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I Wore Leg Braces

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    My Life After Spinal Injury

    in 1990 i damaged my spine in 3 places so iwear ahkfo brace from my armpits down also i have to wear acolostomy bag due to internal injuries .after spending 6 months in hospital and 2months rehab ilearnt to walk using my braces sometimes iuse s wheel chair
    rossnewman26 rossnewman26 36-40 Dec 14, 2010

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    Yup, I'm Forest Gump :)

    I'm not sure about the details, but apparently I was having quite a lot of difficulty walking as a child (probably all that extra fat ;)) and so I had to wear braces on my legs for about 2 years.  Even now sometimes I feel my feet not quite agree with my walking pattern...
    Gemini15 Gemini15 18-21, M 6 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    I wore leg braces sence I could walk.

    See um I was born the wrong way so now I can't do every thing on my legs. But I can still walk. Also I need a special ad for school every where.
    jellybean0617 jellybean0617 13-15, T May 20, 2014

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    Child In Leg Braces And Wheelchair

    I am about 13 right now and I am in a wheelchair. Not only do I have a wheelchair, I also need legbraces while sitting. My legs are too weak to help support my weight, and the bones are out of position. Thus, I need a wheelchair. It's really hard on me, cause at school and stores...
    sophia48 sophia48 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2012

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    I Only Wore A Brace On One Leg

    When i was in the 9th grade my right leg prerably around my knee began to swell up and hurt when i tried to walk on it my doctor said i had alot of fluid in it and before i could get it drains i had to prepare for it or sumthing like that. so for my 9th grade year i couldnt...
    CaliGurl2007 CaliGurl2007 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2009

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    My Leg Braces

    It was June 29, 1998 and I had been training for the "Athens to Atlanta", an 80 mile roller skating race.  A race that was going to be the same weekend in October as my 50th birthday.  That afternoon I was at Stone Mountain Park "doing laps" on my road bicycle.  One minute I...
    steel4jak steel4jak 61-65, M 7 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    Wore Them Since I Was 7

    When I was 7 years old, I was involved in a car accident and I fractured my neck and lower back, i also broke my right arm and right collarbone and shattered my shoulder blade. I remember waking after the accident in a halo brace and a big cast with a long spreader bar extending...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 21, 2013

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    Use Too

    but thank to the VA that never wanted to repair it and the fact it was just a pain i learned to live with out it at 20 years old
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Apr 21, 2012

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    Child In Leg Braces

    Child in Leg Braces. My mother wanted a perfect child. When I began primary school, age six, my mother did not like the way I walked, deciding that I toed out too much. She took me to several pediatricians before she found one who agreed with her. With a diagnosis of &ldquo...
    oldtimer49 oldtimer49 56-60, F 9 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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    My Life After Spinal Injury

    in 1990 i damaged my spine in 3 places so iwear ahkfo brace from my armpits down also i have to wear acolostomy bag due to internal injuries .after spending 6 months in hospital and 2months rehab ilearnt to walk using my braces sometimes iuse s wheel chair
    rossnewman26 rossnewman26 36-40 3 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    New Leg Braces!!!

    So.... I went to my doctor and he was talking about a lot of people who are paralysed are beginning to use leg braces. He asked me if i would like to give them a try, so you know i agreed and was sent to get measured.(Since in case you don't know I am paralysed) My mom drove me...
    pandachairwithwheels pandachairwithwheels 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Yes, I Wore Leg Braces

    Interesting to find this group because I wore leg braces when I was a child back in the 1960's. They were heavy metal things with straps on them, that were fitted because my legs were not growing properly. I had to go to school in them and became the target for bullies. People...
    drewleather drewleather 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    Dennis Brown Splint / Bar

    Dennis Brown Splint / Bar Thirty years ago, in a large town in north central British Columbia, Canada, one of the two doctors in family practice opened a “Well Baby” Clinic. Because I was an adult with a medical condition requiring weekly blood tests, it was decided to take...
    oldtimer49 oldtimer49 56-60, F Nov 5, 2009

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    I wore leg braces from the time I was 5

    until I was 14, when I threw them out when my parents were at work, they were quite angry with me! This was in the 60s and early 70s. I was the only student in my school who wore them for most of my childhood. I still have flashbacks when I see pictures of leg braces...
    DeniseBS DeniseBS 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2014

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    I'm An Orthotist- I Love Them!

