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pinkpolkadot10
09-05-2006, 08:28 PM
Hi! I was wondering how your friends reacted when they found out you had a brace. Ive only told my closest friends and they acted fine but what about other people. Also how was it when you wore it to school! I am worried people will think im wierd. Give me tips!

janski66
09-05-2006, 10:48 PM
If your closest friends are ok with it then you should be too. I know the teen years are hard enough anyway without being even slightly "different". I am 40 yrs. old and had surgery at 15 and went back to school in a body cast that
went all the way down to my hips...believe me it was noticeable. Especially
with the big plaster bar across the front. My friends were very supportive and I didn't hear much from anyone else. It shouldn't matter to you sweetie what other people think so much, you know you are doing what you have to do and have the support of your friends. To me, wearing that cast to school helped me find out alot about people- and some kids that I didn't think liked me turned out to be nicer to me during that time. Don't worry about people you don't like, take care of yourself, and God bless.
Jan

pinkpolkadot10
09-06-2006, 08:17 PM
Thanks that was really helpful!

janski66
09-06-2006, 09:34 PM
:) I'm glad I could help....and you know what, you'll get through this time of your life just fine. And when you get older you'll be able to help others who
are going through what you've been through. ;)
Cyberhugs-
Jan