The Cold Planet

by
Abby Zimet

Xeni Jardin - tech expert, Internet geek and Boing Boing co-founder - decided to tweet her first-ever, long-overdue mammogram last week to make the scary go away. Instead, it showed she had breast cancer that had spread to a lymph node. Her moving account of arriving at "the big unknowable," where the gravity is different and the trick, say fellow-travelers, "is to accept the not knowing." Ladies, get your mammograms.

"I do not know all of what's ahead. I know a little. I know that there is a new kind of life on the other side of this thing. A changed mind and body. A new appreciation of time, and breath, and health, and life, and loved ones."

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