tumblr_mfifapwWST1qedskio1_500I have really large breasts, but this post will not be about anything sexy. I want to talk about how heavy they are and how painful it is on my shoulders and back. For many years, I’ve asked doctors to help me get a breast reduction. They always say, “that’s a radical idea.” Then they do nothing. I recently talked to a doctor who finally started the process for getting my insurance to pay for the surgery as a medical necessity. We shall see…

I think my breasts are fabulously sexy. But they are painful. If you were hiking, and you carried a 30lb pack, it would hurt your shoulders, right? You’d take it off and rest, if you could, right? Well I am stuck with my pack, unless I have surgery and get rid of some of this weight.

They are inconvenient. Bras cost $50-$80 each. I ruin my shirts all the time, when I lean over and get my breasts in things. It hurts when people bang into me because they hit my breasts first. It is just no fun on so many levels, that the fun of taking my shirt off for a fully erect man simply doesn’t make up for the difficulties and pain of having them.

I am grateful they so generously fed my child. I am grateful men have thought me beautiful for my whole life. I need them to be smaller though. Much, much smaller. As of this writing, they are 38JJ. I know, because I bought three new bras a little over a month ago. Collectively they cost me over $200, with tax. I would be so happy with a 38C. Especially since I know they will just grow again, but maybe I’ll get 20 years of bras off the shelf for $15, before I size out of big box store bra selections, which stop at 38DDD. It would be pretty great to have some time with far less pain too. And a C cup is nothing to be disappointed at. This is not to mention that such a surgery would also involve making my breasts stand at attention again for the first time since I breastfed my son 28 years ago. That would be pretty and in my mind, more than make up for them being smaller, because who doesn’t think perky breasts are sexy? And they will be beautiful once things heal post surgery. I knew several women who have had this surgery. One even let me feel her breast. They felt perfectly normal. They were firm, soft and full feeling. They looked like a 20 year old’s breasts too. And even better, every one of these women reported that that their nipples were more sensitive and responsive after surgery.

I am crossing my fingers that my insurance can be talked into this…

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