Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Getting it done..
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"DJ MUD" at work.. (Therapeutic and Free Expression of 3D Matter). As a Potter of 6 years, its a go away place into the back of my head space.  

Friday, August 15, 2014

I Got a Job!

SO, I have been working at West Village Market & Deli for a few weeks. I'm so thankful for the opportunity and cannot wait to go to work Saturday. I really feel like God blessed me with this job and I will put my all into working there. I handle the produce section and help in other departments when I'm needed. Stay tuned for updates and pictures.

My rack of the produce, at The West Village Market. I love my job and work as hard as I can, for the owner Rosanne...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Whey Protein and TBI Recovery

I saw this article about concussions, which are basically brain injuries. Whey protein is extremely helpful for TBI survivors. I strongly hope other survivors at least consider using Whey or at least take a look at this. I know it's a long hard road and extremely difficult, but individuals with head injuries have to be responsible for their own recovery. We have to do it for ourselves and for our family's and love ones. I don't really like the huge company NIKE, but love the motto "Just Do It". I think it really applies to us.
To all survivors, stay strong, YOU CAN DO IT, JUST DO IT.. Check out the article How Nutrition Can Help Concussions

 God bless you.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Some TBI Support Services in Asheville

There are lots of different kinds of help for survivors around the area. I have had services from Liberty Corners and Vocational Rehabilitation from the state of NC. I now get services through The ARC of NC, which seems best for my abilities. Here is a site that has more info... http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/services/TBI/index.htm

 I hope people can find the help they need thttp://www.libertycornerent.com

Friday, July 11, 2014

Drinking Alcohol with a TBI is a bad idea.

I am not going to lie, I know it's bad and may be slowing my recovery, but I still drink. I'm trying to figure out how to be comfortable while in public or talking with a girl I'm interested in. Having a couple of drinks to loosen up is normal, however, TBI survivors risk slowing or stopping their recovery by using alcohol. Five years ago, I went to a hospital to speak about my accident. The speaker before me was a doctor and he talked about the dangers of drinking alcohol with a TBI. He said drinking with a TBI magnifies the power of the alcohol. One beer can seem like six beers. At the time, I thought this was good news. Now I'm trying to take it more seriously. I notice that my speech and cognition is impaired when I'm drinking and for a day or so after I drink. This is not good and makes my goal of being healthy harder to reach. I'm setting a new goal to reduce my alcohol consumption and increase the amount of water I drink. Creating this blog post was a good exercise in recognizing how my choice to consume alcohol with a TBI is self-destructive and doesn't match my desire to recover as much of my brain function as possible. Check out this great article on TBI and alcohol consumption.    TBI And Alcohol Consumption


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Who am I?

I've been wondering how people perceive me. I'm thirty two years old and realize that my TBI has clouded my perception of myself. This leaves me confused. Who am I? I wonder how much of this is normal and how much is caused by the TBI. Sometimes I feel like I'm on a roller-coaster. My moods change and with the change comes a new perspective. Some days I feel confident and grounded, other days I feel insecure and weightless. I've written down eight characteristics I would like to emulate in my life. I'm hoping these traits help me stay centered and focused. Who are you?

Who is Drew Carter?
1. Smart
2. Courageous
3. Honest
4. Healthy
5. Self-Discipline
6. Strong
7. Respectful
8. Wise