Mother with J cup breasts says they have left her housebound

Mother with J cup breasts says they have left her housebound

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A mother with J cup breasts said her life has been ‘ruined’ by the size of her breasts – and says she is now housebound due to their gigantic size.

Fiona Hornby, 25, from Bolton, has struggled with the size of her breasts since the age of 10, and has watched in horror as they grew from a C cup to a 48 J during puberty.

Fiona was diagnosed with macromastia – a condition that causes abnormal enlargement of the breast tissue – in 2015 after spending years wondering why her boobs were so large in comparison to other girls her age. 

Now covered in painful sores and spots, her breast size means Fiona struggles to find clothes to wear and suffers from crippling back pain, which means she’s unable to stand for more than five minutes at a time.

The payroll clerk and mum-of-one claims she even struggles to leave the house because of the back pain, and avoids breastfeeding four-month-old son William.

Fiona Hornby, 25, from Bolton, has struggled with the size of her breasts since the age of 10, and has watched in horror as they grew from a C cup to a 48 J during puberty

Fiona Hornby, 25, from Bolton, has struggled with the size of her breasts since the age of 10, and has watched in horror as they grew from a C cup to a 48 J during puberty

Fiona, from Greater Manchester, said: ‘My huge breasts have ruined my life. They have affected everything.

‘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.

‘I have terrible back pains caused by the weight of my breasts. I can’t hoover or sleep properly. If I do washing up I have to take a break halfway through because the pain is terrible.

‘I find it difficult to go out in public because people think I’ve got big boobs because I look fat. Some people have even asked if I have had a boob job as they’re that large.’ 

By age 13, Fiona's breasts were a size D, and she was struggling with pain that she called 'horrendous'. She says her big breasts have ruined her life

By age 13, Fiona’s breasts were a size D, and she was struggling with pain that she called ‘horrendous’. She says her big breasts have ruined her life

Aged 21, her breasts had grown to a size G. She is now trying to find the funds to have a boob job in order to give her a more normal life

Aged 21, her breasts had grown to a size G. She is now trying to find the funds to have a boob job in order to give her a more normal life 

Fiona, pictured here age 24 and a breast size H, is terrified of suffocating in bed and struggles to find bras that fit. Her condition has affected what jobs she is able to get, and meant she was unable to breast feed her baby

Fiona, pictured here age 24 and a breast size H, is terrified of suffocating in bed and struggles to find bras that fit. Her condition has affected what jobs she is able to get, and meant she was unable to breast feed her baby 

Fiona’s condition has left her with discoloured breasts that are covered in painful sores and rashes.

She said: ‘From the age of 10 till just past college everything I wore put my boobs on show. When I was still in primary school I was a C cup.

‘I’d be called a ‘slag’ because it always looked like I was trying to show them off but I wasn’t, I just wanted to wear the same things as other girls..’

‘The pain sometimes can be horrendous.

‘I once got really terrified because I was getting in the bath and I looked down and my breasts were purple.

‘People say ‘I wish could swap with you’ but I say ‘you don’t,’ they’re ruining my life.

Her breast size means Fiona struggles to find clothes to wear and suffers from crippling back pain, which means she's unable to stand for more than five minutes at a time. She is seen aged 22, when she was a G cup, before becoming a mother last year

Her breast size means Fiona struggles to find clothes to wear and suffers from crippling back pain, which means she’s unable to stand for more than five minutes at a time. She is seen aged 22, when she was a G cup, before becoming a mother last year

Fiona, seen this year, was diagnosed with macromastia - a condition that causes abnormal enlargement of the breast tissue - in 2015 after spending years wondering why her boobs were so large in comparison to other girls her age

Fiona, seen this year, was diagnosed with macromastia – a condition that causes abnormal enlargement of the breast tissue – in 2015 after spending years wondering why her boobs were so large in comparison to other girls her age

Pictured: Fiona is now covered in painful sores and spots, seen, as a result of her huge breasts

Pictured: Fiona is now covered in painful sores and spots, seen, as a result of her huge breasts

‘I once went to get a bra fitted and I went to the changing room and the lady in the fitting room turned to me and said ‘we don’t do your size’. It was very, very upsetting.’

The pain Fiona suffers from her breasts means that she can’t even sleep properly.

She always had an active lifestyle in her teens and early twenties but now isn’t able to go to the gym because of the pain she experiences from walking.

She said: ‘When I’m in bed it’s like I’m suffocating. I can’t lie on my front because they’re too heavy.

Fiona's condition has left her with discoloured breasts that are covered in painful sores and rashes

Fiona’s condition has left her with discoloured breasts that are covered in painful sores and rashes

Fiona always had an active lifestyle in her teens and early twenties but now isn't able to go to the gym because of the pain she experiences from walking

Fiona always had an active lifestyle in her teens and early twenties but now isn’t able to go to the gym because of the pain she experiences from walking

‘It’s like having a huge weight on my chest. Getting to sleep can be a real struggle sometimes.

‘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.

‘My boobs just didn’t stop growing and just got bigger and bigger and droopier and droopier.

‘If I wanted to wear something the same size as other girls I’d have to get it at least five sizes up so the clothes would at least fit.

WHAT IS MACROMASTIA?

Macromastia – considered to be a form of breast hypertrophy – is a rare condition in which the breast tissue is abnormally enlarged.

Breast reduction surgery is commonly offered to most patients, in order to reduce the size of their breasts to be more proportional to their body.

Surgeons say it can reduce discomfort in the back, neck and shoulders, while also improve sleep quality and help with insecurities. 

Studies have repeatedly shown the condition, which often develops in adolescence, can be detrimental to the mental health of teen girls. 

Scientists remain baffled as to what the cause of the condition is – but some believe hormones may play a role in causing enlarged breasts. 

Figures are unclear as to how common the condition is, however it has been branded rare in various medical reports.

‘It’s affected jobs that I can have too. I used to work in retail but I can’t stand up for long periods of time now so I need to have a desk job.

‘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..’

Fiona recently became a mum to baby William in November 2018 and said her boobs have even caused her problems when dealing with her newborn.

Desperately seeking life-changing breast reduction surgery, Fiona claims she’s unable to get the operation on the NHS meaning that she’s raising £5,500 on GoFundMe.

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.

‘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.

‘I’ve considered moving to have the surgery because it seems like there’s no other option.

‘Having the surgery will give me the ability to live normally.’

A spokesman for NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group said they were unable to comment on individual cases. 

Desperately seeking life-changing breast reduction surgery, Fiona claims she's unable to get the operation on the NHS meaning that she's raising £5,500 on GoFundMe

Desperately seeking life-changing breast reduction surgery, Fiona claims she’s unable to get the operation on the NHS meaning that she’s raising £5,500 on GoFundMe

Fiona, seen holding her bras, recently became a mum to baby William in November 2018 and said her boobs have even caused her problems when dealing with her newborn

Fiona, seen holding her bras, recently became a mum to baby William in November 2018 and said her boobs have even caused her problems when dealing with her newborn

 

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