I am glad to tell what Christian Science has done for...

I am glad to tell what Christian Science has done for me, and I hope that this testimony may meet the eye of some one who has been similarly afflicted (if there be any such), that they may learn there is relief and health even when physicians say there is no hope. About six years ago I had several attacks of severe headache, which culminated in an illness diagnosed by our physician as a serious spinal disease. I was unconscious for many days and the convulsions were very severe. After I began to recover somewhat from this disease, I still suffered from stomach trouble, nervous twitchings, chills, etc. Finally I could not retain even a spoonful of water, although the quantity of different drugs I took each day was appalling.

A change of physicians brought the alarming news that I was in the last stages of a disease of the kidneys. This doctor said that I had but a short time to live, and it was with apparently great reluctance that he took the case. After three weeks' treatment, and consultation with other physicians, he told my father that if there was any special course of treatment he would like to try, he was willing and anxious that it should be resorted to, as his medicine was not helping me. A certain remedy had been recommended to us, and it was decided to try it under this doctor's direction. At first it did help me, and I thought I would be cured, but for three years I had varying degrees of health. Periods when I was able to be about alternated with spells of the most agonizing headaches, followed by convulsions and heart failure. Finally the medicine affected me so seriously that I could no longer take it. My nervous troubles were most peculiar and distressing, as well as the difficulty with my heart. All this time there was bowel trouble to contend with, and often extreme measures had to be employed for relief.

In the spring of 1906 I began to lose strength rapidly. I could neither eat nor sleep and had nervous attacks continually. A friend who had been healed by Christian Science induced me to try it. I yielded only after great persuasion, as I had no faith in it and thought I had grown tired of the struggle for life; but after the first treatment I was able to sit at the table and eat with the family, and that night I slept well. In two weeks' time I was able to go to the home of the practitioner in Oakland for treatment. I continued to improve until the time of the earthquake in April, when my treatment was interrupted for a while; but I have since taken it at intervals, whenever any sign of trouble appeared. I cannot tell how grateful I am for this great healing. I am cured of all kidney trouble; I eat whatever I desire, and no ill effect follows; the bowel trouble has vanished; I sleep peacefully all night; there are no more nervous spells, no heart trouble, no backache. The past years seem like a hideous dream, although I feel that I owe a great debt to the kind physician who cared for me so faithfully on the many occasions when it seemed that I could not live; but I owe a greater debt to Christian Science, which has brought me not only into health, but into the knowledge of Truth and an understanding of the power of divine Love.

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Testimony of Healing
When Christian Science came to my home I was laboring...
December 25, 1909

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