Ed, I'm 38 and all but given up softball because of injuries so I feel your pain. It's a love hate thing...I love playing baseball and softball but hate how I feel afterwards lol! Heal up quick and I'll see ya at blade.
Good luck on healing Ed - as you (me) get older it seems to take injuries longer to heal. My wife was fussing at me yesterday about us not going to Blade this year. I waited too long (Feb) to make reservations - she wants in "the" hotel so we just walk to Blade, she can visit, go back to room. She enjoys Blade "almost" as much as I do. She done told me - "We WILL be there next year!".