It Is What It Is

5 Sep


I hate that phrase by the way, ‘it is what it is’. My arm hairs bristle every time someone says it. I think because I view it as a cop out, or an excuse, like things can’t change or be changed. I guess sometimes that’s true.

I had my doctor appointment last Friday to finally discuss the ultrasound and MRI findings from a few weeks ago. If you recall, he was on vacation immediately after my ultrasound so I haven’t spoken to him about the results and possible next steps. Well…here’s how it went….Doc: I think you’re good for now, see you in a few months. Me: What about the growth the radiologist saw? Doc: Well, you can do a PET scan but it will say the same thing, abnormal tissue, it’s up to you. Me: What do you think I should do? Doc: Check if it’s grown in 3-6 months…if it has,it’s probably cancer, if not, it’s probably just scar tissue. Besides, no surgeon is going to want to go back in there right now. Me: It’s been 2 and a half years since surgery and radiation, when does scar tissue stop growing. Doc: Now. Just live life as normal and I’ll see you in a few months.

That’s it. Life goes on. Isn’t that true though about anything? Illness, you get fired or laid off from a job, your child leaves for college, you miss an appointment….life ALWAYS moves forward. How do we handle that? There’s only two choices, positively or negatively. I have to choose positive, even if I’m kicking and screaming, because I trust God has a plan. It may not be the same plan I’m thinking, but His wheels are in motion and I’m there for the ride.

Today I wear Bite Beauty Honey Lip Lacquer in Aurora which is of course, red. These are interesting, I saw them on display at Sephora last weekend and had to try. They are all natural and long lasting, actually made from 100% honey. These are high shine glosses and for me, a little sticky but beautiful nonetheless. I chose red because, well, it’s a bold color always reminding me to live out loud with no fear. By the way, I’m done being angry…it gets tiring after awhile (remember my last blog called ‘Tired?’). So here I am, living the dream (another phrase I hate). Cheers!


8 Responses to “It Is What It Is”

  1. Linda Bays Justice September 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Anna, you’re such an inspiration….

    • Anna September 5, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

      thanks Linda, praying for you!

  2. Kat September 5, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    I am so sorry you have to live in limbo but so thankful you are able to do it with such a positive attitude. Blessings to you.

    • Anna September 6, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      Thanks Kat, and limbo is ok, I know there are many people worse off than me! Blessings back atcha 🙂

  3. Lori Naseef September 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    Proud of you. Agree with you about both “it is what it is” and “living the dream” but more importantly – agree with you in prayer that God the Father will move to answer to your prayers of healing.

    I know you will be a huge blessing to our high school girls group. Thank you for your willingness to share in the midst of your busy life. Bless you, Anna!

    • Anna September 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      Thank you Lori, and thanks for the opportunity to speak to your group!

  4. Bev September 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    just one step at a time, right? i want to go lipstick shopping with you one day! 🙂

    • Anna September 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

      Yup, one step at a time Bev! I would LOVE to go lipstick shopping with you!

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