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I'm, I guess the term for it is "invisibly disabled," and I'm not sure what to do about waiting in line for things at cons. I can walk, and I appear to be fine when I'm walking, but due to a severe hip and spine injury I cannot stand in line for more than 10 minutes before pain sets in and 20 minutes before I'm crying. I cannot sit on the floor, and constant standing and sitting while the line moves would be terrible for me as well.
Before my injury I kinda loved sitting/standing in lines with my friends, getting to know the people around me while we bonded over the wait. But I just cannot do it anymore.
I haven't been to a panel or event that required waiting in line since my injury because I don't know what to do. I don't NEED a wheelchair and I hate the pitying looks I get while in one, but I worry that if I walk up to con staff and say I'm too disabled to wait in line they won't believe me. And even if they do, what then? I just waltz past everyone who is actually doing their time in the line and plop my ass in the front row?