The media can’t look so that their stories about Prince are fine. As the news source is full of stories with the word Prince and drug addiction, not many of them present the word chronic pain. Several reports show that Prince had suffered years with fibromyalgia pain and severe chronic pain in the hips due to accumulated injuries during the start of his proceedings. With his body shattered by pain, Prince relied on opioid analgesics to provide some relief. And even today, the majestic New York Times presents a long article about Prince seeking help with an addiction.
Prince was not addicted to pain medications. Prince had a medical problem: severe chronic pain, which is criminally mistreated. It is also a medical problem that is more likely to react to stigma and condescension, even dares with the moral character of the patient with chronic pain. Severe chronic pain remains the condition we treat by telling patients to simply lift or keep their upper lip rigid, or to end up acting like a worm.
When someone dies from complications of the disease, because that is what severe chronic pain is, we react surprisingly, with compassion and anger over the fact that the patient died of a drug overdose. Some establishments draw money from our doubt about an overdose and medications and our interest in drugs. The 2009 reports revealed that Prince had chronic and debilitating pain. His friends reported that he was taking medications for severe chronic pain to try to control the constant and severe pain of the damaged hips.
The alleged disagreement between the Prince’s conversion to Jehovah’s Witnesses and his potential to accept a blood transfusion, should the need arise during hip replacement surgery, was addressed by vultures posing as whispers of journalists. The idea that Prince would abandon surgery to serve his granted faith to the underlying current that Prince was “strange.” however, some news channels report that Prince had 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 on the maintenance of medicine. The element of the race should definitely be added to the mix. Prince was a black man with severe chronic pain. Strong racial disparities have been documented in the way doctors and other medical personnel responded to pain in the emergency room.