Who is Mummy the Fibro Warrior?

A behind the scenes look into the fibro warrior

Brief Bio of Mummy the Fibro Warrior

My name is Rebecca, or Becca for short, and I am 29 years old. While my Facebook bio sums me up as ‘Charlie’s Mummy, Jamie’s Wife, Powerlifter and Blogger’, I would like to tell you a bit more about who the fibro warrior is, why I started this blog and what makes me able to offer advice about parenting and fibromyalgia.

Mummy the fibro warrior with her son.

Mummy the fibro warrior’s hobbies and interests

I have always been an avid reader of non-fiction and fiction books and my tastes have changed over time. In the past, I used to read solely ‘chick-flick’ books but now my tastes have diversified to crime and thriller. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a good romance novel from time to time but I mostly enjoy books that come with a twist. For more on what I like to read, please do read my latest entertainment round up here.

Another hobby of might was running which I started in University in 2012. However, during pregnancy I needed to stop because of my hips and now cannot get the running bug again. Luckily though, I have found a new active hobby which is powerlifting. It is something that doesn’t interact with my fibromyalgia, I can bring my son along and it is great for my mental health.

Mummy the fibro warrior running at 11 weeks pregnant

How the fibro warrior met her husband

I have been with my husband, Jamie, for nearly 11 years now. We eventually got married in August 2021, after the Covid pandemic delayed our wedding twice, and have just celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary. We met when he was in third year at university and I was in first year. On a whim I decided that I would sign up for a running club at uni, despite never running before! The night of the first running session arrived and I nearly didn’t go. It was obviously raining, I was tired, I had no proper running gear but I forced myself to go. Whether it was a combination of my older brothers laughing at me saying I couldn’t run or some sort of fate and star alignment, this was where I met Jamie and as they say the rest is history.

Mummy the fibro warrior and her husband

Jamie was, and still is, the kindest, sweetest person I had ever met and he took me under his wing as a new member of the group. I thought he was an amazing runner and was incredibly intelligent. However, It’s safe to say that we never went back to the running group again!

Mummy the Fibro Warrior’s Education and Training

I live in Lincoln in the United Kingdom and have also lived in Sheffield and Caistor for a short while, too. Also, I went to the University of Lincoln and studied BA (Hons) Business Studies with 2 years of Accountancy. Ultimately though, I decided to take my career path on a different direction and got a teaching qualification in Primary Education. Following my qualification, I actively taught for 4 years until I couldn’t manage anymore because of my fibromyalgia. Subsequently, during my time as a teacher, I learnt an awful lot about child development and have completed many professional development courses into child pedagogy both through teaching and during my won research.

Mummy the fibro warrior at her teaching graduation

When the warrior got a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia

Unfortunately, I was officially diagnosed with fibromyalgia in July 2019. I was sent on many pain courses, to pain clinics, conducted my own research on the condition through books and internet articles and attended pain seminars. I feel as if I have a good working knowledge of what fibromyalgia is and this can be seen in the article I wrote on what fibromyalgia is.

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When the fibro warrior became a mum

As mentioned above and in the blog post ‘Pregnancy and Fibromyalgia‘, I am a first time mum to a baby boy. His name is Charlie who is going to be, all of a sudden, 2 in November. He was born at 2:27 a.m. on November 23rd 2021 and is the greatest thing to ever happen to me. I adore being a mummy and I am lucky that I am able to be a stay at home mummy. Henceforth, Mummy the Fibro Warrior was born. Through my personal experience of being a mummy and having fibromyalgia, I feel comfortable and confident to be able to share my wisdom and tips, tricks and hacks I have found along the way.

Mummy the fibro warrior and her son

Why this blog began

I began this blog at the start of July 2023 in the hope that I could start to come to terms with my diagnosis. Most importantly, I also wanted to help other parents with fibromyalgia know they are not alone in this journey and try and offer as much help and support and advice and knowledge I could offer. Given that I also really enjoy writing this blog, it is a great stress reliever and helps my mental health.

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Mummy the Fibro Warrior Top Tip:

  1. Find something you are passionate about and want to learn about. Then, begin learning as much as you can about your interest through internet searches, books and courses. Learning something new is great for your mental health.

If there is one takeaway I would like you all to remember today is that this blog and I am here to help you be a parent warrior even with fibromyalgia! I need you to know you are doing the best you can, your child/children love you just as you are and you are Mummy the Fibro Warrior!

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Until next time,

x

p.s. I would love you to leave a comment below about your story? What are your hobbies and interests? Where in the world are you from? How did you meet your spouse? What did you study at university? When did you become a parent? I thoroughly enjoy hearing from you all. Let’s support one another!


6 responses to “Who is Mummy the Fibro Warrior?”

  1. Claire avatar

    Really interesting- I love seeing other mums who have struggled with their health raising awareness!! Good luck with it. I’m on Facebook search ‘Semblance of Normality: A Disabled Mum’s Perspective on Life’. I don’t have fibromyalgia but had a brain hemorrhage which caused a stroke

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      mummythefibrowarrior

      Thank you so much for commenting! It really means a lot. Bless you I’m sorry to hear that and of course I shall check your page out x

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      mummythefibrowarrior

      I’ve just followed your page and community and had a look at your blog too. Amazing work! I have a Facebook page too called Mummy the Fibro Warrior if you wouldn’t mind checking it out 🙂 Xxx

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