Esposa de Matthew Stafford a cirugía por tumor cerebral

La familia del quarterback de los Detroit Lions comenzó a vivir un calvario tras enterarse que Kelly Stafford debía ser intervenida quirúrgicamente.

Matthew Stafford con su esposa Kelly

El pasador Matthew Stafford está atravesando una etapa difícil en su vida tras conocer que su esposa, Kelly, tiene un tumor cerebral que afecta sus capacidades motrices y que podría causar estragos a largo plazo.

A través de su cuenta de Instagram, la cónyuge del mariscal de campo reveló que será sometida a un procedimiento quirúrgico para remover el tumor.

En la misma publicación, Kelly Stafford relata que comenzó a sufrir mareos y ataques de vértigo por lo que acudió a un médico. Tras un segunda revisión y una resonancia magnética se descubrió que la causa de su malestar se debía a un tumor alojado en sus nervios craneales.

Agregó que la cirugía tendrá lugar en aproximadamente dos semanas y pidió apoyo a sus familiares y amigos para sobreponerse, pues se encuentra nerviosa y teme sufrir secuelas tras la intervención.

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This is a picture of Matthew & I the day we found out. I said I wanted this picture of us, so that the day this was all over, we could look back at this photo & remember. Within the last year, I began to notice things that I thought was just me getting older.. I would show my girls how to do a front roll or twirl in ballet class and immediately feel dizzy & off balance... Things that I had been doing my entire life were now, all of a sudden, difficult. The beginning of Jan was when I experienced my first spell of vertigo..It kept happening & then it happened while I was holding Hunter. Matthew took me straight to the ER. They checked vitals & bloodwork, all were fine.. Several vertigo spells later, Matthew’s team doctor recommended we go get an MRI of my brain to rule everything major out. A few days later we were hit with the results. I had a tumor sitting on some of my cranial nerves. The medical term they used was an acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma.. All I heard was brain tumor & that they had to do surgery to take it out.. so that is what we are going to do & we believe we found the best doctor to do it. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t completely terrified of brain surgery. I am. I am terrified of them opening my head, I’m terrified of losing my hearing, I’m terrified of losing facial function, I’m terrified of far worse things that could happen and I’m terrified that I won’t take the time I need to recover because the guilt I might feel of being absent from my kids for too long.. I am telling y’all this to ask for prayers and support. Things to pray for: -calmness in these next 2 weeks as I know anxiety will run high in myself & my whole family leading up to the day of surgery. -that God be in the room with the surgeons & give them all the guidance, steadiness, & confidence they need. -my safety during and after surgery. -please pray for matthew as I know his nerves will be high during this surgery. I couldn’t imagine being out in that waiting room. Thank u. Thank u for reading this novel. thank u for all your support and most importantly, thank u for your prayers.

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Por el momento, el quarterback de los Lions se ha mantenido en silencio y no ha dado declaraciones al respecto.