All my child-life was one of poor health

All my child-life was one of poor health. I suffered from no particular physical ailments, but from weakness, being easily exhausted. I can remember that friends and neighbors advised my mother not to attempt to educate me, as I would not live to be a woman. My childhood was made most unhappy by over-sensitiveness. I lived upon the praise and approval of my friends and teachers, and when this was denied me, or I was reproved, I suffered more acutely than from any physical trouble that I have ever known. As I grew older, this became worse and, coupled with other disease, made me morbid. Even in childhood I was deeply interested in religious matters, and used to attend services and revival meetings where my feelings were so wrought upon that I held myself as beyond redemption. I used to pray and work for that change of heart to which so many others testified but which would not come to me.

As I grew older, all these conditions culminated in a disease known as chronic malaria. This came periodically, twice a year, bringing with it acute attacks of chills and fever, with their unhealthful attendants, melancholy and depression. These periods grew longer and longer, until they met and I was not free from malaria the year round. The chills brought on indigestion and constipation, and became more and more frequent, until I had them twice a day for some time. As I attempted all this time to keep on with my work, I suffered from nervous prostration, and my cup of woe was indeed full. I tried physicians and medicines for several years with no help. The strong drugs I had taken in the hope of breaking this disease, only served to put my stomach in such a condition that I could digest almost nothing. Later, I entered a sanitarium where I was treated with baths and electricity. For a while I grew much better, but five years ago everything seemed to fail me and I grew worse than ever. I had tried all curative methods that I knew.

Testimony of Healing
Christian Science was first brought to my notice several...
July 1, 1905

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