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About Amanda

Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. Want to contact Amanda? Email her at Amanda@unbreakablejourney.com or follow her on twitter @oijourney.
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Fighting for Normal

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By the time I hit my twenties, I’d solidified myself as a “normal” person. I no longer wore the OI badges of honor (casts, crutches, etc.). I enjoyed years of normalcy, but 2015 has reminded me I am not “normal”, and I never was.

The compression fracture in T12 has reminded me every day that my OI is alive and well. Every task has become substantially harder. It has made it difficult to get out of bed, to get dressed, to work a full week at work.  It has also been a reminder that life is fragile, and to enjoy every moment.
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I’ve Been Keeping a Secret

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I’ve been keeping a secret over the last few weeks; you may have noticed the silence on the blog.  On March 3rd I was officially diagnosed with a compression fracture in vertebrae T12.

 

I fell in late November and bruised myself up pretty badly. Of course, I had my family take me to the ER.  However, the ER found only minor injuries despite my pain and immediate bruising. I was sent home with painkillers and advised to stay home two days.
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Dog Street Pub

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I love to support local restaurants, there is something extra special about enjoying local fare. On a recent trip to Williamsburg, I decided to try out a tavern called Dog Street Pub.

I will admit that I selected the restaurant solely based on their logo. I am a sucker for anything involving a yellow dog.  Luckily, the restaurant was amazing.
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Let it Snow?

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Most of the east coast is currently covered in snow. For me, this meant a snow day. Snow days are always a nice break (no pun intended) from reality. But, as beautiful as snow is it can be dangerous for those of us diagnosed with osteogensis imperfecta. Every time it snows outside, I have to weigh the pros and cons of going outside.  Some snow days, I feel confident and will lace up my boots and go outside… other snow days I stay cuddled up inside with a good book.
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