I had my back surgery yesterday and feel surprisingly well today, better than I expected. My back problem caused a lot of symptoms in my legs which were, in a way, worse than the back problem. From the first time they walked me around yesterday after I came out of the anesthesia, the leg spasms and cramps were completely gone. My back is still sore at the spot of the surgery, but I didn't have to take the Oxycodone they prescribed at all. I still have some healing to do, but I couldn't feel happier one day out from surgery. This back problem has completely dominated my life since May 2. and now it feels like a new beginning for me.
With the Wilpon era finally limping down to an end, it feels like a new beginning for the Mets is imminent. Which would be great, because if there ever was a team that needed one, it's the Mets. As Joel Sherman pointed out today in the New York Post
, the Mets have only been to the playoffs twice in the last 13 years. And remember, one of those was the one-and-done Wildcard game loss to the Giants. MLB expanded the playoffs this season, which would seem to be a golden opportunity for a team like the Mets to limp back there, except they're currently tied with the Reds for the fourth-worst record in the National League. At this rate I honestly wonder if shouldn't start rooting for then to lose every game, hoping for a higher draft pick next year. I won't do that, but I'm pretty sure that the Mets aren't going to turn this season around.