"I’m feeling stronger and thrilled about life,” Amy Schumer shared an update on Instagram with her 10.9m followers, a week after her endometriosis surgery in which she had both her uterus and appendix surgically removed.
The popular comedian, 40, also went on to share an audio clip from her doctor, explaining the findings of her surgery - apparently out of the 30 specimens removed during surgery, 26 tested positive for endometriosis. Shockingly, a tumor was also discovered on her "endo-ravaged appendix" along with several other "chocolate cysts" scattered all over her ovaries.
Reportedly, Schumer is feeling great about the surgery explaining and removing her life-long pain and ending her suffering.
"I am busting with joy for the new energy I have to be with my son,” the Trainwreck star added.
Endometriosis refers to a condition where cells mimicking the uterine lining grow onto other parts and organs inside the body and following the menstrual period pattern, these cells break down like the uterine lining. The unnatural bleeding causes the appearance of lesions, scarring and inflammation on different tissues which leads to severe cramping and excruciating pain.
Apart from being awfully painful, Endometriosis is one of the leading causes of infertility in women. Statistically speaking, it's the reason behind infertility between 20% to 40% of all infertile women.
Schumer had previously dealt with hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancy with son, Gene, 2 , a condition that causes severe nausea and vomiting. Knowing now that she also had endometriosis at that time, she says she believes that the two might be connected., although there's not enough medical data to support that.
Schumer previously said that she decided she "can't be pregnant ever again" after dealing with hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancy and the difficulties of undergoing IVF. She and her husband, Chris Fischer, were considering using a surrogate to carry their second child using the other embryos they produced during IVF, but decided to hold off.
We love how Schumer has always been super transparent about her parenting journey with her followers, making women everywhere feel empowered and supported through testing times in their family building journey.