Jennie Carr

I’m a mom of two and a brain surgery survivor. My husband has Type 1 Diabetes, my oldest daughter has Celiac Disease and my youngest has Duane Syndrome. Writing allows me to share my journey of recovery, acceptance and self-discovery. 


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Tips on Becoming a Smart Ass for People Who Live with an Invisible Illness
2 months ago
The majority of people who live with a health condition do not appear as if they do. Having an invisible illness means that you walk around in the mall, window shopping. Sales associates ask if you ne...
At Least It’s Not Cancer
2 months ago
I still remember the feeling. It's a punch-you-in-the-stomach, going-to-spew-my-breakfast feeling. Well, it's a lot more than that and something that is hard to describe. You are living your life, and...
15 Things They Don’t Tell You About Brain Surgery
2 months ago
Warning: adult language ahead (you are allowed to swear when you've had brain surgery). Nobody tells you what it’s like to have brain surgery. I mean, why would they? Nobody expects to have brain surg...
Living with Homonymous Hemianopia
2 months ago
I have homonymous hemianopsia, which means I have visual field loss on the same side of both eyes. I feel like there are a lot of assumptions or opinions surrounding my disability, maybe by people I k...