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Janey Godley feels 'liberated' without hair after shaving it off amid cancer treatment



Janey Godley says she feels liberated after shaving her long locks off amid her chemotherapy treatment.

In December last year, the Scots comedian revealed that she would have to undergo a hysterectomy after doctors found a tumour on her ovary following a period of suffering stomach and back pains, a bloated tummy, loss of appetite, and frequent urination.

But despite the major op, she had to undergo further treatment as she had advanced to stage three, meaning the cancer had spread.

Taking matters into her own hands, Janey, with help from her husband, shaved off her long locks before she started treatment.

And now, Janey has said that though she sometimes still gets a “mild shock” when she wakes up in the morning and sees her reflection, she actually quite likes her new look for the freedom it’s afforded her.

Taking to Twitter, she updated her 250,000 followers.

She wrote: “I still wake up & feel mildly shocked that this how I look! Yet weirdly, NOT spending 40 minutes fighting with my thick long hair before I leave the house is actually liberating. Do kinda wish people would stop suggesting wigs, I get they help but they’re not for everyone.”

And many of her followers took to the comments to agree with her sentiments.

One wrote: “I think you look beautiful without one.”

Another added: “You look fab. Thanks for regular updates. Keep smiling and stay positive x”

While one said: “Ah hen, you are doing amazing just as you are. Beautifully you!”

Last week, Janey marked 43 years with her husband as she looked back on their engagement when she was just 16.

She shared a photo of herself smiling with her husband’s hand on her head, and wrote: “43 years ago today a 16yr old boy gave me a diamond ring and asked me to marry him – we were just teenagers in 1979 – he’s lying here with hiccups in his sleep cuddling my head. Been 43 years of happiness, raging moods, madness, fear anger and love – never boring though.”

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