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My name is Keely. I have scoliosis that required corrective surgery. My story is one of struggles and triumphs; challenges, but never limitations! The first chapter of my spine story began in St. Louis when I was diagnosed with Scoliosis at age

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Milwaukee back-brace used to treat scoliosis, or curvature of the spine.

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You can reach so deep with your words … never stop writing. Dear Ingrid, Your writing is so beautiful. And you are so strong and courageous to go back and vividly recreate what it was like. I hope you are happy and healthy Writing in July of Like Like.

There's nothing funny about disability.

My own scoliosis remained untreated, because of my moms feelings about my cousins brace. Luckily, it does not impact my breathing. But it does cause a fair amount of pain, and I wonder if my life could have been different if my mother could have been as clear eyed as yours. I envy you, having a mother like you describe.

Hi Ingrid, Your story is beautifully written and touched me in the heart. I remember the process of being fitted, and casted and then the shock of putting on the brace for the first time. At the same time, 14 of my spinous processes were fused together.

I have not been able to bend my back at all since then and am now It was a difficult treatment to go through with no sympathy, kindness or even comprehension from any of my doctors. They were in the business for their own professional advancement and I, the patient, was simply a means to that end.

The great compassion you write with for the young girl of your memory was incredibly moving and consoling to me. Thank you!

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I had similar experience getting a Milwaukee brace in in Iowa City Hospital. I had the rare condition of my back not hardening and therefore the curvature kept getting worse. I was born in and wore that same brace from 1st grade to the summer after 6th grade when I had surgery to fuse my spine. Then I wore a body cast for 9months.

I had an degree S curve. So much trauma. My bracing experience felt like a torture chamber and was with an angry, impatient old man. I can still remember the smell of it all and people screaming in other rooms.

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Learn how your comment data is processed. Search for:. In the confusion about what was wrong with me — cerebral palsy atypical was their best guess and a misdiagnosis until I was 11 — it must have been a strange relief to the neurologists and orthopedists to come upon scoliosis, a particular problem, discrete and treatable.

There's nothing funny about disability.

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They are no longer used. Other modalities are used to treat scoliosis, now. My cousin wore a Milwaukee. It was the defining feature of her teen years. I am wondering how your back is doing now.

Challenges, not limitations

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