DEMI Jones has revealed she is in lots of pain after waking up from her second operation to remove her cancer.

The 22-year-old, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer earlier this year,  told how she had to be roused by nurses following the op earlier today as she shared a video from her hospital bed.

Showing where the surgery on her neck was, she told her followers: “I’ve just woken up. Pain is so much worse this time. I’ve been asleep for hours, nurses struggled to wake me up.”

The brave star added: “Thank you for everyone’s kind messages.”

Demi's first surgery to remove the lump from her neck left a two-inch scar and she needed this operation to remove her entire thyroid.

Just hours before the Love Islander had admitted she was "feeling anxious" about going under the knife again.

Taking to Instagram Stories she shared a clip of herself in a hospital gown waiting to be taken into the operating room.

Demi wrote over the top of the short clip: "Just waiting to head into surgery now to have my full thyroidectomy to remove anymore cancer on the gland.

"Feeling a bit anxious today, as I've got to be in for a few days, but I am a tough cookie. See you on the other side."

Earlier today, Demi revealed how she posted about her cancer diagnosis on social media before telling her family.

The reality star tearfully told her fans she had thyroid cancer on Instagram before undergoing an operation to remove a golf-ball size tumour.

In a new interview, Demi said she regretted not telling her family first and admitted she got swept up in the emotion of the diagnosis.

She told The Zeze Mills Show: "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!'"

In a recent interview with The Sun, she said: “At first I felt really self- conscious about it but then my nan told me to stop worrying about it. It’s a small price to pay for still being here.”

The diagnosis was even more of a shock given Demi had been told the lump was harmless.

The coronavirus pandemic led to months of delayed appointments and Demi said she had to push doctors for further tests.

She said: “If I’d listened to the doctors then I might be sitting here now not knowing I had cancer inside me."

Symptoms of thyroid cancer

The symptoms of thyroid cancer include:

  • If you notice a painless lump or swollen glands in your neck
  • Difficulty swallowing food and drink
  • A sore throat that doesn't go away after a number of weeks

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