AFL legend Jonathan Brown’s wife Kylie shares heartfelt health update: ‘Sometimes it’s just too much’

Kylie Brown, wife of Brisbane Lions AFL champion Jonathan, has revealed she has just had a tenth laparoscopy while battling endometriosis.

To mark World Endometriosis Month, which is celebrated in March, Brown didn’t apologize for sharing pictures of some of the gruesome hurdles her condition has forced her to overcome.

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“I know I share a lot but sometimes it’s just too much,” she wrote.

“So you can either come with me or avoid me, because I will always carry on.”

A laparoscopy is a type of surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to access the inside of the abdomen and pelvis without having to make large incisions in the skin. The procedure is also commonly referred to as keyhole surgery.

Kylie Brown with her children and husband Jonathon. Credit: Instagram

Autism charity founder Chloe Maxwell was among the 100+ well-wishers on Instagram.

“Oh darling, that’s the worst!! I just had a hysterectomy and it was the best thing I’ve ever done! I was plagued by endo, fibroids and andiomyosis! Sending you so much love! Xxxx,” Maxwell wrote.

Nadia Bartel added: “You can do it my love xx”.

Prestia injured when demon backpacks help tigers

On the field, Gun Richmond midfielder Dion Prestia is doubtful for Round 1 after pulling a pectoral muscle in the Tigers’ AFL practice loss to Melbourne. A scan was performed this week to reveal the damage.

The triple-premiership star, who was substituted four times in 2022, did not return to the field after suffering an injury in the second quarter but did do some running drills at half-time.

The prospects were far better for Melbourne, who led at every change and proved too strong for Richmond as they won 50 points in the 18-13 (121)-10-11 (71) duel at Casey Fields.

The Demons flew off the blocks, playing fast, refined football from the start and scoring five unanswered goals in their first season.

Melbourne continued to move the ball from the back half with precision, showing a willingness to step inside and use overlapping handball chains whenever possible.

“Every team will try to play a little bit faster,” Melbourne assistant coach Adem Yze told reporters.

“Our strike mix will help with that, but we’ve changed a little bit in some of our appearances and will try to attack goals a bit more.”

Dion Prestia escaped injured in the Tigers’ practice game against the Demons. Credit: Michael Willson/AFL Photos/AFL photos via Getty Images

Star ruck duo Max Gawn and Brodie Grundy proved a deadly tag team, scoring six goals together in the first half, sharing the ruck load and marking the ground heavily.

“They’re obviously two top-notch players, so we’re just trying to figure out how long they play and how often they play forwards…that’s going to be a work in progress,” Yze said.

Liam Baker, a Richmond tough nut, declared himself a safe starter for Round 1, scoring 36 disposals just two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove his appendix, while former GWS giant Tim Taranto finished with 33 disposals and a goal in the belonged to the best of the Tigers.

His former colleague Jacob Hopper had 23 departures and spent a lot of time in the Tigers’ engine room, where he won nine clearances.

Christian Petracca (32 disposals and one goal) and Clayton Oliver (31 disposals, nine clearances) are in for another big year for the Dees, while former bulldog Lachie Hunter proved practical, connecting well and scoring a great goal from a tight angle late on scored in the last quarter and finishes with 25 touches.

Strong midfielder Jack Viney and goaltender Bailey Fritsch “will be pushing for first-round picks,” according to Yze, while defender Christian Salem is “less likely” to return for the Dees’ March 18 clash against the Western Bulldogs at the MCG.

For the Tigers, Richmond defenseman Robbie Tarrant will be “around the mark” for their Round 1 game against Carlton, as will Marlion Pickett, according to assistant coach Andrew McQualter.

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