Every time I looked down at my hands I asked myself, “When will this end?” Every movement was difficult and brought a great deal of discomfort and bleeding.
I had been praying about this for some time and asked for help from a Christian Science practitioner. She encouraged me and often reminded me that all there truly is, is health, and that I would see healing. A friend of mine, who was not a Christian Scientist, asked me why I didn’t just use a salve on my hands. I understood her concern, but I also knew from my study of the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, along with my own healings and those of family members, that this could be healed through Christian Science treatment.
I’d developed the habit of hiding my hands in my pockets whenever I was in public. If I didn’t hide them from others, I generally had a lot of questions to answer. At the time, I was a young mother with two very small children, and changing my baby’s diaper was very challenging because of the condition on my hands.