I am about 5'0" tall, small-med build and I have 40DD breasts and a family history of back problems to top it all off. I, oh from the time I was about 14 I had very large breasts I started developing at 7.
Now I am little bit over weight but my breasts, as crazy as it sounds is like a large percentage of what the scale says. They're so heavy.
This has become a problem, because as I enter the working world I am realizing how much of an issue this is. I can't get warehouse work - period because by the end of the day I'll be in bed for an entire day after, I know I've done things on my feet all day. Sitting is a little better, but even when I'm sitting or laying on my stomach or on my side my back is in so much pain within 20-30 minutes of sitting. ... I'm only 18. I can only imagine it getting worse, and I've met with a personal trainer and she told me that I won't loose that much in my breasts because I'm not that over weight in the rest of my body and I just naturally have very large breasts --- (I didn't start gaining weight 'till a few years ago).
>.< it's so hard to explain.
Anyways - it's very bad & I'm not sure what to do? =( Sometimes I feel like crying it hurts so bad and I just don't have any extra funds for things, ya know?
Oh, please help!
Sorry to hear this. Are you still in school? If you were covered under your parent's medical insurance when you turned 18 some ins companies would still cover you if you are a full time student. And some even cover a dependent until the age of 19, just depends on coverage & ins co.
If unsure, check with you parents and / or ins co to clarify coverage, etc.
In some states, where one does not have medical insurance they possibly could qualify for state aid.
I have known of some physicians and their associates who would, depending on the person and their situation, take on a case at no charge or a reduction of said charges. Let's say this was the case for you and the surgeon would do it for free, you would also need to work out arrangements with the surgery center or hospital, anest, path, etc...where I am located, if one physician on the case does it for free or a reduction then usually others will follow the same path...
Most employers offer health insurance coverage after 90 days or so of full time employment.
But no my mom's ins. did not cover me because I was no in school so they wouldn't even add me. The case is basically - single mom, 2 kids, dead beat dad and check-to-check right now. Plus I am unemployed right now.
The last few years have been real bad for all of us.
That gives you to months to get moving on this. You need to find the very best plastic surgeon you can find and talk to him/her about breast reduction surgery and you need to find out if your insurance company will pay for the surgery as well.
Most will if the doctor documents that it is for a medical reason and it certainly sounds like it is in your case.
I would also find out from your insurance company and get it in writing from them, DO NOT JUST TAKE WHAT THEY TELL YOU ON THE PHONE AS AN ANSWER, what will happen if you still need follow up care post op in November.
Are you covered until Nov. first or Nov. 30th?
Will they continue to pay for care that is needed after that date that is follow up from surgery that was done prior to the date you are no longer covered?
Sometimes they will continue to cover you for that specific reason only and sometimes not.
If you haven't already started this process, contact your insurance company IMMEDIATELY and ask someone from their benefits department what type of documentation would be needed in order to get a Medically Approved Breast Reduction Surgery. Ask that this be sent to you, email, fax, snail mail, etc...but don't wait to receive paperwork from them to begin to see your doctor to begin the documentation process on your end(if you have seen other physicians in the past, like back pain, etc...get copies of those medical records)
Keep a journal on who you spoke to, what their phone number would be, dept, date & time of the conversation, etc. This is your backup along with any correspondence that you receive from them and if you send them anything, keep a copy for your records. Keep all of this in a safe place indefinately...
And proceed to see a specialist who has done SUCCESSFUL breast surgeries.
I hope all goes well and if you need anything else...please ask or send me a PM (private message).