This is my "the heat isn't going to get to me" post!
Last summer, I couldn't play on my work's co-ed softball team because I was in the early stages of the disease. I had not been diagnosed and we were only speculating as to what was causing my numbness and tingling. Since the symptoms were mostly in my legs and feet, there was talk about the symptoms being caused by a pinched nerve. When the doctor thinks you may have a pinched nerve, they tell you to avoid activities such as softball and the like. So, due to my symptoms and not knowing what was wrong with me, I was unable to partake in the softball festivities. I did, however, go to games to support the team.
Fast forward to this summer - our first work softball game was this week and in close to 100 degree heat, I went out and played! Even better, I did not experience any numbness or tingling all evening! It was very exciting!
As most of you probably know, I have been playing volleyball for the past few months and have not had any problems with that, but the volleyball has been played indoors in air-conditioned buildings. In the past, I have noticed symptoms most regularly when my core temperature goes up. So, I was a little worried about how the heat would affect me on the softball field. I am proud to report no problems and I am hopeful that the rest of the season will go over as well as the first game!