Last fall, Amy Schumer was 100% candid about her experience with major abdominal surgery to remove her appendix and uterus due to severe endometriosis. Now, several months later, she's updating fans on how she's feeling—and from the looks of the photos she shared of herself on the beach, she's feeling pretty amazing.
"I feel good," she writes in the caption. "Finally." Schumer looks amazing in the photos, yes, but most importantly, she looks happy.
In the caption, she also shares that she's worked on getting her strength back post-surgery with her endometriosis doctor. She's also done acupuncture and says she had liposuction—something she never thought she'd do, but as she says, "talk to me when your uterus doesn't contract for 2.5 years and you turn 40."
Schumer has really been through it, health-wise. After her surgery last year, she gave fans an update directly from her hospital bed. She explained that there was "a lot of blood" in her uterus and that despite the post-surgery soreness and "gas pains," she felt pretty good afterward.
She also explained what she endured with endometriosis throughout her life. "If you have really painful periods you may have #endometriosis," she said at the time.
Endometriosis is a common and painful condition where the tissue that lines the uterus begins to grow outside of it with no known cause. It affects approximately one in 10 American women, but women can go years without being diagnosed because some assume it's just par for the course when it comes to menstruation.
Schumer has also opened up about her reproductive health and fertility since welcoming her son, Gene, in 2019. Her endometriosis complicated her delivery. In 2020, Schumer shared that she was undergoing in vitro fertilization to try and give Gene a sibling. She later admitted the IVF treatments were too hard on her to continue.
"I also have really bad endometriosis and adenomyosis," she said on the What To Expect podcast at the time. "I could have a baby again, physically, but it might kill me." Adenomyosis occurs when the tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) grows into the muscular wall of the uterus.
After all she's been through, it's great to see Amy Schumer feeling confident in her body and in her health. Good for you, mama!