The Englishwoman, due to a rare disease, grew only one breast, but this did not make her unhappy
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The breast of a resident of the UK Becca Butcher (Becca Butcher) began to grow with the beginning of menstruation. But then something went wrong and one breast began to lag far behind. The girl could not understand what happened and did not receive a clear answer from the doctor, and at school she was teased by her peers.
When the asymmetry was already difficult to hide, Becky Butcher began to be seriously examined and go to appointments with serious medical specialists. But they, as well as the family doctor, just shrugged their shoulders and repeated something about the peculiarities of the body. "You're just one of those people who develops later than the rest," was all the doctors could tell the girl, after almost six months of examinations.
Meanwhile, the situation was getting worse. Her right breast had already grown to the size of a D cup, and her left breast had never gone beyond the size of A. Desperate to get an answer from the doctors, Becky herself began to search for descriptions of similar cases on the Internet and soon found the answer. What was happening to her was very similar to the symptoms of Poland's syndrome. When Butcher shared her suspicions with her doctor, he confirmed the diagnosis.
Poland syndrome has many different symptoms, such as the absence of the pectoralis major and minor muscles, the absence of the breast nipple and the entire breast, deformity or absence of one or more ribs, and many other abnormalities. Most often, men suffer from this disease, and women with Poland syndrome are found in 1 case out of 20 thousand. It turns out that Becky Butcher was just very unlucky and had to live with it somehow.
After the disappointing diagnosis was confirmed, Becky was offered a free operation and an implant. Butcher declined the offer, surprising her family and friends. Surrounded by the girl, they clearly decided that she would never have a personal life. But these predictions were not destined to come true, as the girl easily found a worthy young man who accepts her for who she is.
In an interview with the press, Becky Butcher claims that after the diagnosis of Poland's syndrome, she no longer needed the help of doctors. The girl knows that her disease is not treated and only wanted to hear forecasts, what she needs to be afraid of with such a diagnosis in the future. At the same time, she notes that all the specialists with whom she dealt only insisted that she had problems and her body needed to be fixed immediately.
Becky stopped talking to the medics and switched to the Internet. In social networks and on forums, she learned more about her illness than the doctors could tell her. Very soon, the girl wanted to tell the world about how she lives with a special body, and Butcher recorded her first video on YouTube. After that, she received hundreds of letters from people from around the world who suffer from Poland syndrome or have children with this disease.
Most often, Becky was approached by women who were ashamed of their bodies and could not undress in front of men. Butcher found words of encouragement for each of them. She herself had no problems with the opposite sex, as she believed that her peculiarity only helps in finding the man of her life. Becky could filter out random people and find the one who was understanding, loving, and worthy.
Becky and her boyfriend recently celebrated two years of a relationship. They work together to raise people's awareness of Poland's syndrome and show by their own example that it does not interfere with a full and happy life.
The story of British woman Zoe Buxton confirms that even with a terrible disease that gradually turns the muscles into bone, you can enjoy every day.