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I Wore a Milwaukee Brace

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 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 4 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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    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 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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    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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    Finished this beauty yesterday. Love bracelets. Arm candy if you will.
    Eyesshut78 Eyesshut78 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I would like a brutally honest reply to whether or not I need braces. I believe family and friends are too caring to tell me the truth. I usually smile without showing my teeth...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    When I was 10 years old and in the 5th grade I wore a dress and white pantyhose to school every day, and almost every day at some point during the day I would be hunted down by...
    allisonhashope allisonhashope 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I kept it simple. A red satin blouse, red bra, black pencil skirt and taupe no-nonsense pantyhose with nothing on under them. I simply love the feeling. It is hot as hell today...
    CrossdresserLauren CrossdresserLauren 46-50, T 6 hrs ago

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    I suppose I should start from the beginning: I was born with Hemophilia. Around the age of 5-6, I suffered an injury to my right knee. By the time the bleeding in my knee...
    KarlKadaver KarlKadaver 31-35, M 13 hrs ago

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    I went out today, wearing a lot. 13 rings on my left hand, 12 on my right. All my bracelets. The compliments were wonderful!! All gold and gemstones today. The strength and pride I...
    djtvc15 djtvc15 51-55 23 hrs ago

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    Well, just my bracelets. Either 2,4 or 6 on one wrist. I'm not really into rings.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    Four of my friends (3 girls and a guy) decided to go to the water park the other day. We met at Amber's place for breakfast first. I was the first one there. After a bit, she asked...
    swimguy0812 swimguy0812 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't find my retainer anywhere and I'm freaking out 😓😓 I just got this one ($500) after breaking my first one. My mum is going to kill me
    sunuii sunuii 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Guess I'm getting more comfortable and confident with this!!
    djtvc15 djtvc15 51-55 1 day ago

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    I ordered 2 rings today. I'm really happy about it. Every finger covered today. 20 bracelets on each arm. Get to wear everything for a couple of days.
    djtvc15 djtvc15 51-55 1 day ago

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    Im new here so please bare with me.
    rainbowblessings rainbowblessings 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't wear much jewellery regularly however I have a ring on my right hand I have worn ever day for 14 years which was my aunties (left to me) a locket that was my fathers foster...
    Flybyeden Flybyeden 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I have just a small collection of jewelry. Modest as it is, there are two pieces, besides my wedding band, that are precious to me. One is a ring made from the handle of a silver...
    bronzeeyedblonette bronzeeyedblonette 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I never go out without my rings.. Ever. I almost have them on the whole time... Atleast three!!
    SparkzInTheDark SparkzInTheDark 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    people love my jewelry, and I love showing it off!!
    djtvc15 djtvc15 51-55 3 days ago

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    i know we'd be sexy af. xD
    wildcardd wildcardd 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    can't wear anything at work, but when I get home, put all my jewelry on. bracelets take a little time, but I don't mind. today, lots of rings!!
    djtvc15 djtvc15 51-55 3 days ago

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    I started this hoping to find others who love wearing jewelry as I do. I can't wear enough!!! right now I'm wearing 20 rings and more bracelets. I just love the way it makes me...
    djtvc15 djtvc15 51-55 4 days ago

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    It's gonna be 2 years since I have my braces on. I just got this appliance - forsus appliance in and it kinda hurts along with the power chains. Before I got the forsus appliance...
    krimsonlove krimsonlove 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've had braces on my teeth for the past three years and today I finally got them off. People always told me that I looked good with braces but I never liked having them on my...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So I got my braces today :/ (had to add filters cause I had no makeup xD) ->pics
    Rachel282 Rachel282 18-21, F 15 Responses a week ago

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