The inspiration for the Randi Rentz Reveal’s Blog is to document my emotional, mental, physical, (sometimes) spiritual and oftentimes amusing journey through, with, over, around and after breast cancer experiences.

As you know, breast cancer is not something to joke about. EVER. However, my journey in “the pink bubble” was often something to laugh about. I decided to write about my breast cancer experience with panache and a sense of wit.

It is important to me that you hear about this journey in my own words.

Throughout this blog, I am open and honest and try to incorporate my personal and professional experiences as a fashionista, with a penchant for diamonds, who has a graduate degree in Special Education. In addition, I run an Aspergers (Autism) Support program in an elementary school.

Blogging is a magnificent way to participate in conversation with others. But what really keeps me motivated and what warms my heart is when a newly diagnosed woman tells me my blog has helped her and has learned to create her own “diamond moment.”

Blogging for others has made me feel bold. I would never say I’m happy I got breast cancer, but I’m happy I am able to share my thoughts with many readers. It has opened up a whole new world for me as well as to encourage other survivors to be their own advocate.

We as a society have been taught that breast cancer is a disease that affects older women.  This couldn’t be further from the truth. I was diagnosed at the age of 42 and thought that was rather young. Little did I know that women younger than me are diagnosed and treated for breast cancer at astounding rates and growing. The key to surviving is EARLY DETECTION. Protect yourself from yourself! Please schedule your mammogram with your yearly check-up. And Ladies, don’t be afraid to get a second or third opinion…until you totally feel sure and comfortable with the information you are receiving from your doctor visits. I got five!

Many people have asked how it all began. So, I’ll tell you the story….from many chapter excerpts from my manuscript, Why Buy a Wig…When You Can Buy Diamonds! In addition, I’ve included many remarkable recipes, medical updates, resources, retail tips, favorite blogs and a whole lot more!

Peace, love and diamonds!
Randi

45 Responses to Home

  1. Miss Mommy says:

    Your blog looks beautiful! I look forward to reading it.

  2. Yelane Rosenbaum says:

    Randi,
    GREAT BLOG!!!
    Great Web Design!
    Love the categories and layout. Very informative, personal and funny. Enjoyed the Bra Ha Ha and Ellen videos, but most of all your own personal experience.
    Yane

  3. Larry Schulman says:

    Hi Randi,

    The site looks AMAZING!!

    Larry

  4. Joseph Harper says:

    Congratulations Randi!

    I am happy for you and all the people for whom your generosity and spirit will uplift.

    peace~n~blessings

  5. Welcome to the world of blogging!
    You’re sharing and expressing yourself openly, with sincerity and vulnerability, and keeping your buoyant spirit, free. A wondrous gift to so many. Carry on and enjoy your blog journey.

    I love when people write or tell me they enjoy reading my blogs. You’ll love the feedback, tool!

    Continued good health!
    Arlene

  6. Wow, wonderful weblog structure! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for? you made running a blog look easy. The full look of your site is excellent, as neatly as the content material!

    • randirentz says:

      Thanks for the compliment. It’s been a lenghty process, but well worth it. I have an amazing web designer (Gregg Robinson) who makes everything look easy. He is absolutely fantastic and so creative. I couldn’t have completed this blog without his assistance. I’m glad you are enjoying the matieral and the full look of the site. :)

    • randirentz says:

      I am so glad you are liking the site. There’s more interesting content to come. Please pass it along to your friends, co-workers, family members or anybody who is interested in breast cancer.
      Randi

  7. Celia L says:

    It is wonderful to watch you and this project evolve into a full featured, multi-media presentation. From it you have grown so much as a person and creatively as well. Out of your dilemma you have come to inspire and give us hope.

    • randirentz says:

      Thank you so much for the compliment! I do hope to continue to inspire and give people hope with this site. Thanks for your support!

    • randirentz says:

      Celia,
      Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. I truly hope to inspire and give hope to others. Please pass it on to your friends, co-workers or anybody who could benefit from a breast cancer blog. Randi

  8. Michael says:

    Sounds like a great book. My wife was diagnosed at the age of 36 while pregnant with our son. She could have used a book like this.

  9. Michael says:

    Love it! I’ve only read the introdction so far.. but I can tell… a winner.. as are you! Such passion for spreading the word and helping others.. it’s a beautiful thing!

    I have similar passion for cancer diagnosis and treatment.. dispelling the myths.. uggh there are too many!

    Can’t wait to read your book..

    Michael

  10. Jane R. says:

    Love Your Blog and Love You………
    Lovingly always,
    Jane

  11. randirentz says:

    I’m so glad you find the information valuable. Stay tuned….there’s more to come!

  12. Randi: Your website is beyond fabulous. Great site, informative, and with a sense of humor. Keep up the good work.
    Love, Barbara

  13. Derek Wesson says:

    Some time ago I read the blog sporadically, but the last articles I’ve read have been really good, congratulations! I hope that the following are equally as good. If so, here’s a visitor for sure:)

  14. this is not bad at all my friend. yahoo

  15. Neil says:

    hey…I’m here!!!!

  16. Mendi Bolognese says:

    Hi Randi, met u at Dr. Kirschner’s book signing. Are you still interested in an editor? Please email w/details, etc.

    Thanks. Again, it was a pleasure meeting you!

    • randirentz says:

      Hi M,
      Thanks so much for contacting me. I responded through your personal email. In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying the blog.
      xoRR

  17. Hello Fellow Cancer Warrior!

    My name is Allison and I read your survival blog and it truly has moved me! I wanted to introduce myself and my new t-shirt line to you. I wanted to start a tshirt line because I had a few bad days due to chum and just wanted to scream out to the world how I felt. One night I had a vision to express myself and others on how we felt about cancer! And my dream came true with http://www.warriorteeshirts.com. I am doing something special in the beginning of the line and that is limited editions. Part of the proceeds will go to non-profit cancer organizations. I would love for you to take a minute to look at my line and even spread it through out your friends and family. Im also on facebook under Warrior Tee Shirts. Thank you so much and continue to live a beautiful cancer free life!

    Allison Warrior Pickens

  18. Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google,
    and found that it’s really informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future.
    A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

    • randirentz says:

      Thanks so much for the compliment! I thoroughly enjoy blogging and am hoping many people can benefit from the information I post.
      Cheers,
      Randi

  19. Pashen Jackson says:

    Hi Randi!!! Dorie Clayman suggested I contact you regarding my handmade custom jewelry designs. I recently produced a breast cancer awareness line of bracelets that I believe would be the perfect fit for your supporters. I would love to gift you with a sample and speak with you in depth at your convenience. Feel free to contact me at: divaprs@aol.com. Looking forward to speaking to you soon. Pashen Jackson

    • randirentz says:

      Hi there,
      Yes, yes, yes! How about the three of us get together over lunch or dinner? I would love to hear about your venture!
      Randi

  20. Gayle says:

    I think it is a great way for people to get inspired and informed. Keep up the good work Randi! God Bless!!!!

    Gayle

    • randirentz says:

      Gayle,
      Thank you so much for reaching out to me. I really enjoy writing for people and keeping them informed. I’m looking forward to reading more responses from you.
      Randi

  21. Grattitude, Appreciation and Thankfulness for Mrs. Randi Rentz

  22. jimmy lanzetta says:

    Great site Mrs. Rentz; I loved it from the start. Thank you, Jimmy Lanzetta

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