledon one more time or many more times hopefully.

yes, the same person who is the only wta player right now to wish her well.

Lucemferre
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:05 PM
Not funny.

I wasn't trying to be funny:fiery:

starin
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjInIcnuCBE

hotandspicey
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:14 PM
Best wishes to serena and family during this trying period in her life. Get well soon, baby girl. health first above everything else. :hug:

shoryuken
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:15 PM
Serena Williams
serenawilliams Serena Williams
Tough day....
12 hours ago

Please get better :crying2::hug:

StephenUK
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:16 PM
Lucky for Serena it was caught in time! :eek: Of course it is treatable but she could have died if it had not been found when it was.

No-one could have predicted that walking on some glass in a restaurant/club would cause such drama to the American, but I don't know what it is in tennis, with these bizarre injuries. Remember when Sue Barker lost a season due to a dog-bite on her face or when Steffi missed the French Open due to being hit by a flying umbrella!

She must be feeling jinxed now so she would be wise to take this comeback, softly-softly as at the end of the day, she has achieved so much in tennis, it isn't worth risking her life, is it?

Good luck in the recovery, Serena!

pedropt
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:16 PM
Stop being ridiculous! This isn't about tennis anymore, it's only about Serena and her health.

RVD
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:22 PM
After pondering this for several months, I think it's best that Serena retires.
She's accomplished more than any active player of her generation, and leaves having won a slam (Wimbledon). There's nothing else of significance left for her to accomplish. Plus, with her health issues, she's looking at a minimum of two years before she is back to tip top condition, and that's given she has no further health concerns.
After dedicating her life to tennis, I honestly believe that she should consider enjoying the rest of her life either, further building and developing her mega-successful "Signature Statement Collection"; commentating for tennis; designing tennis and casual apparel, acting, etc...
I'll miss her enormously, but she's given me so much enjoyment over the 16 years of her pro play.
You are the best Serena, and you should enjoy the rest of your life without the stress of tennis. :hug:

kellswater
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:23 PM
I didn't like serena, but now i wanna her back and to win grand slam

debby
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:29 PM
After pondering this for several months, I think it's best that Serena retires.
She's accomplished more than any active player of her generation, and leaves having won a slam (Wimbledon). There's nothing else of significance left for her to accomplish. Plus, with her health issues, she's looking at a minimum of two years before she is back to tip top condition, and that's given she has no further health concerns.
After dedicating her life to tennis, I honestly believe that she should consider enjoying the rest of her life either, further building and developing her mega-successful "Signature Statement Collection"; commentating for tennis; designing tennis and casual apparel, acting, etc...
I'll miss her enormously, but she's given me so much enjoyment over the 16 years of her pro play.
You are the best Serena, and you should enjoy the rest of your life without the stress of tennis. :hug:

:hug:
She is strong. Maybe she will be back.

But, it would be so amazing to stop her career with her last tournament ever to be a Wimbledon title with that picture :

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01671/serena_williams1_1671914c.jpg

Whitehead's Boy
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:29 PM
Not a troll question but a serious one:

Does the fact that she's a Jehovah's Witness affect her treatment in any way? She seems quite serious about her religion as she didn't vote for Obama, so I wonder if there are some treatments that would refuse.

debby
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:36 PM
Not a troll question but a serious one:

Does the fact that she's a Jehovah's Witness affect her treatment in any way? She seems quite serious about her religion as she didn't vote for Obama, so I wonder if there are some treatments that would refuse.

Then she would have refused to get foot surgeries.

Sharapovian
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:36 PM
“We have not been officially notified about Serena’s condition, but we were concerned about her pulling out even before the emergency surgery because she has not been training,” Barrett said. “Our prayers are with her, and we wish her a speedy recovery. Serena is important to the game of tennis, and important to the Sony Ericsson Open. She has had great success here and been a fan favorite. She will be missed.”
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/02/2093692_ailing-serena-williams-likely.html#storylink=twtuser

n1_and_uh_noone
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:47 PM
Wow, this is terrible. Bizarre chain of events starting with what seemed like a relatively innocuous cut on the foot.

I cannot ever accept the cruel irony of supremely fit athletes falling victims to physical ailments of any kind.

roelc
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:47 PM
if i understand correctly:
- first she had a check up for her foot
- then she had a surgery for this lung thing
- then she went to the oscars
- then she went to a party of elton john
- then she had an emergency operation
very strange
hope she ll recover quickly, not even thinking about tennis yet

Paneru
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:50 PM
Stop being ridiculous! This isn't about tennis anymore, it's only about Serena and her health.

