lundi 26 janvier 2009

Happy Re-Birthday !

Aujourd'hui est un jour spécial.

En 2000, un médecin m'a demandé si je voulais fêter mes 40 ans. Bien sûr que je le souhaitais. Quelle question ! Il m'a alors suggéré d'accepter l'aide de la chirurgie pour sortir de ma prison de graisse dans laquelle j'étais en train de mourir à petit feu. C'est ainsi que le 26 janvier 2001 j'ai subi une opération bariatrique (Dérivation bilio-pancréatique selon Marceau) grâce à laquelle j'ai perdu 48 kilos puis les derniers 8 kilos grâce à Weight Watcher.

Sans cette perte de poids il est certain que je n'aurais jamais imaginé acheter une maison de 3 étages avec un jardin à entretenir. Le seul fait de monter un étage à pied était déjà pénible alors le ménage et un jardin ..... de la science-fiction pour moi. Et les chiens ? Mes deux chéris non plus ne seraient pas là à mes côtés parce qu'après 15 minutes de marche je soufflais comme un bœuf. Aujourd'hui je suis en pleine forme (bon à part un ménisque que je vais devoir opérer le 4 février....) et capable de marcher pendant des heures et par tous les temps avec Faya & tit Dyos. Voilà pourquoi le 26 janvier est pour moi la date de ma deuxième naissance. Et que je suis contente de fêter avec vous qui partagez un peu de ma vie grâce à DWB. Quelle merveilleuse famille que la notre non ?
Today is a special day for me.

In 2000 my doctor asked me if I would like to be able to celebrate my 40th birthday. Of course, I said. What a strange question ! He suggested me to accept the help of the surgery to take me out of my obese body in which I was dying. The 26th of January 2001 I had a WLS (Weight Loss Surgery) and lost 48 kilos (105 lbs) and after I lose another 18 pounds with Weight Watcher.

Without this surgery I would never have dreamed about a big house (on 3 stages) with a big garden. It was so difficult for me to climb stairs. And DOGS !!!! This was fiction ! I could not have been walking more than 15 minutes. Today I am healthy (ok, except my is for the 4th of February) and I can walk 2 hours or even more with Faya and little Dyos ! This is why I celebrate the 26th of January as my re-birth. And I am happy to celebrate with you, the big DWB's family !

Véronique, 42 ans/years

30 commentaires:

Gus a dit…

wwwoooooo, we are first on the happiest post of the year. Congratulations to Veronique on having the courage to take that tremendous step, and congratulations to Faya and Dyos on their miraculous hooman

gussie n teka

Mason Dixie a dit…

Congratulations on your health and for your pups to help you stay that way. =)

Snowball a dit…

I couldn't believe that the lady in the first picture was Veronique. She told us before but we have never expect to see such big difference in her before and after pictures.

WOW!!! She has lost so much weight!!! I am so happy that she had a rebirth and that she is healthy and happy now!

Congratulations, Veronique. Happy Re-Birthday!


Anonyme a dit…

hello ben dis donc bravo
on est trop bien après et meme si j'en ai encore une dizaine a perdre après 42 kg de moins je me sens déjà revivre
alors je peux comprendre ce que tu ressent
et on te souhaite encore au moins le double de belles années a vivre
bisous sonia et cassi

Stanislaw a dit…

Wow there my canine buds! I hope you're celebrating. It is just SO IMPORTANT that your human is healthy and able to play with you for HOURS! Have an extra long play date with her today.

Taky a dit…

Tu es un exemple pour ma Pat ... ça fait 2 ans qu'elle a commencé le combat ... avec des hauts et des bas ... mais là ... c'est la preuve qu'on peut y arriver ...

Gros bisous et félicitations pour ta renaissance ...

Mr. T-Bone Beasley a dit…

Wooohoo! Go Veronique!!! That is so completely awesome! Congratulations on your re-birth! I'm so glad that Faya and Dyos are able to have a Veronique like you in their lives!

Could you let Faya know that I would love if she could be sent to me as a birthday present. I promise to be nice and share my beds...also I will make lots of mud for her in my yard. I promise to even share my treats!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Hollie and Janie a dit…

Your mom looks beautiful and healthy! I am so glad she can go on long walks with you and Dyos!

Noah the Airedale a dit…

Veronique, what a great reason to celebrate. Congratulations to you. Weight is such an issue for many people....good for you, you took a big step and kept it off. Here's to a healthy long life.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Josh and Jess a dit…

Happy re-birth anniversary Veronique!!!! What an incredible story and we're so proud of you that you took that important step and had the operation done. You look so beautiful and healthy today!!!

