The media can’t look to get its stories about Prince right. As the news feed overflows with stories with the word Prince and drug addiction in them, not many of them feature the word chronic pain. Multiple reports show that Prince had suffered from years with Fibromyalgia pain and Severe Chronic Pain in his hips due to injuries racked up during when his performances started. His body wracked with pain, Prince relied on opiate pain medications to provide him some relief. And yet even today the stately New York Times features a long article about Prince looking for help with an addiction.
Prince was not addicted to pain medication. Prince had a medical problem— Severe Chronic Pain — which is criminally under-treated. It is also a medical problem that is more likely to be reacted to with stigma and condescension, even dares about the chronic pain patient’s moral character. Severe Chronic Pain is still the condition that we treat by telling its sufferers to just pull it up or keep a stiff upper lip,or to terminate acting like a wuss.
when anyone dies from complications of disease, for that is what Severe Chronic Pain is, we react surprisingly, sympathy and anger that the patient died from a drug overdose. Some outlets make money off our doubt about overdose and medications and our interest with drugs.reports of 2009 surfaced that Prince was in chronic and debilitating pain. His friends reported that he was taking Severe Chronic Pain medication to try to control the constant,severe pain from damaged hips.
The supposed disagreement between Prince’ conversion to the Jehovah’s Witnesses and his potential to accept a blood transfusion — should the need emerge during hip replacement surgery — was bandied about by the vultures who pose as whispering reporters. The idea that Prince would forego surgery in order to serve his faith granted to the undercurrent that Prince was “strange”. however, some news channels report that Prince did have the double hip replacement surgery in 2010.
But it’s not just about how the media doesn’t realize how Severe Chronic Pain works. They are also ignoring the realities of the impact of race upon the carry out of medicine.Into the mix must definitely be added the element of race. Prince was a black man with severe chronic pain. Strong racial disparities in how doctors and other medical staff replied to pain in the emergency room has been documented.