Amy Schumer is known for making people laugh, but she was actually struggling with pain from endometriosis. Schumer took to Instagram on September 24 and spoke at length about her surgery and why it’s so important for women to speak up about their health issues.
“I just wanted to thank anybody who sent their stories about endometriosis or words of support or whatever… Today I got the results of like the tissue they tested from me,” she said. “And I just wanted to say that what I learned today is that your periods shouldn’t be painful and not everyone’s are. From the time I got my first period, I was knocked over vomiting from the pain. … I assumed I was being a drama queen and that everybody went through this pain because that’s what the world makes you feel like. We need to not confuse advocating for ourselves with being b****y.”
Schumer continued, thanking Dr. Seckin who “changed” her life. “I’ve been in a lot of pain for a really long time and the people closest to me know that, but you don’t want to share it, you don’t want to tell anybody because as women we’re just made to feel like you’re supposed to shut up,” she added. “I don’t have a uterus anymore. … My pain is real, your pain is real. We have to advocate for ourselves, we have to speak up.”