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I Wore a Milwaukee Brace

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 5 Responses May 28, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I had braces until about 3 years ago. I wore them for 2 years, but I also am a heavy smoker, so I had to take extra care with my braces. Some of my teeth are yellow enough, though...
    html92 html92 22-25, M Jan 22

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    When I was 14 I was in bike accident with a friend (Bart). When we were driving our bikes downhill very fast, a car hit us from the back and we blacked out. When I woke up I...
    teddybeer2345 teddybeer2345 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Request your healthcare company tips on how to treatment on your brace. You might be able to clean The material with mild soap and h2o.This supreme brace provides greatest aid for...
    Daniel664g3bzi Daniel664g3bzi 31-35, M Jan 18

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    Aiden875z0uei Aiden875z0uei 31-35, M Jan 18

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    Last time crossdressed - right now sitting in my car at a ***** mall enjoying my coffee and adoring all the beautiful women as they shop. White long sleeve turtleneck, blue print...
    debbienc debbienc 61-65, M 7 Responses Jan 22

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    Ryan259m8ixi Ryan259m8ixi 31-35, M Jan 18

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    I only have one more day to sell it. Please, if anyone is interested, follow the link! You won't regret it! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Swarovski-Hello-Kitty-Angel-Charm-Bracelet...
    hellokittyswarovski hellokittyswarovski 18-21, F Jan 3

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    got braces today and they hurt real bad. like jeez they hurt but I'm excited to have good teeth
    Grace224 Grace224 16-17, F Jan 12

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    I hate braces right now I just got 4 new brackets put on and thicker wire and the lady who was helping the orthodontist was new and she kept stabbing my gums and now they are...
    MEGH0119 MEGH0119 13-15, F Jan 14

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    I want braces but at the same time I think I'm too old for them... Decisions
    Aliyaa2 Aliyaa2 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well yesterday I wore women's clothes out in public. Ok it was semi public, it was at a state park and not many people were around. I wore a black and white pencil skirt with...
    cricket88 cricket88 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It has been a while since I went out. I was in a long purple dress, black 4 inch heels and blonde hair. I lost my brooch and wished I replaced it with a slender red belt. That...
    priebecl priebecl 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    my mom only bought me briefs. i didnt even know anything else existed until i noticed that my friends all wore boxers! i had white briefs, not color, but for christmas or something...
    davebriefs davebriefs 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I love making them but i never wear them.
    lukashv lukashv 18-21, M Jan 2

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    I found an online article for making a longouti, or loincloth for yoga. I was able to make it from a bit of cotton muslin. The effect was surprising. It presses on the perineum...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 51-55, M Jan 14

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    I live wearing luvs size six. I'm 12 a 34 in waist. And I weigh 170.and they fit great".I love how the diaper swells up when wet and the crinkle sounds the plastic makes...
    johncald1977 johncald1977 18-21, M Jan 21

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    I completely switched clothes with a guy who was about 6 years younger than I was at the time. I changed clothes with him as a favor because he was dressed in jeans and old saddle...
    ison ison 70+, M Jan 24

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    Hello :) Dr Nipplepull here fer yer anal report Tis the time of year that you need good unner wear to per-tect yer privates Specially you girls that wear mini skirts If that thang...
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    so a few weeks ago I got busted, my activities found out by my wife. I was compelled to execute a purge and trash a lot of my wardrobe in the middle of the night under her...
    AliciaHalfcat AliciaHalfcat 36-40, T 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I finally got my chance to model on a runway for a large group of ladies who are training and dressing their respective subjects. I wore a total of ten dresses that night for the...
    Plugslave Plugslave 31-35 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I find it hard to believe that I just now got around to looking on the interweb to find others that have had similar situations....lol. I have never really shared anything to...
    ACMekanik ACMekanik 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    New Years Eve 2014 My wife and I have spent the three previous New Year’s Eve nights out of town at small hotels. Each of these hotels had a small lounge and a party to bring in...
    1SarahAnn 1SarahAnn 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 6

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    New Years Eve 2014 My wife and I have spent the three previous New Year’s Eve nights out of town at small hotels. Each of these hotels had a small lounge and a party to bring in...
    1SarahAnn 1SarahAnn 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    New Years Eve 2014 My wife and I have spent the three previous New Year’s Eve nights out of town at small hotels. Each of these hotels had a small lounge and a party to bring in...
    1SarahAnn 1SarahAnn 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    New Years Eve 2014 My wife and I have spent the three previous New Year’s Eve nights out of town at small hotels. Each of these hotels had a small lounge and a party to bring in...
    1SarahAnn 1SarahAnn 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    New Years Eve 2014 My wife and I have spent the three previous New Year’s Eve nights out of town at small hotels. Each of these hotels had a small lounge and a party to bring in...
    1SarahAnn 1SarahAnn 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 6

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    Last night I wore a favorite pink bracelet and with a cloudy mind it had gone lost. Leaving the store I encountered a lady on a bike from behind, calling at me "Pink", two times...
    1SassyBabe 1SassyBabe 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Snow, when and where it falls in my part of the world is something exotic and special. Despite this there is a three to four-month ski season in mountains here. If work and...
    softgreenhourglass softgreenhourglass 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    I am 24 years old and have just been diagnosed with SCDO by a genetic counselor. My original diagnosis is congenital structural scoliosis with vertebral and rib anomalies, but my...