35-year-old Lyndsey has to buy special bras to fit (Picture: Caters News)
A woman with boobs that weigh two stone is desperate for a breast reduction as they have left her housebound with crippling pain.
Lyndsey Nurse, 35, has always had a bigger bust but claims her boobs won’t stop growing as they now weigh the same weight as a toddler – the equivalent to two stone or 14 bags of sugar.
Lyndsey, from Highworth, Swindon, used to run her own business but had to quit after her boobs began causing her chronic back pain that left her housebound.
Despite only being a size 14, Lyndsey has to buy size 22 clothing in order to fit over her 36L breasts and has to clean underneath them three times a day in order to prevent infection.
Lyndsey believes this is the reason all her relationships have failed, as she refuses to take off her top in front of any partner out of fear of them finding her boobs ‘disgusting.’
But Lyndsey is unable to receive the breast reduction on the NHS so has turned to raising the money herself.
Lyndsey explains: ‘My boobs just keep growing; every year I’m a different cup size and I don’t understand why they won’t stop growing.
‘When I walk, my posture is bent because I am carrying two stone on my chest and that means my shoulders and back are continuously painful.
‘I haven’t been able to work for two years and I’m just deflated and fed up.
She’s had to quit work due to the pain (Picture: Caters News)
‘I’m having to wash under my breasts three times a day and make sure I put plenty of talcum powder under there; I can’t run or do any exercise.
‘I can’t find bras that fit me properly and I can’t afford to buy the specialist ones so I spend most of the day with a towel under them to prevent them from sweating.
‘As it’s gone on, I just feel disgusting. I feel like I have two big tumours on me.
‘Any relationship I’ve had, my partner hasn’t seen them because they don’t look sexy. I feel so unfeminine. Doctors don’t understand why I need a breast reduction but I’m desperate.’
Lyndsey has always had a fuller bust compared to other people and was desperate for a breast reduction from when she was in her 20s.
She added: ‘When I was in year 10 at school, I was a double D. It’s been an issue most of life but it’s only in the last year that I’ve noticed them growing even more.
The soreness underneath her breasts is excruciating for Lyndsey (Picture: Caters News)
‘I used to be a size eight when I was in my 20s so the boobs would cause back pain even then when I was an E cup. Now, I’m a 36L and they seem to be continuing to grow.’
Despite struggling to carry the weight, Lyndsey finds it difficult to find bras that fit and offer the support she needs.
Lyndsey said: ‘I have one bra from Marks and Spencer’s but that’s the biggest size that they go and it doesn’t fit me – it’s a size smaller than what I need.
‘The bras can cost £50 upwards and I just can’t afford that so I have to make my own make-shift bra using a hand towel.
‘I just want the NHS to take me seriously and realise the effect this has had on my life.
‘If I get a breast reduction, it might prevent more pain from happening but I think a lot of the damage has already been caused.
‘I just want them gone – I don’t mind having nothing as long as I don’t have to carry this weight around anymore.’
To donate to Lyndsey’s breast reduction surgery, visit her GoFundMe.
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