Hello, I am Rebecca and I am the person behind once upon a fibro time. I am 26 years old and live in the South of the U.K. I am work part-time and also have a degree in building surveying. In January 2017 I also went back to university to study my Msc in Construction project management. I have fibromyalgia and joint hyper-mobility syndrome and I am not going to let that fact hold me back from living a full life.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in August 2015, although I knew i had it in the years before. Getting used to the fact I can turn round and say yes there is a reason for my pain has taken me a long time to get used to.
One thing i refuse to ever get used to is ignorant comments around chronic pain and chronic health. This is why I started this blog in September 2015.
It is there for me to put across my point, discuss the ignorant comments I receive in a positive manner saying all the things I wish I could say but can never quite put into words when I am face to face with the person saying these things to me! I am not sure whether or not my inability to string together a counter argument when faced with negativity is a confidence issue, a fibro fog issue or the fact I’m a dyslexic that regularly can’t think of the word I’m trying to think of. Whatever it is I hope that in starting my blog I can build my own confidence, develop my writing skills and connect with many like minded people world wide. Eventually I want to finish writing my own book but I know this will be a challenge for me but I have always been one to take on a challenge with everything I have and I truly have never ever taken the easy road in anything I have done.
I know that my spelling, grammar and sometimes my sentences make no sense what so ever. Even if I proof read what I have wrote it may take 3 or 4 more proof reads in order for me to pick out errors. I am sorry if you spot something so terribly written if you do feel free to email me, message me to let me know where so I can change it!