For anyone who assumes bigger breasts are automatically a “blessing”, Sheridan Larkman is proof they can be anything but.
The 23 year-old mum of two from Trafalgar, Victoria has K-cup breasts which she says are impacting every aspect of her life, and not in a positive way.
“From around a E cup I started to notice the impact on my health, [like] the strain on my back and shoulders and would often try and compensate for them elsewhere,” Larkman tells Mamamia.
"I got to a K cup around one and a half years ago after my last child who is now three years old so they continued to grow after pregnancy and birth."
Having seen a GP since she was 16 years-old, Sheridan has been on the Medicare reduction list for seven years.
"I'm still unsure at why there has been such a delay. I guess it's a state by state need by need case," she says.
It's now got so bad that recent x-rays done by her chiropractor revealed she has mild scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
"If I don't do something soon [they said] it will impact me a lot more in time," she says.
As a result, Larkman has turned to GoFundMe to try and raise the $10,000 needed for a private breast reduction.
"My breasts are draining my health. I have mild scoliosis, constant back and shoulder pain and I am so tired of of dressing to try and cover everything so I don't get crude comments that I've dealt with for as long as I can remember," she writes.