The New Life of a Cancer Patient
(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Wang Lan (pseudonym) and I am from Zhengyang County, Henan Province. I am 42 years old. Falun Dafa has changed my life.
At the beginning of 2005, I felt pain in my chest. I went to the hospital for an examination and they found that I had cancer. I could hardly believe that it was true because I was so young, but I had to face the facts. I often asked myself why my fate was so bitter. I truly felt lonely and desperate and my family and I experienced deep pain.
I went to Zhengzhou City for another examination but the result was the same: I had mid- to late-stage cancer. The doctor suggested that I should be operated on immediately, and they removed two-thirds of my stomach. My family was afraid that I could not endure the mental shock that so much of my stomach had been removed; therefore, they told me that they removed only one third of my stomach. I simply thought that after the operation I would have no more problems, and so I felt very relaxed. However, the doctors said that I had to receive chemotherapy for six months in order to prevent the cancer cells from developing further; if not, the cancer cells would easily proliferate within two years. Even so, they said the six-month chemotherapy could not prevent it from breaking out again. When I heard these words, I felt despair and hopelessness, and I cried loudly because I didn't know that the cancer cells were so hard to suppress.
When I calmed down, my family persuaded me that I didn't need to worry about anything, including the medical costs. My sisters would take on the burden of the expenses for the chemotherapy. Therefore, I began to have the chemotherapy for the first time in April. To save money, we prepared the medicine for the second period and decided to have the chemotherapy at home. After returning home, I began to vomit. My mother told me that a Falun Dafa practitioner left me a book named "Zhuan Falun" and suggested that I read it carefully.
I began to read Zhuan Falun. Several days later, she gave me Master's lecture tapes and told me about the persecution that Falun Dafa is suffering. In addition, she told me her experience after learning the practice, and the great power of reciting "Falun Dafa is good, and Truth-Compassion-Tolerance is good." My mother and I began to recite it immediately. We both listened to Master's lectures together. During those few days, I was able to eat more rice and my mood was very good; therefore, I didn't want to continue with the chemotherapy.
One day, my brother came to my home and tried to persuade me to continue the chemotherapy. I told him that I wanted to cultivate Falun Dafa. Most of my family opposed me. My sister-in-law called me and said that they spent 5,000 yuan for my medicine and that I should have the chemotherapy. She also said that if Dafa could save my life, why do we need hospitals. Because I was deeply poisoned by the fabricated propaganda against Dafa and could not study the Fa well, I began to doubt Dafa and wavered.
I was very afraid that the cancer cells would diffuse if I did not have the chemotherapy. I was also afraid that my family would be worried about me; therefore, I continued with the chemotherapy for another two periods. I spent a total of 50,000 yuan during those three rounds of chemotherapy. The medicine from the chemotherapy killed not only the harmful cells, but also the beneficial cells. As a result, I became weaker and weaker. The checkup result showed that my liver, gallbladder and spleen were damaged, and I could hardly eat anything. If I ate a little too much I would vomit. I felt that my health was deteriorating and that I was dying.
My mother was very sad because of my illness and often cried. One day, I mentioned to my family including my brother that I wanted to take care of my affairs before my death, and my mother and I cried.
While crying, I said to them, "Don't be sad for me, if I pass away you need to continue with your lives." After hearing my words, my family cried sadly.
One day when on the second floor balcony, I thought that if it was the sixth floor I would just jump off, because I was so depressed at that time. But because of my children and my relatives, I insisted on living.
In July 2005, a friend of mine brought a Falun Dafa practitioner to see me. They presented me with truth-clarification VCDs, and told me that true Dafa disciples enjoy a light body without any illnesses. Some even had gotten rid of their incurable diseases which could not be treated in hospitals. They narrated how Jiang framed and persecuted Falun Gong. This was the first time that I listened to the truth attentively, and I also watched the truth-clarification videos. After that, I understood the truth as if awakening from a dream! If after such terrible persecution they still persisted in their belief, then they must have benefited from Dafa cultivation, and the truth must be different from the propaganda shown on TV. That day, I decided to engage in cultivation practice and genuinely believe in Dafa.
