If I were on Tinder, this would be my pic: Lena Dunham shares topless selfie to highlight battle with endometriosis
Dunham has been suffering from endometriosis for about a year now and has had to undergo several complex surgeries
Lena Dunham, who's known for her incomparable wit and humor recently showed a grim side of herself as she took to Instagram to share a topless selfie while in a hospital. Dunham posted the photo on on social media to show her progress in the battle with endometriosis and to highlight how far she has come in just one year.
Dunham also took to Instagram to share a photo of herself which was presumably from a year ago and wrote about her struggle with the chronic disease that could eventually lead to infertility as it causes tissue that should normally grow inside the uterus to grow on the outside.
Dunham's little post caption, even though touching and quite sentimental, did end on a lighter note. “This time last year, I lived my life appointment to appointment. This time last year, I took hospital gown selfies like they were the norm. This time last year, I’d lost hope in my body every being reliable again. A lot has conspired to make this summer very different, and I am truly pulsing with gratitude," she wrote, before quipping: "But also, if I were on Tinder, this would be my pic."
The 'Girls' creator had previously opened up about having undergone a total hysterectomy after her battle with the condition required her to undergo several complex surgeries over the years. Luckily for Dunham, she seems to have seen the brighter side of everything and found her peace.
Dunham's recent Instagram post celebrated her 24-pound weight gain by sharing a side-by-side snap of herself. "On the left: 138 pounds, complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work," Dunham, 32, wrote in the Instagram caption. "On the right: 162 pounds, happy joyous & free, complimented only by people that matter for reasons that matter, subsisting on a steady flow of fun/healthy snacks and apps and entrees, strong from lifting dogs and spirits."
This admirable progress isn't the only thing looking up for Dunham, as shortly after she was spotted packing on some adorable PDA with a mystery man. The 32-year-old was seen enjoying a beautiful day outside in Los Angeles with both her dog and her new man whose identity is yet to be disclosed.
Dunham's new romance comes after her five-year-relationship with musician Jack Antonoff ended. The couple broke up earlier this year but revealed that they still are and will always remain the best of friends.