My Recovery from Kidney Failure in Nine Days
(Minghui.org) Although I have been practicing Dafa for many years, I was constrained by many ordinary notions and did not cultivate diligently. I began genuine cultivation, however, after experiencing serious illness karma in April 2018.
I truly realized cultivation is a serious matter. I am very grateful for the infinite compassion of Master Li Hongzhi (the founder) and the wonders of Dafa!
Treating Kidney Failure in the Hospital
I felt pain on the right side of my waist on the morning of April 14, 2018. I was not cultivating well at the time, so I thought kidney stones were recurring.
In a few hours, the pain became so intense I could not stand it anymore. I woke up my daughter and asked her to take me to the hospital.
After various tests, including ultrasound, blood tests, etc., the doctor identified hydronephrosis and the failure of my right kidney. For further diagnosis, they transferred me to several specialists from Nephrology to Urology, then to Gynecology.
My pain continued to worsen, so I needed to be transported by a roller bed. I failed to remember Teacher Li's guidance and kept thinking about how to cure the illness.
I asked to be transferred to another hospital where we had an acquaintance and hoped to receive a second opinion and better treatment. In the new hospital, we went through a series of examinations, including kidney angiography, and the diagnosis still confirmed fluid in the kidney, and the latter stage of kidney disease.
Due to severe pain, I received a shot of Pethidine, which only provided relief for a few hours. I was then given a shot of morphine. After five days in the hospital, my condition did not improve.
The doctor said I must have the failed kidney removed before it affected the other one, and told me to transfer to a larger hospital for surgery.
Facing Ordeals as a True Dafa Practitioner
Several family members visited me in the hospital. My Mom could not help wiping away her tears upon seeing me in this condition.
My husband, also a Dafa practitioner, repeated the doctor’s suggestions to me. He said, “It is up to you to make a decision. If you want to continue medical treatments, as your husband, I will support you by selling the house to pay for the cost.”
He went on to say, “Otherwise, go home with me to practice the exercises and be a true Dafa practitioner. This is the best choice.”
At that moment, I finally remembered Teacher and Dafa. I recalled how happy I felt, both physically and mentally, after I first began cultivation practice.
I made up my mind to genuinely act as a true practitioner and get back to my path of cultivation. I returned home from the hospital on April 19, 2018.
After tossing and turning in bed due to severe pain, I could not sleep for three days, not to mention studying the Fa nor practicing the Dafa exercises.
Two fellow practitioners visited me and, upon seeing my condition, they decided to stay for a few days to help.
My cousin, a Dafa practitioner, also came to my house that night. Five Dafa practitioners, including my husband, my cousin, two friends, and myself, studied the Fa together in the evening.
I could not sit straight because of the intense pain, using two thick sofa cushions to support my back, I joined the group Fa-study and sent forth righteous thoughts every hour.
The other practitioners shared their experiences of facing ordeals righteously and reacting to the illusion of illness persecution. I also looked inward and found shortcomings in my cultivation.
I told my 15-year-old daughter I was determined to practice Falun Dafa and would not go to the hospital anymore. With teary eyes, she praised me for being courageous.
She also took action in supporting me by studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. Sometimes she would study the Fa with us when she returned home from school.
Recovering in Nine Days
Beginning on the evening of April 19, 2018, I started nine days of intensive Fa-study, sending forth righteous thoughts, and doing the exercises with the help from my fellow practitioners:
Day 1: On the first day, we woke up at 3:50 a.m. to do the exercises. I had a difficult time standing up to practice because of lower back pain. But I was able to lean against the wall and insisted on doing the exercises. After standing for a few minutes, I squatted for a while to rest and then began to vomit.
The process was very tiring and uncomfortable. Fellow practitioners encouraged me to stand up and continue exercising. I thought of Master Li watching over me, and felt I must persist in practicing. After standing up to practice for a few minutes, I needed to squat and rest again.
I worked hard to do the first four sets of exercises and did the fifth set of meditation for half an hour. After the exercises, I fell asleep right away, which was such a blessing.
In the morning, my visitors went out to tell people the truth about Falun Dafa and the persecution.
Despite the pain, I insisted on studying Zhuan Falun together with them in the afternoon and sent forth righteous thoughts every hour until midnight before we went to bed.
Day 2: On the morning of the second day, I still had lower back pain and felt very uncomfortable. But, I insisted on practicing the exercises.
One time I vomited when taking a break during the exercises because my heart felt very uncomfortable. Somehow, my body started to expel gas, and my heart began to feel better.
Listening to Master Li's audio instructions for the exercises, I insisted on completing the four standing sets of exercises and did the fifth set for half an hour.
My fellow practitioners went out again in the morning to clarify the truth. I did my best to study the Fa with them in the afternoon, and we continued to send forth righteous thoughts every hour until midnight.
Day 3: During the morning exercise of the third day, I noticed the pain in my waist was dissipating and, finally, I could straighten my back. It suddenly became a lot easier for me to do the exercises.
My heart felt more comfortable compared to the first two days. At that moment, my happiness was beyond words. I thought of Teacher's Fa:
“When it’s difficult to endure, you can endure it. When it’s impossible to do, you can do it.” (Lecture Nine, Zhuan Falun)
Day 4: On the fourth day of exercise, the pain in my waist was mostly gone. I continued to vomit, however.
Day 5: During the morning exercise of the fifth day, I no longer felt pain in my waist, and the uncomfortable feeling in my heart also vanished.
Days 6 & 7: On the morning of the sixth and seventh days, I began to do the exercises normally without problems.
Days 8 & 9: I felt full of energy when practicing the exercises.
l miraculously recovered from kidney failure in as short as nine days because of protection from Master Li and the assistance from fellow practitioners.
These practitioners accompanied me in studying the Fa, practicing the exercises, and sending forth righteous thoughts intensively.
Master also helped to purify my body so I became healthy again. Since this incident, I have been doing the morning exercises and sending forth righteous thoughts regularly.
In thinking back on my stay in the hospital, I went through various treatments and was given a costly option to remove the failed kidney. I deeply experienced the limitation of ordinary medical science, and gratefully acknowledge that Falun Dafa is a higher, extraordinary science!
Thank you, great compassionate Teacher! Thank you, fellow practitioners!