While I have every reason to be most thankful for my...

While I have every reason to be most thankful for my healing. I have for years delayed acknowledging it. Although each issue of our Sentinel and Journal has a full quota of good and reliable testimonies, there are many people, healed as I was, who never take the trouble to give their tribute to the Cause. Ten years ago I was in a New York hospital, about to undergo the operation of laparotomy, and was awaiting the decision of one more physician as to the advisability of delaying it a little so that I might gain more strength. I wrote my mother to this effect, and in reply she sent me a newspaper clipping relative to a friend of ours who had been entirely cured by Christian Science. I read part of the article, then threw down the paper and wrote my mother that I had put myself into the hands of physicians, and that they must carve me or do anything they thought best, but I should not turn back now. The medical verdict was that I should await the return of my physician from Europe, before having the operation. I returned to Buffalo discouraged. I had been an active business woman, but almost a year before had given that up; and my physician had advised me never to attempt it again, except in a very small way. It was said that I had several abnormal growths, and I had suffered from stomach and bowel trouble for years, the doctors saying that even the operation might not cure this disease.

The bowel trouble had given me much discomfort, each remedy in turn having lost its effect, but upon returning home I went to our family physician for a new prescription, although I had given up any hope of being relieved by medicine from my other troubles. Then my mother said to me, "Why do you not now try Christian Science? Your sister has been cured of that same trouble during your absence in New York." This seemed strange to me, and I asked for the name of the nearest Scientist. I remember that I asked the practitioner if she could do anything for me, even if I had no faith. I said, however, that I would not limit her as to time or price, but that I wanted to be cured of the bowel trouble, for I would know whether that was cured, but if the cure of anything internal were attempted I could not have such proof. The practitioner smiled, and assured me that mine was a very easy case. I thought quite differently, and that she would find it out.

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June 15, 1907
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