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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby PAROFES » Thu May 09, 2013 2:47 pm

Article with a new update folks.
Again, thanks for all good vibes!
Cheers
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Article: http://www.summitpost.org/the-scariest-moment-of-my-life/803637
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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby PAROFES » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:01 pm

Hey friends,

Sorry it took me so long to update again, have been busy with terrible headaches and my recent trip to register the brazilian snow...

After my last round of chemo, back inside the hospital for the aplasia period, hopefully, for the last time.
(at least for a while I hope...)

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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby Norris » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:06 pm

Amazed at what you're going through and how well you are handling it! Hope the treatment is successful. Good luck!
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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby dreamy » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:39 pm

You´re climbing your hardest mountain in the greatest style.
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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby lcarreau » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:02 am

You possess an Inner Strength that often reminds me of a 'George Harrison' gem ... may your Karma level seek instant Equilibrium :!:


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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby PAROFES » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:31 pm

Good one Larry!

Thanks everyone for the kind words...
Soon I'll be out of the hospital, in a couple weeks, and hit some mountain asap for new mountain pages, TR and photos!

Wait and see...
:)
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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby silversummit » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:46 pm

So sorry to hear about your headaches...As one who has been through headaches for more than 30 years I can feel some of your pain. I've been thinking of you lately and hoping for the best and it sounds like you are 'fighting the fight' well! Please continue to update us through all your ups and downs! We are at your side in spirit!
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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby AlbertoRampini » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:09 pm

I wish you all the best, dear Paulo, and i hope you're very near to win your hardest peak.
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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby kamil » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:06 am

Paulo, you're gonna make it, I know it. Great to hear you're hitting the mountains again. Take care brother!
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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby Silvia Mazzani » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:43 pm

Dear Paulo, i always remember you in my positive thoughts. Carry on, my friend, i hope soon you'll be free!
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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby PAROFES » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:29 pm

I'm afraid I have some dirturbing news folks.

I did a couple days ago a x-ray looking for the source of my constant cough and chest pain (light pain), it looked clear. Good. But x-ray is not the best image we can have. So next day I did a Tomography to be sure it was all okay. Well...The X-ray is not a very reliable test, that's why I did the tomography.

And the truth was revealed: 3 small nodules inside my left lung, I have a fungal infection.

Unfortunatelly, this is a serious condition for a patient that is yet in aplasia post-chemo. Almost certain death for patients half way between the last dose of chemo and the end of the aplasia, CERTAIN death for patients that just got the last dose. I am on the last days of my aplasia, but, I don't have any white blood cells yet. So, there's a pretty big chance I die.

I keep a spreadsheet with my blood test (yeah, I am a nerd hehehe) so I have a very clear view of my bone marrow behaviour after the chemo, and according to my numbers, I am just 4 days away from the sleeping beauty to wake up.

So, we're gonna start a new drug, stronger, to try to hold the infection as long as we can, hoping that my bone marrow wakes up soon. It's that simple, if my bone marrow takes too long, I'm dead, if she follows the previous patterns, and she did like a robot at the first 4 chemos (and I am hoping it does again hehehe), I have a fighting chance and I'll probably live.

Once again, my life hangs in the balance...But let's make one thing pretty clear: I'm not afraid to die, not at all. My wife knows the risk, I already called her and told the news. I just try to look at things objectively resulting in rational decisions.

I'll need luck now!

Have been telling you guys everything that happens, so a little heads up won't hurt! :P

Despite the fact my bone marrow is a bitch that works against me, I trust her to do the right thing. Well, kinda have to don't I? ahahahah...So once again, GOOD VIBES to Brazil folks! 110% bigger please! \o/

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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby Fletch » Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:23 pm

Here's hoping Parofes... sending good vibes my man...
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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby yatsek » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:10 pm

Sending you the best of the good vibes my heart can generate!
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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:13 pm

luck
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Re: Parofes in hospital and needs good vibes!

Postby PanamaRed » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:28 pm

Good vibes are on the way man! You are an incredibly brave man. May the best of luck be with you.
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