I feel as if I were doing myself and also others an injustice...

I feel as if I were doing myself and also others an injustice by withholding my testimony of what Christian Science has done for me. I had been sickly all my life, and was always taking medicine. Two years ago last May I broke down entirely. I had been complaining for a number of months, and my doctor could not say what was the matter with me, or at least he did not tell me; but he told a friend of mine that I had a dreaded disease, and when she told me, of course it made me worse. I was under the influence of morphine most of the time, and was afraid to eat; in fact I was full of fear. I was on the verge of insanity when an operation was suggested by the doctor to my husband, who then sent East for his mother, as I really thought I was dying. It was the latter part of May when the doctor and my husband took me to the office of the best surgeon in St. Louis, for an examination, which was a very painful experience. The surgeon pronounced the case most serious and said the operation would be a very difficult one. They went into the next room to talk it over, and left me with the nurse. I overheard the surgeon telling my husband about the case, and he would up by saying, "Maybe your wife will get over the operation, and may be she won't." I commenced to cry and said I would not have the operation, so we came home. My husband did all he could to comfort me, though I longed to die, for I was wild with fear at the thought of an operation, and the doctor told him to get my mind off the disease as much as he could.

At this same time my eyes were very bad, and no one knows the suffering which I was undergoing when a lady spoke to me of Christian Science. I fairly drank in her words as she told me of her husband's sad experience and of his wonderful healing in Christian Science. By that time I had given up all hope for myself, but was determined I would not have an operation. The lady told me to get Science and Health and read it. I got a copy from the public library, and read it through, and when I had finished it I found that I had begun to mend. As soon as I was able to get around, I attended the Wednesday evening meetings. I have not taken a drop of medicine since the first day of June, 1905, and I am now a picture of health, weigh more than I ever did before, and am still gaining. I lost my glasses one day and never found them, and would have no use for them if I did, as my eyes are now as strong as can be. I am still reading and studying Science and Health, and every time I take it up I see a new meaning in each sentence. The growth which had caused me so much trouble and fear has completely disappeared,—no sign of it for about a year now,—and for this great demonstration I am very thankful. I had several minor complaints that have also disappeared, and have overcome a temper which was the curse of my life and made me and every one around me very unhappy, as whenever I became very angry then I would be sick afterwards.

I am very grateful for all this transformation, as I am indeed a different woman. I never was so well and happy before as I am now. I want to thank Mrs. Eddy for writing that wonderful book which opens the pages of the Bible and gives us an understanding of God that heals the sick.—Mrs. R. H. Scobell, St. Louis, Mo.

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