Monday, December 21, 2015

December 2015 Update and Greetings

Aurora Borealis over Lower Mainland, British Colombia, Canada (CTV/ David Newcomb)

Greetings to all my readers who have been so patient with my long silences on this blog. I am not sure how much I have posted about the health condition which limits my energies such that I have not been able to actively post and comment as I would like, and as I always sincerely intend.

I have a form of cancer which fortunately has an excellent prognosis, but which has been a serious impediment to the full range of my normal activities. I have had treatment, and am being stabilized on medication, but that is still a work in progress. 

In the meantime, I do read blogs online, and do think often of posting here, but haven't been able to do so very often, as you must have noticed.

I consider myself to be very lucky in having a highly treatable and relatively easily treatable cancer, which will allow me a normal life and life expectancy. 

I hope this post finds all of you and your loved ones well, and that you continue to read here, as I continue to post as often as possible, and on the substantive issues affecting MENA, Saudi Arabia, Europe, and North America. 

Winter Solstice, Chinese Lantern Festival, Vancouver, Kitsilano

Merry Christmas To All Who Celebrate 
and To All Who Celebrate With Them

Please leave your comments. I promise to get to them quickly during this holiday time. 


Haitham Al-Sheeshany said...

Merry Christmas and a happy new year dear. May it be a time of joy, peace, and serenity.

Malik said...

Hello Chiara,
Your readers for sure miss you and your one of a kind blog. I miss your comments and feedback as well. But the most important is that you get well and your treatment gets better.
Take care and Merry Christmas!

nessreen said...

Happy holidays to you! :)

Susanne said...

Thanks for this update on yourself, Chiara. Best wishes in 2016. Merry Christmas!

Chiara said...

Thank you all for your comments. It is so nice to see you again here. Thank you for your kind words and wishes. Fingers crossed for 2016 for myself, the blog, all of you, and all readers, and especially for better harmony rather than more conflicts throughout the world.


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