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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 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 5 Responses May 28, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    God I'm so over braces. I have the blue bands. At first I thought the colors were cool. Now i just want them to be off! Oh where do I get that wax stuff? Im almost out:(
    Ashlee344 Ashlee344 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    It is no more a news that the way we sit down, the way we walk and the way we rest often affect our posture. This is not just the issue we have to battle but the consequences of...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    Ce sac à main designer imitation prévoit notamment l'excellence de la peau de daim sac à main en cuir à base saine réelle Pandora pas cher, ce qui signifie que vous vouliez...
    pandorasoldes pandorasoldes 22-25, F Nov 10

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    My suit trousers are all equipped to use with braces. They are high-waisted and fishtailed with bracer buttons - the backs rising to a 'V' shape. I don't wear belts with suits...
    Ledertal1933 Ledertal1933 51-55, M Nov 8

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    Love wearing my heels with stocking on with ankle bracelet on ready to step out on the town anyone want to join me.
    cdden4 cdden4 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 29

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    I got my braces off on November 5th a few years ago and that was the best day of my life I had them from 7th grade to 10th grade I think my gap between my front teeth on the top...
    Kayl1995 Kayl1995 18-21, F Nov 4

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    Just got my braces put on and to be honest I really didn't want them but they're not as bad as I thought but still not a big fan of them, thankfully they don't hurt and didn't hurt...
    Krystal666 Krystal666 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I have had braces for about 3 months and I don't like it. I have a appliance on the roof of my mouth and I have to get it tightened ever 3 days.
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F a week ago

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    My grandfather and my uncles all wore dentures. My uncles all had them fitted electively by the age of 26, the youngest was fully dentured by 18. All of them seemed to be very...
    Ledertal1933 Ledertal1933 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    10-23-14This is my new dress the Queen bought for me. Its so cute, maybe a little to short. If my wife wore it I'd call it a turtle dress because it would only be two inches below...
    stefiecdtv stefiecdtv 51-55, T 8 Responses Oct 24

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    My mom had bought them for me when we went school clothes shopping. I remember when I first put one on it was a little uncomfortable but looking in the mirror I like how they...
    Michelle1976 Michelle1976 36-40, T 1 Response Oct 25

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    I wore a pair of black leggings, panties a white pushup bra, a nice t-shirt and a pair of sperry boat shoes with my legs shaved. I wish I had someone to do my makeup but I sadly...
    cdux cdux 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    That's easy it was today 8/11/14. I knew I would have the house to myself all day. Now if you've read my previous stories then you'll know I'm a 15 year old girl that still wears...
    kellywedgieknickers kellywedgieknickers 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    Wore my fluoro pink tie side bikini today. Love the contrast with my tanned body. Boardies are so boring, got so many looks from the girls as i am rather feminine in shape.
    motokini motokini 56-60, M Nov 9

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    I wore silver panties make up leather skirt quite slutty
    Yyntnt80 Yyntnt80 46-50, M Nov 9

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    I always wore Huggies as I had no nighttime control of my bladder and I wet the Huggies and sheets every night. I had rainbows on the front of my Huggies. By the time I was 7 I...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Henna and anklets and yes thats my foot lol
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I can still remember it because it was under a month ago. I am constantly reminded by my clear retainer I wear 12 hours from 7 till 7 :( but hey, it's all worth it when I see how...
    iiCHARLIii iiCHARLIii 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    Which actually shocks people. Well what can I say, I'm just cool and awesome 😏
    SAVEtheHER0 SAVEtheHER0 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Coming from an uninformed and unconcerned family, I really wish that I could reverse time and get a chincap starting from young. underbite sucks. really man can't wait to fast...
    Tomtarin Tomtarin 18-21 Nov 8

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    I jst dnt feel like wearing bra... Coz it makes me feel jitty... Nd mk my bfs uncomfortable... ;-)
    abcd25322532 abcd25322532 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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    Silver satin chemise with black lace trim, black satin panties with silver lace trim, black satin robe and black thigh highs. I'm wearing it right now as I practice my makeup for a...
    PennySterling PennySterling 51-55, T 2 Responses Oct 23

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    10-23-14This is what I'll be wearing tonight under my new dress my wife bought me. It has a white lace bodice and a short blue print bottom with capped sleeves. I think this is a...
    stefiecdtv stefiecdtv 51-55, T 9 Responses Oct 23

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    Today's work outfit!
    tvCorinne tvCorinne 51-55, T 9 Responses Oct 23

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    I am wearing right now high waisted skinny jeans and a gold shimmery crop top.
    0hBrandie 0hBrandie 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 24

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    Finally home from work and it's on with a nice green skater dress, 80 denier tights and a matching pink bra and panty set. I'm looking forward to a weekend of being Lisa, hoping to...
    LisaTG LisaTG 26-30, T 5 Responses Oct 24

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    First time in a long while yesterday I was able to dress up for a little bit while doing laundry... not even in anything special, black yoga pants with a folded down pink...
    AliciaHalfcat AliciaHalfcat 36-40, T 1 Response Oct 27

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    I'm wearing this right now. It's part of my Halloween costume. I'm transgendered, yes, but this is NOT how I normally dress. I do NOT normally dress this sluttyOn the outside...
    PennySterling PennySterling 51-55, T 2 Responses Oct 29

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