Having been an invalid from March, 1887, to September, 1888, suffering from numerous man-made laws, I was on the verge of despair; when a friend, in calling, mentioned the case of a young lady cured by Christian Science treatment, and asked why I did not try it. My husband began at once to make inquiries and, receiving favorable reports, a Scientist was called.
I had been under the care of three different doctors, whom I do not doubt did the best they could for me; but the verdict of one was: "She will never see another well day as long as she lives." The other two agreed: "She will never see another well day in years, if ever."
September 3d, after one hour of pleasant conversation with the Scientist about the Scriptures and the meaning of Christian Science, I decided to leave all my "household gods," and have but one God who is able to save "to the uttermost" all who call upon His name. In less than thirty minutes from the time of Mrs. B.'s leaving our house, I was up, dressed, and walked out into the sitting-room alone, something I had not done in eight weeks; having been, during that time, at the point of death with the claim of inflammation of the bowels. I stayed up all the evening, slept nicely and, for the first time since April, 1887, without a night sweat. Next morning, I got up alone and was ready for a seven o'clock breakfast, and have not missed a meal since. During the day, I walked out in the yard and garden to the barn to be weighed; tipped the scales at ninety-four and one-half pounds, whereas my usual weight had been one hundred and thirty. I gained ten pounds in the first four weeks. Began at once to eat all kinds of fruit, vegetables, meats, pastry, etc. Rode twenty-one and one-half miles in a week; and on the thirteenth day took a ride of fourteen miles, returning home not ordinarily fatigued. The fifth and sixth weeks I spent in a neighboring city, studying Christian Science, and came home to help in the usual fall house-cleaning. Have ever since been well and strong, doing, with no servant, all my own housework on a farm. While in class, I removed my glasses worn during the past four years every day for near-sightedness. To-day, my eyesight is excellent.