Hi guys, for those who don't know me my name is Elliot, I'm 18 and I'm a Film student and YouTuber from England. I'm not currently being seen at the gender clinic due to waiting lists - the waiting list for a first consultation is currently about 24months and it's a further 6months from that consultation before they even consider you for a surgery referral. I have been never really been bothered by this wait, but recently it is starting to become clear that it'll be a necessity for me to get surgery sooner than the timeframe in which the NHS is offering. You see, right now I wear a chest binder (which is a bit like an undershirt which compresses your chest to give it a flat appearance)but due to the compressive nature of it, it is causing huge amounts of pain, even to the point of cracking my ribs. I've tried everything from buying a looser binder to binding with tape, but it still doesn't alleviate the pain (and as you can imagine, not wearing a binder is out of the question.)
This means I'm going to have to go down the private route. I plan on having a bilateral mastectomy with Dr Miles Berry in London and he charges within the region of £5-5.5k. Of course there is no obligation to, but any donations towards my surgery will be hugely appreciated.
I'll be looking to fundraise in other ways as well, through Tshirts etc so keep your eyes peeled! I'll be monetising my YouTube videos, so go watch them lol (search for Elliot Kai.)
Thank you so so much.
- Sandra Gleaves
- Andrea Scraggs