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I Wore a Milwaukee Brace

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I got my braces put on 6 months ago at the age of 35. I wanted them as a teenager as that is the normal age that people get braces. But my parents could not afford to get them for...
    bluefireball4949 bluefireball4949 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My style of dress is exactly the same as my grandfather's era: Stiff collars and ties, formal 3 piece suits, braces and sock garters; A-line undershirts, yoke front boxers and...
    SLdale SLdale 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I was suppose to get them Thursday but their was a mix up so Im getting mine the coming Wednesday. I have a few questions 1. What colors should I get for the braces? I have dirty...
    xTorix xTorix 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    yppppp I have braces and I love it all girls I love it my braces In the pic
    hmkspain hmkspain 16-17, M Sep 7

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    I'm 28 and decided to get those sexy braces! My teeth were never that bad, just the front 2 over lapped and lower teeth slightly jagged. 12 months in these bad boys should give me...
    Bubbut Bubbut 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been wearing my brace for three years now. And It has really helped my spine. It can be a pain sometimes but I guess it's the only choice I have! I would love to speak to...
    ElleJohnsonDuggan ElleJohnsonDuggan 13-15, F Aug 27

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    I always have bracelets or loom bands. For some reason I usually have more only left arm. And it ain't because it's easier to put them on cos I'm left handed.
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Aug 28

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    Went without my back brace today - big mistake.
    SLdale SLdale 51-55, M Aug 29

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    I think girls with braces are beautiful
    smurf666 smurf666 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 29

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    I'm wearing red, pink, blue, teal, and orange bracelet. if you've heard of this project, you'll know what that means. if you haven't, here: -schizophrenia : gold -anorexia : red...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Aug 31

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    I love ankle bracelets, I love to wear them when I have the chance. I find them particularly beautiful, especially on women with a nice tan completion. I had one that I loved very...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F Sep 5

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    I love my ankle bracelet. I have a gold one that a friend bought me and I've worn it practically all summer long. I think they can look really sexy, especially on a nice tanned leg...
    Igotcupcakes Igotcupcakes 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Realized that my crush and all my best friends crushes has braces! xDD
    SmileyFace1014 SmileyFace1014 13-15, F Sep 13

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    I got loads of bracelets on today. I thought I would get in trouble in school. The teachers looked a bit seriously at me but no one said anything!
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    I wore a white garter belt with dark grey stocking. I had a blue set of lacy panty with matching bra. Then I wore a spandex girdle helping to tuck my belly. With my wig and make up...
    SoumisCH SoumisCH 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 23

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    wore my sister under wear & bra with Fake boobs !!!
    ApxentMinded ApxentMinded 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Born and raised in Whitefish Bay. Beautiful place to grow up.
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M Sep 9

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    Yeah its a blue ones now n i kinda used to it , i wont imagine my mouth without it ~ xD
    Minju96 Minju96 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Looking for an online slave, age doesn't matter, will treat you nicely but no escape from punishments. Must do pics. Message me.
    kumarawijeet kumarawijeet 18-21, M Aug 24

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    Getting them soon (: finally will post some actual pictures smiling real soon !
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M Aug 25

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    only for 6 months though :')
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F Aug 27

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    I'm 28.... It's depressing... To try fix a broken jaw without surgery. I HATE THEM!!!!
    Ladybuddha1 Ladybuddha1 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    my ortho keeps sending me mixed signals and now i ended up missing school and no appointment -_- ugh. now I'm unsure whether I can get a ride to there when the call me for a...
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M Aug 28

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    Looking for slave girls age 30 or lower must do pics and videos will be treated nicely but will be punished
    slavewantedcomenow slavewantedcomenow 18-21, M Sep 3

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    Fml. The orthodontist even said they weren't necessary.. Just my dad saying how he thinks I should have them because they'll help for future things. How the **** would you know. It...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F Sep 6

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    I'm thinking of getting em, mine are not really urgent but my teeth will be better. Apprantely it's a ***** though Any advice?
    MadsCFC MadsCFC 13-15, M 9 Responses Sep 7

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    Getting them in two months I had spacers now I have these things that pull my teeth back.
    ReconTheGamer ReconTheGamer 13-15, M 16 hrs ago

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    there was a whole lot of banter and trash talk leading up to the bet. i just wish i had been informed about some of the circumstances but i lost fair and square and it was time to...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M Aug 24

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    I'm wearing it right now! It's my brand-new, custom made dress from eshakti.com. I love it! And underneath it I'm wearing my rago waist cincher with opaque black stockings and a...
    PennySterling PennySterling 51-55, T 4 Responses Aug 26

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    The day after my custom-made dress showed up, I got this dress back! I had purchased it from a vendor at a street fair, but it was too tight in the chest, so I sent it back to them...
    PennySterling PennySterling 51-55, T 4 Responses Aug 27

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