I studied the Fa and practiced the exercises instead of relying on medicine and chemotherapy. My father then said to me, "Will practicing Qigong cure your diseases? Why don't you go to the plaza and do some exercises?" I said, "Our Teacher will unconditionally help all true disciples during their cultivation. And it all depends on me myself whether I can be cured or not. If I can treat myself as a true cultivator, I will be cured."
During my continuous Fa study and practice, Teacher constantly purified my body. Within one month, I felt heat in my stomach and the heat moved up and reached my head. Sometimes right after a meal, I had to vomit. Especially at night, after a short sleep I began to suffer and vomited something like water. But afterwards I felt more relieved. I believed that it was the blessing of Teacher who was purifying my body.
On one morning I practiced the exercises with a fellow practitioner, and when we did the "Holding the Wheel Above the Head" of the second exercise, I felt a cauterizing feeling in my stomach, I then threw up dark and black blood. One night after about one hour of sleep, I woke up due to a huge pain in my stomach. I felt heat again in my stomach and threw up a lot of blood. At that moment, I felt a little bit nervous but I then repeated the words "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good" in my heart. I remembered that Teacher had told us:
"When you feel very uncomfortable, it indicates that things will turn around after reaching the extreme point. Your whole body will be purified and it must be completely purified." (Zhuan Falun, Year 2000 version)
Excited, I then repeated, "Thank you Teacher! Thank you Teacher!" After the vomiting, I still felt some pain, but I gritted my teeth and thought: "Whether I die or survive, I don't care." Less than five minutes later, I fell asleep. When I woke up, I felt very comfortable.
One time, I threw up a lot of blood in the daytime. When my mother saw it she quickly turned around. I knew she was crying and then I told her, "Nothing is wrong, it is our Teacher who is purifying my body, it is a good thing!" I also asked my mother not to tell my older brother, because he cared about me very much and he would urge me to go to the hospital again.Another night when I woke up, I felt a slight pain in the left side of my body. I didn't know whether it was the liver or gallbladder area. I also felt a bitter feeling in my throat and something washing upward, and I then vomited something. It was not blood, but something of a deep yellow color. I realized that it was Teacher who was discharging the liquid drug which had been transfused into my body during chemotherapy. Dafa is really amazing! I sincerely hope all kind people will not believe those massive lies that are deceiving the world and thereby miss this great opportunity of practicing Falun Dafa.
Because of Teacher's constant purification, I am now enjoying very good health and in high spirits. After the chemotherapy, the doctors told me to continue the leukocytes-raising injections, because the chemotherapy can kill the leukocytes and that makes it easier to catch a cold. Later, when I went to the hospital for a physical checkup, they found that my leukocytes had lowered to a 1,400 count. However, from the beginning of my cultivation practice in July of 2005, I stopped taking any injections and medicine, even digestives. But, at the same time, I no longer had any illnesses -- not even a cold. That showed me the power of Dafa through my own experience!
Falun Dafa not only renewed my life, but also instructed me in the principles of being a human, and it hugely changed my view of the world. Before my cultivation practice, my fate was very tragic. But fellow practitioners said that it was my great opportunity to develop cancer. Now I understand it! Yes, at present I feel more happy and joyful than before I had cancer. I am happy because I have attained Falun Dafa which could not be found during the past hundreds of thousands of years. I have attained something that cannot be easily attained.
Besides studying the Fa, I also practice the five exercises every day. After reading Zhuan Falun a couple of times, I thought that it was so fantastic that I should memorize it in its entirety. Then I began to memorize the Fa, and now I have memorized over 260 pages. The more I recite it, the more I feel physically relaxed and mentally at ease. At present, after observing the great changes in me, all my family members have begun to recite, "Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good." I, together with my family, am sincerely grateful our merciful and great Teacher!
Aug 26, 2006