42. "My Hair Grew Back Again!"--The Story Of A Former Cancer Patient
| By A Practitioner In China
Ten years ago I was diagnosed with mid- to late-term cancer and was given a "death sentence" by the hospital. Fortunately, after I started practicing Falun Dafa in 1995, I was unexpectedly rescued from this desperate situation. It was Teacher Li Hongzhi and Falun Dafa that gave me a second life and changed me completely.
Before I began practicing Falun Dafa, I suffered from many illnesses such as a duodenal ulcer, serious gastroptosis, neurasthenia, heart disease, cluster headaches, chronic laryngitis, pulmonary tuberculosis and others. I frequently struggled with these diseases, and I had to rely on medicine to survive. I didn't enjoy life at all and often sighed with feelings of bitterness about life.
In November 1989, I suddenly experienced abdominal pain and diarrhea, accompanied by blood in my stool, vomiting, dizziness, and serious anemia. My blood count dropped drastically. The doctors diagnosed my illness as cancer, and I had surgery immediately; however, the post-surgical examination showed that cancer remained in my colon.
The cancer was aggressive, and my condition was described as terminal. I was shocked and couldn't accept the reality. I felt I had struggled to live for decades until all of my children grew up. I thought I should be able to relax and enjoy the rest of my life, but it seemed that death came to me in no time. I already had many diseases, and I was very weak. I felt hopeless. I thought I would definitely die this time.
It was tough, but still I couldn't bear such a heavy blow. My strength was declining, and I cried every day. Since my condition was very serious, I received infusions 24 hours a day. For one month, I didn't even get out of bed. After the surgery I received six chemotherapy treatments from 1990-93 and, as a result, lost all of my hair. I couldn't eat, nor could I sleep well. My whole body retained fluid and was painful. I could hardly walk, had a rapid heartbeat, and I was extremely exhausted. I didn't step out of my room for more than six months and thought I would rather die than live. I totally lost confidence in life and attempted to commit suicide several times, but my husband stopped me. He begged me, tearfully, not to do such a foolish thing and patiently taught me to endure it. So I lived in agony just for the sake of my family.
At the time when I felt most
desperate in my life, I was
fortunate to come across Falun Dafa.
When I finished reading Teacher Li
Hongzhi's book Falun Gong, my heart
was moved. I was so touched that I
could have such good luck while on
death s door that it moved me to
tears. I then immediately went to
buy the book
Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, and read it several times. I suddenly understood the true reason for living and found answers to many other questions that I had sought for years. I realized from the bottom of my heart that my tragedy had come to an end and a bright future was in front of me. Teacher Li Hongzhi came to lead me out of my misery.
I used to complain about my fate and thought that people should live for their own personal gain. I competed for fame and personal gain for decades. Studying the Fa [Law and universal principle] made me understand the purpose of being a human. I also understand that as a genuine Falun Dafa practitioner, I must put the cultivation of my character as the top priority and measure my behavior according to the standard of
"Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." I should not only let go of attachments to fame and gain, but also should consider others first in order to attain the righteous enlightenment of selflessness and altruism. Since 1995, my body has been cleansed and purified many times. The reactions were sometimes major and sometimes minor. After the purification of my body, my physical and mental conditions were fundamentally changed. My weight increased from 84 pounds to 114 pounds. I felt energetic, and my body felt light while walking. I didn't feel tired any more, and I worked as the average person did, while getting five hours sleep each night. I experienced no uneasiness after taking a bus trip of over 20 hours to a mountainous area. It was even more astounding when my black hair grew back again!
During three years of cultivating Dafa, I didn't need to take any pills or injections, thereby saving about 20,000 to 30,000 yuan in medical expenses. Anyone who knows me says that I am becoming younger and younger and is amazed at the magical effectiveness of Falun Dafa in curing diseases. I was asked to have an examination at the hospital six months after I started cultivation. The doctor who had performed surgery on me seemed astonished to see that I was still alive and must have thought that I had died long ago. The results of several examinations showed that all my diseases were gone and that I was quite healthy. The doctor said to me with surprise that from then on I could work and study like an average person. He believed I was a miracle in the history of medical science!
I want to demonstrate with my own experience that Falun Dafa is true science, not superstition or idealism. I sincerely hope that all the kind-hearted people can understand Dafa and treat Dafa properly.