The 'Girls' star has opened up about how she felt she was losing grip on her relationship whilst she dealt with having to undergo a full hysterectomy
She wrote: ''My beautiful partner, who has seen me through so much pain with compassion and care, has to be away for work, and I can feel us growing slowly apart, since life is so determined to display its full complexity right now. I am surly and distant. I offer nothing. He reminds me again and again that I am still a woman and still alive. But I also know that soon - for so many reasons that have nothing to do with my uterus - we'll slip away from each other and I will face everything I am losing in impossibly tiny step.''
And the 31-year-old actress has shared some of the heartbreaking emotions she was going through at the time.
In her essay for Vogue magazine, she added: ''My family just wants to see me happy again. They are, for the first time after all my shenanigans, truly scared, and my father checks my breath as I sleep, leaning close to my chest. I apologise weakly for what they are witnessing - someone who hurts too much to express themselves, who can't help but be a nuisance at best and a terror at worst.''
And now Lena is exploring what choices she has ahead of her in regards to motherhood.
She shared: ''I may have felt choiceless before, but I know I have choices now. Soon I'll start exploring whether my ovaries, which remain someplace inside me in that vast cavern of organs and scar tissue, have eggs. Adoption is a thrilling truth I'll pursue with all my might.''
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