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Stress over Scoliosis: Young and Confused

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 11, 2010
  • 10:43 PM

Hi. Im 19 years old and for as far as I know, I have had scoliosis for about 7 or 8 years. I have to wear a brace, and at first, it didn't seem to bad. Back when I was younger, I didn't really care about what people thought of me or the way I looked. I also was always told that my brace didn't show through my clothing so much, and that no one could really notice. Well, that was then and this is now. I feel weird because I feel so obsessed with the brace now. I always think that people are going to notice it, and despite what my friends and family say, I still think it shows through.

It's not really that I am worried about wearing it, just how I look in it, and the things I have to do just to wear it. Whenever I go out, I usually wrap two straps around my trunk for support and to protect my skin from brusing. Because I wear it so much, I worry that it smells sometimes. I also worry about people noticing the rib hump in my back. It seems silly, I know, but I cant help it.

Can anyone tell me how they dealt with problems like these, or give some advice on how to deal? I could really use the help. Thanks.

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