“A Loss That’s Hard To Explain…” Lena Dunham Shares Heartfelt Message To Fans Following Hysterectomy

This is heart breaking

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham has opened up for the first time since undergoing a hysterectomy.

The Girls star underwent the procedure due to suffering from endometriosis and years of chronic pain.

The surgery removed both her cervix and her uterus, thus ending any chances she had of carrying a child.

Now, the 31-year-old has opened up for the first time since announcing her intentions to have the life-changing surgery in Vogue Magazine.

“Your body failing you is a loss that’s hard to explain,” she wrote alongside her post on instagram.

“And yet the amount of messages I’ve gotten from women in a similar predicament has been so overwhelming, loving and heartening.

“More than 60 million women in America are living with hysterectomies and those of you who’ve shared your plight and perseverance make me feel so honoured to be in your company. Thank you to the village of women who took care of me through this entire process.

“I have a broken heart and I hear those don’t mend overnight, but we are linked forever by this experience and our refusal to let it hold any of us back from even the grandest dreams.”

We hope Lena recovers well <3