(Minghui.org) Before I started cultivating Falun Dafa, my life was full of pain, difficulty, and frustration. Multiple diseases had made me lose the courage to live.
In 1986, I was 35. While my peers enjoyed their prime of life, full of health and energy, I was diagnosed with more than 10 serious diseases, including inflammation of the esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, and intestine, and liver disease. I was not able to digest cold food, which would cause diarrhea. I could not even sit on a cold chair. If I did, I would have diarrhea that night.
The diseases also caused insomnia. In just three months, my weight dropped from 120 pounds to just over 80 pounds. I tried all kinds of therapies, Western and Chinese, pills, injections, acupuncture, massage, qigong, herbs... and none of them worked. My health got worse.
In August 1995, I developed acute rheumatic heart disease and a strange kind of pain in my bones. I am allergic to penicillin, but other antibiotics could not suppress the fever and bacterial infection. I suffered from fever, breathing difficulty, edema, bone pain, and heartache every day.
I had to take sleeping pills but often woke up two or three hours later due to the pain. The drugs I took brought all kinds of side effects. My face was swollen, my eyes had dark cycles under them, and my lips were dark too. I felt that my life was approaching to its end. I had hopes for breakthroughs in medical research, but the doctors kept bringing me bad news.
My family took care of me. I didn't want to be a burden on them and thought about ending my life. One day, my mother took me out for a walk. A friend of hers thought I was her older sister, because I had white hair and wrinkles. Thoroughly embarrassed, I felt like a bucket of cold water had been poured over my head. At that moment, I saw a picture of my parents attending my funeral.
As I was thinking of death, a friend of mine visited me. She told me about the amazing healing power of Falun Dafa and told me that the local exercise site was going to hold a screening of a video of Master Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa) lecturing that night. She suggested that I give it a try.
My husband took me to the lecture screening. In the room, I saw large pictures of the Falun symbol and banners that read “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.” The atmosphere was sacred and quiet. I felt comfortable. After the two-hour lecture, I felt relaxed. I asked my husband to go home and get dinner ready, and I and my friend would walk home ourselves.
Once I got home, I tried to meditate. As soon as I sat down, I felt all my joints and sweat pores radiating cold energy. It was cold and painful, but I was happy, for I knew it was Master Li purifying my body.
One week later, the edema was gone, and my bones didn't hurt anymore. I was able to fall asleep and even had an appetite. A few weeks later, all my diseases were cured. My face, once so pale, now had a healthy glow.
It is so amazing! I could not imagine that I, a person on the verge of death, would enjoy good health one day. I am so fortunate. It was Master Li who renewed my life. There are no words to describe my appreciation to Master Li.
For a long time after I was healed, I could not help my tears when doing the Falun Dafa exercises. I am so grateful to Master, and no language can express my feelings. I made up my mind that I will cultivate diligently, forever. Only in this way, can I truly thank Master Li for giving me a second life.