Brain surgery isn’t a walk in the park as NFL wife of Matthew Stafford, Kelly has recently shared with her followers. After undergoing a 12-hour surgery to remove a brain tumor, the young mother to three children (twin girls and another 8-month-old daughter) tried to handle the pain and aftermath of the surgery at home. Providing an update on Instagram, Kelly Stafford explained she returned to the hospital after having intense migraines that she could not deal with and they admitted her.
Matthew Stafford is an NFL quarterback for the Detroit Lions.
Kelly first shared a photo on Instagram on Easter Sunday as she was leaving the hospital following surgery. She smiled and appeared to be in good spirits. Many were surprised to hear that she was leaving the hospital just days following the surgery and many sent her their well-wishes and prayers for a continued, speedy recovery.
You may see the post that Kelly shared on Easter Sunday as she prepared to leave the hospital below.
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This Easter is the beginning of a new life for me. I wanna take a second to thank all of you for all the prayers. They have worked. I know they have. When they opened me up, I had an abnormal vein.. maybe abnormal for other neurosurgeons, but not the one We chose. He had seen it before and written a paper on it. That’s truly God’s work. The prayers for my family, I’m beyond thankful for. A six hour surgery went to 12 hours and although they were anxious and scared, your prayers got them through. Thank you. Thank you so much. Now I am home and learning my new norm. It’ll take some time, but I really just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for all your support, thoughts and prayers. It means more than y’all will ever know. #cupscrew
On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, just days after Kelly returned home, she shared another update with a photo where you could visibly see she was in pain and suffering. In the update, Kelly explained that though she thought she could stay home and handle the pain, coming off the steroids was more than she could bear.
Many people responded to her post by saying there was no need for her to offer an explanation for why she returned to the hospital. They supported her and said that she should take all the time and medication needed to remain as comfortable as possible during her recovery.
Kelly’s and Matthew’s fans are praying for her speedy recovery so that she can return home as quickly as possible, but only when she is ready.
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A little update: I thought I could do it. They told me tapering off the steroids was going to be very difficult. The first picture was yesterday when I was on what I thought was my last day of steroids. I thought I could power through the pain and massive headaches that were challenging me throughout the day. I figured i could pull my strength from one of the strongest people I know, matthew. I told myself the pain would succumb to me, I wouldn’t succumb to it. I was so wrong. The pain got so far ahead of me I couldn’t keep anything down, including meds. I ended up in the ER very early this morning, back on steroids and pain medication. At first, I felt like I had failed, like I couldn’t handle it.. but what I really failed at was listening to my own body. A lesson I feel like I am going to have to keep reminding myself of. Thank you again for everything. I just wanted to give a little update. They will keep me here overnight just to monitor in hopes of going home in the morning.
One of Kelly’s fans offered their encouragement and support. They shared the following message to her.
“You got this lady! Listen to you body, I know the mom complex has you wanting to get back to home domination but let others take care of you while you recover. 🙏🏽”Advertisement
What do you think? Do you feel that Kelly should take as much time as she needs to rest and recover?