Getting out of the hospital!

Part, just part of the team that is saving my ass. The "whole crew" is up to 40 people at least.

But the most important individual is that guy, Sergio Brazil MD. An outstanding guy, and we kinda became friends since we met and he embraced my case as his mission of the year.

I said to him: "Dude, if you cure me I'll pay you a lobster so big you'll need help to finish it!"

He accepted the chalenge hehehe

That photo was taken in Feb 17, the day I got out after almost die at the ICU.

In fact, he said to me at the day I left ICU (feb 15): "Paulo, once you told me you would never climb K2 because you have love for life, well buddy, you just did. Do you know the survival chances you had with intestine infection after the first round of chemo? 5%, and you did it, you just climbed K2."

Well, I guess he was right!



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AlbertoRampini - Feb 24, 2013 8:16 am - Voted 10/10

Great, Paulo!

I always thought you are a very strong man, guy!
Well, i also guess you will do it! Stay strong, K2 is waiting for you!


PAROFES - Feb 24, 2013 10:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great, Paulo!

Thanks Alberto!
Well I don't have any ambission to climb any of the 8000m peaks, never, but some 7000m I do hehehe
Who knows?

Grande Abraço!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Feb 24, 2013 11:19 am - Voted 10/10

Congratulations, Parofes

Glad to hear you fought so well, I hope you will become a living proof of what Nietzsche said, "What doesn't kill me, makes me stronger!"


PAROFES - Feb 26, 2013 6:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations, Parofes

Of course, I will. No doubt about that.
Best wishes Ej,



PanamaRed - Feb 24, 2013 2:15 pm - Voted 10/10


You did more than climb K2 man! Annapurna, the deadliest peak in the world, has a survival rate of around 40-50%. You just climbed all of the 8000 meter peaks(without oxygen)! Keep up the fight man!


PAROFES - Feb 26, 2013 6:48 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible!

I will!
Will all my heart, you bet.
Cheers buddy!


lcarreau - Feb 24, 2013 7:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome ...

Jim Morrison once said, "No one here gets out alive ..."

Well, just gotta prove old Jim wrong ...
Keep on keeping on, Amigo!


PAROFES - Feb 26, 2013 6:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome ...

Jim Morrison was a drunk, he wasn't right on the head ahahahhaha
And after all, he didn't knew me back in the day (of course, I was nothing but a small snake swimming among so many others years after his death)


Cecilrhodes - Feb 25, 2013 3:34 am - Hasn't voted

Good show!

Praying for you, Paulo! Please post more splendid articles! Looking forward to your return to the mountains!
Vai com Deus! "Seja forte, e da boa corajem."


PAROFES - Feb 26, 2013 6:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Good show!

I will return in no time, you can count on that!


lucabertollo - Feb 27, 2013 6:21 am - Voted 10/10


....very very happy to see this final pic!! My wife got through such bad situation 2 years ago..
Welcome back: your mountains are waiting for you.


PAROFES - Feb 27, 2013 6:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Yessss....

Wow...hold your horses man hehehe
That was me leaving the hospital after the first round of chemo!
Still have a lot to fight for, the war still on go!!!
At march 15th probably I'll be admitted again for the second round of chemo! Second battle!
It will be at least a year before I can go back to the mountains.

Glad to hear your wife made it!

Best wishes


EricChu - Mar 13, 2013 6:57 am - Voted 10/10

Praying for you...

Your second battle, if I got you right, starts day after tomorrow...We're all standing behind you as powerfully as we can!!!!!!
You can make it - after having "climbed K2", I think you can make anything you want!
Cheers, my friend,


PAROFES - Mar 13, 2013 7:42 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Praying for you...

Yes, you got that right!
Friday, probably. It may change due to rules of the health insurance, but I expect to fly by it hehehe
This one will be easy, you'll see!
Cheers and thanks for the kind words!

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