Comeback Kid

It has been close to 4 years since my cat Shadow, lost her eye to Cancer. As worried parents, we were uncertain of how our vivacious ornery ball of fluff would mend or adapt to losing an eye. To our amazement, after coming out of the anesthesia, Shadow was back to her old self. She showed no signs of harboring any anger or resentment for having gone through surgery, and she ate earlier than we had expected. The day after losing her eye, as if nothing had changed, Shadow skillfully walked around the bathroom tub to prove to us that she was still the same cat.

Shadow is my model and daily inspiration for resilience and tenacity. She has taught me so much about how important it is to stay focused and to push forward. A former street cat, Shadow took about 3 months to finally trust us. Her will to live and strength make her a true survivor!

My one-eyed  cat!

My one-eyed cat!

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over twenty-five years. Karl believes he has had PD since he was seventeen years old and was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty, he is a Parkinson advocate, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, blogger, photographer, Reiki Master, and speaker on PD issues. Karl is the author of the book, A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease. He has been chosen as a blogger partner for the 4th World Parkinson Congress being held this September in Portland, Oregon. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His writing has been featured in The New York Post and he has appeared on BBC radio, the CBS Saturday Evening News, Japanese television, as well as several local Washington, D.C., television stations. Karl is a former board member and a Virginia assistant state director of the Parkinson’s Action Network and a board member of the Parkinson Voice Project. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, visit his blog at www.asoftvoice.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd.

Posted on February 10, 2015, in Education, Health, Philosophy and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Insightful. Concise. Very encouraging. Find a Shadow. Be a Shadow.

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