In September, 1901, I was taken seriously ill and the...

In September, 1901, I was taken seriously ill and the attending physician decided upon an operation. During the weeks following this operation I gradually became able to leave my bed, but only to find myself an invalid, barely able to look after my own wants, much less those of my husband and children. I suffered constantly and severely. My physician suggested that a change might be beneficial, and accordingly I was sent away from home. In my new surroundings the best of care and of medical attention was provided. Both my physician there and the one in Syracyse were skilful and conscientious, but at the end of December I returned to my home in the same helpless condition, still suffering the same pains, and very much discouraged. No hope was held out to me of immediate recovery; I was told that it might be months, perhaps years, before I could be well again. Another operation seemed inevitable, but the cost of medical attendance, nursing, and other items incidental to my sickness were already a burden to us.

While I was away seeking health, Christian Science was brought to my attention, but I did nothing about it. In January, 1902, after my return home, as the discouragement increased, I remembered the kindly words of my Christian Science friend. I then decided to try the Science, but fearing to have it become known, I had treatment out of town. I did not get the physical help desired, and upon the recommendation of my practitioner I sought help from a Scientist in this city. My treatment lasted but three weeks; I was completely healed, and since that time have enjoyed the best of health. In 1899 I had been greatly troubled with my eyes, and was examined by an oculist, who pronounced the trouble serious. I procured the glasses he prescribed, and wore them constantly until during the three weeks' treatment in Christian Science, when I was also healed of the trouble with my eyes and stopped wearing the glasses.

I am grateful, indeed, for the physical help received, but far more blessed is the spiritual understanding which comes through the study of the Bible as illumined by Science and Health. For this I can never cease to thank and love our dear Leader. I am no longer ashamed of Christian Science, but deem it a privilege to live in the age when it is being taught and lived.—Mrs. Mary I. Gaylord, Syracuse, N. Y.

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