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  1. #1
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    Brace holes

    does this sometimes happen to you when you put a shirt on and u suddenly see the whole(s) from your brace? i hate when it happens to me .. I once tried to cover the hole on my brace with cloth and then put the shirt on but you can still see it... yesturday i went with a shirt and i suddenly felt very embarressed since you could've seen the brace just by the holes.. does anybody understand me?? is there a way you know how u can cover it?
    My name is Rotem
    I am 13 and in 7th grade
    Started with 2 curves:
    34 Therotical
    50 Lumber
    I currently wear a Cheneau Brace
    Got my 1st on Nov. '06
    Got my 2nd on Nov. '07
    Just got my 3rd one today (May7 '08)
    and im still trying to get used to it
    Hoping I won't need surgery
    I live in South Florida
    3rd check on November 17,2007,
    Got an X-ray done Feb. 5th, with EXCELLENT news!
    30 Theoratical
    37 Lumber
    4th check on May 7, 2008

  2. #2
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    well, what i usually do is get a tank and then put my shirt over it.

    it works for me atleast. what type of shirts are you wearing?
    i have scoliosis. third boston brace. (:

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    The holes in your clothes are probably caused by screws or other metal on your brace. This used to happen all the time to David.

    I suggest that you find the part of the brace making the hole - probably a screw or something - and cover it with moleskin - which you can buy at any drugstore. It can be cut into pieces to fit over the screws. I did this and it took a LOT longer for the brace to wear a hole through David's clothes.

    Good luck,
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    also, you know how people wear a tank then wear their shirt but roll up the shirt and tie it in the back with a hairtie? i do that so i can still wear the shirt. =]
    i have scoliosis. third boston brace. (:

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    mariaf,
    its not that the brace makes holes on my shirt.. its that on my kind of brace there are holes so i know where to breath to.. and for air.. lol and by the way, i think that u are reffering to the boston brace that has screws and or other metal things.. anyways.. thanks for taking ur time and trying to help..
    My name is Rotem
    I am 13 and in 7th grade
    Started with 2 curves:
    34 Therotical
    50 Lumber
    I currently wear a Cheneau Brace
    Got my 1st on Nov. '06
    Got my 2nd on Nov. '07
    Just got my 3rd one today (May7 '08)
    and im still trying to get used to it
    Hoping I won't need surgery
    I live in South Florida
    3rd check on November 17,2007,
    Got an X-ray done Feb. 5th, with EXCELLENT news!
    30 Theoratical
    37 Lumber
    4th check on May 7, 2008

  6. #6
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    chic xx chic,
    i would wear a shirt over but im already tooo hot with the shirt under the brace, the brace, and the shirt on top...
    My name is Rotem
    I am 13 and in 7th grade
    Started with 2 curves:
    34 Therotical
    50 Lumber
    I currently wear a Cheneau Brace
    Got my 1st on Nov. '06
    Got my 2nd on Nov. '07
    Just got my 3rd one today (May7 '08)
    and im still trying to get used to it
    Hoping I won't need surgery
    I live in South Florida
    3rd check on November 17,2007,
    Got an X-ray done Feb. 5th, with EXCELLENT news!
    30 Theoratical
    37 Lumber
    4th check on May 7, 2008

  7. #7
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    chic xx chic,
    i also wear not so tight shirts.. acually non tight shirts..!! lol
    most of my shirts are from puma and old navy since they are those kinds of shirts that are not very tight, but very loose.. thanks !
    My name is Rotem
    I am 13 and in 7th grade
    Started with 2 curves:
    34 Therotical
    50 Lumber
    I currently wear a Cheneau Brace
    Got my 1st on Nov. '06
    Got my 2nd on Nov. '07
    Just got my 3rd one today (May7 '08)
    and im still trying to get used to it
    Hoping I won't need surgery
    I live in South Florida
    3rd check on November 17,2007,
    Got an X-ray done Feb. 5th, with EXCELLENT news!
    30 Theoratical
    37 Lumber
    4th check on May 7, 2008

  8. #8
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    Smile

    When I wear my brace (Boston Brace) I try to wear more loose shirts so that you can tell about the holes and bumps, also avoid really starch white shirts they can sometimes be a bit see-through.
    My name is Katie and I love to Dance especially Ballet. I am 14 years old and after 3 years of the Boston brace, I'm officially brace-free! Great holiday present if I do say so myself

  9. #9
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    katie,
    thanks for replying.. as you said.. i also wear kind of loose shirts as they are the most "non-see through" shirts. About wearing white shirts: I dont have any white shirts as they are the most see- through shirts for me.. the one think i look for when i buy shirts is that they are not made of thin fabric.
    Thanks for taking ur time and replying =]]
    My name is Rotem
    I am 13 and in 7th grade
    Started with 2 curves:
    34 Therotical
    50 Lumber
    I currently wear a Cheneau Brace
    Got my 1st on Nov. '06
    Got my 2nd on Nov. '07
    Just got my 3rd one today (May7 '08)
    and im still trying to get used to it
    Hoping I won't need surgery
    I live in South Florida
    3rd check on November 17,2007,
    Got an X-ray done Feb. 5th, with EXCELLENT news!
    30 Theoratical
    37 Lumber
    4th check on May 7, 2008

  10. #10
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    50
    I agree with Katie, you should wear loose shirts.
    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

  11. #11
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    ya i do try to wear loose shirts!
    My name is Rotem
    I am 13 and in 7th grade
    Started with 2 curves:
    34 Therotical
    50 Lumber
    I currently wear a Cheneau Brace
    Got my 1st on Nov. '06
    Got my 2nd on Nov. '07
    Just got my 3rd one today (May7 '08)
    and im still trying to get used to it
    Hoping I won't need surgery
    I live in South Florida
    3rd check on November 17,2007,
    Got an X-ray done Feb. 5th, with EXCELLENT news!
    30 Theoratical
    37 Lumber
    4th check on May 7, 2008

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