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I Wore a Milwaukee Brace

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 "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 16-17, F 1 Response May 21, 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    yup! I've been wearing them for 4 months. they don't hurt at all, right now i'm wearing shiver. next, i'm going to wear pink. lol freshmen in braces ;D
    ZKAZ ZKAZ 16-17, F Nov 27

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    I had braces for just under four years. I got them on when all my friends were getting them off, and I didn't get them off until January this year. Getting them off was an awesome...
    LittleClouds LittleClouds 18-21, F Dec 4

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    I'm probably getting braces soon:/ I wish I could afford Invisalign though:(
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ouch braces are terrible 😕😶
    Firepaws Firepaws 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today was the big day I GOT BRACES so now i look like a bigger nerd than before. they kinda hurt but i will get use to them
    twistex2014 twistex2014 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I have liked braces ever since I can remember. Just yesterday for the first time I got them and I felt great. I get 3 years of them and I'm looking forward to every day.
    gusandoira gusandoira 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    The other day I wore one of my Rago 1294 OBG's as a skirt. I also wore one normally, and a black satin bra. I had on a pair of black No-Nonsense tights without any underwear. It...
    CrossdresserLauren CrossdresserLauren 46-50, T 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    victoriakim97 victoriakim97 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 6

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    tightieswearer760 tightieswearer760 22-25, M 6 Responses Dec 6

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    Okay, I wore them under my ELY work shirt, but the straps were totally visible through the thin fabric. It was liberating and made me feel good.
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I drive noplace a lot when I can but I've been busy lately with the loss of second income so now I have to settle on watching the internet. Wanna go for a ride with me? Get in...
    GivaCafeMatin GivaCafeMatin 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    I'm scared lol :/ does anyone have advice do they hurt?
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    It huuuurts! I hate it! Take it of!
    h4ll h4ll 22-25, F Nov 27

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    Late summer of 2015 thy have to come back
    Javier09 Javier09 13-15, M Dec 1

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    Just one more year with these guys.
    TeddyOrTeddie TeddyOrTeddie 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I've had them for like half a year now, although it doesn't really feel like it has been that long.. I know people b*tch about them, and well... I honestly do no think they are...
    MsShortiie MsShortiie 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    February 2015 im getting right now I have spacers which I had for 6 months
    ShawnL15 ShawnL15 18-21, M 1 Response