Hi there, my name is Maddie and I am what people call 'blessed.' I, however, do not agree with that term. My 'blessing' has made my life extremely difficult, both personally and professionally. It goes without saying that having larger breasts makes finding clothes very difficult and bikinis are an absolute no-go but for so many people with my issue it is so much more than that.
My 'blessing' has given me horrendous body dysmorphia, meaning I can't even look at myself in a picture without just seeing a huge pair of things on my chest. At school I went from a D cup to an H cup in a matter of months which made school life very difficult, because truly, kids are mean. After leaving school and finally getting properly measured, I am now at 34KK which is not even a size that is made in most countries! This means finding a bra that fits is not only a total miracle, but it also costs an arm and a leg.
Aside from this, it seriously hinders my career. I have been working for years to become an opera singer but even standing up and singing is not an easy task. The pain it causes can become excruciating and it seriously gets in the way of my career and my studies.
So why am I asking for your help?
As with most people nowadays, we rely on the wonderful NHS. However, they are a little busy right now and after talking to doctors, nurses and therapists for years, I realise I don't think I can wait for the NHS. The pain has become extremely difficult to deal with. My singing is being seriously interrupted by the weight on my front (which, by the way, is that of a newborn baby) and I know that my quality of life and my career will seriously improve if I manage to get this surgery.
It feels that I have tried everything, losing weight, physical therapy, changing my diet, using a variety of gadgets and gismos, all to try and make me feel less top heavy. Unfortunately, nothing works. The sadness stays, the discomfort stays, the vulgar comments stay, the difficulty stays.
Creating this was not easy for me, I know that there are people who are much more in need than myself but if anyone wants to be generous and donate towards my surgery, I thank you. Everything helps and I will be forever grateful.
Thank you for reading and hearing my story.