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Kid A
10-25-2012, 01:32 PM
Tracy Porter has been sidelined in recent days because of precautionary measures the team's medical staff is taking after the Denver Broncos' cornerback suffered a seizure in August.
Last Sunday, before the Broncos were to leave for San Diego for a game against the Chargers, Porter was experiencing light-headedness and his heart was racing — symptoms that occurred before he had a seizure in August.
"I had never had one before, 26 years I've been living," Porter said Thursday.
"Before the San Diego game, I don't know if it was the medication I was taking or it was a setback, but they decided to hold me back."


Read more: Broncos' Tracy Porter missing time because of a seizure; hopeful vs. Saints - The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/broncos/ci_21854766/broncos-tracy-porter-missing-time-because-seizure#ixzz2ALRW3glR


Best wishes for Tracy. Have relatives who struggle with this, can be very scary and stressful learning to manage them.

Garcia Bronco
10-25-2012, 01:36 PM
If he has seizures then I don't see how he can continue to play professional football. bummer

swaiy
10-25-2012, 01:42 PM
If he has seizures then I don't see how he can continue to play professional football. bummer

He has only had one his entire life. There have been numerous players that have had a seizure and continued to play. Youre jumping to an extreme conclusion lol

Crushaholic
10-25-2012, 01:46 PM
He has only had one his entire life. There have been numerous players that have had a seizure and continued to play. Youre jumping to an extreme conclusion lol

Case in point...I was reading another article, regarding Porter's seizure. He mentioned that Jeremy Shockey had a seizure, while lifting weights. I don't know if this article mentions that fact, because I had a difficult time opening up the link...

Kaylore
10-25-2012, 01:47 PM
If he has seizures then I don't see how he can continue to play professional football. bummer

Players with epilepsy have played before. How would this be worse?

swaiy
10-25-2012, 01:51 PM
Case in point...I was reading another article, regarding Porter's seizure. He mentioned that Jeremy Shockey had a seizure, while lifting weights. I don't know if this article mentions that fact, because I had a difficult time opening up the link...

I also saw that article. I remember when it happened because it was sportscenter. People always overreact lol

bfoflcommish
10-25-2012, 02:01 PM
Mile high Sports has a different take.

http://milehighsports.com/2012/10/25/source-broncos-porter-struggling-with-attitude-likely-to-be-dealt/

It turns out that Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter isn’t dealing with an illness. It turns out he’s coughing up a bad attitude, and he could be gone soon.
A source told Mile High Sports’ Robin Carlin on Thursday that Porter, who signed a one-year, $4 million contract in the offseason, is not suffering from an illness, as the Broncos claim. Instead, Porter is sitting out due to poor performance and to what the Broncos coaching staff perceives as a “bad attitude;” the Broncos may look to move Porter in the near future as a result.

cont.

SportinOne
10-25-2012, 02:06 PM
Well... that's interesting.

Kaylore
10-25-2012, 02:07 PM
Mile high Sports has a different take.

http://milehighsports.com/2012/10/25/source-broncos-porter-struggling-with-attitude-likely-to-be-dealt/

It turns out that Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter isn’t dealing with an illness. It turns out he’s coughing up a bad attitude, and he could be gone soon.
A source told Mile High Sports’ Robin Carlin on Thursday that Porter, who signed a one-year, $4 million contract in the offseason, is not suffering from an illness, as the Broncos claim. Instead, Porter is sitting out due to poor performance and to what the Broncos coaching staff perceives as a “bad attitude;” the Broncos may look to move Porter in the near future as a result.

cont.

What a horrible thing to write after the details of Porter's health have come out.

Kaylore
10-25-2012, 02:09 PM
By the way, Porter did not have "another seizure." He had some symptoms similar to the seizure he had and so they kept out for precautionary reasons.

