Kelly Stafford back home after hospital stay for brain surgery complications

Published: Apr. 26, 2019 at 6:53 PM EDT
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(4/26/2019) - Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, is back home after a two-day hospital stay for brain surgery complications.

Kelly Stafford had a tumor called an acoustic neuroma removed from a nerve in her brain two weeks ago. After initially going home, she returned to the hospital on Wednesday due to severe pain as she weened off medication.

She returned home again on Friday, according to an Instagram post.

The post says Stafford also is learning to balance again, as the 12-hour surgery to remove the tumor knocked out the nerves on her right side that control balance.

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I’m home. I’m home and I got to spend a few hours with my little humans. It filled my heart so much. I can’t even describe it. I wish they could stay, but I know I’m not ready for all of it. When they took out the tumor, they also wiped out the entire balance system on my right side. I wish I could explain it, but I think it’s something you have to experience. I can’t turn my head right without feeling college drunk.. I’m talking end of the night, cant put one foot in front of the other, knowing you’ll be sleeping on the bathroom floor, college drunk. I have to rework my brain to know that it can only rely on my left side, which will take time, a good amount of time. And when there are two toddlers running below your feet while you are trying to relearn basic things like walking.. it makes it seem like there are a million more moving parts to it.. maybe because there are. It’s tough to go from a very active woman to having to relearn the basics of being an athlete, but these little girls give me so much strength. I want to be able to teach them every sport I learned and the day they beat me (I’m sure it’ll come fast) .. I’ll humble them by reminding them I’m only working with one side of my brain 😜 I miss them. I miss them so much, but I’m so grateful I got that time today and now I have my inspiration to keep on pushing!

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