I also knew that my breasts were HUGE and I had the most difficult time finding a bra that 1) fit 2) was comfortable and 3) had enough support. In fact, I had just resolved myself to the fact that unless the bra was made out of pure iron, it would would never be able to hold up the weight I was carrying around.
I had never put the ideas together that the size of my breasts and my discomfort were related (I know, they just don't teach you these things in school) until a friend of mine announced that she had a BR. I didn't know it was an option. When she began telling me in detail why, I realized that she could have been telling me my story. Not only that, I was dealing with a medical condition, and insurance would most likely pay for it.
So, I spend the next 2-3 years researching it. It was a very new idea for me. I finally set up a consultation and went through the process of getting the surgery. Like most of the ladies on here, I can say it is one of the best things I have ever done!
I am 5'4" and went from squishing into a 36DDD to a 36B/C (I still have swelling and am guessing on this size from my measurements).