My personal journey has been rough this year but, unlike the Mets, I've had some positive news recently. Lisa has mostly recovered from a bout of COVID that she contracted in the hospital. Somehow, thanks to vaccines and some precautions we took when she returned home still positive for the virus, I have managed to stay COVID negative.
In another promising development, the setback I suffered rehabbing from back and neck surgery is being treated non-surgically with a course of steroids. Fingers crossed that I can avoid my fourth spinal surgery in just over a year. I just hope that, at age 62, I can also avoid back acne from the 'roids.The recent good news has come too late to salvage my plans to visit the Mets' minor league affiliates in Syracuse and Binghampton this season. I injured my back before their seasons even began. My surgery was in late June. Next year I still have hopes of making it out to watch some Mets minor league games, God willing.