NeNe Leakes "Thankful To Be Alive"


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NeNe Leakes is recovering after having to be hospitalized last week after several blood clots were found in her lungs. NeNe says the clots were discovered after some routine tests, and she posted on her blog that she is "thankful to be alive".

First and foremost, I so dearly love and appreciate each and every one of you for your concern and your prayers. Late last week I wasn’t feeling well and was feeling a little short of breath. I know my body and I know when I should be concerned so I went to the hospital to get checked out. After some routine tests I was diagnosed with blood clots in my lung. I’m told this happened to me because of the constant traveling around the country that I do for my job.
I’m thankful to be alive as the doctor advised me that most people don’t recognize the symptoms of blood clots and don’t go to the doctor and that’s when the big problems start happening. Contrary to published reports I did not have a heart attack. I am fortunate to have had a wonderful experience with the doctors and nurses who took care of me. I’m blessed to be home with my wonderful Husband and family! Look who crawled in the hospital bed with me….

~ NeNe Leakes


The "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star recognized that something was wrong when she started experiencing shortness of breath. Had she not noticed the symptoms of the blood clots, things could have been a lot worse. Rumors originally spread that Leakes had had a heart attack, however she explained on her blog that she had not.

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