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Tori Anderson

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Stuff that matters~family, friends, faith.

Stuff that don’t~designer stuff, the latest, coolest anything. Who decides that anyway?

Favorites~a good song, a good drink, a good back rub.

Totally unfavorites~arrogance & hatred, liars and "dig me's", people that pee on the seat. I hate that!

About work~
I am so very fortunate to work in radio, and I work with some really great people. Who wouldn’t love playin’ music and talkin’ all day for a livin’?

When it comes to music, for me it’s really all about the song. Bluegrass, old time gospel and country. Stuff by Hank, Merle, Patsy and Willie. I dig Johnny Cash and Radney Foster, Asleep at the Wheel, Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and Possum Holler.

Music has been a part of my life since I was a little girl and, I have my beautiful parents to thank for that. I hope the pure, emotionally raw joy I get out of singing, writing and performing is obvious.

There’s nothing like sitting outside in the early morning, on a peachy summer day, listening to the birds sing, and takin’ in the sweet summer smell of lilac, honeysuckle and wisteria.

There’s nothin’ like the hugs I get from my kids.

Because nothing, nothing means more to me than the people I love. 

I sincerely hope that I’m an inspiration and a blessing to others. So many have been that for me.

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by Tori Anderson posted Jun 17 2013 3:56PM
what is scleroderma? this is the short version. i have so much more to share...

scleroderma is a big mishmash of incurable stuff. i have systemic diffuse scleroderma. it is the hardening and thickening of the organs, including skin. for me, it means pain, it means sleepless nights, restless days and restless legs, it means that i can no longer do some of the simple things most of us take for granted. i can’t put my hands over my head and need help getting dressed. i have trouble putting my socks on and tying my shoes. i have trouble brushing my teeth and trouble chewing. i can’t bite into a sandwich and, i sometimes choke on even the smallest bite of food, sometimes i choke on air. it means that whenever i take a drink, inevitably whatever i’m drinking, is going to dribble down the side of my cup and my mouth. it means that i look like a ninety year old smoker and i’ve never smoked. it means the loss of mobility and my hair, and the ends of my fingers. it means poor circulation and painful ulcers. it means monthly blood tests and lots of pills that haven’t been proven to really help, and not knowing from one doctor visit to the next what’s going to happen. it means that despite having health insurance, i have mounting medical bills and that sometimes they will be turned over to a collection agency because i’m just not paying them fast enough. it means that i tire easily and that i’m always tired. it means loss of strength and it means that i’m sad, it also means that i've learned to be stronger than i ever imagined i could be and that i smile more, especially when i don’t feel like it. it means that i look different and that i look at things differently, it means that i have scars, some that you can see and some that are hidden somewhere behind my eyes. it means that i might spend my entire ride into work with tears running down a face that i sometimes wish that i could hide and, it means that unless you stop by my house unannounced on a hot day, that you will never see me without a long sleeved shirt covering the bones that were once considered my arms. it means that my struggles are many but so are my blessings. and, that matters.

to be continued...

tori... a merle girl
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06/17/2013 3:56PM
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06/18/2013 10:19AM
somebody recently asked me
You were and always will be the most beautiful person i know inside and out my friend!You are a hero to many ,never ever loss that determination and faith .love you woman :-)
06/18/2013 8:26PM
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You are such an inspiration, a breath of fresh air to listen to on the radio & such a beautiful, caring person!
06/18/2013 8:29PM
It is Well With My Soul
Tori- Years ago in church a lady played the piano with some kind of a contraption that her husband had made for her to hold up her hands so she could still use her hands to play the piano. She sang for us, even though she had MS, Multiple Sclerosis. I can still hear her singing, "It is well with my soul." Thank you for sharing what IS right with your soul.
06/27/2013 11:46AM
I just can't come up with much to say after that. What you have to deal with on a daily basis is just horrible. However you do it with such grace. At least it sounds like it. You, no doubt, have your moments. I am sure God is there with you in the good moments and in the bad. No matter how bad you react to what hand you have been dealt with. I pray for you and your family. I pray that you have more good days than bad. I pray that you can keep on raising awareness for this disease because it probably helps you live with it a little easier. You are making a difference. So many never would have known it existed. So many are going to help you fight for a cure. God bless you Tori!!!
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