'Girls' Creator Lena Dunham Feels 'Really Alive' Following Surgery

PHOTO: Event honoree Lena Dunham attends the 8th Annual Blossom Ball at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on April 19, 2016 in New York City. PlayGary Gershoff/WireImage
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"Girls" creator Lena Dunham is doing much better following surgery in March.

"I feel great. I feel really alive," Dunham, 29, told People at the 8th annual Blossom Ball organized by the Endometriosis Foundation of America Tuesday.

Dunham, who has been public about her struggle with endometriosis, which causes the lining of the uterus to grow outside of the uterus, was taken to the hospital in March after suffering from a ruptured ovarian cyst.

Following surgery, she recovered at home.

"I got much more rest time than the average woman with endo would probably be permitted, considering my job," she told People. "I have been treating myself like a delicate, delicate flower."

Dunham, who also stars in and writes for the hit HBO series, had taken February off after announcing that she was going through a "rough patch" with the illness and that doctors had told her to rest.

"I did have a health crisis in February and March, but what was so amazing was that my jobs allowed me to rest and binge watch Kimmy Schmidt and lay with a hot water bottle, and do what it is I want to do," she told People. "And that's not the case for so many women who have this disease."

She also leaned on mentor Padma Lakshmi, who founded the EFA and honored Dunham with the Blossom Award Tuesday.

"Padma has been amazing. Padma reached out the minute that she learned I'd been diagnosed. And when I went public with it in my book," Dunham shared with the magazine. "And she has lead me to all kinds of resources and knowledge and given me a better understanding of the community of women who are suffering with this illness. I feel very, very blessed to know her."

Dunham also revealed that she is ready to return to the helm of "Girls" and will begin directing the first two episodes of the final season in the coming weeks.