In November, 1905, I underwent a double operation for...

In November, 1905, I underwent a double operation for appendicitis and a diseased condition of one kidney. These ills had caused me a great deal of discomfort and suffering, and an operation seemed to be the only means of getting some relief. The relief obtained, however, proved to be of only a temporary nature, and in a little over a year my condition was as bad as before the operation, and in some respects worse.

I suffered from depression, nervousness, and an extreme sense of nausea which was often more trying than pain. After several examinations, it was found that the other kidney was in an abnormal condition, and according to materia medica it was not possible to have another operation of this nature. My parents, doctor, and friends were all most kind, and did everything that love could think of to make things brighter for me; but in spite of their efforts, I finally came to the conclusion that life was not worth living and wished I might be allowed to pass on. The doctor said I would be more or less of an invalid for the rest of my life, that I would never know what it was to be really well again.

Testimony of Healing
It is difficult to express in words my thankfulness to God...
June 27, 1914

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