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I Wore a Milwaukee Brace

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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 2 Responses 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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2013

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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 3 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Another Milwaukee Brace Wearer! Any Helful Suggestions Are Welcome!

    I'm 14 and am around halfway through my second year in the brace. I've never met anyone who has worn a brace like mine before, so I thought I'd join here to share my experiance! I've met loads of people with scoliosis, but none with kyphosis. My brace is metal and leather, and I...
    Moonagedaydream Moonagedaydream 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2009

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Life In a Milwaukee Brace

    I wore my Milwaukee Brace full time (23 hours a day) from the age of 12 to 19.  I then had to wear it just at night for another year.  Thankfully I avoided surgery, but living in my brace was not easy.  I still have some troubles, but doing my exercises and getting...
    Heathercurvy Heathercurvy 22-25, F 4 Responses May 28, 2009

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Ok! So I had wanted braces so I looked up how to know if you need braces because I have been told I might need them too. It turns out I have overbite, crooked teeth, spaced teeth...
    JuwonJ216 JuwonJ216 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I no longer have braces!!! It's been 2 years, and it feels great not having them cut my lips... Now I have retainers, and they feel great... :)
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 30

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    i used to have braces until last saturday, where i had to change it to retainers. my teeth are freaking small and wearing retainers makes me looks like i have lisp. haha, its very...
    deeyanah deeyanah 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    Every time I smile my braces tear at my mouth, can't wait to get them off!
    petegrund petegrund 13-15, M May 10

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    Do braces change your face/lips?
    suicune suicune 18-21, F May 12

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    I think Im gonna be keeping my braces. I talked things over with my parents, and they say its ok as long as I do good in school and not get in trouble. Im so happy that I cant...
    AssylaAidyl AssylaAidyl 18-21, F 3 Responses May 15

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    Does $6978 sound like a lot of money for braces?
    QueenBetcy QueenBetcy 13-15, F 2 Responses May 19

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    I'm finally getting braces in June! Strait teeth here I come!
    JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    So I wore meggings. I know loads of guys are probably doing it but I finally bought a pair. I had them hidden away for months and used to wear them secretly but one night myself...
    gobrien666 gobrien666 31-35, M 1 Response May 15

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    OnceI wore a thong bikini once when my boyfriend and I were traveling, and were at Lake Havasu. It was an interesting feeling for sure. I started out a little self conscious about...
    JustAva JustAva 22-25, F 9 Responses May 1

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    Last October I was Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog and I had my sister help me put on white and orange body paint on my chest and stomach. I wore orange shorts with two tails...
    2tfx 2tfx 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    ​May 18th, 2015. I had about three hour break between taking my son to work and picking him up. The Queen told me to wear this and send her a pic. 
    stefiecdtv stefiecdtv 51-55, T 14 hrs ago

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    Honestly I'm ready to get them off. They're irritating-.-
    n0ah n0ah 13-15, M 3 Responses May 3

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    I am fascinated with the African print ones.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wear a pair of my grandfather's Levi jeans and a few of his Pendelton wool shirts. When I wear them I feel they bring me strength and protection.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Apr 27

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    Currently wearing my black "Audrey" dress over a puffy long sleeved chiffon body suit, shiny sheer tights and my favourite black maryjane platform heels :)
    capeme capeme 46-50, M 6 Responses May 12

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    It gets hot what else do you do other than wear a bikini
    lesbiannica lesbiannica 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    I have worn women's bikini bottoms for years, thanks to a former gf. They fit just like a speedo but thinner material and skinnier in the sides. I love wearing them and I receive...
    swimguy0812 swimguy0812 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Well, last night wasn't a good night. My Sam's Club diaper leaked and I have to wash and change the sheets this morning. Luckily, my wife isn't upset and "goes with the flow...
    Evethomp Evethomp 46-50, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Here's my experience with wearing a thong . At one time I was employed as a delivery driver working for furniture store. One day we were about to load A sofa set into delivery...
    cockson cockson 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I started wearing spandex and i really didnt like the underwear lines showing. I then went out to buy a thong. My spandex looks better now.
    swimguy0812 swimguy0812 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love going to the lake or beach and wearing my thing bikini. They just feel so sexy on my body!
    Shannonr101 Shannonr101 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I love going to the lake or beach and wearing my thing bikini. They just feel so sexy on my body!
    Shannonr101 Shannonr101 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The coolest rush is cross dressing...I can pull it off. ,but neatest of all is finding a abandoned building...or the forest preserve and undressing to my pantyhose...hoping to be...
    nylonsissyboy nylonsissyboy 16-17, T 1 day ago

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