I'll actually get a chance to test that grim little hypothesis this weekend. Spring Gathering starts this friday and I figured I would at least try to attend and see how it goes. I've avoided almost all events for ages now because of my worries that whatever positives I would get out of attending would be overshadowed by the pain and problems involved. After all, it's been a chore to just maintain smooth functioning at home where I can basically do whatever I need to whenever I need to. Change a dressing, have a lie down, pop pills, etc. I also don't have to 'act normal' at home which means I can limp and gimp as much as I need to, which is also a relief.
Oh well. Nothing to do but see how it pans out. It might give me an idea of how origins will work out. After all, if things don't go well for a con that's 15 minutes away from home, it might not bode well for one where the distance is hundreds of miles.