Not my best I at the ICU

Not my best look I know...
Hairless, beardless...thin...
But, fighting the good fight dudesssss!!!!

Still here!


That photo was taken in feb 9, 2013.
I was inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital with a damn bad reaction to the first round of chemo. An infection in the intestine. This type of reaction kills 95% of the leukemia patients. I survived against all odds!!!!!

As happy as I can be.

All the nurses, doctors, helpers, one by one they came to my room to congratulate me after a 20 days fight inside the ICU.

Now, after 38 days admitted in the hospital, I am back home to a 3 week rest before my second round of chemo, which will be a little bit easier, and not with those kind of infections.

As I said, fighting the good fight folks! For me, for my wife, for all my friends here in Brazil, for all of you who gave me the good vibes (don't think I didn't see, I saw each one, but with no internet access, couldn't bad).

Seriously, thanks everyone. That image is from the past, a lot better now!!!!!



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Chaberton - Feb 18, 2013 12:25 pm - Voted 10/10

Bravo Paulo,

Combative and humorous.
It's always you!
A big hug.


PAROFES - Feb 19, 2013 7:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Bravo Paulo,

Thanks Roberto!
I'm back baby hehehe
Un grande abbraccio


Marcsoltan - Feb 18, 2013 12:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Trust me!

Thousands of people think you look beautiful. You are a fighter and that's what everybody admires. I also admire your courage to post these kinds of photos, from the past or from the present, you are a hero in my book.

Good to see you my friend,


PAROFES - Feb 19, 2013 7:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Trust me!

My dear friend Marc, it doesn't take courage to publish such photo, it cost me a great deal of courage to accept the real chance of dying on that ICU...
But, I'm on my way to win the war!

Best wishes to you!


Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Feb 18, 2013 1:25 pm - Voted 10/10

I agree with

Marcsoltan. Keep fighting, if warm wishes alone could have cured you, you would already be cured. Remember, SP would not be the same without your great contributions!

The very best wishes from

Karen and Ejnar


PAROFES - Feb 19, 2013 7:16 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I agree with

I will my friend, I will keep on track, not even looking to both sides, just looking at the top I have to reach.
Warm hug to both of you


rdmc - Feb 18, 2013 3:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Prayers rising up...

... on your behalf.

Keep fighting!

Thanks for all your incredible posts here on SP.


PAROFES - Feb 19, 2013 7:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Prayers rising up...

Thanks Roxie, just post one of your photos, just now, I know you like wildlife photos so I just published a good one I did on jan 3rd, hope you like it!
I'll keep fighting!


rdmc - Mar 9, 2013 6:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Prayers rising up...

Sorry, haven't had much time to get wildlife photos lately, but I did some tracking of some wildlife a while back. You can see the tracks on my most recent pictures. Blessings!

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Feb 18, 2013 4:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Paulo, don't stop to struggle...

...we all SPers want you back soon amongst us!


PAROFES - Feb 19, 2013 7:18 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Paulo, don't stop to struggle...

I am already back with you guys!
Not planning to go anywhere!

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Feb 18, 2013 6:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Get well

Congrats on the first win, and hope you overcome the war. Stay strong. Climbers don't give up easy ;)


PAROFES - Feb 19, 2013 7:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Get well

Oh I will man, I will.
Crom will give me the strength I need. hehehe


Afzal - Feb 19, 2013 3:53 am - Voted 10/10

Prayers for speedy recovery

Paulo, I have been very sorry to hear about your illness. My warmest wishes and prayers are with you. Best wishes for speedy recovery.
Best regards, Afzal


PAROFES - Feb 19, 2013 7:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Prayers for speedy recovery

Don't be sorry Afzal.
"What doesn't kill us, only makes us stronger!"

I will beat this thing and come out on the next page even better as a person and as a climber.

Wait and see...

Best wishes from Brazil



andreeacorodeanu - Feb 19, 2013 10:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Prayers for speedy recovery

Like your spirit Paulo!!! You are strong :D!!!! Cant wait to see that page :D!!! All my best and fast recovery! Andreea


PAROFES - Feb 19, 2013 4:29 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Prayers for speedy recovery

Thank you Andrea!
We must have fun at all costs, even in dark times.
After all, a great smile has the power of healing!

Josh Lewis

Josh Lewis - Feb 19, 2013 11:07 am - Hasn't voted

Holding Strong

I'm happy to hear that you made it through such an ordeal. I was actually thinking about you earlier today (without seeing a picture to remind me). Sounds like your staying positive despite how bad your life situation is. Keep holding strong. Were praying for you.

Wishing you the best.


PAROFES - Feb 19, 2013 4:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Holding Strong

Thanks Josh.
Yeah man, that was an ordeal, good word for it. Never felt so much pain in my entire life in such short period of time...
But this is on the past right now. Only good, best hopes for the short future.
Thanks for the kind words.
Man, so many changes on SP I not even know where to start! :^)


Noondueler - Feb 20, 2013 12:40 am - Voted 10/10

Back from the depths!

All I can says is I know a little about how you felt when I was in the hospital with a bleeding ulcer in 2007. Laid up with blood transfusions etc. could hardly walk. But it was only for a couple days. I was back in the mountains a few months later.
Hope you're back in the mountains too my friend when the time comes!
We are all learning from you Dude!!
What's the old saying: "What doesn't kill us makes us stronger".

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