Janey Godley ‘s has said her hysterectomy operation following an ovarian cancer diagnosis has been pushed back 7 weeks after she contracted Covid-19.
The comedian spoke to Lorraine Kelly on her show this morning, just two weeks after she told her followers that she had to cancel the rest of her tour following the shock diagnosis.
The 61-year-old, who joined the interview via video call, said she was in isolation after she husband and daughter also tested positive but were more symptomatic.
Lorraine told Janey: “I’m very sorry to hear the news, you knew something was wrong but you weren’t quite sure what?
Janey explained she first experienced symptoms of cancer when she was in London for work.
She said: “I remember walking through Soho and I had this horrible pain in my stomach and I was bloated – I felt about 7 month pregnant and I was weeing all the time.
“I just didn’t feel right and my goodness I could have slept, something was definitely wrong.”
The comic said it wasn’t until she got home from her trip to London that she called her GP.
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“When I got home from London and I called my GP and took some blood tests”, she said.
“The very next day I got the results back which showed a hormone there that was problematic.
“I went into hospital for scans, and then they discovered a sac on my ovary and they said this is ovarian cancer.
She added that on top of that, Janey, her husband and their daughter Ashley all now have covid so are isolating.
She said: “It just all happened so quick, but we’ve now all got covid.
“So I haven’t really had time to process it, I’m fine, I’ve been more worried about them than this.
You never prepare yourself for someone saying we’ve discovered cancer… I can’t have the op for 7 weeks because of the covid.”
Janey then urged others to get checked as soon as possible if they suspect something is wrong.
She added: “Please don’t ignore it, my agent said stop now and get this seen to and I did and my instinct was right, I had to let a lot of people down but my health comes first.
“I feel fine, I want to get back on stage. I just want to get out there and do my thing. I have to prepare myself because it’s a big operation – it’s not key hole it’s the full monty!
Janey and her daughter Ashley are extremely close and she said they had a very open and honest conversation about her diagnosis but she had to make a wee joke about it to make them laugh.
She said:”I said to Ashley, if anything happens please don’t play rubbish songs at my funeral, we’ve had an open, honest and funny conversation.”
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