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I Wore a Milwaukee Brace

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    Wore It For 7 Years And Counting!

    Ever since I was 9 years old, I have a milwaukee brace strapped to my body. It has been with me throughout puberty, and I actually have 3 milwaukee braces in my closet thanks to my changing shape! Heres the (long) story... When I was 9 years old, I broke both my arms and...
    siuhak19 siuhak19 16-17, F 1 Response May 21, 2013

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    Wore My Milwaukee Brace For 4 Years

    I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was in 8th grade. My mother noticed my hips weren't even and took me to the doctor. The doctor talked my parents out of having the surgery so I wore my brace from 8th through 11th grade. I was teased at first, especially by boys, calling me...
    pontoonmomma pontoonmomma 46-50, F Aug 5, 2012

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    It's No Fun In a Milwaukee Brace

    I wore a milwaukee brace from 1960 to 1969, a whole nine years from age 7 to age 16. The milwaukee brace in those early years were unlike the ones used today using modern materials such as plastics, they were made of leather and steel and were quite heavy. The milwaukee brace...
    prouler prouler 46-50 4 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    Perfect Posture

    Mother was always telling me to stand up straight and not slouch. Mother made an appointment with my doctor and he immediately made an appointment with an orthopedic specialist. He had me bend over, and straighten up, and stand as straight as I could. He then said he...
    oldtimer49 oldtimer49 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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    I Met My Hubby In My Brace

    i was in a milwaukee brace since 6 years old upto about 17 years old and have had similar braces on since.like many others i had times where i hated my brace and times where i felt it helped me.unless you have had one you will never know how uncomfortable they are and how they...
    LELLEL LELLEL 46-50 May 2, 2011

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    My Milwaukee Brace

    I am 34 years old now, but I was a mere 10 years old in 4th grade when I began to wear my Milwaukee Brace. I was diagnosed with scoliosis after visiting a dr. for a "cold". The dr did a chest x-ray suspecting pnemonia and he found my scoliosis. My mother was a single mom with...
    Pinky2003 Pinky2003 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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    Ugly Duckling Wore A Back Brace.

    In the changing room, Mom was frustrated when my new skirts were not fitting evenly. My family doctor had no clue. I was sent to the hospital for a week of x rays and at 11 years old I was told I would wear a Milwaukee Brace for 5 years and then have spinal surgery and wear it...
    CharlotteRhoda CharlotteRhoda 51-55 Jun 19, 2013

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    Some People Are Very odd.

    I used EP to reach out to others and have found a great number of people who have given support. There are people out there who claim to have Scoliosis and have worn a brace Etc. who love to wear the brace for no orthopedic reason at all. They are OK people to me...
    ladiciusk ladiciusk 31-35 2 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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    Another "my Friend The Brace" Story

    Like "My Friend Brace", I had a very similar experience with my Milwaukee Brace. Yes, I went through all the gross details of the sloppy casting experience to make the brace, the tiny holes in my clothes, and the worst...... welts and open sores down the sides of my body...
    aerospin aerospin 46-50 11 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    My Friend Brace

     When I was 12, it became increasingly clear that something was wrong with my spine. For years I had complained about my back aching and that my insides where being crushed but it wasnt until I began puberty and growing rapidly that my issue became visible. My family doctor...
    Shaulyn Shaulyn 26-30 3 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    Ugly Duckling Turns Into Swan

    I too, wore the Milwaukee Brace.  I was in 9th grade and one day I told my Father (today is Fathers Day by the way)..that one of my hips were higher than the other and he said "Honey, you're just getting curves"!! It was at the school physical that...
    kittio kittio 51-55 5 Responses Jun 21, 2009

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    Milwaukee Brace Survivor

       I wore a Milwaukee brace from 8th grade until my sophomore year in college.  23 hours a day and then gradually weaned out of it.  My curvature when I got the brace was 25 degrees.  When I was through with it in college, my curve was only 7 degrees.  Now at 52 years of...
    Knewman9 Knewman9 51-55 2 Responses May 4, 2011

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    The Padlock

    I wore a brace for about 2.5 years. But during the first 3 months, it was the summer, and my parents were at work, so I would go over to my girlfriends house, get out of the brace, swim, then back into it before my parents came home.  When they came home, I was there saying "oh...
    papscarrie papscarrie 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    In a Milwaukee

    Hello, I grew up with Scoliosis, my brother had it and I was getting it.  We could not afford surgery so I was thrust into the world of bracing. I was put into a Milwaukee brace at age 9-14. I wore it 23/7 and got really used to it. People did stare but I did...
    ladiciusk ladiciusk 31-35 2 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    I Wore It In 7th Grade For 1 Year

    I wore the Milwaukee Brace for one year in 7th grade.  My friends were supportive and no one made fun of me 'to my face.'  My mom's friend painted some sweatshirts that helped hid the brace some.  The only issue I had was that it realigned my bottom teeth.  I then had to have...
    Darby2 Darby2 36-40 1 Response May 31, 2012

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    Ten Years Braced

    when I was a mere 11 years old I got snagged by the school screening for scoliosis .This resulted in an appointment whit an orthopedist and the milwaukee brace followed soon after,and my parents ,following the doctors orders ecplicitly kept me in the brace 23 hours per day ,seven...
    bracecast2 bracecast2 41-45 1 Response Oct 26, 2010

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    My Milwaukee Brace Story

