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    I found the email address on Shailene's official...

    I found the email address on Shailene's official Twitter. xShaiWoodley is her twitter account =]
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    Shailene Woodley Email

    Hey, I haven't posted here in a while (I mostly post on SpineKids) but I thought I would share this with you all. I have already posted this on SpineKids, but in case you all would like to read it...
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    sorrry hun

    I had a lot of pain when I was first in my brace too. Just take some ibuprofen :(
    It's okay; it will get better. i feel your pain- we all do


    good luck
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    Thanks! I really try. I know what they're going...

    Thanks! I really try. I know what they're going through, and when I was going through it, I was oblivious to these websites. Scoliosis is the hardest thing I've ever had happen to me, but it has made...
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    Hey Shannon. I will give you the exact words...

    Hey Shannon.

    I will give you the exact words from the sheet my orthotist gave me when i first got my brace:

    "Please post this wear schedule prominently and check off your progress each day....
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    I wish I could get spinecor, but there's no...

    I wish I could get spinecor, but there's no developers anywhere around ):
    I looked on their website. i think spinecor is a really great idea,
    but what your doctor says is best. you don't even need...
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    Wow this brace looks really cool. i hope they...

    Wow this brace looks really cool.
    i hope they develop it further and get some real results.
    the plastic braces are so hard to deal with sometimes, and adjust too..
    i hope there will be more...
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    hey. there have been a lot of discussions about...

    hey. there have been a lot of discussions about this.
    i know it's frustrating, but it's ok. we all go through fashion troubles.
    my advice is always wear a blank white cami OVER your brace.
    that...
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    Hey! sounds like you're doing well with your brace. I'm also anxious for my next appointment because last time my biggest curve went down 18 degrees (and I had only had the brace for a few weeks!)...
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    Snoopy, what degrees were your daughters...

    Snoopy,


    what degrees were your daughters curves when she was told she had to get surgery? thanks.
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    Yes! honestly I think I would rather hear that I...

    Yes! honestly I think I would rather hear that I needed surgery. Never have I seen either my doctor or orthotist say the word "Milwaukee" but I know that if they do, it would be one of the worst...
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    Cheergrl, do you have a Milwaukee? no offense to...

    Cheergrl, do you have a Milwaukee? no offense to anyone here, but I am terrified of having to wear a Milwaukee. every day I just thank God for my brace. Even though it gets hot, the Boston is one of...
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    up to your chin?! wow! my boston brace is just...

    up to your chin?! wow! my boston brace is just under the "breast-line." What kind of brace is it? Just some sort of custom fit TLSO?

    Anyway, I know it's really hard to eat, but eventually you get...
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    Don't feel bad about a 20 degree curve! That's...

    Don't feel bad about a 20 degree curve! That's great! (well that's not great, but it's relatively small)

    My biggest curve is 8* higher than yours.

    I'm fifteen, and I also wear a brace, but mine...
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    I'd like to correct my above post. I said my...

    I'd like to correct my above post. I said my curve was 28*, suggesting I only had one, but that's not so! I knew that was my highest out of brace curve, but I actually have two others!

    I have a...
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    Hi! Welcome! I'm not sure about surgeries or any...

    Hi! Welcome! I'm not sure about surgeries or any of that, but I would like to share with you my personal experience.

    First of all, I am fifteen and just got my brace about two months ago. I'd just...
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    Hey! if you don't mind, I think I'll just underline my answers...

    1. I would like to make sure that you understand that the color of your scoliosis brace does not in any way affect the function of...
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    Maybe it's just because you are sitting in an...

    Maybe it's just because you are sitting in an awkward position on your couch. Lay flat on your back to take a break, or just take off the brace for a few minutes and stretch your back. Maybe it's...
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    I just had a question about this. I get in-brace...

    I just had a question about this. I get in-brace x-rays every 6 months, and my orthotist said I wouldn't need an out-of-brace x-ray until I'm nearing the end of my bracing. He said there was no point...
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    Samiro, to answer your questions, if you would...

    Samiro, to answer your questions, if you would like, yes, at first it will be uncomfortable. for the first few weeks, the brace will be your worst nightmare. But you WILL get used to it. I remember I...
  21. I can't say that anyone has ever made fun of me...

    I can't say that anyone has ever made fun of me for wearing a brace. That's because nobody knows except for five of my close friends. And they don't even give a darn.

    But if this is happening to...
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    You don't sound like a baby. Everyone goes...

    You don't sound like a baby.
    Everyone goes through these jitters when they first get a brace. If you ask anyone if they were nervous about their new brace and someone says "no not at all," I will be...
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    Yes, just as said above, ask your brace-maker for...

    Yes, just as said above, ask your brace-maker for some BraceMate undershirts. They have a special flap of fabric. I have six of them, and am hardly ever sore in the underarm, hehe. :)
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    Thank you. this forum is filled with angels.

    Thank you! I'm so glad that I wrote the poem when I wasn't being treated - before my brace. I thought I always used to be such a wreck about my scoliosis, thinking that it was ruining my life. But...
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    I don't know much about SpineCor or Rigo-Cheneau,...

    I don't know much about SpineCor or Rigo-Cheneau, but I do know that TLSO hard braces get very hot. Probably a lot more since you live in a hot climate. Your daughter might be a little less compliant...
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