Garcia Bronco
10-25-2012, 02:14 PM
It's health risk to have a seizure prone person playing professional football. We have to be concerned with player saftey

Ratboy
10-25-2012, 02:36 PM
Mile high Sports has a different take.

http://milehighsports.com/2012/10/25/source-broncos-porter-struggling-with-attitude-likely-to-be-dealt/

It turns out that Denver Broncos cornerback Tracy Porter isn’t dealing with an illness. It turns out he’s coughing up a bad attitude, and he could be gone soon.
A source told Mile High Sports’ Robin Carlin on Thursday that Porter, who signed a one-year, $4 million contract in the offseason, is not suffering from an illness, as the Broncos claim. Instead, Porter is sitting out due to poor performance and to what the Broncos coaching staff perceives as a “bad attitude;” the Broncos may look to move Porter in the near future as a result.

cont.

http://i.imgur.com/xFjNN.jpg

swaiy
10-25-2012, 02:36 PM
It's health risk to have a seizure prone person playing professional football. We have to be concerned with player saftey

Seizure prone? In 26 years of his life, he has one seizure that has happened at the age of 26. Im not saying its not a concern but no one here is a doctor and is able to say one way or the other.

swaiy
10-25-2012, 02:39 PM
That "bad attitude" crap is complete BS. Why would they lie about his health and say he was benched for bad attitude? That along with the details of hos ACTUAL sickness makes whoever gave that rumor life a complete douchebag.

Smilin Assassin
10-25-2012, 02:43 PM
From Twitter:

NFLBRONCO
10-25-2012, 02:55 PM
Why would he pull tude in contract year. He is smarter then that I'm sure :)

broncswin
10-25-2012, 03:26 PM
Seizure prone? In 26 years of his life, he has one seizure that has happened at the age of 26. Im not saying its not a concern but no one here is a doctor and is able to say one way or the other.

Seizures can start at anytime in ones life due to a blow to the head at some point: turns into scare tissue and interfers with electrodes in the brain...can also be from birth and finally flares up...I have a six year old who has epilepsy and has been suffering from it since he was two. Scary for porter when says he has had reoccurring symptoms, that can mean he has had other seizures, as small as they may be. In some people's case they can only suffer that one event, but for porter, this could turn into epilepsy.

broncosteven
10-25-2012, 04:03 PM
I passed out and had a seizure once when I was about 18. They did a bunch of tests and couldn't tell us why. I have a bunch of other health issues but no more seizures or passing out.

Chris
10-25-2012, 04:05 PM
I passed out and had a seizure once when I was about 18. They did a bunch of tests and couldn't tell us why. I have a bunch of other health issues but no more seizures or passing out.

Did you see Gene Kranz?

BroncoBeavis
10-25-2012, 04:34 PM
I passed out and had a seizure once when I was about 18. They did a bunch of tests and couldn't tell us why. I have a bunch of other health issues but no more seizures or passing out.

Well I was about to fill you in on the first 6 episodes of Downton, but now it's probably not worth the risk.

KipCorrington25
10-25-2012, 05:41 PM
At least it's not diabetes AND a bad attitude...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_nNCBxqjhimg/Swr1XM4EhSI/AAAAAAAABck/KCrcBPOQ06g/s1600/Cutler.jpg

Garcia Bronco
10-25-2012, 06:04 PM
Seizure prone? In 26 years of his life, he has one seizure that has happened at the age of 26. Im not saying its not a concern but no one here is a doctor and is able to say one way or the other.

Ones does not need to be a doctor to accurately judge these things. If it keeps up at this pace there is the potential that it could be career threatening. Maybe its just the Altitude.

Houshyamama
10-25-2012, 07:37 PM
Ones does not need to be a doctor to accurately judge these things. If it keeps up at this pace there is the potential that it could be career threatening. Maybe its just the Altitude.

Does he have a a point mutation in the β-globin chain of his haemoglobin proteins as well?

misturanderson
10-25-2012, 07:44 PM
Ones does not need to be a doctor to accurately judge these things. If it keeps up at this pace there is the potential that it could be career threatening. Maybe its just the Altitude.

You have no idea what you're talking about and should stop.

This pace? 1 seizure then 2 months later some lightheadedness? STFU.

Notice that he has a strange feeling, called an "aura," that lets him know that he could have another seizure. Most people do. If he has more he will in all likelihood feel odd before he seizures again and can pull himself out of the game.

