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#pounditTuesday, May 11, 2021

Kelly Stafford hospitalized again over issue with steroids

Kelly Stafford’s recovery from brain surgery hit a slight bump after she returned to the hospital due to issues tapering off steroids.

In an Instagram post, Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, said she had tried to fight through the pain and headaches that came with going off of steroids, but was unable to keep anything down. She was readmitted to the hospital and put back on steroids and pain medication and will be kept overnight for monitoring.

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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.

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Fortunately, this does not seem like a major setback. She had gotten through brain surgery and recovery will be slow, but it appears that she is still on course to make a full one.


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