Mum Says Her Ever-Growing 48J Boobs Have Left Her Housebound
A mum says her life has been 'ruined' by her ever-growing boobs, which have made it difficult for her to leave the house.
Fiona Hornby, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, UK, has always struggled with her large boobs and was a C cup when she was just 10. Now aged 25, the mother-of-one's boobs have ballooned to 48J cups.
Fiona's enormous breasts make it difficult for her to find clothes that fit, and also cause her agonising back pain, which means she struggles to leave the house.
Fiona's suffering is caused by a rare condition called macromastia, which she was diagnosed with in 2015. The condition causes abnormal breast enlargement and has left Fiona with discoloured breasts that are covered in painful sores and rashes.
She said: "My huge breasts have ruined my life. They have affected everything.
"People say 'I wish could swap with you' but I say 'you don't'. They're ruining my life.
"When I'm in bed it's like I'm suffocating. I can't lie on my front because they're too heavy. It's like having a huge weight on my chest. Getting to sleep can be a real struggle sometimes.
"If I do washing up I have to take a break halfway through because the pain is terrible. My self-esteem has hit rock bottom, I can't find any clothes that fit and can't wear the same things as people my age."
Fiona said she used to live an active lifestyle, but now the pain is too much for her to go to the gym, which has perpetuated a 'vicious cycle'.
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She said: "In 2013 I used to go to the gym and I weighed just seven-and-a-half stone but since my bust has continued to grow it has been impossible to work out.
"I can't even go on a walk - if I go on a 25-minute walk, I'm just in absolute agony.
"I want people to understand how hard it's been. I've put weight on because I can't move properly because my boobs are so large. It's a vicious circle."
The arrival of Fiona's son William last November has brought into sharp focus the impact her huge boobs are having on her life.
She said: "I can't hold my baby close to me because my boobs are so big I can't even see him and he could suffocate.
"I wasn't able to breastfeed him as a baby. I was terrified i was going to suffocate him because I couldn't hold him properly because i was having to hold my boobs. I couldn't even see his face."
Fiona said the NHS will not provide her with the life-changing breast reduction she desires, so now she has started a fundraiser on GoFundMe in a bid to raise the £5,500 she needs for the operation.
She said: "If I had the operation I'd feel like a new person. I'd be starting life again, I'd be able to go shopping for blouses and clothes I've not been able to wear.
"Having the surgery will give me the ability to live normally."
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