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    Smile Awesome new discovery if you wear the special brace shirts.

    Okay, so if you wear the brace shirts that you are given at our otrhotist's office, I have figured something really cool out...or maybe its just common sense and I have been realllllly stupid for 5 years. so, you know how the shirts have the awful thick straps? I mean, you can't wear many camis with those. So, here's how to fix that -
    1. flip the shirt over and put in on with our feet going through the head hole. put the flat end of the shirt up to your neck.
    2. put your brace on as normal.
    3. flip the flat end of the shirt over the top edges of the brace. this way, only bra straps are showing, and you still get the padding that wearing the shirts properly affords - no rough underarm chafing.

    --so, if I am being really dumb, tell me, otherwise I hope this helps somebody! its sooo nice to not have the thick straps of the shirt showing while still getting all the comfort of wearing the special shirts.
    Hey, so I'm Rebecca, I'm 20 and I wore a Boston Brace for one year, and then a Cheneau brace for 5+ years. The Cheneau changed my life. I now am out of brace full time!!!! Its amazing. For all my scoli-girls (and guys of course) hang in there - the day you get your brace off is the best feeling ever. All the years of wearing it won't matter when that day comes. amo vobis!

    "DUX FEMINA FACTI (The leader of the deed was a WOMAN!)"
    -Virgel

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    is the shirt your talking about this kind?

    http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...8/SDC10492.jpg
    My Scoliosis
    My curves are 15 and 21.
    I wear a Boston Brace
    Don't think I am getting surgery
    http://scoliosisadmin.proboards79.com/index.cgi

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    shirt type

    yup! god i hate them!
    Hey, so I'm Rebecca, I'm 20 and I wore a Boston Brace for one year, and then a Cheneau brace for 5+ years. The Cheneau changed my life. I now am out of brace full time!!!! Its amazing. For all my scoli-girls (and guys of course) hang in there - the day you get your brace off is the best feeling ever. All the years of wearing it won't matter when that day comes. amo vobis!

    "DUX FEMINA FACTI (The leader of the deed was a WOMAN!)"
    -Virgel

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    lol ok good! Ill try your idea! But i dont really understand it that much.
    My Scoliosis
    My curves are 15 and 21.
    I wear a Boston Brace
    Don't think I am getting surgery
    http://scoliosisadmin.proboards79.com/index.cgi

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    OMG! i tried it and that is flippin awesome! Thanks! That really helped. I hated those thick straps too!
    My Scoliosis
    My curves are 15 and 21.
    I wear a Boston Brace
    Don't think I am getting surgery
    http://scoliosisadmin.proboards79.com/index.cgi

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    yeah me and my mom thought of doin that too. it really does help.

    ~monica~

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    i have red marks on my body from the brace. i use hanes boy undershirts. they are comfy, but the brace still leaves marks on me! i hate it! my hips also get really dry on the skin. it also has been making me get acid reflux and heartburn, ever since i got it. i hate it SO much! aww man...i wish i didn't have to wear a brace... i would be so happy if i didn't...
    Valerie

    Age: 18
    Hi, my name is Valerie, but you can call me Val or V.
    I wore a Boston Brace from 2007-2010
    My curves were 30 and 31
    I now have only a single curve which stands at 35 degrees.
    I owe all of my blessings to The Lord!
    I am very thankful with where my spine is at right now.
    I want to meet some new people on this forum!
    Don't be shy...
    Feel free to message me if you would like to chat!

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    I actually toldmy mom to check those (are they the boston t's???) anyway...i have horrible time with undershirts...they rip all of mine and its probably worth it...ill try your idea when i get it...
    Danielle
    14 Freshwoman
    December 1st got no head the boston brace
    Pre Brace Curves:18C 25T 30L
    In brace curves: (1/23/08) 16C 20T 22L
    In brace Curves: (5/21/08) 19C 19T 15L
    We're Bringing CURVY BACK

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    idk if they are boston t's. i didn't get those brace kind, at the orthosist.
    we bought our own at the store.
    danyelle-
    i'm sorry your brace rips all of the undershirts! the brace rips really thin overshirts on me! i already have two of my thin shirts that have some holes in them, but they are pretty small.
    Last edited by sparklegirl59; 08-13-2008 at 11:49 AM.
    Valerie

    Age: 18
    Hi, my name is Valerie, but you can call me Val or V.
    I wore a Boston Brace from 2007-2010
    My curves were 30 and 31
    I now have only a single curve which stands at 35 degrees.
    I owe all of my blessings to The Lord!
    I am very thankful with where my spine is at right now.
    I want to meet some new people on this forum!
    Don't be shy...
    Feel free to message me if you would like to chat!

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    Duh!

    Its so obvious that everyone hates their brace and that you wouldn't want to see them. But I think that its very normal.

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    Hi I'm warriorgirl245, and I'm brand new to this. I have no idea what is going to happen! I am kind of worried,but now that I am on this website I realized that so many kids are going through the same things I am.Thanks for the info on the shirts under the brace,they do annoy me too! I hope I do not have to get surgery, Iam way to scared to do that! anything else to say about making the brace more comfertable?

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