Should Morgan Freeman Speak Out About Fibromyalgia?

Esquire magazine printed a mesmerizing, perceptive piece of writing about actor Morgan Freeman. In the
article, author Tom Chiarella narrate the day he spent with Freeman at his home in Mississippi. As they
walked around Freeman’s property, Chiarella felt that he was in pain. In the subsequent quote from the
article, Freeman shows off the cause of his pain.
Every so frequently he grasp his left shoulder and shrink his body. It hurts when
he walks, when he sits immobile when he rises from his sofa, and when he
missteps in a moist field. It hurts a lot. It seems a kind of torture, although he
never mentions it. There are times when he cannot help but show that he is
suffering from immense pain, the fallout from a car accident four years ago, in
which the car he was driving overturn and rolled, leaving Freeman and a friend
to be pulled from the car using the Jaws of Life. Regardless of surgical procedure
to mend nerve damage, he was trapped with an ineffective left hand. It is
awkwardly engrossed by a firm glove most of the time to make sure that blood
does not collect there. It is a clamp, his pain, a frozen shot up a relatively
ineffective limb. He does not like to show it, but there are times when he cannot
help but mislay himself to a world-ending contortion. It is such a large signal, so
outside the general conduct of the man, that it feels as if he is acting.
“It’s the fibromyalgia,” he says when asked, it gets so bad, as it hurts whole arm. Tormenting.”
This means Morgan Freeman cannot pilot jets the way he used to, a leisure pursuit he took up at sixty-five.
He can no longer go in a boat as well. There was a time when he would travel by water by himself to the
Caribbean and hideaway for two, three weeks at a time. “It was complete loneliness,” he says. “It was the
finest way for me to find quiet, how I found time to read.” No more. He can’t rely himself on one arm. He
cannot drive, not attach anyway, not the way he used to — which is to say speedy, extensive open, devoted to
what the car can do. And he can’t ride horses as much, although some time ago he rode every day.
He never mentions any of it as a failure, although how could it be something else? He never talks about the
injustice of it. “There is a point to changes like these. I have to move on to other things, to other conceptions
of myself. I can play golf and can work still. And I can be quite contented just walking the land.”

Esquire magazine printed a mesmerizing, perceptive piece of writing about actor Morgan Freeman. In the
article, author Tom Chiarella narrate the day he spent with Freeman at his home in Mississippi. As they
walked around Freeman’s property, Chiarella felt that he was in pain. In the subsequent quote from the
article, Freeman shows off the cause of his pain.
Every so frequently he grasp his left shoulder and shrink his body. It hurts when
he walks, when he sits immobile when he rises from his sofa, and when he
missteps in a moist field. It hurts a lot. It seems a kind of torture, although he
never mentions it. There are times when he cannot help but show that he is
suffering from immense pain, the fallout from a car accident four years ago, in
which the car he was driving overturn and rolled, leaving Freeman and a friend
to be pulled from the car using the Jaws of Life. Regardless of surgical procedure
to mend nerve damage, he was trapped with an ineffective left hand. It is
awkwardly engrossed by a firm glove most of the time to make sure that blood
does not collect there. It is a clamp, his pain, a frozen shot up a relatively
ineffective limb. He does not like to show it, but there are times when he cannot
help but mislay himself to a world-ending contortion. It is such a large signal, so
outside the general conduct of the man, that it feels as if he is acting.
“It’s the fibromyalgia,” he says when asked, it gets so bad, as it hurts whole arm. Tormenting.”
This means Morgan Freeman cannot pilot jets the way he used to, a leisure pursuit he took up at sixty-five.
He can no longer go in a boat as well. There was a time when he would travel by water by himself to the
Caribbean and hideaway for two, three weeks at a time. “It was complete loneliness,” he says. “It was the
finest way for me to find quiet, how I found time to read.” No more. He can’t rely himself on one arm. He
cannot drive, not attach anyway, not the way he used to — which is to say speedy, extensive open, devoted to
what the car can do. And he can’t ride horses as much, although some time ago he rode every day.
He never mentions any of it as a failure, although how could it be something else? He never talks about the
injustice of it. “There is a point to changes like these. I have to move on to other things, to other conceptions
of myself. I can play golf and can work still. And I can be quite contented just walking the land.”

not able to handle even basic self-care everyday jobs. The rest of us fall anywhere in between. Whereas
Freeman’s action level should not prevent him instead of people with FM, I would expect that part of his
message would be to explain just how debilitating FM can be and to make clear that dissimilar patients have
diverse levels of disability.
As a man, he is not representative of the average FM patient.
Honestly, I think the reality that he is a man with FM is a optimistic thing. Whether we like it or not, when it
comes to fitness issues, men are still given more trustworthiness than women. Studies have shown that
health care professionals are more probable to take a man’s symptoms critically, but attribute a woman’s
symptoms to sentimental causes. Even though the reception of FM has come a long way in current years,
there are still some people, together with some medical professionals, who don not consider it is genuine.
Therefore, having a famous and extremely appreciated man like Morgan Freeman protest about FM might
help get better our reliability among the doubters.
It’s a Personal Matter
Given the frequent urgings to boost and be a representative for fibromyalgia, I every now and then doubt if
Freeman desires he had never mentioned it. He possibly never dreamed uttering that one word in the center
of a multi-hour interrogation would ever gather so much concentration.
In our keenness to have distinguished famous person like Morgan Freeman speak out from our side. I think
we need to remember how doing so could bang his life. Years ago celebrities did the whole thing in their
authority to keep any fitness problems secret because enlightening an illness could wreck their careers.
Even though Hollywood seems to be a slightly more tolerant these days, I think there is still some uncertainty
about casting an actor who has a known health problem. And even if his occupation is not a main worry,
Freeman strikes me as the kind of man who prefers not to stay on his pain and what he cannot do but
somewhat to thrust to the front and spotlight on what he can do.
Yes, it would be magnificent if Morgan Freeman would make a decision to become an advocate for
fibromyalgia. The whole FM community would greet him with open arms. His support could do wonders for
rising alertness and raising money for investigation. But eventually it is a private decision – each of us has
to make a decision what is most excellent for our lives at any given point in time. While I wish he will choose
to use his superstar to help others with FM, I will esteem his verdict whichever way.
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