Following my introduction to Christian Science, I experienced...

Following my introduction to Christian Science, I experienced a physical healing that has been instrumental in shaping the course of my life. I had been experiencing discomfort for over a year from what a physician had diagnosed as acute gastroptosis (a displaced stomach). The effects of this condition were alarming to me. I could eat only small meals and would have to lie down immediately after eating to avoid aggravating the condition. After a period of time, the discomfort became of more and more concern to me.

During one medical appointment I was told that the only remedy was surgery and that even if the operation was successful, I should not consider bearing children. Furthermore, the doctor felt it was important to schedule the operation very soon. We talked about the arrangements, but I had difficulty agreeing to a date for the surgery. I had just taken a long leave of absence from my employment because of illness and thought that a second leave might jeopardize my job.

May 16, 1988
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