Aside from the financial issues, Method Man was unhappy with the decision to bring Wu-Tang into the fashion world for a brief period of time with Wu-Wear, despite the brand being a major money-maker for the group. \"When Wu-Wear started making shoes and sneakers and pants, it was shoddy material. I never rocked that shit.\"
P. Diddy was one of the executive producers for the album, although Meth later voiced his displeasure with the final product. \"On the third LP, it was suggested (by Def Jam) to bring in Harve Pierre and P. Diddy. Who am I to argue Puff knows how to sell some records. But that wasn't the direction to go in, and I know that.\"
I came to bring the pain hardcore from the brainLet's go inside my astral planeFind out my mental's based on instrumentalrecords hey, so I could write monumentalMethods, I'm not the KingBut niggaz is decaf I stick em for the creamcheck it, just how deep can shit getDeep as the abyss and brothers is mad just accept itIn your Cross Colour, clothes you've crossed overThen got totally crossed out like Kris KrossWho da boss Niggaz get tossed to the sideand I'm the dark side of the forceOf course it's the Method, Man from the Wu-Tang ClanI be hectic, and coming for the head piece protect itFuck it, two tears in a bucket, niggaz want the ruckusbustin at me punk now bust itStyles, I gets buckwildMethod Man on some shit, pullin niggaz filesI'm sick, insane crazy, Drivin Miss Daisyout her fuckin mind now I got mine I'm Swayze
Brothers want to hang with the Meth bring the ropethe only way you hang is by the neck nigga pokeoff the set comin to your projectsTake it as a threat, better yet it's a promiseComin from a vet on some old Vietnam shitNigga you can bet your bottom dollar hey I bomb shitAnd it's gonna get even worse word to GodIt's the Wu comin through vickin niggaz for they garmentsMovin on your left, southpaw em it's the MethCame to represent and carve my name in your chestYou can come test realize you're no contestSon I'm the gun that won that old Wild WestQuick on the draw with my hands on the fournine three eleven with the rugged rhymes galoreCheck it cause I think not when it's hip-hop like properRhymes be the proof when i'm drinkin 90 proofHuh vodka, no OJ, no strawWhen you give it to me yeah, give it to me rawI've learned that when you drink Absolut straight it burnsEnough to give my chest hairs a permI don't need a chemical blow to pull a hoeAll I need is Chemical Bank to pay the mo
As we were surprised not to find this concept developed in the MSKpapers, we searched for second-order constructs that supported thiscategory in the MSK papers and found only three papers.331,358,368 In short, there wasmore focus on the experience of the body in pain in fibromyalgiastudies.
Chronic pain alters the relationships we have and can either destroy(detached/dissociated relationship/destroy) or allow us to build newrelationships (mutuality/reciprocal relationship/build up) as weredefine who we are.
Help and support from spouse/partner valued but also caused feelingsdistress and helplessness. Strain on marital relationships due toboth stress and reluctance to have a sexual relationship due topain. Additional stress of chronic pain can be tipping point forweak relationship, but in other relationships there was closenessand support to deal with the pain together.
Isolation is further exacerbated by the negative effect of pain on myemotions and desired personality. Anger and low mood is projected out tothose around me and I am no longer feel that I am the person that I was.This can lead to the further breakdown of intimate, family, social andcommunity relations.
Patients expect an explanation, diagnosis, treatment and cure butthis is not forthcoming. Leads to frustration and anger at impotenceof medical system. Feel that they are not believed because ofinvisibility of pain; seek to make invisible visible in order tolegitimise pain. They have failed a medical test. Anger andfrustration at the perceived ineptitude of the medical professionwas evident. Leads to engendering personal remedies.
Patients with fibromyalgia also experience alienation from thebiomedical model in spite of having a diagnosis. At first thediagnosis of fibromyalgia is experienced as a relief and can providea springboard to living alongside the pain. Diagnosis shows themthat they do not have a fatal illness, and also legitimises theirexperiences. However, over time the diagnosis can become a burden;they come to realise that, rather than identifying a specificorganic pathology, fibromyalgia describes a spectrum of symptoms.This model of diagnosis does not fit the medical model, whichrequires a specific aetiology.
