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Eliza
11-21-2007, 08:10 AM
how long did you have to be in your boston brace? :confused:

smoothie305
11-21-2007, 11:14 AM
Hi Eliza- My docter told me that I would have to be in a brace until I stopped growing, which for me would be like 3 years. So it depends on when you stop growing. Good luck! :)

Eliza
11-21-2007, 02:14 PM
they told me that 2, but i wish it would be sooner. my next appointment is in a week. i have been wearing it since skool started. i hope it has decreased by a lot. thanks for the good luck! :D

ShanaT
11-21-2007, 03:02 PM
I wore a brace for about 4 years. I quit wearing it when I stopped growing.
I know it seems like forever, but if it's helping your cruve then it's soooooo worth it. Unfortunately my brace couldn't control my curve, and I ended up having surgery.
Good luck with your appointment, I hope everything goes well!!
If you have any questions about the brace or anything feel free to ask, I'd love to help
:)

Eliza
11-21-2007, 04:36 PM
thats wat they told me, that if i doesnt help than i get a metal rod in my back. I hope not. :( thats the only thing they could do if it doesnt correct my 2 curves. i hope it does tho. thanks also! :D was the surgury you had really bad?

kennedy
11-21-2007, 05:56 PM
I had to wear it from april 15 2005 to like may 2006

scoliosisat12
11-21-2007, 09:43 PM
i have to wear my brace a year after the period

~ScoliosisGurl~
11-21-2007, 09:51 PM
Well, I got my brace last September, and I will be taking it off in 2 years, or a year and a half. So put together is like 3 years.

Eliza
11-22-2007, 02:07 PM
Scoliosisat12, this is kinda emmbaresin that I havent started my period. I hope it comes soon though. :(

ShanaT
11-26-2007, 06:26 PM
Sorry it took me a while to reply
The surgery was hard, but, it was definitely worth it. At first I was so upset when I found out I had to have it done, but, now I'm very glad that I did.
How long have you been in your brace?

Eliza
11-27-2007, 04:18 PM
ShanaT,

What kind of surgery did you have?

ShanaT
11-28-2007, 09:45 AM
I had a spinal fusion

Eliza
11-28-2007, 01:51 PM
That sounds painful, is it? I am going to the doctors tomorrow! I am very nervous... :(

ShanaT
11-28-2007, 02:46 PM
I wont lie, it was difficult, but as I said before it was totally worth it.
I hope everything goes good at the doctor tomorrow!
Let me know how it goes!
:)

What is the degree of your curve right now?

dani
11-28-2007, 06:07 PM
Hi Eliza,
I had to wear my brace for 18 hours a day for two years. I went through three braces :eek: . How long have you been wearing your brace? Have a good doctor visit!

Eliza
11-28-2007, 08:13 PM
Thanks every one for all your support! :D I am very nervous, cause tomorrow I go to Dr.Loder. He tells it how it is too. Well I will tell you all tomorrow how my appointment went.