    I have a manifestation of BIID, I should be paraplegic, but I'm not. The KAFOs help me feel the way I should be. If the paraplegia became a fact in my life, they would serve a better purpose. They're also sexy and feel wonderful! I love the "machine augmented human" look, the...
    WayneWheeler WayneWheeler 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 6, 2011

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I love seeing women in leggings and I love wearing them myself. Stretchy, glossy black ones are great-- but I'm developing a real thing for 'jeggings' -- leggings that are styled...
    Tightsgirl Tightsgirl 46-50, T 2 Responses 6 days ago

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

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    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

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    I no longer have braces!!! It's been 2 years, and it feels great not having them cut my lips... Now I have retainers, and they feel great... :)
    BloodFanatic BloodFanatic 18-21, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    i used to have braces until last saturday, where i had to change it to retainers. my teeth are freaking small and wearing retainers makes me looks like i have lisp. haha, its very...
    deeyanah deeyanah 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Before you assume it, No I am not gay or a cross dresser and I do not need to be to wear such attire. I wear 2XU sports compression leggings when I go for a jog or ride the bike...
    leggingsforme leggingsforme 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    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

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    I love this dress. I wore it to school last week with a bra and a pink lacy thong
    Kylesuttle Kylesuttle 16-17, M Apr 19

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    OnceI wore a thong bikini once when my boyfriend and I were traveling, and were at Lake Havasu. It was an interesting feeling for sure. I started out a little self conscious about...
    JustAva JustAva 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    "Who Do We Think We Are" (feat. Rick Ross) [Intro: John Legend] Who do we think we are? Baby, tell me, who do we think we are? [Verse 1: John Legend] We can't run out of magic It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 22

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    Im not advertising anything! I came up with this myself! (Unless somebody somewhere in the world discovered this too) Hate the way shaving cream makes your legs feel after...
    tessagj14 tessagj14 16-17, F 10 hrs ago

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    I have always been one to mess around with my hands, a nervous tick from childhood. At the corner of my desk, sits 2 things, Legos and a small Rubik's Cube. That way, when I need...
    2ndinline 2ndinline 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    maji J shud b legalized oo its a good organic herb......I like d maijuana smoke spread btwn d white sheet it jst d police raiding is too unnecessary in our region evn the police...
    ojeezy ojeezy 22-25, M Apr 15

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    " The marijuana trick " I DO NOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS. SIMPLY SHARING THE INFORMATION.And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger...
    Hiddenheart101 Hiddenheart101 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    My first experience with a leg cast was in high school... started with a simple broken ankle and a short cast, however due to bones not setting properly had to be re-broken and I...
    ben37SC ben37SC 41-45, M Apr 19

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    Chris Christie: "I Will Crack Down on Legal Marijuana As President".....VIDEO He said it on the David Pakman Show yesterday. Link to video @ http://www.democraticunderground.com...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 21

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    I have a huge bookshelf which 40% is myths and legends! When i was in primary i always borrowed myths and legends books
    TreasureGal TreasureGal 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    Has anyone here tried sugaring instead of waxing? I highly recommend it search it on YouTube. Tried it for the first time today and I am very pleased with the results . I tried...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    Right now I'm enjoying one of my 3 all time favorite Zelda games........THE LEGEND OF ZELDA THE WIND WAKER HD on WII U its so beautiful this HD version :D
    ZeldaGuardian95 ZeldaGuardian95 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 5

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    Every mother on earth gave birth to a kid. Except my mom, she gave birth to a legend. High five mom
    ElectrifiedArrow ElectrifiedArrow 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    At the moment I am in New Zealand where prostitution was legalised some time ago. It's been something of a success creating much better conditions for both workers and clients.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 9

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    I literally have 30 pairs of leggings. Some for working out, or everyday use. Who needs jeans?
    Mixedgoddess Mixedgoddess 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    my nick name in high school was legs.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I spread my legs so everybody can take turns .
    imaflasher2 imaflasher2 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 10

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    guilty of showing off the girl legs 
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Hi im a 38 year old female in need of some help. My partner recently left me 6 months ago for someone else (a friend). I can't work out whether it feels like forever ago or like...
    JamieRoberts1981 JamieRoberts1981 36-40, F Apr 12

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    Just bought 10 LBS of Legos off of EBay for $40 USD. Going to build with them all day on Saturday
    7531yo 7531yo 18-21, M Apr 12