Exactly!

Take care of yourself Rena! :hug:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:52 PM
if i understand correctly:
- first she had a check up for her foot
- then she had a surgery for this lung thing
- then she went to the oscars
- then she went to a party of elton john
- then she had an emergency operation
very strange
hope she ll recover quickly, not even thinking about tennis yet


No.

The oscars were sunday, the discovery/surgery was on monday.

Infiniti2001
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:53 PM
Not a troll question but a serious one:

Does the fact that she's a Jehovah's Witness affect her treatment in any way? She seems quite serious about her religion as she didn't vote for Obama, so I wonder if there are some treatments that would refuse.

I doubt it. Receiving blood is the main issue for Jehovah's Witnesses--and not all follow the doctrine . Besides most hospitals facilitate bloodless surgeries.

SoClose
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:54 PM
:hug:
She is strong. Maybe she will be back.

But, it would be so amazing to stop her career with her last tournament ever to be a Wimbledon title with that picture :

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01671/serena_williams1_1671914c.jpg

Shut up :fiery::fiery::fiery:*!!!

debby
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:54 PM
Wow, this is terrible. Bizarre chain of events starting with what seemed like a relatively innocuous cut on the foot.

I cannot ever accept the cruel irony of supremely fit athletes falling victims to physical ailments of any kind.

IKR ?

It is scary, actually. :tape: :tape:

I have already walked on a broken glass, and I was okay within one/two weeks.... but she has been soooo unlucky !

Jorn
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:54 PM
I did not know what this thread title mean before i read on danish tele text. I wish she can get back soon! Get well soon!

also Caro is in chock after she got the news...

simonsaystennis
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:54 PM
Absolutely horrible news. I'm honestly speechless right now. :sobbing: Get well soon Serena.

Bobisa
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:55 PM
get well soon Ree :sad: :hug:

Ntosake
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:55 PM
Praying for you to be well, Serena. Love you.

Sharapovian
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:57 PM
Oracene (http://twitter.com/Oracene)
Thank you for your concern. She is fine.

VeeJJ
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:58 PM
I really like Serena, but this is getting wayyyyyy too fishy.

PolishLunatiq
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:58 PM
Get well soon Serena

shoryuken
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:59 PM
Oracene (http://twitter.com/Oracene)
Thank you for your concern. She is fine.

Good to hear!

Drimal
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:59 PM
Scary news. Get well soon Serena! :hug:

Alejandrawrrr
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:00 PM
At this point I don't even know what to say or think.

Bounty Hunter
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:03 PM
:awww::awww::bigcry::bigcry:

Get well, Serena!!

Stamp Paid
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:03 PM
I really like Serena, but this is getting wayyyyyy too fishy.threres nothing fishy about it :lol:
it makes a lot of sense to the normal working mind.

Stamp Paid
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:04 PM
Oracene (http://twitter.com/Oracene)
Thank you for your concern. She is fine.
Her mama said shes fine, so OK. phew :bounce:

Infiniti2001
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:05 PM
I really like Serena, but this is getting wayyyyyy too fishy.

are you serious? :shrug:

darrinbaker00
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:06 PM
Serena has plenty of money in the bank, a spot in the Hall of Fame waiting for her, and the whole rest of her life to live. As a fan, I would love to see her play again, but if I were in her inner circle, I would advise her to hang up her racquets.

Galsen
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:08 PM
I did not know what this thread title mean before i read on danish tele text. I wish she can get back soon! Get well soon!

also Caro is in chock after she got the news...

what did she say?

coetzergambill
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:08 PM
get well soon serena. if she can come back to tennis it would be great, if not, it would be sad but most important thing for her is to get better and she should do what's best for her, even if it means retiring from tennis!

doooma6816
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:09 PM
It's horrible. Get well soon Serena! Your health is the most important thing now. :sad:

Stamp Paid
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:10 PM
Serena has plenty of money in the bank, a spot in the Hall of Fame waiting for her, and the whole rest of her life to live. As a fan, I would love to see her play again, but if I were in her inner circle, I would advise her to hang up her racquets.well, if you were in her inner circle, youd have more than just the half cocked opinion of Serena's condition you have currently to base your advice on

darrinbaker00
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:10 PM
I really like Serena, but this is getting wayyyyyy too fishy.