This concept describes the experience of the discredited person standingoutside the dominant biomedical model. This cultural model seekstangible, physical evidence. If nobody can see pain, and there is nolegitimising medical diagnosis, credibility is lost.
Tried to make sense of the cause of pain by locating it in thecontext of their lives (e.g. cancer, bereavement, diabetes, etc.).Used diverse explanations to explain their pain. Doctors wereperceived as not helping them make sense of their pain but onlyproviding a medical interpretation for it. For most, there was aconsistent tendency to not wholly subscribe to the medicalinterpretation.
Continued to seek out traditional means to manage their symptoms,alongside search for cure. Shift from pain being symptom of diseaseto being part of ageing [positive view of aging in Korean culture].Women gained control over their pain and began to interpret theirexperience as part of growing older.
Alternative explanations may help a person to come to terms with pain.Dickson and Kim325describe how some Korean women with osteoarthritis found it helpful toshift from a medical interpretation to an interpretation that explainedsymptoms as the normal result of ageing. Toye and Barker365 suggest that there maybe a link between recovery and successfully constructing an acceptableexplanatory model for pain.
Come to understand that diagnosis fibromyalgia had its limits andonly a label for pain in muscles. No longer preoccupied with seekingbiomedical explanation. They talked about strategies to end the painwhich involved listening to their body and take things slowly whenneeded. Realise there is a close link with pain and life events.Cause of symptoms sought in everyday life. They described livinglife on a knife edge and they need to take precautions to stayhealthy. Learned to slow down and assess situation to avoid relapse.New strategy of analysing life events.
The experience of medication illustrates the ambivalent relationshipto health care. It is described as treating the symptoms of painrather than curing it, and therefore as not fitting the expectationsof the medical model. Patients describe medication as a means ofbeing kept quiet by medical professionals who are uncertain of whatelse to do for them.
Disappointment at unmet expectations of treatment. Frustration atinability of medical system to relieve pain, and diversity ofattempts to resolve the problem. GPs over-emphasised use ofmedication. Participants were concerned that this was treatingthe symptom without addressing the source of theircondition.
Pain remained unchanged as an object of thought but they felt betterable to manage the fear it evoked. Their pain possessed the samemeanings and was no different in its threatening potential andunpleasantness: Each participant felt more able to manage his or herpain, They reported an increase in the degree of self-confidencethey felt in the face of their on-going pain and a reduction in thelevel of fear and worry. Therapeutic alliance eased sense ofisolation, vulnerability, and fear. Someone else is part of theexperience.
Most of the men seemed to have remained with pain until a point of(near) collapse before seeking medical help (often persuaded bytheir partner) as they did not wish to appear as whiners. Even whensick leave was recommended by physician and allowed by employer themen insisted on getting back to work as soon as possible. Were awareof lack of credibility of fibromyalgia and were reluctant to divulgeall symptoms or anxiety there were causing.
This section provides an example of the adversarial experience ofchronic MSK pain as the person with chronic pain struggles tonegotiate their position at work. We categorised second-orderconstructs related to work experience as:
A few perceived their work role as indispensable and thatothers relied on them. Therefore felt their absence impactedon work productivity as they could not be substituted,therefore worked through pain to meet work responsibilitiesand to not place a burden on their colleagues.
All described struggle to stay at work and stories ofunsympathetic encounters with colleagues who could behostile. This created an environment of mistrust. Mediareports of back pain being do not help.
Uncertainty at the unpredictable nature of their pain whichmade them unable to work at times. Effect on consistency ofability to work. Loss of confidence. Concerned thatemployers would not tolerate this unpredictability.
The unpredictability of the severity of pain and limitation,and the duration of a flare-up made it very difficult forpatients to foresee how they would cope with returning toand remaining in work: inability to cope with fluctuatingnature of pain makes return to work less possible (asflexible working patterns not very common). Disadvantage incompetitive working market.
Patients generally felt staying in work had many benefits.Dis-benefits included reduced opportunities for a sociallife and to pursue hobbies. Diminished capacity for leisureand pleasurable activities; increased pain and fatigue.
This category illustrates the adversarial nature of chronic painin relation to work and benefits and was described only in MSKstudies. It includes two subcategories: battling for benefitsand a health-care system that does not facilitate return towork. 59ce067264