blinkie please let me apologize for this hijack and welcome you back - nice to hear that you’re doing well.
Nawth Chucka - could you clarify your post regarding scoliosis a bit? For clarity, I fully respect your choice to be child-free, for pretty much any reason you like, and I’m not even remotely offended that scoliosis is the reason that you give; however, I am rather confused.
I have scoliosis. Quite pronounced. The effect of this on my life has been so minimal as to be basically non-existent. When I decided to have a child the fact that I have it, my mom has it and my grandmother had it didn’t even enter my mind. It’s such a non-factor in my day to day life, I usually forget I have it.
So - is your particular condition very severe? Do you have a disability from the condition? As I said, I totally respect your decision to be child free for this reason or for no reason at all but as a fellow ‘sufferer’ of scoliosis I’m not sure why it would be the deciding factor.
Again blinkie sorry for the hijack.