The chances of an unexpected seizure hitting at a time that results in a serious injury to himself on the football field is pretty astronomical "at this pace" and there would be just north of a 0% chance of a seizure injuring others on the football field. He should be able to obtain a driver's license in CO, so there is no reason whatsoever that he shouldn't be able to play football.

Kaylore
10-25-2012, 08:01 PM
Did you see Gene Kranz?

:spit:

Broncobiv
10-25-2012, 08:31 PM
Does he have a a point mutation in the β-globin chain of his haemoglobin proteins as well?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sickle-cell_disease#Pathophysiology? ;D

Jetmeck
10-25-2012, 08:54 PM
TD had those awful migraines.............we don't know much yet and we should all feel confident that after the first episode in August he was thoroughly checked by a specialist.

Broncobiv
10-25-2012, 08:59 PM
TD had those awful migraines.............we don't know much yet and we should all feel confident that after the first episode in August he was thoroughly checked by a specialist.

Does anyone know a good orthodontist in Denver?? Get Porter some braces, NOW!!

Houshyamama
10-25-2012, 09:33 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sickle-cell_disease#Pathophysiology? ;D

Yeah, I couldn't remember which amino acid it was :)

Miss I.
10-26-2012, 12:35 AM
You have no idea what you're talking about and should stop.

This pace? 1 seizure then 2 months later some lightheadedness? STFU.

Notice that he has a strange feeling, called an "aura," that lets him know that he could have another seizure. Most people do. If he has more he will in all likelihood feel odd before he seizures again and can pull himself out of the game.

The chances of an unexpected seizure hitting at a time that results in a serious injury to himself on the football field is pretty astronomical "at this pace" and there would be just north of a 0% chance of a seizure injuring others on the football field. He should be able to obtain a driver's license in CO, so there is no reason whatsoever that he shouldn't be able to play football.

This is correct. Unfortunately most people have a very uninformed idea about seizures, expecting them to all be the same and to resemble Linda Blair in the exorcist or something.

Funny story (but only because I have a warped sense of humor). A recent tragedy in our office started getting people discussing being prepared for different medical issues that could occur at work. I mentioned having a seizure disorder. So the guy asks me, do you carry a pencil around with you all the time? (I know where he was going, but being me I had to be a smartass, "Why, is this so I can write "Seize the day? when I seize" He was like so you don't choke on your tongue or bite it off. For the record this is an urban myth. People cannot bite off their own tongue. I have bitten down on my tongue and bruised it, but still have it. In fact, it is highly recommended not to stick anything in someone's mouth who is seizing. They will come out of it, it's just a bit disconcerting to watch sometimes. Best thing I tell them is to clear the area around me so I don't fall into anything and if possible if I am on the ground put me on my side in a recovery position so the tongue naturally falls down to keep my air passage open. No forcing of things in my mouth. It's idiotic. People don't understand it and assume all seizures are the same. They are not. Sometimes I just freeze and space out and other times I do have grand mal seizures where I twitch and vomit (yes a little bit exorcist). I haven't had a day time seizure in 5 years. The last seizure I had was at night while I slept and I only knew from the bruising on my tongue in the morning I'd had one. I've seen other people's seizures and most I've seen are rather mild, zoning out and not knowing where they are. Lots of good medicines to control them now and some with fewer side effects then previous ones I took.

As for CO laws on the subject, when I was there, they had no restrictions on driving and no reporting requirements, but this is a state by state thing. Arizona used to have a year restriction after a seizure, but reduced it to 3 months. England has a reporting requirement and they have a 6 month loss of driving for night time seizures and 1 year for daytime. blinking lights/strobe lights do not induce mine, but they do effect others. I just need to sleep and take my meds and I am fine.

Porter sounds like he has pretty mild case and once they sort out a treatment he will be fine. I see no reason to prevent him playing, but that's up to him and his doctor, not a bunch of armchair doctors. I wish the guy well.

Sorry I rambled. I get very irritated by people who presume to understand it when they probably don't. It sucks to have it, but it's no worse than Cutler having Diabetes.

DivineLegion
10-26-2012, 05:04 AM
Yeah, I couldn't remember which amino acid it was :)

Valine, oh nm.

RhymesayersDU
10-26-2012, 05:56 AM
You have no idea what you're talking about and should stop.

