It Is What It Is!

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We had this sign made for our house recently.  It is what it is.  This seems to be our family motto.  We don’t look at it in a negative way.  To us it means exactly what it says….it is what it is!  I live with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer and all the side effects from treatment.   Now, I also live with treatment induced diabetes.  The key word here is live.  As long as I’m living, there is nothing I can’t handle.  There is nothing that will break me or take away my smile.  I go with the flow and keep on keeping on.  Because it is what it is, there’s no changing the hand I’ve been dealt.

I’ve spent the last few weeks finding my new normal.  I’m feeling good again!  My diabetes is now under control.  I’m taking Levemir, a long acting insulin, every morning.  I’m also taking 8 units of Humalog for every 10 carbs I eat during the day.  My diet is still very strict.  The only day I really use the Humalog is on Sunday, my cheat day.  I really use it on Sunday!  There’s no denying how much I love my cheat day!

T.J will turn 13 the first week in October!  I am absolutely extatic!  I don’t take these milestones for granted!  Speaking of T.J., I have to tell you all that he went to Camp Kesem this summer.  It was such a great experience for him.  Camp Kesem is a summer camp for children that have a parent with cancer.  It’s funded by donations and no child has to pay to go.  It’s a week long camp.  It was so good for T.J. to spend time and bond with children that have to deal with some of the same things he does.  He will go back for a reunion in November and return to camp next summer.  If you need a tax write off or just want to help a child dealing with a parents cancer, donate to Camp Kesem North Carolina.  They are doing wonderful things for children!  Of course I have to show pictures!

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That’s my mom and I the day we picked T.J. up from camp.  The next one is T.J.  He’s bigger than me now!

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I can’t end without including my sweet Javiee.  I can do anything with this man by my side.  He is my rock!

I love you guys!

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6 thoughts on “It Is What It Is!

  1. Tammy what a roller coaster. Yet you are so grounded, in the moment , and living life to the fullest under extraordinary circumstances.Your mom looks so young and beautiful. So are you! Sending you love and hugs… Susan

  2. You are an inspiration. I think that might be what God intended for you. To give others hope and to inspire people. I know you have done so for me. Your positive outlook is contagious. Love ya 💗

  3. Good to hear from you. Wow T J is really growing. Keep in touch. Love you Beverly

    >>> Tammy Carmona 09/24/15 9:16 PM >>> tammycarmona posted: ” We had this sign made for our house recently. It is what it is. This seems to be our family motto. We don’t look at it in a negative way. To us it means exactly what it says….it is what it is! I live with sta”

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