No, that's just your breath you're smelling.

AcesHigh
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:12 PM
well, if you were in her inner circle, youd have more than just the half cocked opinion of Serena's condition you have currently to base your advice on

Well hopefully her immediate family are the ones advising her rather than people depending on her success and riding her coattails.

I really think Serena will be fine and will be able to defend her Wimbledon crowd.
I think everyone here is blowing things out of proportions. This is not how Serena will retire. Maybe she'll win Wimbledon one more time and hang the racquets but not like this..

darrinbaker00
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:12 PM
well, if you were in her inner circle, youd have more than just the half cocked opinion of Serena's condition you have currently to base your advice on

OK..... :cuckoo:

Stamp Paid
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:16 PM
Well hopefully her immediate family are the ones advising her rather than people depending on her success and riding her coattails.

I really think Serena will be fine and will be able to defend her Wimbledon crowd.
I think everyone here is blowing things out of proportions. This is not how Serena will retire. Maybe she'll win Wimbledon one more time and hang the racquets but not like this..
Im sure she is, Oracene just tweeted that she is fine.
I dont think she will be back by Wimbledon, but I think she will be fine and all this uninformed speculation and drama is ridiculous and typical of TF.

RVD
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:18 PM
I really like Serena, but this is getting wayyyyyy too fishy.Why did you even bother to post this?
This isn't about YOU, but about a great champion and her ongoing fight with adversity.
That was a really ignorant statement.

darrinbaker00
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:20 PM
Im sure she is, Oracene just tweeted that she is fine.
I dont think she will be back by Wimbledon, but I think she will be fine and all this uninformed speculation and drama is ridiculous and typical of TF.

That's why I love it here so much. ;)

RVD
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:22 PM
Im sure she is, Oracene just tweeted that she is fine.
I dont think she will be back by Wimbledon, but I think she will be fine and all this uninformed speculation and drama is ridiculous and typical of TF.I think she'll be fine too, but certainly not enough to return anytime this year. Let alone play Wimbledon this year.
If she's serious about her health, and heeds professional medical advice, she'll take the 6 - 12 months off to at least insure that she's cleared all of the health hurdles.

cs0803
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:25 PM
Wish Serena a quick recovery - sounds scary!

Sharapovian
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:25 PM
what did she say?

CaroWozniacki (http://twitter.com/CaroWozniacki) Caroline Wozniacki
Just heard Serena has been admitted to hospital in emergency.. My thoughts are going out to her, hope she is ok!

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:27 PM
I really like Serena, but this is getting wayyyyyy too fishy.

:weirdo:

Super Dave
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:29 PM
CaroWozniacki (http://twitter.com/CaroWozniacki) Caroline Wozniacki
Just heard Serena has been admitted to hospital in emergency.. My thoughts are going out to her, hope she is ok!

Oracene

@CaroWozniacki (http://twitter.com/CaroWozniacki) Thank you. She's doing well. ☺ 2 minutes ago (http://twitter.com/Oracene/status/43044366662643712) via Twitter for BlackBerry® (http://blackberry.com/twitter) in reply to CaroWozniacki (http://twitter.com/CaroWozniacki/status/43043616087748609)

Nederlander RUS
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:32 PM
get well soon :hug:

Stevecw
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:35 PM
Sad to hear, hope she gets over this quick :(

Mikey.
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:37 PM
Jeez :eek:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:38 PM
No, that's just your breath you're smelling.

:worship::worship::worship::lol:

gentenaire
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:40 PM
Im sure she is, Oracene just tweeted that she is fine.
I dont think she will be back by Wimbledon, but I think she will be fine and all this uninformed speculation and drama is ridiculous and typical of TF.

Drama?
She'll be fine, but I don't think people here are overreacting. This is a really serious condition. It's normal for people to get a shock upon hearing this news.

scoobz
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:45 PM
Finally a statement ... “Serena did indeed suffer from a pulmonary embolism last week, and the hematoma was another unexpected scare."

"With continued doctor visits to monitor her situation, she is recuperating at home under strict medical supervision.” Serena's spokeswoman

Says Serena, “Thank you everyone for all of your prayers, concerns, and support. This has been extremely hard, scary, and disappointing.

Serena: While I can’t make any promises now on my return, I hope to be back by early summer.

