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Leah, who played Zoe Tate in Emmerdale from 1989 until 2006, has been living with incurable lung cancer since discovering her illness two years ago.

And the star has recently revealed to her Instagram fans how she’s coping with painful injections.

Leah, 54, shared a series of images of blue medical gloves which had been inflated and said her nurse drew different faces on them.

She captioned one of the images: “Introducing Geez.”

Leah explained in the comment section her nurse David has helped her deal with the pain of having injections by blowing up a glove and putting ice in it.

She wrote: “Just so you know, the Geez, so named by my fabulous nurse David, is in fact an ice bag to ease the OUCH from the worlds longest injection which I receive regularly.

“(Ok I may be exaggerating but it did hurt before the Geez) and a smile is great pain relief!!!! Long live the Geez!!!”

Leah’s fans loved the idea with one person writing: “Iron injection survivor here! Ouchie OUCH I can understand/sympathise. My hips still hurt even though I’ve not had them for years. Xxxx.”

Another said: “Thanks Leah, I needed a chuckle to cheer me up and that worked a treat! Loving The Geez!”

A third simply posted a laughing emoji whilst one fan commented: “Oh sweetheart much love.”

Leah has spoken openly about her battle with terminal lung cancer via her blog, Something Beginning With C.

In her latest post, the soap star discussed how she has been coping with stage four cancer.

Leah recalled the moment she was told the news about her cancer diagnosis, two years ago.

“If I cast my mind back to the day of my diagnosis, the young woman tasked with passing on the news came armed with pity,” she told readers.

“And pity, is something else which I find at best futile and at worst offensive.”

The star continued: “Pity from others is another disempowering sentiment. It casts one in the role of victim.

“It breeds self-pity, which now and again serves as a necessary release, but as an on-going state encourages passivity and helplessness.”

It took 10 days and four GPs to see Leah before she was admitted to A&E and subsequently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

In a blog post, Leah insisted the NHS “needs saving, before the disease of neglect and lack of funding and secretive selling off kills it off once and for all”.

She added: “Where would we be, where would I be without it? Not here and now, that’s for sure.”


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