The wife of Detroit Lions quarterback
The wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford announced on Instagram Sunday that she is recovering from her brain surgery and is home to her new normal.
Kelly Stafford wrote in a lengthy post earlier this month she started to notice something was coming when she started to feel dizzy when showing her kids how to front roll or twirl in ballet and then had a vertigo spell in January. She said her initial bloodwork showed nothing wrong, but the Lions doctor recommended her brain for her brain.
NEBRASKA MAN’S RAPID HEARTRATE STABILIZES AFTER HITTING POTHOLE “I had a tumor sitting on some or my cranial nerves. The medical term they used was acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma .. All I heard was brain tumor & that they had to do surgery to get out .. so that is what we are going to do & we believe we found the best doctor to do it. ” The doctor who performed the surgery was an expert on the condition.
“He had seen it [the vein] before and written on paper on it,” she posted. “That’s truly God’s work. The prayers for my family, I’m beyond thankful for. A six hour surgery went to 1
2 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 just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for all your support, thoughts and prayers. It is more than ever possible. ”
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Dr. Jack Rock, a neurosurgeon at Henry Ford Health System, said at a news conference that the procedure is relatively safe. The surgeon enters behind the ear. Some of the complications can be temporary or long-term facial paralysis.
Edmund DeMarche and Ryan Gaydos Fox News contributed to this report