Injured hip mended

Many years ago, my mother fell and injured her hip while in a nursing home. She had an operation to address the issue, and a metal plate was inserted in her leg. After a few months, this plate began causing her discomfort.

Though my mother was not a student of Christian Science, I am, and I often turned to Christian Science to help me with the various challenges that came up throughout my mother’s 16-year stay at the nursing home. During that time, she was unable to think clearly or take proper care of herself, and I was her guardian. So when this particular situation with the hip injury came up, I turned to Christian Science to keep my own thought in tune with what I knew to be true about God, our Father-Mother, and our relationship to Her. I affirmed that in God’s universe, everything is in its right place and nothing can be out of place. I continued praying along these lines.

My mother’s doctors decided that the best course of action was to remove the plate and let the hip “heal naturally” without putting another plate in. However, soon after the plate was removed, the surgeon told me that he might need to amputate my mother’s leg because the bones were not uniting properly. I asked a friend who was also a Christian Scientist to pray with me about the situation, as I was very fearful that my mother might lose her leg.

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Testimony of Healing
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