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I Wore Leg Braces

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses Feb 5, 2010

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I run in tights,usually the rattiest pair I own,simply a "slop sweater over", can substitute a long tee shirt in summer...." tights akin to a second skin"... ripe.
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    Standing in line, I noticed you were at the teller's counter. You were wearing lycra spandex leggings that left nothing to the imagination. They were like a splash of color and...
    Longlegs2014 Longlegs2014 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    for the last few years since my wife agreed to spread her married legs for any mans she has a desire to do so.has made our marriage so much stronger and has made me fall more in...
    karpaul karpaul 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    Okay well i was on the phone with my mom today and she said i will need braces! so i havent been to the dentist in 5 years so this is cool and scary! i have a bit of an under bite...
    kateycakes2015 kateycakes2015 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I play league of legends and I have a blast. I have a friend that helps new people with league.
    Karinamvedo Karinamvedo 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Leggs Sheer Energy is by far my favorite brand for fit, durability, and comfort. I prefer the control top style with sheer toe. I often wear with open-toe sandals. I love the feel...
    jchose99 jchose99 36-40, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    oh I love leggings so much, a really sexy look and they feel amazing. A nice pair of panties underneath and it all feels great :) I really like to see leggings on women and other...
    GirlyLisaTG GirlyLisaTG 26-30, T 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    My Gf is a runner (Marathons etc) and is a member of a Club. For the 3RD time I watched the Physio (Peter) massage her legs after a run. His hands were up and down her legs and...
    lesterbowie lesterbowie 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    Me+Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask= Screw the BEN statue :P
    ShadowStriker777 ShadowStriker777 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i have shaved my legs for many years now i am very lucky as i do not have very hairy legs so shaving is easy but i always love that feeling you get just after you shave your legs...
    jarviscooper jarviscooper 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    We all understand that life on earth is the life of earth.. And there is no doubt about making life by every means for being human.. My attitude makes me feel great on life and my...
    Ravidesai Ravidesai 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was shaving my legs, dropped my razor and cut a chunk out of my toe. Ouch
    bxcka bxcka 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    the first time i wore pantyhose in public i was sooooooo nervous but no one seemed to notice that was 2 years ago now i regularly walk in shorts and hose usually nude/tan colour...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 27

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    Just a nice pair of smooth healthy tone legs...mmmm legs and eyes are my weakness lol
    xGNFx xGNFx 18-21, M Aug 26

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    Hell, if illegal aliens can be made legal, then why can't marijuana?
    poetry69 poetry69 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I don't understand why it's taking so long for marijuana to be legal. Alcohol and cigarettes are so much worse. I don't smoke weed though but I'm not against it. I would rather be...
    Smelyalata97 Smelyalata97 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Whatever you think of marijuana does to you, you are most likely wrong unless you have tried it. It does not give you hallucinations or anything of the sort. It doesnt make the...
    BantzOnToast BantzOnToast 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I have not tried it since high school but I do think I would try it if it were legal. It is natural and it comes from the earth. My daughter had a brain tumor and there are studies...
    krissyjo19512 krissyjo19512 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    I do not smoke it, I do not condone it. But I believe there are legitimate medical applications for it.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 24

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    I well honestly say one of the best treatment for my PTSD was running and LEGOs.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 23

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    Although I have to wear a retainer to sleep every night, it's so worth it. I can finally show my teeth in pictures ^-^
    LiveLife02 LiveLife02 16-17, F Aug 22

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    comments please on my legs
    ifancymymom ifancymymom 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Guess I'll be leaving now. I'm so happy I finally have them off.
    GvibesG GvibesG 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Love leggings and Yoga pants all I mostly wear in Fall winter and spring. I love the ones I have from body aware I got all 3 colors. Link below. Wearing today for its cool here...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    So for any other girl...does it feel weird after you shave your legs and put on jeans/yoga pants/etc or a blanket and it's just fabric against skin, no barrier(hair) or is it just...
    AwkwardTomboy AwkwardTomboy 18-21, F Aug 21

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    Scratch that last one-my orthodontist has moved his office to a different hospital and so I'll be going in on Wednesday instead
    1337Cabbage 1337Cabbage 26-30, T 1 Response Aug 20

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