27-year-old Nim Murphy quit her job working as a stage crew member for artists on tour and says that she can’t work again unless she gets plastic surgery. Because she can’t afford the operation herself she wants welfare hand outs, which she claims to have the right to.
The state did not grant her wish, and the case has now received great attention in the media and made people furious. The reason? She wants them to pay for her breast reduction.
Working on a tour crew for concerts and festivals involves a lot of physical work, and for 27-year-old Nim Murphy from Australia it became too taxing because of her big breasts. Nim said that the strain from her double H breasts caused her to hurt her back and neck. She also gets frequent migraines.
“About two and a half years ago I had to call in sick because I got out the front door and started vomiting in my front yard just from the pain and so I had to stop working,” Nim tells Daily Mail.
Can’t afford the operation
In the end the burden became too much, and Nim quit her job because of the pain caused by her breasts. She wanted a breast reduction, but since she didn’t have any health insurance she could not afford to pay for it. It was only possible if the state financed it.
“I can’t work, I can’t exercise properly, I can’t do most things,” Murphy said. “I don’t want to be on [welfare] and not doing anything.”
Murphy also claims that she suffers from a reversal of the lordotic curvature, which means that instead of curving forward, her spine curves back at the neck area. According to Murphy, this condition isn’t directly caused by her overly large chest, but it does exacerbate the problem.
“I get migraines, I’ve got constant shoulder and neck pain,” she laments. “About two and a half years ago I had to call in sick because I got out the front door and started vomiting in my front yard just from the pain and so I had to stop working.”
Has to wait years
Nim was denied her application for breast reduction surgery. Her case was not considered urgently necessary. But according to Nim and her partner, her breasts cause such bad headaches that it affects every day of her life.
Nim will now have to wait for surgery like many others, but the waiting list is so long that it could take several years
Do you think Nim deserves welfare for her breast reduction? Share this if you do to show support for her and other women in her situation.