Walking Out of the Winter of Life
(Clearwisdom.net) Aunt Huang suffered from excruciating pain for more than ten years after undergoing brain surgery. Today she is healthy and free from pain. She is now eager to share with everyone the true story of how she overcame such large obstacles and regained the ability to enjoy her life anew.
In March 1988, Aunt Huang, who was 52 years old at the time, suddenly lost all feeling on the right side of her face. A medical examination showed that there was a tumor, two inches in diameter, on the right side of her brain, which was affecting her vision and hearing. She underwent an emergency operation at the Taiwan University Hospital to remove the tumor. Because of the location of the tumor, her vision and hearing, as well as some nerves, were damaged. A variety of complications arose after the operation, and Aunt Huang needed assistance from others just to take care of her daily needs. During that period of time she tried many different traditional Chinese medical treatments, such as acupuncture, physical therapy and massage. Nothing helped.
Obtaining the Fa by Chance
For ten years Aunt Huang suffered a great deal. She could walk only very slowly by taking small steps. The right side of her body felt heavier than the left. She was unable to walk straight and frequently bumped into other people or objects. After a tiny bit of activity, she would need to rest. With her face slanting to one side, she had lots of difficulty speaking, and her tears ran uncontrollably. She could not raise her hand or bend her knees, and would occasionally pass out without any warning. With her poor health, she knew that not only was it costing a lot of money in medical expenses, she also felt herself to be a great burden for many people. She often thought, "Is there any chance that I will no longer need to rely on other people to live?"
In 1999, Aunt Huang saw a piece about Falun Gong on the television news broadcast. The reporter mentioned that practicing Falun Gong could bring health benefits. One day when Aunt Huang was walking in the park, she met a group of people practicing Falun Gong. The next morning she went back to the park, and the Falun Gong practitioners taught her how to do the second exercise, the Falun Standing Stance. When Aunt Huang raised her hands to her chest (as the exercise required), she dropped them immediately due to the great pain. She said to herself after returning home, "It's too hard to practice qigong! I won't go tomorrow." Even though she thought this way, she kept going every day. Every time after the practice would feel really tired and think of quitting. Yet the next day there would always be a force that made her want to go again.
Practicing the Exercises and Learning the Fa; Regaining Health in Both Body and Mind
One day, after three months of practicing, she suddenly realized that she no longer needed the painkillers that she had been taking daily for years. She was really excited about that, and has kept on practicing ever since. Gradually, she found that she could raise her hands above her head and finish half an hour of exercises. Her legs could not bend before, but now she can meditate with the single-leg crossing. Aunt Huang's health made progress year after year, and she slowly regained the ability to perform some activities for herself. She can look after herself right now and is much healthier than before.
After Aunt Huang practiced Falun Gong for a while, she began to read Zhuan Falun. At the beginning she could only utter one or two words that she would repeat over and over again. She was afraid of wasting other people's time, yet everyone around her helped her enthusiastically with the pronunciation of each word, and read with her at a very slow speed. At first she needed to stop several times just to complete one sentence, and had to rest again before proceeding to the next one. Yet she persevered, and with help and encouragement from her follow practitioners, Aunt Huang read books of Falun Dafa page after page. Now at the age of 68, she not only has no difficulty in speaking and seeing, but also studies the Fa as fast as other practitioners. In addition, she is also capable of discussing problems with other practitioners.
During the years when Aunt Huang was very sick, she often thought that it was so difficult to be a human being. After she began practicing Falun Gong, she has regained her confidence in life.