This pace? 1 seizure then 2 months later some lightheadedness? STFU.

Notice that he has a strange feeling, called an "aura," that lets him know that he could have another seizure. Most people do. If he has more he will in all likelihood feel odd before he seizures again and can pull himself out of the game.

The chances of an unexpected seizure hitting at a time that results in a serious injury to himself on the football field is pretty astronomical "at this pace" and there would be just north of a 0% chance of a seizure injuring others on the football field. He should be able to obtain a driver's license in CO, so there is no reason whatsoever that he shouldn't be able to play football.

You're relatively new, so I'll let you in on a secret: Garcia never knows what he talks about, but he trolls the place anyways.

Johnykbr
10-26-2012, 07:40 AM
This is correct. Unfortunately most people have a very uninformed idea about seizures, expecting them to all be the same and to resemble Linda Blair in the exorcist or something.

Funny story (but only because I have a warped sense of humor). A recent tragedy in our office started getting people discussing being prepared for different medical issues that could occur at work. I mentioned having a seizure disorder. So the guy asks me, do you carry a pencil around with you all the time? (I know where he was going, but being me I had to be a smartass, "Why, is this so I can write "Seize the day? when I seize" He was like so you don't choke on your tongue or bite it off. For the record this is an urban myth. People cannot bite off their own tongue. I have bitten down on my tongue and bruised it, but still have it. In fact, it is highly recommended not to stick anything in someone's mouth who is seizing. They will come out of it, it's just a bit disconcerting to watch sometimes. Best thing I tell them is to clear the area around me so I don't fall into anything and if possible if I am on the ground put me on my side in a recovery position so the tongue naturally falls down to keep my air passage open. No forcing of things in my mouth. It's idiotic. People don't understand it and assume all seizures are the same. They are not. Sometimes I just freeze and space out and other times I do have grand mal seizures where I twitch and vomit (yes a little bit exorcist). I haven't had a day time seizure in 5 years. The last seizure I had was at night while I slept and I only knew from the bruising on my tongue in the morning I'd had one. I've seen other people's seizures and most I've seen are rather mild, zoning out and not knowing where they are. Lots of good medicines to control them now and some with fewer side effects then previous ones I took.

As for CO laws on the subject, when I was there, they had no restrictions on driving and no reporting requirements, but this is a state by state thing. Arizona used to have a year restriction after a seizure, but reduced it to 3 months. England has a reporting requirement and they have a 6 month loss of driving for night time seizures and 1 year for daytime. blinking lights/strobe lights do not induce mine, but they do effect others. I just need to sleep and take my meds and I am fine.

Porter sounds like he has pretty mild case and once they sort out a treatment he will be fine. I see no reason to prevent him playing, but that's up to him and his doctor, not a bunch of armchair doctors. I wish the guy well.

Sorry I rambled. I get very irritated by people who presume to understand it when they probably don't. It sucks to have it, but it's no worse than Cutler having Diabetes.

Same here Miss. I. I just don't tell people because I've been fortunate enough to have not had one since 2008 and the only reason I had them then was because a doctor decided to use me as a guinea pig for dosage variations. But mine involve lack of sleep so I'm not too worried on any given day.

With that said, unless these seizures of his are due to actual brain damage from an accident or concussion, then there is no reason to worry and he should be fine.

LRtagger
10-26-2012, 08:08 AM
No forcing of things in my mouth.

FML

Miss I.
10-26-2012, 09:36 AM
FML

Oops. Lol. Uh forgot that could be taken differently. I blame my seizures. Must have had one while writing ;D

Bronco Yoda
10-26-2012, 11:44 AM
This could help our leverage in negotiations next year.

?????? too insensitive?

cmhargrove
10-26-2012, 12:04 PM
This could help our leverage in negotiations next year.

?????? too insensitive?

It's not insensitive with starting CB money on the table.

I really questioned the one year contract when we brought Porter in, but now it is looking like a stroke of genius.

broncosteven
10-26-2012, 12:17 PM
Well I was about to fill you in on the first 6 episodes of Downton, but now it's probably not worth the risk.

If dreamy Lady Mary breaks off her engagement I will surely have another episode!