My healing, which took place about six years ago, was accomplished solely through the reading of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.
I had suffered for many years from pains and severe attacks of colic, believed to be the result of misplaced organs caused by a fall down a flight of stairs when I was a young girl. Two years after my marriage I underwent a major operation. Matters were not improved, and I gradually found I could not indulge in any sport or exercise—not even walking—without paying a heavy price in pain. Several years later our baby was born, and I was left in a sorry state of health.
Another five years passed, and the doctors' verdict was that I could not live more than a couple of years without having another major operation; that in any case I was destined to lead the life of a semi-invalid. I went into a hospital and was operated on for the second time, and from that moment everything went wrong—thrombosis, heart attacks, embolism, and severe internal pains all appeared in turn. On three occasions the end seemed near. After spending two months in bed I left the hospital. For a further six months I walked with the aid of a stick.