Giant breasts are making this woman’s life a misery but doctors have rejected her pleas for an operation.
Dani Markerson, 20, is desperate to reduce her K-cup boobs. They are painful and get her “disgusting” unwanted attention from men.
But two doctors have told her the NHS will not fund a reduction or a reconstruction to reduce the weight in her 36K chest.
The latest blow came in March when a GP told Dani her problems were not bad enough for an NHS operation.
She has had to quit as a soft play instructor because of her breasts which cause extreme pain in her back, neck and knees.
Dani, who is 5ft 7ins and wears a size 12 on the bottom and 18 on top, is trying to save the £6,000 needed to go private.
She said her boobs have been a curse since she was 12 when they “grew overnight” attracting lurid comments from older men.
She said: “Getting rid of these boobs is my only chance to live a pain-free life. I’d be able to get back to work and feel confident out.
“When I was a teenager I’d walk to school in my uniform and men would stop and beep the horn, shouting at me to go home with them. The attention I got was disgusting. I’d shout back, ‘I’m only 14,’ but they didn’t care.
“My mum ended up walking me to school. I would say to her, ‘Mum I’m a big girl now.’ She would say, ‘Yes, that’s the problem.’
“Doing PE at school was a nightmare – especially things like the long jump. As soon as I landed they would bang in my face.
“It’s more of a curse than a gift having boobs this big. The weight of my breasts is unreal and carrying them around is so painful.”
Dani, of Caerphilly, said: “At work I’d sit down and not be able to get back up again. It feels like I’m carrying heavy shopping bags all the time and I can’t put them down.”
The strain means Dani’s knees have started turning inwards. A physio believes she may even need a double knee replacement.
Dani wears special £40 bras and has anxiety and depression due to her breasts plus problems with joints popping.
She added: “I have dips in my shoulders where my bra straps dig in. The NHS won’t fund a reduction unless you have ‘serious’ health problems.”
Health chiefs said they do routinely fund breast reduction operations across Wales if it has been proved there is “significant pain or discomfort which affects daily activities and is not amenable to routine treatment”.
The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board said: “We are unable to comment on individual cases.”