Long-Awaited Update

It’s been awhile since I’ve given an update. I’ve been super busy with therapies, and started outpatient therapy several weeks ago. I go several days a week to physical and occupational therapy, and also get medical massage and trauma massage therapies. Between these appointments and everything else, it keeps me busy!

I have continued to make progress, and am now sometimes able to walk without a cane. I have to be careful I don’t lose my balance, but I’m gaining more strength and mobility each day. I am also making progress with my wrists. The right one is stronger, and almost back to “normal.” The left is still pretty weak, and we are working on getting a better rotation with it.

As part of my physical therapy, I walk 8-10 times or more a day. Often, I head to our backyard and have been able to see quite a few birds this season so far. My current list includes:

  1. Mourning Dove
  2. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)
  3. American Redstart (female)
  4. American Robin
  5. Common Grackle
  6. Common Raven
  7. American Crow
  8. Killdeer
  9. Black-capped Chickadee
  10. Downy Woodpecker
  11. Northern Flicker
  12. Northern Catbird
  13. Blue jay
  14. Ring-billed gull
  15. American Goldfinch
  16. Baltimore Oriole
  17. Chipping Sparrow
  18. House Sparrow
  19. Swallow (Couldn’t identify which type)
  20. Warbler (Couldn’t identify which one, but it was mostly yellow)

I know there are some I am missing, but we are getting quite a variety this year. Ben also found something that many people like to think of as a bird, but it’s really a mammal. See the photos below.

I have a fear of bats, but at the same time, we know they are really good for the environment, so as long as they are living outside. They get a bad rap for carrying diseases and more, but they are really important to the eco system so I’m glad Ben was able to save this one.

I will do my best to keep this blog updated better. Facebook has not been wanting to allow me to share nature photos and posts lately anyways. Apparently nature goes against community standards. So, I will be using other media to share photos and updates more frequently.

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