It is over three years since I began to investigate Christian Science...

It is over three years since I began to investigate Christian Science, and this is the first time that I have ever written anything concerning my healing through its agency. For about five years prior to the time that I became interested in Christian Science, I was greatly troubled with indigestion and bowel trouble of more or less severity. This trouble I tried to cure by all kinds of medicines, but with no lasting benefit. During five years I had two attacks of typhoid fever, and according to medical opinion my chronic ill health was due to these attacks, and I kept getting worse all the time. More ailments were added to the case, until I finally could boast of dyspepsia, chronic appendicitis, and bowel trouble, also tuberculosis of the bones. Life was becoming more gloomy to me every day, and I had very little hope of ever being well again. I had taken so much medicine and it afforded so little relief that I had practically lost all confidence in it.

As we had an old friend who was a living example of what Christian Science could do we thought much about trying it, but I was very much prejudiced against it. However, we decided to give it a trial. As the doctors had given me but very little hope of being any better I was ready to try anything. We secured a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," and the services of a practitioner in a neighboring city.

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