I have debated making a 'gofundme' page as this seems like a selfish request to make, however, I can assure you that this has been a last resort for me. As most of you know I was 'blessed' with the gene of having extremely large breasts (34J) that are evidently disproportionate to my 5ft 3 body. I am 20 years old and find myself already struggling with mundane tasks. I am hoping for a breast reduction but NOT FOR COSMETIC REASONS.
I am hoping to get a reduction on the basis that my back is in constant agony. It has to support the extra 1.1stone on my chest. This causes the bottom half of my back to slowly wear away whilst my upper back is overworking, which has caused an imbalance in my posture. I was told by my physio in 2014 that if I do not follow an exercising routine for my back, that I will have severe issues before my 40s. I have recently contacted my Doctor addressing my pain and I now frequently take paracetamol, Naproxen and Codeine all day every day. This is not healthy. This pain prevents me from doing normal 9 hour shifts at work, general exercise (gym&walking) which results in dented shoulders, tight muscles and a curved spine. I used to play netball twice a week and run a mile everyday but these small pleasures are not possible anymore.In addition, basic things like buying bras and clothes seems impossible as its hard to find a top to fit my chest and my small waist and if I do find a bra/clothes, it is usually really expensive. I also find that the clothes I wear are not the clothes I want to wear but clothes that just cover up my body as I have lost confidence in my appearance. I endure emotional stress as people naturally stare, point or ask me if they are real and some people shout sexual and derogatory comments on the street or worse. I do not want this negative attention.
I have been asking for a reduction since I was 16 years old. I was turned away from my doctor as I was told to wait until I was 18 to have them removed. I returned at 18 and since then I have been referred twice for a reduction on the NHS for free (each referral process takes a few months). I was denied a reduction, this was because I believed I was a 34GG and the threshold was an H cup, however, my BMI was perfect for the criteria. I was then remeasured at M&S, and found out I was a 34J. I was then referred again in January 2020, but unfortunately Covid-19 happened and the process was cancelled. I would ideally like the reduction free with the NHS, however, I do not know how long it will take and cannot physically deal with this much pain for much longer.
I am turning 21 this month and it has been almost 5 years since I have sought help for my boobs/back. My goal is to be a C/D cup, however, the only way I see myself achieving this is by seeking private medical help. I have truly exhausted all options (changes of bra, different exercises, physio, pain killers etc). I will be thankful for any donation as it will help change my lifestyle significantly. If you cannot donate, please reply with suggestions that could help me.
Thank you so much for your time. Amber x
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