Lena Dunham Reveals She’s “Disease-Free” After Emergency Surgery
The actress revealed the happy news in her Lenny Letter newsletter.
Lena Dunham is officially endometriosis-free. For now.
The Girls creator/star revealed the happy news in the Tuesday-morning edition of her Lenny Letter newsletter, describing that after undergoing an emergency surgery last weekend, she is free of the disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of it.
“Between my surgeries and hormonal intervention, I was disease-free,” she wrote. “That doesn’t mean it can never return, but for now, once my sutures have been removed and my bruises have changed from blue to yellow to green to gone, I will be healthy.”
Since her diagnosis, Dunham has been vocal about her struggle with the disease and her management of the chronic pain, both on social media and in Lenny Letter. Most recently, the 30-year-old spoke out against coverage and scrutiny of her weight loss, which she added was a means of attempting to mitigate the pain caused by the symptoms of her disease.
She concluded, “If we’ve learned anything from the past year, it’s that complacency has no business here. So many people who suffer will never have the resources I’ve had. My job is to educate people, to try to change the pathetic lack of resources for endometriosis, but it’s also to seize this gift. I’ll be more useful that way.”