Milwaukee Brace Weekend
The following is a true account of a recent weekend I spent wearing
my Milwaukee brace 23 hours a day. I got a taste of what it is like for
a girl to be required to wear her Milwaukee brace 23/7 for years. I have
heard that some girls are required to wear a brace for upwards of ten
years. I can’t imagine how difficult that must be. This accounting is a
prequel to my more devotee oriented upcoming story.
My weekend started when I got home from work. I removed my clothes
and put on a fresh pair of panties and a clean bra. I then put on a
camisole made of soft material that would serve as the undershirt of my
brace. I planned to sleep in my brace that night and would not take off
my brace until I bathed the following morning. That would be close to 12
hours later. I would just sleep in my bra and panties.
My Milwaukee brace consists of a standard neck ring with a plastic
throat mold in front and two occipital pads in back. The ring closes by
means of a knurled nut that is hand tightened. When I am standing the
neck ring rides fairly low and I can turn my head. When I sit it moves
up to almost chin level.
Down below I have a pelvic girdle that was molded to my body.
It fastens in back with three straps. In the front is a one inch wide
aluminum bar that reaches from just above my pubic area to the front of
my neck ring just below the throat mold.
This anterior bar is attached to the pelvic girdle. In the back, or
posterior, I have two three quarter inch aluminum bars that attach to my
neck ring and run down my back all the way to the bottom of the pelvic
girdle. The posterior bars are screwed to the pelvic girdle similar to
the bars in front. The pelvic girdle extends from just below my breasts
on top. The front is tapered to allow leg bending. The rear extends to
just above the level of a chair if I were sitting.
Once I am in my brace and the straps of the pelvic girdle are
tightened, and the neck ring closed in back, I can’t bend at all above
my hips. I can’t bend my head forward or back except for a small degree.
I am rigid from my hips to my neck. You can think of this as being
forced to stand perfectly straight and look forward. If I want to look
down I have to bend at the hips. Reaching for something on the ground
without bending my knees is pretty much impossible.
Anyway, I got into my Milwaukee brace and made sure it was tight. A
thrill ran through me with the anticipation that it wouldn’t come off
until the next morning and even then only for less than an hour. It
would go back on for close to 24 hours after that. I knew it would be
difficult. I dressed in a skirt and tank top. The skirt had an elastic
band as I needed something larger than my normal size to fit over the
rigid pelvic girdle. I slipped on a pair of casual shoes.
I should point out that the first hour or two after I put my brace on
are the toughest. It is very uncomfortable. The forced rigidity can be
almost intolerable for a period of time. I can rotate my head to some
extent, but not quite as well as I normally would. Not being able to
bend my upper body is restricting.
I proceeded to get myself a glass of wine and start making my dinner.
As I busied myself I became less aware of the difficulty of wearing the
brace and it slowly became more comfortable. As my dinner baked in the
oven I sat down on the couch and turned on the TV. Sitting in a
Milwaukee brace is not as easy as you think. Since my back had to be
completely straight only a straight back chair provides the right
support. There is the additional tendency for the brace to push up. This
forces the neck ring higher and is uncomfortable. I used some pillows to
make sitting more comfortable.
Eating isn’t too bad except that it’s a bit hard to look down at your
plate. You can’t just bend your head. If you try you hit the throat mold
and that stops your head from going down. After I finished my dinner I
answered some e-mail and checked a few sights on the web. I then
returned to the TV to relax for the rest of the evening. By then my
brace was less uncomfortable although I was still very much aware I had
it on. I thought about sleeping that night and hoped I could get
to sleep. Sleeping in a Milwaukee brace is the most uncomfortable
activity. Standing and walking are the easiest since your body is up
Eventually I decided to go to bed. By then I wasn’t all that
uncomfortable. That was until I got into bed. Almost no position I got
into was comfortable. Flat on my back was the most comfortable except
that the occipital pads pressed into my head. The neck ring was really a
pain since it forced me to keep my head in one position. If I turned my
head the neck ring would press on my neck and hurt. I still wonder how
young girls slept like this every night for years. I finally found a
more comfortable position and fell asleep.
As soon as I woke up the next morning I realized I had my Milwaukee
brace on. I was used to just sitting up. No way. Since I could only bend
at the hips and not the waist I had to turn over and pull my legs up to
use my hips to sit up. I knew that I had only an hour out of my brace to
bathe before I had to put my brace back on. After taking my brace off I
removed my camisole, bra, and panties. It felt so good to be
unrestricted. I shaved my legs and underarms, took a shower, and did the
other bathroom chores. The moment of putting my brace on was getting
closer. I put on a clean bra, panties, a pair of pantyhose, and camisole. This was it. Once I
put on my brace it would stay on for the next 24 hours. After I
tightened the straps and closed the neck ring I immediately felt the
restriction of not being able to bend and the constant annoyance of the
metal neck ring and its throat mold and occipital pads.
I decided to wear a short black skirt and a sleeveless top. The skirt I chose had an elastic waistband
that allowed them to fit over my pelvic girdle. Once my skirt was on I
slipped into a pair of four inch black heels. I loved the look of high
heels when wearing a skirt. Finally I pulled a nice black sleeveless top
over my head. The neckline was not too low so only a portion of my front
bar showed. Of course my neck ring and throat mold were clearly visible.
My hair pretty much hid my occipital pads and the two posterior bars. I
then put on some jewelry and did my makeup.
I planned on spending the day out shopping wearing my brace. I knew
people would be able to see my neck ring and throat mold and wonder what
it was for. Of course it might also be noticed that I never bent at the
waist and was always standing completely straight. After I got to the
mall I went to the food court to get a cup of coffee. I could not rest
my back on the chair as it was inclined. I had to sit up perfectly
straight. After I finished I window shopped for a while and eventually
bought a new bra and some panties. I always love to shop for lingerie.
As I checked out the sales lady commented on my brace.
"That looks uncomfortable dear. What does that bar attach to?" she
"Oh, it goes all the way down to here," I replied pointing to where
it ended. "I have two more bars in back. They all are attached to a kind
of girdle around my pelvis. It is molded to my body. I can't bend at the
waist at all."
"How often do you have to wear it?"
"I wear it 23 hours a day. I only take it off to bathe," I explained.
I think she was a little shocked and declined to comment further. She
thanked me for my purchases and I left. I bought a few other things and
headed home. I enjoyed the experience and especially the fact that I
knew people were aware of my brace.
When I got home I puttered around a bit and took a nap. I spent some
time preparing a nice dinner and spent the evening watching TV. I had
now been wearing my brace for over 24 hours except for the hour I took
bathing that morning. All I did to prepare for bed was to pull my
pantyhose from under my pelvic girdle. I found that I could loosen the
straps and pull them off. That is what I did to get my panties down to
pee. I could then push them up under the girdle and retighten the
straps. My brace never came off and I got no relief from the rigidity. I
managed to fall asleep more easily the second night.
The next morning I was happy for the hour out of my brace. It passed
all too quickly and I was then back in my brace for another 24 hours. I
dressed in jeans and a tank top. I went grocery shopping during the day.
For dinner I decided to stop off at a local restaurant. Nothing
eventful, but it helped pass the time. Before I knew it my second day
The next morning I took my brace off and I didn't have to put it back
on since I had to go to work. My weekend was over. All in all I spent
over 60 hours in my Milwaukee brace and only two hours with it off. I
still find it difficult how teen girls could live like this for years.
The thought of being 23/7 in a Milwaukee brace was quite intriguing.
Perhaps when I got a two week vacation I could wear my brace for the two
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