Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Wore a Milwaukee Brace

wearing milwaukee brace experience 57 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I love wearing braces! I made braces last Saturday and I really felt bad when I had to take them off again. 2 hours of work, can be taken off in less than 5 min.. Not that...
    MizzChaztity MizzChaztity 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I think I look really ugly with braces. What do you guys think? Like your honest opinion
    LibertyFailure LibertyFailure 16-17, F 57 Responses Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Not yet. In a few weeks they'll put some kind of rubber bands on my teeth, and after four months with them I'm gonna get real braces for a year. So exited to get them on and get...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Finally.....just got my braces off and I am loving not having them anymore:D
    LibertyFailure LibertyFailure 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I never had braces because my parents told me it was to expensive. I think I might get some when my daughter does.
    blkrhino blkrhino 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love this dress. I wore it to school last week with a bra and a pink lacy thong
    Kylesuttle Kylesuttle 16-17, M a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wear a pair of my grandfather's Levi jeans and a few of his Pendelton wool shirts. When I wear them I feel they bring me strength and protection.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Am I the only person that actually doesnt mind them? I mean, I barely feel the pain anymore, and I actually like how they look. I really wouldnt mind keeping them on longer. ~ Lys...
    AssylaAidyl AssylaAidyl 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    out in public. I went to the grocery store and the dentist wearing my yoga pants. It was very exciting. I was very turned on wearing my yoga pants outside of my house.
    Pokey333 Pokey333 51-55, M Mar 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have worn panties for years, but I just started getting into bras. I often will leave work for lunch and drive around with only a bra on, or with a low-cut, thin female shirt...
    bmtOregon bmtOregon 51-55, M Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My first time wasn't really in public. The rule was that I wasn't supposed to wear my thong swimsuit outside of the house until I was 16. Since I was 10-11 or so, my mom got me...
    ItsHayley ItsHayley 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A tight, blue dress, a long brown wig with caramel highlights, large silver hoop earrings, black tights, padded underwear, a red lacy bra, two inch heels, liquid eyeliner, gold...
    jessicavamp jessicavamp 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was dressed in my new matching gown with my wife, with blue mascara, purple eye shadow, light red blush, making love all night into this morning
    Melissa11520 Melissa11520 41-45 Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been wearing thong bikinis at home and in public at the beach for at least a decade now. I love the great compliments I receive from others as the view my body.
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 7 Responses Apr 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I got caught by mom after she found tights under my bed. We had a talk for 3 minutes. She was fine with me wearing tights. When I move out of the house, I'm buying my own tights. I...
    Kobylski1234 Kobylski1234 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I got caught by mom after she found tights under my bed. We had a talk for 3 minutes. She was fine with me wearing tights. When I move out of the house, I'm buying my own tights. I...
    Kobylski1234 Kobylski1234 16-17, M Apr 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just woke up so all I have on is a pair of white bikini panties and white tank top with breast forms.
    Michelle1976 Michelle1976 36-40, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This happened when I was in the fourth grade. We had our traditional new year festival. It was a only boys school and I was one of those in my class chosen to dress as a girl for...
    Nilooshi Nilooshi 26-30 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This happened when I was in the fourth grade. We had our traditional new year festival. It was a only boys school and I was one of those in my class chosen to dress as a girl for...
    Nilooshi Nilooshi 26-30 1 Response 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is kind of long, so brace yourself for eye strain :P Ever since I was little, I've encountered certain 'beings' before. To be honest, I'm not sure if they're ghosts or...
    Mutent92 Mutent92 16-17, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Boyfriend serve in Russian army, ground forces. He promoted to junior sergeant last year. His name is Vasily. I met Vasily when I 12 years old. Some boys try to steal bread I...
    1Svetlana 1Svetlana 26-30, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I had braces I got a disease in my gum and my gum had reduced a little bit. I've had a gum graft done 4 times now. It still hasn't worked 100% but it's better then it was...
    epsarah94 epsarah94 18-21, F 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is long and I'm sorry, but writing this was really cathartic. His name was Raymond, but we always called him Ray. Like a Ray of sunshine. He had trouble walking. He needed...
    scsoccer scsoccer 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    WALKER'S TRIP TO GREAT BRITAIN COST TAXPAYERS $138,000 MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL April 9, 2015 MADISON, Wisconsin -- On the eve of another foreign trip, Gov. Scot Walker's...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel