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I Wore a Milwaukee Brace

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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

    I wore braces because my two incisors next to my upper front teeth were rotated giving the startling appearance of fangs. This, combined, with my deathly white skin, dislike for...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I was born in Milwaukee, but lived mostly in the South for half my life. I just moved back. Terrible time adjusting. Hopefully I'll adapt and get used to it again.
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jun 24

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    I have braces and i hate them cuz theyre annoying and when i smile i look like a transformer
    hollyjollyholly hollyjollyholly 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I first had them last 2 years ago and next year I think I'm gonna take it off :( honestly, I love having them except for the pain that I'm enduring -.- My braces *refer to the pic...
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 16-17, F Jun 30

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    My sister made me a beautiful bracelet last week. It's pink, black and purple. Hope it lasts for ever!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jun 30

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    How do i look with pink braces?
    paramee paramee 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I just got my braces a few weeks ago, and they're not bad. It's just a bummer that I got em while I'm eighteen and I won't get them off until I am twenty but however it's better...
    MiZShortiiE MiZShortiiE 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Pandora soldesoche commencé leur plus récent, que le pandora soldes seizième et beaucoup considérable jusqu'à présent dans l'organisme bien connu de grande classe. Le...
    xdhfjtgr xdhfjtgr 22-25 Jul 7

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    Hey guys! Welcome to my world! I just got an expander to expand my mouth bones preparing my mouth for them. But so far I've turned it 9 times out of 20 and I don't see any new...
    ZKAZ ZKAZ 13-15, F Jul 7

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    I have to go get my mouth molded. Then they can make my braces.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M Jul 10

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    Late post i just had braces :)
    FrancesFaye FrancesFaye 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I officially hate my orthodontist. First he says after i got rubber bands (extremely painful btw) i can get my braces off. Now he made me get yet ANOTHER power chain which hurts...
    olsonn322 olsonn322 16-17, F a week ago

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    so i got braces two weeks ago *havent experienced any pain* but my gums are becoming swollen, i brush like 4 times a day, and proxy brush every time when i brush. i cant figure out...
    boodlebug13 boodlebug13 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Second day in Miami. I got there early in hips to set up a place to gear down to my thong and soak up the sun. Lot of women in thongs but I think I was the only guy. I did notice...
    thongluvr582 thongluvr582 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 23

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    I wore a thong bikini (blue) in a public place. I went to the beach today with friends and my girlfriends and I wore a thong bikini.
    femalesunbathing femalesunbathing 36-40, F 10 Responses Jun 27

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    Finally! I had a chance to get into something "more comfortable" last night for a few hours. God, how I miss crossdressing if I have not done it in a few weeks (or more...
    chantelletv2 chantelletv2 41-45, T 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I wore a pair of sexy Victoria secrets hipsters with nothing else under my khakis at school during seventh grade, it was the first time I wore panties to school, it was so exciting...
    ForeverMe88 ForeverMe88 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I wore some of my girlfriends pink panties she was mad but did not say any thing about it bye for now post agin soon xoxo please leave me a post
    pantiesonrightnow pantiesonrightnow 18-21 Jun 23

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    Miami day 3. Today was a difficult one. Started my day on the beach about 8am. Went down between 8th and 9th Street. I saw a man wearing a black thong so I thought I'd pull about...
    thongluvr582 thongluvr582 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I wore a matching black lace bra and thong, black garter belt with red back-seamed stockings, red knit mini-dress, black high heel pumps, blond curly wig, make-up and a pearl...
    Chefsteve69 Chefsteve69 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Just came back from Miami Beach. Spent 4 days down in Miami this week. Weather was hot just like the women down there. This was my first real trip outside my usual spots so I...
    thongluvr582 thongluvr582 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    7-1-14I wore the brown dress but my wife didn't like it. She wanted me to be sluttier. I had to put on her slinky, black cocktail dress and of course change the shoes.
    stefiecdtv stefiecdtv 51-55, T 6 Responses Jul 2

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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 3 days ago

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    Love my new anklet! Ready for the beach!!
    kathyrice kathyrice 41-45, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Holy snap, I am currently unemployed, and bored out of my mind. The little friends I have are out of town and all I have to do is hang out with my cats and drink whiskey. Could...
    swimswamswim swimswamswim 26-30, M Jul 5

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    ​Short shorts;I just love slipping short shorts on in the morning. My wife said the pink shoes really didn't work so I should put some black ones on, What do you gurls think?Pink...
    stefiecdtv stefiecdtv 51-55, T 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I just woke up so while sitting hear drinking my coffee its simple... just wearing my bra and all in one a thong and some suntan pantyhose. I have on some satin gym shorts and a...
    jilliank jilliank 51-55, M 9 hrs ago

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    I'm wondering how many guys enjoy wearing thong swimwear in public. I love to wear skimpy male thongs and interested in chatting/meeting other guys and girls who share my interest...
    thongjock thongjock 41-45, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I hate it when my orthodontist try's to start a conversation with me like "How are you enjoying school?" I mean seriously dude could you not do that, your hand is in my fricking...
    FourEyedFreakzo FourEyedFreakzo 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30