DETROIT (WJRT) (4/24/2019) - Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, suffered a setback and ended up back in the hospital Wednesday.
She endured an hours-long brain surgery last week to remove a tumor. In a post on Instagram, she said the pain became unbearable as she weened off medication to control it.
The post reads:
"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."