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We are so blessed.Welcome to Tori's journey. It all began around March 10, 2013. Tori started in with a bad cough, congestion and feeling very tired. We went to the doctors and he said she had some sinus issues and put her an on antibiotic. She felt a little better on some days, but then got worse. Her days were full of wanting to do nothing but lay around, her cough got worse and her chest began to hurt. She lost her appetite and began losing some weight. She kept the positive attitude, continued to work and manage her school load, but struggled. We took her back to the doctors, who put her on a stronger antibiotic and told us to get a chest X-Ray if it wasn't better by Monday.Her chest got better at first, but then got bad again. She began having shortness of breath, lost a few more pounds, her back began to hurt (we assumed it was from coughing so much), she was still very tired. Some days she felt pretty good and other days it was difficult to breathe. She began experiencing extreme night sweats and some numbness and discoloration in her left arm when she was actively using it.We had a chest X-ray done which showed some fluid in her left lung. So back to the doctors we went. The doctor noticed a large swelling around the left side of her neck, almost looking like a football players neck. The doctor then told us that the chest X-ray also showed a large thickening down the middle of the chest. He said that these were all sign of lymphoma - which is a form of blood cancer...and thus it all began!

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Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "OSU Visit".

Sorry for my delay on posting...it's been a busy week.Tori and I went back to OSU on Tuesday.  It was a twelve hour day from beginning to end and these days are getting ... Read more

Robert Murphy signed Tori's Guestbook.

We join in giving praises for your getting better enough to get out of the hospital rather quickly. Remember you need to avoid as many germ exposures you can until you ... Read more

Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Going home!".

Tori is feeling much better and being release from the hospital today!  She is so excited to be going back to her apartment and sleeping in her own bed.We will be meeting ... Read more

Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Feeling Better".

Tori's day started out a bit rough yesterday as they cut her pain meds in half and she wasn't quite ready for that.  The rest of her day was good.  Her lipase counts ... Read more

Mary Jo Halka signed Tori's Guestbook.

Tori, I have responded twice to this new episode you are suffering through, fine out I had to reset my password, I am so sorry to hear about this setback, I had a ... Read more

Lisa & Jeff Lambert signed Tori's Guestbook.

Tori,Jeff and I are continuing our prayers for you and your family.Lisa Lambert Read more

Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Pain continues, levels are dropping.".

Tori was put in isolation last night.  She had an infection when she had her transplant and they require three negative test results before they can keep her in the ... Read more

Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Day 104 - Back to the Hospital!".

Tori had been doing pretty good.  She moved apartments last week, plus babysitting, so she has been very busy.  We spent Friday and Saturday in Columbus for ... Read more

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Cari Jennings posted a new journal entry, "Day 91".

Just wanted to let you know that Tori started her clinical trial on Friday.  She is taking her maintenance chemo (just a pill a day) and so far she has not ... Read more

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