Connecting MS to spring training

When I met Dan on September 28, 2002, I remember thinking that he was cute, charming and easy to talk to. He also had strong faith and understood the realities of life with Multiple Sclerosis.

As my mom and I drove home from the Finding Your Buried Treasure program where we met earlier that day, I kept hoping I’d see him again, soon! All of his great qualities were whizzing through my brain. But I didn’t want to get too excited. I was not getting my hopes up, which would save me from getting hurt.

And never mind the fact he was a Springsteen fan ANDย he liked baseball, both of which made me say, “Yuck!”

Who’s counting, but this was us before the last time we saw Springsteen in April 2016 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Fast forward 15 years, and I’ve seen Springsteen in concert nine times and absolutely love his music. Crazy-addictive it is. And I went to a baseball game on my honeymoon … and it was MY idea! I guess the love of a good man can change a girl, right?

Now check this out: I was able to work with Dan to write a guest post for the Mango Health blog that ties staying in the game with a chronic illness (like MS) to the lessons learned at MLB spring training. A blog essay. By me. About baseball. Who is this woman? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope you enjoy this, and we look forward to the arrival of spring Monday and the opening day April 2!

2 Responses to Connecting MS to spring training

  1. Thank you for your blog! I have not been confirmed as MS yet; we are in the ruling things out phase but my neurologist still has MS on the table. So, I read, rest, accept new things, like wheelchair and walker and shower chair into my life….and love my faithful Hub constantly….and sew quilt blocks that someday I hope to have enough stamina to longarm quilts again…and chin up (so I won’t have electric shocks down my leg) haha..and find support and knowledge from the two of you….Thank you!!

    • Thank you very much for your kind words and sharing some of your story, Karen. Those pre-definitive-diagnosis days can be so frustrating! Glad you continue quilting. Stay strong ๐Ÿ˜‰

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