Ann aka ButDoctorIHatePink

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Thanksgiving Cancer Style

Nov 16, 2014

I used to be a foodie.  I cooked "gourmet" as it was called then.  Fresh everything, from scratch.  I  grew my own herbs, shopped farmers markets, had boxes from local farmers delivered to my house weekly with unknown goodies in them.  I was the first to find a weird and unknown vegetable and figure...


Nov 3, 2014

Michael Davis' tumor I considered blogging about Brittany Maynard and her compelling right to die story, but I could not bring myself to do it.  I believe that this is each person's decision, and I really have no business weighing in.  We all kno...

Whew…..We Survived Pink October. On to November!

Nov 2, 2014

My goal for pink October was one long post, detailing how egregious the marketing has become.  I have had several people say that seeing it laid out that way opened their eyes.  I do realize it was difficult to read and I apologize, but I do think it...

Ann’s October Hall of Shame, 2014 Version

Sep 24, 2014

Here is where I will be putting all the PR letters and requests I get to promote pink items, as well as the charities that they partner with.  You can make up your own mind what you think about these letters.  This page will be continuously updated. ...

YourCareMoments Endorsed

Sep 23, 2014

As we all know, cancer is expensive.  Even if you are able to stay in your job, which I was not lucky enough to do, or if you have great insurance, as I fortunately do, there are unexpected expenses that come along with having cancer.  From presc...

Putting the "What’s Under Our Shirt" Campaign to Rest

Sep 16, 2014

 I received this latter from AirXpanders CEO Scott Dodson today, Dear Ms. Silberman,On behalf of AirXpanders I would like to sincerely apologize for the insensitive outreach that you received last week on behalf of our company.  This language was ...

BRA Day, Update

Sep 15, 2014

(Excuse errors and typos, I am having technical issues but I wanted to get the gist of this online)I received an email from Ms. Hollister Hovey of the PR firm that sent out that crass and insensitive letter.  She asked for my phone number so she could...

Bra Day, another metastasis

Sep 12, 2014

I was stunned to get this in my inbox today. Dear Ann,Boobs are so much more than just “the girls” or “melons.” They’re fabulous. They make us feel sexy, whether we’re in our best outfit, lounging around in our favorite flannel PJs, or j...

Pinktober, Metastasized

Sep 9, 2014

For weeks now, I have been getting emails from PR companies that start like this, Dear But Doctor I Hate Pink, With Breast Cancer Awareness month fast approaching, we wanted to take the time to introduce you to our product, the Pink Crapola JunkYou...

Three Book Reviews: Mani-Pedi Stat, The Art of Adapting, Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without

Sep 1, 2014

I love to read and always have.  Unfortunately, I have had some difficulty the past few years.  I think chemo-brain has made reading a struggle:  concentration, memory and the ability to stay awake are all critical skills when reading a book.  Afte...

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