“Girls” creator-star Lena Dunham says she is free of the uterine disorder endometriosis.
In a long note sent to subscribers of her Lenny Letter website Tuesday, Dunham, 30, wrote, “My surgery went off without a hitch . . . there was no endometriosis left. Between my surgeries and hormonal intervention, I was disease-free.”
She went on to say of the common malady, which she has long discussed, that its pain had become part of her. “My pain — physical — distracted from my deeper pain — emotional, spiritual — and became the ultimate excuse. I had two modes: working and hurting. I was convinced there was nobility in it. . . . Now, because of the unbelievable privilege of having thoughtful doctors, my body has been granted a reprieve,” she wrote, adding that she was “embarrassed to say that the excitement is mixed with loss. Pain and illness defined a time in my life.”