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Kelly Stafford shares positive update after brain surgery

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, shared a positive update on Instagram Sunday evening following her brain surgery.

Stafford shared the news on Instagram on April 3 that doctors had found a tumor in her brain. The tumor was discovered after she underwent an MRI that was recommended to try and rule out all possible explanations for health issues she had been experiencing. She acknowledged at the time that she was “terrified” to undergo the surgery and what could happen.

The good news is she got through the surgery, even if it took twice as long as expected.

“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,” Stafford wrote on Instagram.

You can see her full post below, which includes video of her walking.

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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

A post shared by Kelly Stafford (@kbstafford89) on

The Staffords have three children — twins girls born in 2017 and another daughter born last year. Matthew and Kelly have been dating since their time at Georgia when he was a quarterback and she was a cheerleader. They got married in 2015.

Matthew has not participated in the Lions’ voluntary offseason activities to help care for his wife.

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