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04-23-2017, 12:38 AM
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Excellent news!

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04-23-2017, 01:20 AM
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If true that is great news.
Baker doesn't seem like the kind of guy to just say something, I'd have to imagine it's a legit source.

Great to hear nothing too serious with Okposo though. Can't wait to watch him next year!

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04-23-2017, 06:58 AM
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If true that is great news.
Wow. Thank goodness. Can't wait to see him back.

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04-23-2017, 07:18 AM
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That is great news, but unless the source is Okposo I don't know why Baker can share his private medical info.

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04-23-2017, 07:20 AM
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thanks for the update, Bakes.

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04-23-2017, 07:43 AM
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That is great news, but unless the source is Okposo I don't know why Baker can share his private medical info.
Bakes isn't bound by hippa. I'm pretty sure Hippa only applies to health care professionals. My wife is a nurse. If she told me something about a patient and then I passed it on. She would get in trouble and I would not. Except with my wife. I have the same rules with the EMS calls I respond to.

Bakes source my be in trouble if they didn't get permission. Assuming it's not Okposo, which I doubt, since he wouldn't be called a source. Bakes would just say Okposo told me.... No need for Kyle to hide his identity (as a source) when revealing info about himself.


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04-23-2017, 08:08 AM
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I thought he had the flu...
I was concerned for Guillan Barre post flu.
I have no recall of a concussion.....(maybe I have a concussion..)
Anywho....glad he is improving.

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Get to start the day off with a praise. Nice

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04-23-2017, 08:19 AM
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Bakes isn't bound by hippa. I'm pretty sure Hippa only applies to health care professionals. My wife is a nurse. If she told me something about a patient and then I passed it on. She would get in trouble and I would not. Except with my wife. I have the same rules with the EMS calls I respond to.

Bakes source my be in trouble if they didn't get permission. Assuming it's not Okposo, which I doubt, since he wouldn't be called a source. Bakes would just say Okposo told me.... No need for Kyle to hide his identity (as a source) when revealing info about himself.
If not legally, then ethically. Seems like a jerk move unless Okposo okayed it.

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04-23-2017, 08:25 AM
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Good news that he is doing better and getting healthy. Great news for him and his family that he is (hopefully) not in the hospital anymore.

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04-23-2017, 08:31 AM
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So taking meds for an unannounced concussion? Great to hear he's improving, but it raises other questions about the when/where of Okposo having a concussion.

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Of all the things this could have been, having an odd/severe reaction to medication is probably the best possible explanation.

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Of all the things this could have been, having an odd/severe reaction to medication is probably the best possible explanation.
if this is the real story it must have been a real serious adverse reaction to the drug to wind up in the Neuro Surgery ICU

i was once on a medication that had a lot of dietary restrictions because the drug interacting with certain foods - cheeses, cured meats, fermented(beer) can cause a hypertensive crisis where you need medical attention immediately.

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If not legally, then ethically. Seems like a jerk move unless Okposo okayed it.
It's not but if you want to be angry go ahead.

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**** yeah. Super happy to hear the man is alright.

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I wonder if the meds are potentially not NHL kosher, hence the secrecy. Or, also, perhaps he played through the concussion for... a while.

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So taking meds for an unannounced concussion? Great to hear he's improving, but it raises other questions about the when/where of Okposo having a concussion.
Maybe he got it sometime during the Florida game. Symptoms came on the next day/or got worse, forcing him to miss the Clb game, but it wasn't diagnosed right away. After diagnosis he takes meds and has a reaction. IIRC, he didn't end up in ICU until a week after those two games.

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This is why it's incredibly dumb for those people to have said "I'm going to assume Okposo is never coming back." before we had the proper information.

Looks like he's gonna be just fine.

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Bakes isn't bound by hippa. I'm pretty sure Hippa only applies to health care professionals. My wife is a nurse. If she told me something about a patient and then I passed it on. She would get in trouble and I would not. Except with my wife.
Of course, she shouldn't get mad at you, since she'd be breaking HIPAA law by telling you!
(wives usually work logically like that, right?)

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Of course, she shouldn't get mad at you, since she'd be breaking HIPAA law by telling you!
(wives usually work logically like that, right?)
Always.




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fantastic news!

and about those post-concussion issues, i'm pretty sure he tried to cover it up a little and meant Bylsma's tactical approach which gave him a concussion-like headache.

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Great to hear -- scary stuff.

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I don't remember hearing he got a concussion -- only that he was ill.

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