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Pandemic Lines Creating Issues

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:56 pm
by MDT
Hi, All,

I have been a member for a few years, but have mostly been reading and learning rather than posting. But the pandemic has caused unanticipated issues for me and I wanted to see if others were facing similar issues.

I was diagnosed about 8 years ago. Understanding what the problem was helped me tremendously. I adjusted my life to avoid standing still as much as possible. And this helped a lot. But since the pandemic started, I am faced iwth lines for things I'd previously been able to avoid. Grocery stores, the drug store. And in the next few weeks, I will be eligible for the vaccine. I would certainly like to get this, but the lines are very long and I am still working on the logistics.

My doctor gave me klonopin, and it does help some. But not enough for a really long line. I am just wondering if anyone else has faced this problem. I realize living in NYC likely makes this a bigger problem than in most areas that are less crowded. But I am wondering if anyone has found any other ways to deal with this. I was looking at a cane with a chair seat, but my MD said many of them collapse, so I was a bit afraid to try that.

I'd welcome any ideas that people have about ways they've found to deal with this. Thanks so much,
Mary T

Re: Pandemic Lines Creating Issues

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:54 pm
by bevnix
Hello,
I have not been able to stand in line for a long time,I have to order everything online or go through a drive thru.I pick up groceries from online order and they put them in my trunk.
I do have a seat cane,however it's not too wide.
Bevnix
On the bright side I can go for walks. 😊

Re: Pandemic Lines Creating Issues

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:27 pm
by MDT
Walks are wonderful! I was mostly able to avoid lines until the pandemic. Living in a city, I don't have a car. My MD suggested using one of the small step stools instead of a folding cane with a seat. She said the canes and not as steady. The step stool worked very well! I even managed to wait on line for my vaccine using this. I'm very glad MD suggested this sturdy alternative to the canes with seats. It has been very helpful! Mary

Re: Pandemic Lines Creating Issues

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:47 am
by bevnix
Hello,
Is the step stool low? I have trouble trying to sit on low chairs,benches etc.
Bevnix