Anyone who has been following my postings within the cyber-venues known as Blogger
, knows that I've been a bit pre-occupied from my "usual" content of "reporting" on the flora that grows in my urban rooftop garden
; as well as "reporting" on the antics of the array of birds which visit it. My preoccupation has been with the steps I've needed to take to recover from an accident that I had this past May
One of these steps was to go for a doctor-ordered Xray to determine rather or not I had broken my ribs when I fell. I wrote about this on Blogger, one month and two days ago a
fter I had that test. In the aforementioned entry I discussed that I was more fortunate than Super
(the Northern Flicker
I helped rescue this past April), for I was able to have a C scan the night I had the accident; and I was ultimately able to have my ribs Xrayed at Park Avenue Radiology. Super had not been able to get the Xrays he needed to help him (which I wrote about in a prior post here on Blogger
In any event, the findings of the Xray of my ribs revealed that I did break ribs, but thankfully, as of this posting, the pain from that injury subsided. However, I had another pain, re my accident that came up unexpectedly on June 23rd, a little over a week after I had my ribs Xrayed. This was a nerve pain that the doctors involved believed to be related to a tooth.
Since my nose was broken in the accident, the doctors suspected my new pain had something to do with the fact that the nerve serving the tooth in question (which also has a function that serves the nose) was the cause of my agony, and I was sent for another type of Xray. The machine used to determine what was causing my pain, as well as the picture it took, can be seen in the images atop this blog entry.
I am most grateful that I have been able to get medical treatment re my accident and each time I have, I think of injured birds who may not be able receive the medical attention when it is needed. I've written about this in relation to Super and have provided links to my musings. And now, another bird that visited my garden, reaffirmed my concern about the plight of injured birds.