My husband and I welcomed our daughter into the world on November 4th. I didn’t plan on taking time off of work, but God had other plans when I experienced serious complications.

Upon arriving home, some innocent feet swelling turned into excruciating back pain and fatigue that left me curled up in my bed. I struggled to help my poor husband who was trying to comfort a crying baby between placing hot compresses on my back at the wee hours of the morning.

I started vomitting and my husband grew even more concerned. It wasn’t until he broke through my stubbornness that I ended up in the emergency room later that morning with a heart rate of 45 beats per minute.

2020 has brought many firsts…my first pandemic, my first baby, but now my first ambulance ride. Did anyone else feel like a royal while they wheeled you to and from the ambulance while so high up in the gurnee? I slept through most of the ride but boy do I wish I remembered to grab a picture.

Long story short…I entered the hospital and had a team of doctors that seemed to run every test then to tell me my heart and kidneys were failing. It took them a day and a half to officially diagnose me with postpartum preeclampsia and take action to treat me. I stayed in the hospital until they felt safe enough to have me sent home. I have some recovery ahead of me but I’m lucky to be alive.

This holiday season I feel even more grateful. Grateful that my husband forced me into the emergency room. Grateful for all the wonderful nurses that took great care of me and even took care of my husband while visiting. Grateful for the doctor’s that worked together to diagnose me. If you are looking for a charity to donate to this holiday season, consider the Preeclampsia Foundation whose mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and advocating for the improvemnet of healthcare practices.

There is nothing like a death scare that makes you reevalute your life. I’m even more grateful I’ve been able to do what I love, help people. Help people live healthier lives, get off medications, eliminate pain, lose weight and improve self confidence. I don’t know what the future holds but I would still like to do what I can to help others. Amongst my crazy life of tending to a newborn and going to doctor’s appointments, I am willing to take on two additional HTF Virtual clients in January. If you want help, I’m still here. Email me.

Want to lose weight? I am willing to share my healthy eating tips, tricks, and secrets in a group program starting in February. This program is unlike any weight loss program you’ve ever experienced because we start with a general premise that your weight is not the problem and weight loss is not the solution. There’s so much more to weight loss than calories in, calories out. What you really need is the winning mindset and the tools to discover what’s stopping you. We focus on developing the winning mindset that enables you to eat healthy and train daily. This mindset is key if you want to lose the weight and keep it off. Interested in learning more click here, to join our information list.

I want to wish you a very Happy Holidays! Hug your loved ones and live life to the fullest!

One Comment

  • Irina Foley says:

    Omg Emily! I cannot imagine how scary it was for you and everyone around you!!! I am so glad you are feeling better! Wow! I hope 2021 will be better for everyone! Have a wonderful Holidays!

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