Ann aka ButDoctorIHatePink

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Breast Cancer Deaths by Year. Simple Raw Numbers.

Sep 30, 2015

Here is a gift to start Pinktober: Overall Breast Cancer Mortality by Year  Year Source No. of Deaths 2015* 40,730 2013-2014 39,620 201l-2012 39,520 2009-2010 40,170 2007-2008 40,460 ...

Pity Party and a Breast Cancer Lesson

Sep 28, 2015

Six years ago, when first diagnosed with cancer, I did what many do, including you, dear reader, who is maybe finding my blog for the first time.   I searched online for breast cancer stories, to find other women like me.  The one burning question I had, that you have too, is "What is...

The Brobe – and a contest!

Sep 8, 2015

The Brobe "It's my baby, just like your blog is to you," said Allison, as she wrote to me about her cancer-inspired bathrobe. Her words caught my attention.  I have put a lot of time, energy and thought into writing this blog.  I am as protective of it as a 1950s teenager would be of...

Review: Suburban Turban, and a Contest

Aug 20, 2015

SUBURBAN TURBAN I tried to tuck my hair up.. Now that you have saved some bangs using the Shebangz system, you need headwear. When you think of hats, you think of the Queen of England, amirite?  Okay, maybe you are younger - so Kate Middleton...

Review: Shebangz, and a contest

Aug 18, 2015

SHEBANGZ (I can't hear the phrase "She bangs" without thinking of William Hung from American Idol, can you?) Like listening to Hung, losing your hair is truly every woman's nightmare, more so than most any other aspect of chemotherapy.  Being bald hits us in a primal place, one that you don't have to be vain to...

Cite Your Sources!

Jul 21, 2015

Does my title bring back horrible memories of high school, when the teacher wrote "cite your sources" in big red pen on your page? Well, he or she was right. I saw this graphic on my facebook timeline.  I sighed. It's getting worse. THIS IS NOT OK! First of all, the commonly used (and incorrect) statistic is 30%....

Just little stuff because my brain won’t function

Jul 11, 2015

I've been working on a post for about a month now.  I cannot for the life of me get what I want to say out of my head and through my fingers.  I don't think I can even blame that on chemo brain, as much as I'd like to.  Just sort of this blah,...

Full Circle, Squished Breasts

Jun 4, 2015

Unbelievably, at my last oncology appointment, my doctor ordered a mammogram - for me.   He said, "I think we've been neglecting your routine care."Routine care?   Me and routine care? Does not compute.In 2009, when I was diagnosed, I only had my diseased breast removed, keeping my other one as a souvenir. With...

Sole Story

May 15, 2015

I spent the past few years thinking I had one perk - I wasn't going to get old.  Of course, the life I've lived would be a horror to most people, but being a silver lining kinda gal, I started imagining all the things I would avoid by dying: Falling and not being able to...

SXSW Part 2

May 2, 2015

One thing I wanted to do at SXSW was go to the Gaming Expo and visit Ryan Green, whose family was featured on one the Soul Pancake documentaries (as was I.)  Ryan is creating a video game based on his experiences with his toddler son, Joel, who tragic...

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