I Wore a Milwaukee Brace

wearing milwaukee brace experience 60 People

    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
    4 Responses Jun 21, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    56-60
    Jun 19, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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    Buoyantwaters Buoyantwaters
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 21
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    16-17, F
    Apr 20
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    16-17, F
    Apr 20
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    runawayteengirl runawayteengirl
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    When I was 11 and my sister was 12 we both got braces. I guess some kids think they're cool, but we most certainly did not. Besides being metal mouths we both got something called...
    tcassell96 tcassell96
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 17
    When I was young, maybe 6 years old, I first tried on my moms pantyhose. I had seen my mother and sisters wearing them, and wanted to be just like them. Of course my mothers were...
    lauratdc lauratdc
    46-50, T
    Apr 15
    I had to wear tampons in our swimming. Its the first day of my period and I don't want to keep myself not enjoying the day just because of my period. I am asian, so it's not really...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    I watched the people of the 80s : messed up Afros either blonde or black , both sexes. Those funny huge sleeve blouses with the bow tie in the neck area , I had one . Those really...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 13
    Hi everyone, I'm doing a class project about the experiences of individuals who use online dating websites to meet potential romantic partners, so I'm looking for anyone who has...
    sfylling23 sfylling23
    26-30, F
    Apr 12
    Hi everyone, I'm doing a class project about the experiences of individuals who use online dating websites to meet potential romantic partners, so I'm looking for anyone who has...
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    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    Hi everyone, I'm doing a class project about the experiences of individuals who use online dating websites to meet potential romantic partners, so I'm looking for anyone who has...
    sfylling23 sfylling23
    26-30, F
    Apr 12
    Hi everyone, I'm doing a class project about the experiences of individuals who use online dating websites to meet potential romantic partners, so I'm looking for anyone who has...
    sfylling23 sfylling23
    26-30, F
    Apr 12
    So I see people are trying to post more experiences and let more things off their chest and telling their stories before EP closes. So I decided, hey, I might as well join the...
    jaeger053 jaeger053
    16-17
    Apr 12
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    jaeger053 jaeger053
    16-17
    1 Response Apr 12
    ForcedCrosssdressingStory Pt1 Hey people! Well...This was a huge embarrassing experience that has happened recently. I went to my Aunt Kaitlen's house for 2 weeks because my...
    HiMyNameIsBlank101 HiMyNameIsBlank101
    22-25, M
    Apr 12
    Omg ... being a 90+ year old man, I probably didn't oughta be telling you all this ...😳 But I remember it like it was yesterday ... Or maybe it WAS yesterday, I can't be sure...
    BSTisapain BSTisapain
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    I wore my new knee high gray suede boots as soon as i received them walking through the apartment building where I live. No one could tell I was wearing a pair of women's boots!!!
    Mjs5461 Mjs5461
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    If you ask anyone on my island if they know a girl who likes bracelets they will give you my name. I never leave the house without at least three!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 11
    Wore these boots out to run a few errands, its chilly still:)
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    41-45, F
    16 Responses Apr 11
    Black dress and sheer to waist pantyhose only need someone to share it with
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    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 11
    Everywhere I go something very small is expensive. This simple plain freaking bracelet Is $45.00 from pandora. That's crazy. Makeup brushes are about $10 at some popular brand...
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 11
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    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Apr 11
    I wore a black lace bra and panties set a grey sweater dress and black pantyhose
    holly39 holly39
    41-45, M
    Apr 10
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    Akiiim Akiiim
    41-45, M
    Apr 10
    Spent a lazy morning in bed. I wore big girl undies to bed last night so when I needed to pee j could only let out a little bit. After a while got up and switched my pa ties for a...
    TinkleBell123 TinkleBell123
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 10
    I don't "crossdress"! I femulate I express in the feminine I wear clothing that suits my expressions Q: Why don't we say tomboys are crossdressers? A: Crossdressing is a...
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire
    61-65, T
    6 Responses Apr 10
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    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 9
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    musicismyworld16 musicismyworld16
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 9
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    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 9
    Worked till 4 today, picked up my family and my mom and headed out to Milwaukee it's my aunts birthday! But then mom asked if we could stop by the outlet mall... Ugh big mistake...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 9
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    MadissonH MadissonH
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 9
    This is what I put on this morning.
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    51-55, M
    6 Responses Apr 9
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    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 8
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