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Metanews is going to be on hiatus for a while.

One of our two link finders, [personal profile] the_rck, has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will have a lumpectomy on Friday. She will definitely have radiation treatment and may have to have chemo (they won't know that until after the surgery). It's not clear when she will be able to link find again. This week, she's too stressed and too busy (the surgeon's office told her on Monday that she'd have to wait three weeks for surgery then called Tuesday morning to say that her surgery would be Friday). She has appointments every day this week.

[personal profile] the_rck is in the US but has good insurance, both private insurance and Medicare. She is also less than ten minutes drive from an excellent cancer center that is providing all the necessary care. She will be fine, eventually.

[personal profile] the_rck normally handles Feedly which takes 10-20 hours a week, depending, and is the source of roughly 85% of our links. Our remaining link finder can't take on Feedly at this point. That left us with the choice between going on hiatus and publishing a much abbreviated newsletter or the foreseeable future.

Additionally, the surgery happened on Friday and I've heard from [personal profile] the_rck's husband that it went successfully.

We're not sure at this stage how long the hiatus will be for, but when we know more, we'll post and let you all know.

Date: 2015-08-30 01:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heliopausa
Please tell her of the very warm good wishes heading her way from here, for great recovery! I'm so glad she has good access to care.

Date: 2015-08-30 01:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sqbr
Oh my goodness! All the best to her and the rest of the metanews team, and good luck!

Date: 2015-08-30 01:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rymenhild
All best wishes for health and comfortable recovery to the-rck. Take care of yourselves, all of you.

Date: 2015-08-30 02:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lunabee34
My best wishes to her and her family. I am cheering her on to a speedy recovery.

Date: 2015-08-30 02:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jjhunter
Thank you for the heads up, and best wishes to [personal profile] the_rck for an uncomplicated recovery.

Date: 2015-08-30 02:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gehayi
God, I'm so terribly sorry. Good luck to her!

Date: 2015-08-30 02:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] princessofgeeks
Thank you so much for letting us know, and all best wishes to the_rck!!!!

Date: 2015-08-30 02:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
Wishes for a strong recovery.

Date: 2015-08-30 02:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brainwane
My best wishes to all of you in this difficult time.

Date: 2015-08-30 03:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zippitgood
Best wishes and good thoughts to all of you. <3

Date: 2015-08-30 03:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Wishing for the best possible outcomes, under the circumstances.

Date: 2015-08-30 03:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] devilc
May she rest and be well.

Date: 2015-08-30 03:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beccaelizabeth
*sends good thoughts*

Date: 2015-08-30 03:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miss_morland
Best wishes for the_rck and her family. <3

Date: 2015-08-30 06:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Best wishes to [personal profile] the_rck for a swift, uncomplicated recovery.

Date: 2015-08-30 06:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kass
Holding [personal profile] the_rck in my thoughts and prayers.

Date: 2015-08-30 09:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] endeni
Oh my goodness, sending along my best wishes to the_rck!

Date: 2015-08-31 02:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fay_e
Hope she feels better soon, and that there's more help with link finding. Thanks for the great work so far!

Date: 2015-08-31 06:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Best wishes to [personal profile] the_rck and family.

Date: 2015-09-02 02:51 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I'm so sorry, and I wish her the best.

Date: 2015-09-03 05:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] my_desperate_romance
I'm so sorry to hear it, and I hope this all plays out in the best possible way given her condition.

Date: 2015-09-04 11:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] catpella
Best wishes to her in this rough time!

Date: 2015-09-04 08:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] qem_chibati
Best wishes with the recovery.

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