Jennifer Aydin is putting it all out there for her followers and we are keeping up with her every step of the way — even when she's shuffling along in pain. Earlier this week, we revealed that The Real Housewives of New Jersey mom had made the "personal decision" to undergo a tummy tuck surgery after five kids and her dramatic weight loss. True to form, the New Jersey stunner has been sharing news on her recovery in real time and her latest update is both exciting and, well, a little bit gross.
On November 25, Jennifer took to Instagram to share an adorable video to clear up more than a few things about her current state as well as the reasons behind her invasive surgery. "Hi, guys! I just wanted to give you an update. I'm able to go to the bathroom by myself which is very good. I'm walking by myself. I feel great. I mean, not perfect. But look at the drains... the drains are getting less and less, which is actually a good sign. Hopefully, they'll be taken out either tomorrow or the next day," she said in between short breaths.
"If you're wondering why I have shortness of breath, it's because Bill stitched up my diastasis ... I know some of you guys are worried about me. Some of you guys have been hating on me for being so honest. But, you know, I feel like this is something a lot of women struggle with and contemplate with about getting a tummy tuck. And it was scary for me to bite the bullet."
Fans and followers flooded her Instagram with well wishes as well as a few comments on her drastic measures, but Jennifer is taking it all in stride — albeit small, careful strides. "The reason was that I'm finally done having kids," she explains. "And when I was done with Olivia, I still felt not as thin as I wanted to be to be the ideal candidate to have a good result. I was still pretty thick. And it wasn't until I lost the weight that Bill told me that I was actually an ideal candidate for doing it and I bit the bullet and I did it."
The choice to get the surgery was not one that Jennifer took lightly, and she even admits that, like many, she was scared to undergo the procedure.
"I was scared but here I am, not even a week out and I feel great and I just wanted to show you guys these are my old pants that used to fit me. Look how big they are... this is losing 25 pounds. And I'm still very swollen, but look how snatched and small that looks. And all of this is going to go away because I am extremely padded right now. So all you girls out there who are scared... it's not that bad .... And I pooped for the first time today!"
She's pooped, she's snatched, and soon she'll be ready to throw wine with the best of them. Get better soon, Jennifer!
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