--------------------
Early summer sounds highly unlikely to me if she is having blood-thinning treatments.

nevetssllim
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:46 PM
Well hopefully her immediate family are the ones advising her rather than people depending on her success and riding her coattails.

I really think Serena will be fine and will be able to defend her Wimbledon crowd.
I think everyone here is blowing things out of proportions. This is not how Serena will retire. Maybe she'll win Wimbledon one more time and hang the racquets but not like this..

Have you watched the video on the link a few pages back? I really don't think it's a case of blowing things out of proportion. Wimbledon is three months away and doctors are saying she's most likely going to be out for a year. I very much doubt the most optimistic medical opinion will give much hope of her playing for the next few months.

BTW I still don't understand why a very small minority still have difficulties accepting this at face value. What on earth would Serena be getting out of making this up and not playing? I don't understand it at all.

Payam
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:51 PM
Oops, that was really bad news. I hope she gets well soon.

FORZA SARITA
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:51 PM
get well soon Rena,you're a fighter :hug:

Destiny
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:51 PM
FOR fuck sakes !!!!

God please give her a break ughhh

Safe-From-Harm
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:51 PM
Get better soon.
I know what Pulmonary Embolism is, and it can be dangerous.
It will be all right, I hope.

scoobz
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:51 PM
http://www.tennispanorama.com/archives/5709


Statement Regarding Serena Williams’ Recent Health Scare

(Los Angeles, CA – March 2, 2011) – “Serena did indeed suffer from a pulmonary embolism last week, and the hematoma was another unexpected scare. Thankfully everything was caught in time. With continued doctor visits to monitor her situation, she is recuperating at home under strict medical supervision.”

Says Serena, “Thank you everyone for all of your prayers, concerns, and support. This has been extremely hard, scary, and disappointing. I am doing better, I’m at home now and working with my doctors to keep everything under control. I know I will be ok, but am praying and hoping this will all be behind me soon. While I can’t make any promises now on my return, I hope to be back by early summer. That said, my main goal is to make sure I get there safely.”

Pump-it-UP
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:52 PM
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Apoleb
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:52 PM
If anyone can come back from this situation, it's Serena, so I don't understand the calls for retirement. And there's nothing fishy about this. This is one of the expected complications of the surgery to her foot, so if anything, it confirms the story.

Meanwhile, Justine has just released a statement saying that her elbow has miraculously began to heal.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:53 PM
This is horrible news.

Get well soon Serena!

gc-spurs
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:56 PM
Oh thats scary! i've been scared of embolisms since Chloe on Home and Away died of one from just a broken arm..

Get better Serena!!!!

Sammo
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:58 PM
Wow that's scary indeed, I hope she completely recovers from this...

StephenUK
Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:58 PM
We will have to wait and see what the doctors say. People die of deep vein thrombosis/blood clots due to sitting in a confined space on a long haul plane without having had any other health problems so it could be just a one-off. Or it could be symptomatic of some other health problems. Clearly Serena needs to be watched to make sure that it does not recur and any comeback will be subject to whatever treatment she needs for this potentially fatal condition.

edificio
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:11 PM
Serena has plenty of money in the bank, a spot in the Hall of Fame waiting for her, and the whole rest of her life to live. As a fan, I would love to see her play again, but if I were in her inner circle, I would advise her to hang up her racquets.

Well thank god you are not! :rolleyes:


As for Serena, horrible setback. :sad:

englando08
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:11 PM
After hearing her statement, I feel better. And another analyst on ESPN who works for ABC Sports said that treatment should take about six months and that she could even play during this time period. I doubt she will, but just another opinion to throw out there.

new-york
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:16 PM
Oracene said she was fine, hopefully she is.

Very sad news. :(

Jane Lane
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:18 PM
Wow, that's absolutely horrible. I mean everyone knows I'm not the biggest fan of Serena but that sounds so scary. Hope she makes a full recovery. :hug: to her and her fans.

Double Fault
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:20 PM
Really horrible news.
Get well soon Serena.

theFutureisNow
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:21 PM
What Major will Serena play in next?
French Open
Wimbledon
US Open
Australian
2012 French Open
Will retire.

My guess would be the Australian Open.
I would start this poll but I don't want to be bad repped to death.

slamchamp
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:23 PM
poor Serena! she really can't catch a break. It's pretty obvious that tennis is out of discussion until she's 100% healthy

QuietPlease
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:39 PM
What day did she say she intended to play the French?

