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I Wore a Milwaukee Brace

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 Oct 30, 2009

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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 6 Responses May 28, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Due to a long term problem with nagging lower back pain; the NHS has kindly furnished me with a medical brace. I am pleased to say that it has lessened the pressure on my spine...
    SLdale SLdale 51-55, M 16 hrs ago

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    I need braces but I'm getting Invisalign :) way better but braces on some guys are kinda cute
    Sprinklesnstuff Sprinklesnstuff 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 11

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    Just had my braces removed. Great changes observed. Onto my final stage, retainers. P.S those with braces, I automatically like you all.
    Ibrahim38 Ibrahim38 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    My little sister just bought a kit and we started looming together. I think it's super fun especially making the charms. I like that there are so many different kinds of...
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F Jul 29

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    I really want braces! I don't mind having to clean them everyday, I just want them so badddd! :P
    LightTheDarkness LightTheDarkness 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I love making loom bracelets and necklaces x
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F Aug 1

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    I just got my braces last Friday and the pain is actually going away
    whyusteens whyusteens 13-15, F Aug 6

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    I just got my top brace on this morning :p I got black bands on them :D
    Xxxshanxxx Xxxshanxxx 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Got them in grade 6 and had to get them off early in grade 7 because they went through my lip. I was walking with my friend and he got into a fight with this random older kid and...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I only wore em when my mom tried to go out (around 9th time in heels) and stumbled she said man its hard to walk in these things ... I was playing games so I didnt pay much...
    GinIyoku GinIyoku 26-30 1 Response Jul 20

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    Used Too Wet The Bed And Wore Pullups I stopped bedwetting at age 14 it sucked
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M Jul 23

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    First time I have did this wore thongs all week, all various types, cotton, lace, nylon, satin and string ones :)
    ssscot ssscot 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    Technically, I guess they were mine. My sister had been given a package of multicolored, nylon panties, each with a different day of the week on them. She hated nylon and wanted my...
    AmberFountaine AmberFountaine 66-70, M 5 Responses Jul 29

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    I have been wearing tights for a number of years but never really wear them outside apart from late night walks as nobody will see if I wear light coloured ones. Today I decided to...
    inkedandpierced85 inkedandpierced85 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 30

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    I finally did it. I wore, for the first time, a thong at the Salt River in Arizona. It is in the tubing area, but I was in a secluded at first. I was laying out in the river...
    saltriverrat saltriverrat 46-50, M Jul 31

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    So today i wore a dress and some flip flops i loved it i was so comfortable and got a lot of looks lol
    lonelydancergirl lonelydancergirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Yesterday i wore my favorite short shorts and a pair of suntan support hose to my favorite place on Earth... Disney!! Feels so awesome to be surrounded by so many people while i...
    Dockilo Dockilo 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    i wore my first thong bikini on a girl holiday to ibiza. there was a group of 6 of us and we all bought a thong bikini out there to wear to the beach as it was our first time...
    Ldalg Ldalg 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 8

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    Grey colored flutter skirt from Ricki's with a black and white horizontal striped cap sleeve Top from Blue Notes and a black 2 button blazer with 1/2 sleeves. Shoes were 1" heeled...
    Brandie1960 Brandie1960 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I wore this to the mall today.
    Brandie1960 Brandie1960 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 9

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    All day & all night from 2 years old up to 7 years old I wore Huggies. I would wear new Huggies to bed. My mom got tired of washing my sheets everyday as I peed the bed overnight...
    baraccio baraccio 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    In my day all the kids wore white briefs. At around 11, a lot of boys switched to boxers and so did I, but I have since returned to briefs.
    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952 61-65, M Aug 11

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    I wore a Green maxi dress with nude coloured sandals. Underneath I had a matching black bra and knicker set. I really felt amazing and stayed in the outfit for the whole day. Love...
    LisaTG LisaTG 26-30, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This happened a couple of months ago when I knew that I was due for my allergy shot which I get ever 6 months. I almost wore my thong last time but chickened out but this time I...
    laud23 laud23 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    It totally ruined my smile but I'm getting them off in October :3
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    do i look ugly? had them for three months so far! people say I look cute but i think it looks bad ... :(
    valbunny valbunny 13-15, F 16 Responses Jul 21

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    Hey, looking for a girl slave, any age. Must do pictures and videos. Interested please PM me.
    kumarawijeet kumarawijeet 18-21, M Jul 29

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    Jesus ****, I can't do anything with these stupid things. Everyone says: "Oh, you'll get used to them!". Really? Because I've already had these for 3 weeks and I want them off. My...
    Nessuray Nessuray 16-17, F Jul 29

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    Ok. I got so many loom bands but they snap and you got to mend them. It's a nightmare!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 29

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    I've started making a bag out of loom bands it's turning out brilliant
    smartie67128820 smartie67128820 13-15, F Jul 31

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