A busty mum has spoken of the terrifying moment she was ‘almost killed’ by her three-stone breasts.
Rachel Brookes, 43, says her breasts have caused her numerous health problems but almost claimed her life during a day out at a theme park.
Rachel, from Wolverhampton, West Midlands, was left drifting in and out of consciousness while gasping for air after her boobs were squashed so tightly by a rollercoaster safety harness that she was almost suffocated.
The mum-of-five says her natural 40M boobs have caused her problems and embarrassment her whole life.
The coach driver is forced to buy bras from the USA, which can set her back a staggering £120, and has to wear specially designed cushioned pads under her straps so they can cushion the weight.
Rachel admitted she even had a ‘Mrs Doubtfire incident’ where she set fire to her T-shirt while leaning over the hob – and was forced to use the pan lids to put the flames out.
Now after 15 years suffering in silence, Rachel has decided to showcase her assets to reveal the deadly truth behind her massive boobs.
Rachel said: “I blacked out on a rollercoaster once because the harness could barely fit over my boobs, it had to be pushed down so tight that I was in and out of consciousness.
“I was gasping for breath, my own boobs were suffocating me and I sometimes think it would have been better to have fallen off, it was one of the worst experiences I have ever been through.
“My bottom half is a size 16-18 but my top half can range anywhere from a size 24 to a 28, and even when I do find a top that has enough fabric to wrap around my chest the rest of the fabric just hangs below.
“For so many years I have hated the way I looked, my body is completely out of proportion and when I look at photos of myself it looks like I am going to topple over.
“I have had endless health problem, I am in constant pain with my back, my neck clicks all the time and I’ve got terrible posture, my shoulders even have a permanent groove in them from my bra straps.
“But despite everything I have been through I am determined to not let my boobs ruin my life.
“I have finally plucked up the courage to go swimming after seven years and I have even posed for photos – something I would never have dreamed of doing before and it has been so lovely to receive so many positive comments.”
Rachel was flat chested up until the age of 16 when her boobs ballooned to an E cup.
But after having five children, Emma, 25, Maddie, 20, Phoebe, 18, Edward, 15 and Alfie 5, Rachel’s boobs grew to a staggering size 40M.
She added: “When I was younger I did used to get comments but at the age of 16 it was flattering to hear, I was in proportion and I was happy with the way I looked.
“As I got older, and with each child I had, my boobs grew and grew and after having my youngest, Alfie, they reached the biggest they had ever been.
“I would always refuse to have my picture taken, we didn’t even have a professional photographer at our wedding, I just had friends take the pictures.
“I had a breast cancer scare a few years ago and the consultant wanted to weigh them, I couldn’t believe they were three and a half stone.
“He said no woman should have to live with boobs that big and so he put me forward to the board to get a reduction, but sadly I was rejected as my BMI was too high.
“They wanted me to lose seven stone, and I knew I was overweight, so I changed my diet in an attempt to get in shape.
“I started swimming again, it took me seven years to pluck up the courage to go as I constantly felt self-conscious, but I was desperate and had no other choice.
“Unfortunately I haven’t managed to lose an awful lot, I’m trapped in a vicious cycle, and as I’ve gotten older I have found it more difficult to exercise because of the health problems my boobs are causing.”
Despite baring all, Rachel is still battling with her three and a half stone chest but refuses to let it get the better of her and is finally learning to embrace her appearance.
Rachel said: “Working in a male dominated industry as a coach driver you have to learn to deal with all the comments, if I could change the way I look I would but I am trying to look past that and get on with my life.
“My husband Anthony, 58, is really supportive, I would be lying if I said he wasn’t a boob man, but he hates seeing the struggles I go through.
“Thankfully he is very truthful and always tells me when I need to cover up, it’s taken me years to have confidence in myself as I would usually wear baggy jumpers to hide my boobs.
“Hopefully I can give other women the encouragement they need to not be ashamed of their breasts, no matter what size they are.”
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By Irish Mirror