    I was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 8. My father had severe scoliosis as a young man, but at that time they had not developed very effective treatments for scoliosis ( my dad was born in 1919). So I was convinced very early on that scoliosis is hereditary.I began...
    blessed63 blessed63 46-50 May 23, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    First time caught - I was wearing my leopard print leggings, flats shoes, ankle bracelet, purple lace leopard thong, white cotton bra with purple lace trim and bow, brown string...
    shylilpaige shylilpaige 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I am getting my braces put on at the age of 35 on Tuesday the 8th. This is something I have always wanted to do since I was 14 and my parents couldn't afford to get braces for me...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I love wearing bracelets. Usually I got at least three on each arm. The more colourful the better. One's a medi tag but you can change the bracelet part. My favourite is one made...
    laurenhj laurenhj 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Just got my braces , hopefully they don't hurt to and later. I was told I have calcium re absorption so can't have then in too long but they failed to mention this to me till right...
    uniqeuliv uniqeuliv 31-35, F Apr 3

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    My boyfriend had recently gotten his braces off and oh god I'm more in love with his face because nows it like a manly cute but with his braces on he was a boyish adorable it was...
    Noodles9000 Noodles9000 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I miss my braces :( I'm now wearing retainers but I miss my braces :(
    Thatssoawesome Thatssoawesome 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I got four bracelets today. I already wrote about two of them, the medi tag I always have to wear plus the blue and purple one me and my sister wear the same. Plus I have an orange...
    laurenhj laurenhj 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm in my 30s and I need braces should I get them?
    uniqeuliv uniqeuliv 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I've had my braces on both jaws, upper & lower for about 11 months, and i'm taking it off in two weeks from now ! I can't tell you how excited i am 😍!
    Loyalty91 Loyalty91 22-25, F Mar 25

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    For some reason I think girls with braces are cute same with glasses why is that is it because of sympathy idk I just love it ^-^
    Fwizzy Fwizzy 13-15, M Mar 28

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    Getting my braces off tommorow :D
    Stimpy101 Stimpy101 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 3

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    I have my braces for almost 4 years :)
    whoknowsme21 whoknowsme21 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My first college crush have braces :) and he talked to me for the first time because we had the same color of bands
    whoknowsme21 whoknowsme21 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I got my braces today (14/4/14). Any ideas what I could eat when it hurts?
    KaydieKay KaydieKay 13-15, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wore pink, black, red, orange, yellow, purple, leopard, tiger, zebra, gold, combinations of all and I must admit I also wore white.
    CdKimmi CdKimmi 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    I have been wearing thongs as part of my underwear since I was about 12 years old. I first wore a thong to the beach when I was living on the coast when I was 20 years old. It is a...
    kowald kowald 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I wore to bed last night, my tiny pj short shorts, white sting top, hoodie, hair loose, red bra with a big white bow, red cotton thong with red lace over the v part.
    shylilpaige shylilpaige 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 23

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    I wore my navy blue schoolgirl minidress, white kneesocks and my shiny black MJ's.
    schoolgyrlKaren schoolgyrlKaren 41-45 6 Responses Apr 8

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    I never knew my father. My mother and her sister lived together in a two bedroom home. Her sister had a daughter a few months older than myself. She and I shared a bed from as...
    burkaboy burkaboy 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    Yesterday was very warm, mid 70's and breezy so I took a walk around the park. About a mile loop. Quite crowded with others out enjoying the first nice days of spring. I wore...
    burkaboy burkaboy 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    ...but now stuck with retainers for a lifetime. haha.. I'm just happy to finally be able to,,,. run my tongue across my teeth! (CHECK!) ...Whistle! (CHECK!!) ...and now on my way...
    smallz23 smallz23 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Well not anymore, but I used to want them and couldn't have them because my teeth were too straight. Life is hard.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I got them on Monday(14/4/14).How long will they hurt for?Approximately?
    KaydieKay KaydieKay 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    for some reason this story had to be edited due to the content. so i guess if there are questions about it they can be answered in private messaging? it was a silly bet anyway...
    misaligned misaligned 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Last night for my date at the local t girl friendly club I was wearing a Red dress, black tights and heels. Felt wonderful being out fully dressed and the outfit looked lovely...
    LucyTG LucyTG 26-30, T 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Lesse, let me list out what I am wearing as I type this... Nine West Blue Indigo Martina pumps Blue G-string from Victoria's Secret Blue and White lace hip panties Off white long...
    wistfulmiles wistfulmiles 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I am 14 I took my sister pantes and thungs and I put them on and I loved if
    jarettsimmons12 jarettsimmons12 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I usually wear a thong to work but on occasion, I do like to put on a pair of thong panties to work. I don't wear bras, just panties. My favorite color is pink so usually my thong...
    thongluvr582 thongluvr582 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I always wear panties to work and often wonder how many others are also wearing them :) Today I was wearing a nice pair of black lacey and they felt wonderful underneath my...
    LucyTG LucyTG 26-30, T 8 Responses Mar 24

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    Always do!! And I'm loving it. Comes handy when the unexpected happen 😘
    annamaria88 annamaria88 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 25

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    I have worn a thong at the beach and just love the looks and stares from others. I plan on wearing a thong this weekend to the beach.
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    I went out today shopping at the mall in a nice knee length white floral skirt. It was wonderful to feel it move around as I walked
    AlexisAnn AlexisAnn 36-40, T 1 Response Apr 2

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    Yes all the time it makes me feel sexy and confident like i do now
    annamaria88 annamaria88 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    how i love beaches :)
    katjalove katjalove 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 7

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    Right now I am wearing some shiny black tights with a garter belt and stockings over that. I have on a black 48DDD soft cup bra with two sets of breast forms inside (I like to have...
    kathej kathej 66-70, M 10 Responses Apr 7

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