Review 3200

“Cancer. It’s not just an astrological sign anymore.” If that ain’t the truth, I don’t know what is. This weblog, if it isn’t obvious from the title, is a personal weblog written by Amanda, who shares her experiences of being by her husband’s side as he battles his way through cancer. The most heart-wrenching part of this blog, for me, was the age group these two fall in – Amanda is 24 and her husband is 25.

In the immortal words of The Doors, “The time to hesitate is through.” Amanda and her husband are no longer hesitating on anything. They seem to be grabbing life by the reigns and going full speed ahead.

Since the inception of the blog back in April 2005, life appears to be non-stop for the couple. The day she starts blogging, she explains her disappointment in not being able to find any “real people” cancer blogs, which is why she created this one. Then, the next day, it’s time for her husband to start an extensive chemotherapy treatment. While each thing that happens would absolutely zap the energy and hope out of someone, Amanda rolls with the punches and keeps an amazingly positive attitude throughout the past several months.

Yes, cancer, the treatments, and the effects of the combination of the two play the major part in the posts for this site. However, there’s the rest of her life she has to deal with, too. The couple moves from Hawaii to Maryland shortly after the site began and, sadly, their kitten passes away. All the while, Amanda is taking time off work to be with her husband and blogging his process and treatments for the world to see.

The design on this site is really nice. That may sound trite, but it’s the first word I thought of upon loading the site. Amanda had recently submitted her site to several other review sites. The latest review she received made note of the light text on a dark background, so she immediately changed it to it’s current look – the nice one. It’s a very sleek look, easy to navigate, and everything is easy to read. I didn’t see the design before, but this one works very well.

I enjoyed reading this blog. It connected with my emotions and personal feelings enough to really pull me into the site.