What happens next?
- Last updated: 3 years ago
Hi ladies, I'm a 20 year old female living in the UK and have 30K breasts that are causing me a lot of problems. I suffer neck and back problems as well as grooves in my shoulders from bra straps, excessive sweating and skin rashes/infections underneath. I went to my doctor and explained my situation, at first she laughed at me and told me she did not believe my breasts were that big until I lifted the large t-shirt covering them then she agreed they were too big. She immediately told me she would get in touch with my local PCT and apply for NHS funding for a breast reduction. I had hormone tests to ensure this was not the issue and waited 6 months before finally receiving a letter to tell me that a meeting took place and it was a unanimous decision that I should be given the funding to allow me to have the surgery. I am awaiting a referral to a surgeon and am wondering if anyone could give me any information or advice on what happens next? I am very nervous about the surgery and have heard lots of different stories, some which don't fill me full of confidence. I also wanted to know if a catheter is required during surgery or afterwards for toilet needs as this worries me a little bit. would love to hear from you all regarding your experiences xxx