I am 32 years old and have been living with fibromyalgia for 10 years. My husband and I recently had our first child, Jackson, after a 3 1/2 year battle with infertility.
We are huge animal lovers and we have two rescue dogs. I have spent most my life working as a teacher, though I have also worked as a pastry chef and used to own my own cake company for a while.
Fibromyalgia made it extremely difficult to continue teaching and making cakes so I became a homemaker in 2012. Shortly after becoming a homemaker I started my YouTube channel – FibroFightingBarbie – with the hope to inspire and reach out to others suffering with fibromyalgia.
My husband and I also shared our infertility and pregnancy journey as well as our daily lives on my channel, and it has now grown into a community of people that we lovingly call our YouTube family.
I am now able to help support my family through my YouTube career and help bring awareness and support to the Fibromyalgia community.
There have been quite a few times where fibro warriors have felt really judged with having fibromyalgia because people can't see it as a disability.
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Receiving a fibromyalgia diagnosis can make you feel alone and that nobody understands you. Thankfully, you're not alone – there are communities out there.
We asked Heather to share her story about her journey to finding her fibromyalgia diagnosis. Listen to Heather's story here.
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New mothers with fibromyalgia may find it difficult to deal with fibromyalgia pain while breastfeeding. Heather shares her tips on dealing with the pain.
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