JOHANNESBURG - A woman from Ekurhuleni says she’s unable to live a normal life due to the size of her breasts.
Her health is also suffering and she’s desperate for breast reduction surgery.
But it’s considered a cosmetic procedure by medical aids and therefore not covered.
From the time she hit puberty, Jabulile Sibisi’s breasts grew excessively.
After giving birth to her son, the growth became abnormal.
An examination at Tembisa Hospital revealed that her breasts are causing her to develop spinal arthritis.
“My breasts are giving me backaches, shortness of breath and as time goes on, the intensity is increasing," she said
" Sometimes when I am sleeping it causes me to have cramps in my hands. It’s been so hard. I constantly have headaches and l live on painkillers.”
Sibisi wants to be able to work to provide for her son.
Her only option is a breast reduction surgery which she can’t afford.