Morgan Freeman Discusses Fibromyalgia Pain and Legalizing Marijuana

Many of you may know that actor Morgan Freeman suffers from fibromyalgia, although from his words his pain seems to be more localized to the left side of his body injured in a bad car accident and hasn’t gone full body yet. That doesn’t mean his symptoms don’t cause havoc full body. It’s just my guess. Anyway, I stumbled upon this article where Freeman discusses his fibromyalgia pain and says that marijuana is the only thing that provides him with pain relief. He says it’s benefits are enough that it should be legalized nationwide. It’s an interesting article and a quick read so I thought I’d share it.

Morgan Freeman Shoots Straight: On Legalizing Marijuana and His Escape From New York – The Daily Beast

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Timekeeper – Another Day Gone By

Last night, my husband and I went to a Grace Potter & The Nocturnals concert.  We had a really good time. Grace Potter puts on a really good show and has so much energy on stage. I love the way she dances around the stage, like she’s dancing how the music tells her to move. One of the songs they played was “Timekeeper” off their new album.  It was even better live than it is on CD.  I’ve been taken with this song and sometimes listen to it on loop.  I don’t think she had me, a fibromyalgia sufferer, in mind when she wrote it, but it really resonates with me.  I often feel like time is escaping me.  The days blur together and I can’t remember what happened when, or what day of the week it is.  When you are in pain every day, it makes the days blend together.  I have a very hard time keeping a timeline of events in my head because most of my days seem so similar due to my fibromyalgia. I don’t like the feeling that time is slipping away from me and I wish I could stop it somehow. I feel like, before I know it, another day is nearly over and I’m lucky to have just gone to work, had dinner, and maybe do one chore. This feeling is reflected in this song, which is one of the reasons I like it so much.  The other is that she asks Time Keeper to tell her everything is going to be all right. I often wish someone would tell me just that. It’s tough to fight this invisible disease when you don’t know if it will ever get better on its own accord.  I can make myself healthier and learn to cope with my chronic pain better, and thereby make my pain and symptoms better, but I have no idea if my fibromyalgia will go away one day. I wish someone could tell me that it will and that everything is going to be all right.

“Timekeeper” – by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Time Keeper
I can’t believe how long it’s been
Time Keeper
I wish I could start over again
I’m too young
To be feeling this way
Yeah I’m wasted as I lie awake
There goes another day

Woah, Time keeper
Please wont you slow it down tonight
Time keeper
The day days are tolling by
Time keeper
Tell me I’m gonna be, alright

Time Keeper
I thought I’d have it right by now
Time Keeper
Everything’s still spinning out
I’m undone
Breaking out of the cage
But before the beast can get away
There goes another day

Woah, Time keeper
Please wont you slow it down tonight
Time Keeper
The days are rolling by
Time Keeper
Tell me I’m gonna be, alright

Yeah
So choke the dawn and damn the daylight
Time is just an invisible line
Time Keeper
I’m hoping you hear me, tonight

Oh Time Keeper
Please wont you slow it down tonight
Time Keeper
The days are rolling by
Time Keeper
Tell me I’m gonna be, alright

Listen to the song here.