Asta a dit…

Joyeux annivewsaiwe nouvelle!!!
You look fantastic, and you twuly have had a new stawt!huwwah!!!
I hope you will stay healthy and happy fow at least anofew 50!
I know that youw Faya and Dyos love you and tweasoowe the wondewful walks and gowgeous house and gawden and play time wif you!
You awe tewwific!!!
love and smoochie kisses

Lacy a dit…

w0w Veronique, congrats on ur re-birth...u look bute ti ful inside and out...sumtimes it takes the love of a pup to help u do things for urself...job well done!!!

b safe,
~rocky and mama~

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place a dit…

Faya...give Veronique hooge kisses for us for her accomplishment!! We are very proud of her for having the courage to do this! You and Dyos are helping her to exercise and stay healthy!

We ADORE that picture of you in a recent post of you and Dyos grinning at eachother outside. It looks like one of Molly and Taffy's pics...seems like the little Welschie's are fiercer than the Dales!!!

Lotsa love,


Lorenza a dit…

Congratulations Veronique! Happy Re-Birthday!
Glad to know you are happy and healthy!
Kisses and hugs

Stanley a dit…

Sweet Gooberique!

We are SO happy you have a re-birthday to celebrate! You are bootiful and healthy and such a good mama to our Faya and little Dyos! Thank you for sharing your story of courage.

We here in GooberStan are doing a happy dance in celebration of YOU!

We love you, Gooberique!

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley & Stella (and our girl)

Penny, Poppy & Patches a dit…

Happy Re-Birthday, Veronique! We are very proud of you for having the courage to do the surgery! Congratulations to Faya and Dyos for taking you on such long walks!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Maggie and Mitch a dit…

Hurrah for you and congratulations, Veronique! What a huge accomplishment! We toast to your health!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Simba and Jazzi a dit…

Wow well done you! Our Mummy has lost 45lbs with Weight watchers and is much happier.

Simba and Jazzi

Amber-Mae a dit…

This is AMAZING!!! Veronique, you have inspired my Mommy & I'm sure the others too to keep on losing weight till we reach our target! 40 over kgs is a LOT & I can imagine how hard it was to lose all of that especially for an older lady like you. My Mommy is still young like, 18, & she loses weight so fast but my Mommy seems to be starting to eat rubbish again. So her wight goes up, down, up, down. Sheesh! She just needs to lose another 20kgs to reach to her target weight. She really needs to control that mouth! Anyway, congratulations!!!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Molly and Taffy a dit…

Well done Veronique. What a journey you have travelled but what a wonderful result! Wishing you health and happpiness for years to come.

Molly and Taffy

Putter a dit…

YEAH! VERONIQUE! We are super happy for you here! OMG! Super happy!


Putter ...:)

Rufus a dit…

You look divine! Maybe Sally could get that surgery, hahaha.

Agatha and Archie a dit…

BRAVO!!! We are all soo proud of you!!!! And now you can be with your 2 wonderfull puppies for long long walks(after your knee surgery) PL1 had knee surgery and he can walk a long time now and so will you.....What a good day to CELEBRATE!!!!!! Love and a million kises A+A+PL2

Bogart a dit…

Wooooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooo!!!! Go BEAUTIFUL Veronique!!!!!!

Big Aire Kisses - you look FANTASTIC!


Bae Bae a dit…

That is very pawsome.... Happy Birthday Veronique. I'm happy that you made a change in your life and are with us now

~ Bae

Nelly a dit…

Ben, ma Véronique, un peu plus tu me ferais chialer.... il est plein d'amour ton message ce matin.
J'ai pas entendu ou t'en a parlé hier ???? Moi , j'ai retenu que tu allais faire des travaux en bois, je supute ayant tellement rit avec Nini, que le 1er sujet a dût m'échapper. Je te fais un gros bisous.

Pooky a dit…

Congratulations! And what an added joy to have Faya and the little man Dyos in your life!
Lots of Love
George's Mummy.

Simba and Jazzi a dit…

Hi Faya, hope are all well. In annswer to your question, Simba weighs in at 8kg and Jazzi is a tiny 2kg .

Simba x

Cassie a dit…

Veronique ~ Happy Re-birth Day!!So glad you have your health back.It's fun to meet others who also are owned by An Airedale & a Welshie. We love ours and can tell you do too.They sure keep us busy.-Cassie(the person)
Faya & Dyos ~ We sure enjoy reading your blog.Come see us some time too! Smooches,BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Butchy & Snickers a dit…

Congratulations! What a wonderful achievement for yourself. We sure hope your surgery is successful & you heal quickly. Have a great weekend!
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby