A personal reflection by the author, who has been treated for cancer, on the anxiety and dehumanizing effect of waiting for treatment or test results within the American health care system. Includes a prayer from the "BCP, 216" on back page which begins: "Most loving Father, whose will it is for us to give thanks for all things, to fear nothing but the loss of you ..".
"The solution: while waiting for tests, think of life as a test. Don't fail it. Live it, as normally and regularly as possible -- and add value and beauty. You can be in charge of that, and there is no voice mail attached to it". -- p. 7.
Author is "pastor of the Coral Gables, Florida, Congregational church". -- back page.