Didn't she had the Pulmonary Embolism before that? I know the Hematoma came afterwards, but still...

And she still hopes to be back by early summer :eek:

I'd love to see her back on court too, but first off all I just want her to be healthy!

Malva
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:41 PM
Pulmonary embolism is a life threatening condition. Whoever suffers it must take blood thinners for many months, must be constantly monitored, since warfarin -- the blood thinner used in treatment of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis, in other words a blood clot in a deep vein -- a precondition to Pulmonary Embolism), is very dangerous, and must be on a clinically monitored diet.

Patients with diagnosed DVT used until a few years ago to take a blood thinner for 6 to 9 months. I can't imagine that anybody who actually developed Pulmonary Embolism would not be prescribed to take blood thinners for less than 9 months. The tendency today is actually to leave people who suffer Pulmonary Embolism on blood thinners indefinitely.

Shinjiro
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:47 PM
Oh thats scary! i've been scared of embolisms since Chloe on Home and Away died of one from just a broken arm..

Get better Serena!!!!
umm, thanks for the spoiler.

treufreund
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:48 PM
whoa that is awful news for Serena and her family and fans. Wish her all the best. Worrying about her playing tennis is not even relevant in such a situation.

CWTennis
Mar 2nd, 2011, 08:54 PM
Poor girl! :sad:

I hope she'll get well soon!

New_balls_please
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:00 PM
I hope people are exaggerating, because pulmonary embolism is a truly serious complication, which could easily and quickly lead to a fatal outcome. If that is true, she will be prescribed to take blood thinners for a long time which means her physicians won't let her play for a few months.
Oracene said she's doing fine, right? So let's believe her words. I can't see Serena having such a serious disease, really.

VeeJJ
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:11 PM
threres nothing fishy about it :lol:
it makes a lot of sense to the normal working mind.

are you serious? :shrug:

Why did you even bother to post this?
This isn't about YOU, but about a great champion and her ongoing fight with adversity.
That was a really ignorant statement.

:weirdo:

It probably is just some hardcore bad luck. All these injuries at one time, "when it rains it pours," But it just sees weird to me that something always seems to dismantle her "comeback." This has to be at least the 3rd time she has announced a comeback. What happened with her foot is still kind of a mystery and why she hasn't sued that restaurant for millions makes no sense. I just want her back or to retire, this whole injury situation is extremely frustrating. I hope she gets well soon regardless.

Sidenote: Will she eligible for the Olympics? Since she's injured cans he put herself on the list to "be available" to play Fed Cup? Those are the qualifications right? I feel like if she knows she'll be ineligible for the Olympics she'll retire.

MatchpointPRT
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:13 PM
That´s bad :( get better soon Serena:hug:

Albireo
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:24 PM
Wow, she has terrible luck. Damn. :(

The Dawntreader
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:41 PM
Horribly unfortunate. I guess the WTA will continue to suffer without her for some time yet:sad:

From recent updates, she seems to be recovering as well as can be expected, and i just hope her health continues to improve generally. Really puts tennis into perspective when things like this happen.

Raiden
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:43 PM
I really think Serena will be fine and will be able to defend her Wimbledon crowd.
I think everyone here is blowing things out of proportions.Probably the same ones who only last January were bullshitting that she was about to be amputated are at it again this time.

They are deliberately misrepping something that is serious enough all by itself and doesn't need any embellishment.

ms_nut
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:48 PM
:eek::eek: Scary news. The mortality rate for a massive PE is 30-60% . Hopefully it was not massive and was diagnosed and treated early. She'll have to be on a blood thinner for at least 3 months now.

:hug: Get well soon Serena.

sunsfuns
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:50 PM
Well hopefully her immediate family are the ones advising her rather than people depending on her success and riding her coattails.

I really think Serena will be fine and will be able to defend her Wimbledon crowd.
I think everyone here is blowing things out of proportions. This is not how Serena will retire. Maybe she'll win Wimbledon one more time and hang the racquets but not like this..

1) Seems to me that doctors advice will count more here than that of immediate family

2) I see no factual basis for your optimism... :sad:

3) We don't always get what we want. There have been countless athletes who have been forced to retire for medical reasons (Mario Ancic, Jonas Johansson being recent tennis examples)

Gdsimmons
Mar 2nd, 2011, 09:52 PM
Her statement put me at ease for sure. I just wish her a super speedy recovery