Demi Jones shares emotional post from her hospital bed after undergoing second thyroid surgery – Daily Mail

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Demi Jones underwent surgery to have more of her thyroid cancer removed on Monday, and took to Instagram to emotionally update fans when she woke up.

Sharing a video of herself in her hospital bed after a thyroidectomy, Demi, 22, wrote: ‘I’ve just woken up. Pain is so much worse this time. I’ve been asleep for hours, nurses struggled to wake me up.’

She added: ‘Thank you for everyone’s kind messages.’

Brave: Demi Jones, 22, underwent another round of surgery to have more of her thyroid removed on Monday, and took to Instagram to update fans when she woke up

Brave: Demi Jones, 22, underwent another round of surgery to have more of her thyroid removed on Monday, and took to Instagram to update fans when she woke up

Brave: Demi Jones, 22, underwent another round of surgery to have more of her thyroid removed on Monday, and took to Instagram to update fans when she woke up

Giving her social media followers a better look at her bandaged neck, the former Love Island star moved the camera towards her face before panning it over her torso, which was tucked beneath bed sheets.

She then shared another clip, revealing the view from her hospital window at dusk while thanking fans once more for their well wishes.

‘Thank you for everyone’s messages. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can,’ wrote Demi.       

Earlier on Monday Demi took to social media to reveal she was having more of her thyroid removed, and she would be spending several days in hospital.

More surgery: Demi took to Instagram earlier on Monday to reveal she was having more of her thyroid removed, and she would be spending several days in hospital

More surgery: Demi took to Instagram earlier on Monday to reveal she was having more of her thyroid removed, and she would be spending several days in hospital

More surgery: Demi took to Instagram earlier on Monday to reveal she was having more of her thyroid removed, and she would be spending several days in hospital

View: Demi shared another clip, revealing the view from her hospital window at dusk while thanking fans once more for their well wishes

View: Demi shared another clip, revealing the view from her hospital window at dusk while thanking fans once more for their well wishes

View: Demi shared another clip, revealing the view from her hospital window at dusk while thanking fans once more for their well wishes

She said: ‘Just waiting to head into surgery now to have my full thyroidectomy to remove any more cancer on the gland, feeling a bit anxious today as I’ve got to be in for a few days but I’m a tough cookie. See you on the other side.’

It comes after Demi revealed she shared the shocking news of her thyroid cancer diagnosis with fans on social media before telling her family.

Speaking on The ZeZe Mills show, Demi admitted she was in such shock upon learning she had thyroid cancer, the first thing she did was tell her followers on Instagram.

Brave Demi wrote: 'Just waiting to head into surgery now to have my full thyroidectomy to remove any more cancer on the gland'

Brave Demi wrote: 'Just waiting to head into surgery now to have my full thyroidectomy to remove any more cancer on the gland'

Brave Demi wrote: ‘Just waiting to head into surgery now to have my full thyroidectomy to remove any more cancer on the gland’

She said: ‘When I first found out it could be cancerous, I was in shock and I was crying because I went on social media, and I shouldn’t have done that because I hadn’t even told my family yet.

‘I don’t even know why, I can’t even tell you because my head was scrambled and I was like ”Oh my God, guys!”  

The star also displayed the two inch scar she had on her neck following surgery to remove part of her thyroid, and stated she would need to have a further operation.

'I was in shock': Demi revealed she shared the shocking news of her thyroid cancer diagnosis with fans on social media before telling her family

'I was in shock': Demi revealed she shared the shocking news of her thyroid cancer diagnosis with fans on social media before telling her family

‘I was in shock’: Demi revealed she shared the shocking news of her thyroid cancer diagnosis with fans on social media before telling her family

Demi underwent her first operation last month to remove a tumour from her thyroid gland, admitting she was ‘incredibly anxious’ about it.

Speaking to The Sun, Demi said she has been contacted by young girls who have told her it’s nice to see someone in the public eye not afraid to show their scar.

She said: ‘I was incredibly anxious as I’d never had any kind of surgery before, and while it sounds silly, I was worried about the scar on my neck.

‘Now I’ve decided to really own it because I’ve had a few young girls message me who have had thyroid cancer saying it’s been nice to see someone with a scar.’

Demi still has to undergo further treatment to destroy any remaining cancer cells.

It comes after Demi shared her ‘anger’ after six hospital appointments were delayed due to the Covid pandemic before she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

Candid: Demi previously revealed she was worried about having a permanent scar on her neck following surgery after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer (pictured)

Candid: Demi previously revealed she was worried about having a permanent scar on her neck following surgery after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer (pictured)

Candid: Demi previously revealed she was worried about having a permanent scar on her neck following surgery after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer (pictured) 

The TV star said ‘sobbed’ to her mother after a consultant explained to her that they had to ‘cut out’ the golf ball-sized lump as ‘quickly as possible’ after she had previously been told it was ‘completely clear’.

Demi said if she had listened to the doctors then she might not know she had cancer ‘inside’ her.

She added: ‘I’ve felt scared and angry. I went for a coffee the other day with a friend and said, ‘Why me? I don’t know anyone my age who has got cancer’. But I’m lucky, my cancer is treatable.’

So sad: She recently revealed the shock news that she's been diagnosed with thyroid cancer after previously having a lump removed from her neck

So sad: She recently revealed the shock news that she's been diagnosed with thyroid cancer after previously having a lump removed from her neck

So sad: She recently revealed the shock news that she’s been diagnosed with thyroid cancer after previously having a lump removed from her neck

WHAT IS THYROID CANCER?

Thyroid cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones.

Women are two to three times more likely to develop it than men.

Symptoms of thyroid cancer can include:

  • a painless lump or swelling in the front of the neck 
  • swollen glands in the neck
  • unexplained hoarseness that doesn’t get better after a few weeks
  • a sore throat that doesn’t get better
  • difficulty swallowing

Around 9 in every 10 people are alive five years after diagnosis. Many of these are cured and will have a normal lifespan.

Source: NHS Choices

 

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