While you might expect backaches and trouble buying clothes, this Sydney woman says her big breasts have caused an even greater problem.

She says they are too big for her to work.

Nim Murphy says her 12HH breasts are that large she is forced to rely on welfare as she cannot find a job.

Talking to A Current Affair, Murphy says she doesn’t want to be on the dole but has no choice.

“I can’t work, I can’t exercise properly, I can’t do most things,” she says.

The 27-year-old also suffers from a reversal of the lordotic curvature – where her spine curves back in her neck and exacerbates the symptoms of her breasts.


Although she once worked as a roadie, Murphy says the pain is too much to keep a job.

“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,” she says.

While she wants breast reduction surgery, she is unable to afford the costs.

Under the public health system she will have to wait for years as it is not considered high priority.

However, not everyone is sympathetic to her plight.

Prue Macsween says there are other things Murphy could do to help.


“You can lose weight that’s one of the issues because you’re carrying a lot of fat in your breasts,” she told ACA.

“And there would be other jobs she could do. So I just don’t understand why she isn’t exploring every alternative, every option before she puts it on the taxpayer to help her out.”

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