White to miss first UFC in 11 years due to surgery for Meniere’s disease

source: twitter.com

Dan Rafael ‏ @danrafaelespn
It has come to my attention that @danawhite will not be at the @UFC on Fuel tonight. I'm told he is ducking me!!!! :)

Dana White ‏ @danawhite
@danrafaelespn first fight I will miss in 11 years and it is KILLING me!!! I have to have surgery in LA 2 morrow or trust me I would be

BrookeInVegas™ ‏ @BrookeInVegas
why are you having surgery???

Dana White ‏ @danawhite
I have a form of Vertigo but worse.

E. Arino de la Rubia ‏ @earino
@danawhite if you don't mind me asking, what are you getting surgeried? My guess is deviated septum!

Dana White ‏ @danawhite
already did that now I have what's called minears disease it's like Vertigo but on steroids! Not fun

Vicky ‏ @Vee_Mo
What?! I'm sorry... I hope you're ok. Where can I send you a get well soon gift?

Dana White ‏ @danawhite
I'm hoping to be in and out quick. I have no time for this shit but it has to be done

Vicky ‏ @Vee_Mo
Keeping my fingers crossed for you...

Dana White ‏ @danawhite
:) I will be fine

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Ménière's Disease

Ménière's ("men-YEERS") disease is an inner ear problem that affects your hearing and balance.

Ménière's disease affects 50,000 to 100,000 people per year. The disease usually occurs in people ages 40 to 60. It affects both men and women. Children also can have Ménière's disease. 

The cause of Ménière's disease is not known. It may be related to fluids that build up in the inner ear.

Ménière's disease can cause symptoms that come on quickly. During a Ménière's attack, you may have:
Tinnitus, a low roaring, ringing, or hissing in your ear.
Hearing loss, which may be temporary or permanent.
Vertigo, the feeling that you or your surroundings are spinning.
A feeling of pressure or fullness in your ear.

An attack can last from hours to days. Most people have repeated attacks over a period of years. Attacks usually become more frequent during the first few years of the disease and then come less often after that.

Treatment helps control your symptoms, such as vertigo. Medicines for the inner ear may be used to reduce the spinning feeling of vertigo. Other medicines may help the nausea or vomiting caused by vertigo.

Some people may be able to have fewer attacks by:
Eating a low-salt diet.
Using medicines (diuretics) to get rid of extra fluids.
Doing exercises to improve balance.
Avoiding caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and stress.

Doctors sometimes use surgery to relieve the symptoms of Ménière's disease. But surgery can damage your hearing, so it is usually used only after other treatments have not worked.

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Perfer Et Obdura site profile image  

5/16/12 1:17 AM by Perfer Et Obdura

I also suffer from this and you're correct

McLeod site profile image  

5/16/12 12:53 AM by McLeod

I myself have the disease. It is in no way fun. It has taken my hearing, balance, and years of therapy returned most of that to me (although still no vestibular system). Mine may be coupled by my cancer, but I feel for Dana, the tinnitus alone is enough to make ya want to jump off a building. I hope his surgery works.

TopGrinder site profile image  

5/16/12 12:52 AM by TopGrinder

Lol. When is Dana not sick

superCalo site profile image  

5/16/12 12:24 AM by superCalo

So poor and humble doesn't cut it.Dammit.

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5/16/12 12:23 AM by superCalo

I suspected as much I've had to go twice for more "powerful" prescriptions which all do nothing once its happening, although if I start to get a tingling its about to occur I will take one and it can work, but that's probably because I try and keep absolutely dead still till the tingling goes away or not.. Pills effects or non effects all being mental rather than physical.

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5/16/12 12:09 AM by Reed Rothchild


Synado site profile image  

5/15/12 11:59 PM by Synado

Thanks for sending GSP uncle Dana.

TX_432 site profile image  

5/15/12 11:58 PM by TX_432

Hes got the good Aids

stonepony site profile image  

5/15/12 11:54 PM by stonepony

Get better DW. Get back to driving MMA.

The Last Emperor site profile image  

5/15/12 11:43 PM by The Last Emperor

That's the advantage of being famous/elite/rich. You get access to medications, surgeries, and procedures that the common person doesn't even know exists.Magic Johnson says hi.